Chippy is listed for awards

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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

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