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2020 NATIONAL FISH AND CHIP AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRY

NATIONAL FISH AND CHIP AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRY

2020 National Fish and Chip Awards open for entry. The 2020 National Fish & Chip Awards are now open to entry. Recognised as one of the most prominent and respected seafood industry events in the UK and widely considered as the ‘Oscars’ of the fish frying industry, the National Fish & Chip Awards celebrate the great British tradition of fish and chips by rewarding the best talent, quality and choice offered by fish and chip businesses.

Now in their 32nd year, the awards seek to:

  • Reward individual excellence in a range of different award categories.
  • Raise quality standards and provide a benchmark for businesses to aspire to (performance feedback is provided to all entrants).
  • Provide a robust platform for a wide variety of media activity.
  • Promote the sector and its many diverse facets and encourage the continued consumption of fish and chips amongst both the UK population and visitors to the UK.

There are a variety of award categories to enter and businesses are appraised on criteria ranging from sustainable sourcing practices, customer service, hygiene and staff training, and most importantly, the quality of fish and chips.

AWARD CATEGORIES

The National Fish & Chip Awards encompass a variety of different award categories:

 Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award
Open to all independent fish and chip businesses with a takeaway facility.

 Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year AwardOpen to all independent fish and chip restaurants.

• Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator Award
Open to operators of mobile fish and chip businesses.

• Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award
Open to fish and chip operators with three or more outlets including franchises.

• Best Newcomer Award
Open to owners of fish and chip shop/restaurant businesses that are new to the industry and who have been in control of their respective business since no earlier than 1 May 2018.

• Staff Training and Development Award
Open to all fish and chip businesses.

• Best Foodservice Operator Award
Open to all foodservice operators that serve fish and chips but where fish and chips is not their core offering – such as pubs, cafes, department stores, hotels, travel and leisure outlets.

• From Field to Frier Award
Open to all fish and chip businesses and rewarding knowledge and promotion of responsible sourcing and sustainability practices regarding potatoes and chips.

• Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award
Open to all applicants who are aged 25 years or younger as of
31 December 2019.

• Marketing Innovation Award
Open to all fish and chip businesses.

• Good Catch – The Sustainability Award
Open to all fish and chip businesses and rewarding knowledge and promotion of responsible seafood sourcing and sustainability practices.

• Menu Development and Innovation Award
Rewarding businesses that are excelling in educating and informing their customers on dietary and healthy eating choices and also the nutritional values of fish and chips.

 NFFF Quality Award ‘Champion Award’
Open to all current National Federation of Fish Friers Quality Award holders.

• Best Seafood Week Campaign Award
Open to entry from all fish and chip businesses who participate in Seafood Week 2019 (4-
11 October).

• Seasonal UK Seafood Award
Recognising and rewarding fish and chip businesses for their knowledge, use and promotion of the abundance of fresh seasonal fish and shellfish species from UK coastal waters.

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Entries can be submitted at https://fishandchips.awardsplatform.com

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