Chippy is listed for awards
ASOUTHPORT chippy has now been named one of the top two in the North West.
Fylde Fish Bar in Marshside was recognised as part of the 30th anniversary National Fish and Chip Awards, organised by Seafish.
Following rigorous judging, Fylde Fish Bar will now ‘fry’ for glory against Seniors in St Annes in Lancashire in the race to become North West England’s best chip shop in the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award.
It is one of 15 categories in the 2018 National Fish and Chip Awards – aptly known as the ‘Oscars’ of the fish and chip industry.
Representing the best takeaway fish and chip shops, the finalists will now compete for their place in the final and a chance to claim the ultimate honour of being crowned number one in the UK.
Hailing from across the country, the competing shops have had their frying skills put to the test as well as being assessed against a variety of judging criteria including menu development and innovation, sustainable sourcing policies, staff training processes and marketing activity.
Over the coming weeks, the top 20 will be subjected to further assessment with judges making unannounced visits to undertake full business audits and additional appraisal of the fish and chips on offer.
This next judging stage will determine a top 10 list of shops – who will progress to the final stage of the competition to be held in London in January 2018.
Marcus Coleman, the chief executive at Seafish, said: “With their origins dating back to the 1860s, we’re proud to continue raising the quality with this competition, ensuring that the high quality standards that have helped make it the national’s favourite dish continue to be met for generations to come.”
Staff at Fylde Fish Bar