About the awards
Now in their 29th year, the National Fish & Chip Awards recognise and reward businesses producing the best fish and chips across the UK.
The awards aim to support the wider fish frying trade in their effort to maintain their share of the quick service/takeaway/fast food market – and 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 from which to undertake a wide variety of media activity promoting the sector and its many diverse facets, and to encourage the continued consumption of fish and chips amongst both the UK population
and visitors to the UK.
The 2017 awards will open for entry on 1 May 2016 and there is no cost to participate.
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.
The various award categories in the 2016 awards included:
- Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award
- Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year Award
- Best Mobile Fish and Chip Operator Award
- Best Foodservice Operator Award
- Best Multiple Fish and Chip Operator Award
- Best Newcomer Award
- Staff Training and Development Award
- From Field to Frier Award
- Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award
- Marketing Innovation Award
- The Great ‘Fish & Chip’ School Lunch Award
- Good Catch – The Sustainable Seafood Award
- Healthy Eating ‘Fish and Chips’ Award
- NFFF Quality Award Champion Award