Seafood has announced that Paignton Pier Chippy Co. has been nominated as one of UK’s best new fish and chip shops for the annual National Fish & Chip Awards.
The nomination is for the Best Newcomer Award – one of 14 different award categories, with their fellow finalists being: Fish and Chips @ Weston Grove, Chester, Cheshire and FishFace, Lichfield, Staffordshire for the title of ‘UK’s best new fish and chip shop’.
Paignton Pier Chippy Co. has been appraised across a variety of judging criteria and has successfully reached the semi-finals.
The final judging stage will involve visits to each of the finalists from an awards auditor, who will assess both front and back-of-house operational aspects of the respective businesses.
The winner will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 31st anniversary in London on 24 January, 2019.
Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive at Seafish, said: “The future of the fish and chip trade relies just as much on new entrants coming into the industry as it does on the sustained success of longer established shops.”
Andrew Marriott, UK Brand and Marketing Manager for award sponsor Frymax, added: “The future of our trade relies on top quality, and highly motivated, fish and chip businesses. This year’s three finalists all feature unique approaches to running their respective businesses and are bringing new ideas to the fish and chip trade – each would be a worthy overall winner of this award category.”