The National Fish and Chip Awards is today announcing three UK chip shops as the frontrunners to claim the Quality Accreditation Champion title at next month’s awards.
To be in with a chance of claiming the prestigious accolade, businesses first had to enrol in the National Federation of Fish Friers’ Fish & Chip Quality Accreditation Scheme. In partnership with Sarson’s, applicants are appraised against quality benchmarks, with those successfully passing the assessment and the crispy batter-crunchy-but-fluffy chip taste tests receiving the ‘Big Q’ Quality Accreditation sign.
With many fish and chip businesses participating in the initiative, the Quality Accreditation Champion award is a golden opportunity to spotlight those which excel in serving customers the best quality fish and chips in a clean, hygienic, and safe environment.
This year’s first-rate food finalists invited to London for the hot-ticket industry ceremony on 28 February at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, are:
French’s Fish Shop, Wells-next-the-Sea
Henley’s of Wivenhoe, Wivenhoe
Mike’s Traditional Fish & Chips, Bishopstoke
President of the National Federation of Fish Friers, and organiser of the awards, Andrew Crook, says: “The National Fish and Chip Awards is an important part of the industry to help facilitate improvements in standards across the board.
“The Quality Accreditation Champion category really is the best of the best. Our finalists are sourcing fish from sustainable stock to reduce the environmental impact, owners and staff are showcasing great professionalism towards each other and customers, with fantastic tasting fish and chips completing the overall experience. An unprecedented amount of work goes into maintaining these high levels of practice, so we congratulate the three businesses wholeheartedly.”
Sarson’s, the perfect vinegar partner for chips, and its parent company Mizkan, a global producer of chutneys, relishes, pickled vegetables and vinegars, are sponsoring the category. Anant Mathur, channel controller at Mizkan, says: “We are proud of our iconic Sarson’s vinegar and its integral position within the fish and chip industry. Sarson’s continues to be the trusted vinegar partner with every portion served by our quality British chippies.”
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