A Whitby chippie has been nominated in categories in this year’s National Fish & Chip Awards!
The family-run Quayside fish and chip restaurant – which has already scooped a National Federation of Fish Friers’ (NFFF) Fish and Chip Quality Award this year – has been shortlisted for Best Independent Fish and Chip Restaurant of the Year, and is among the final three in the Marketing Innovation Award, which rewards chippies’ innovative communication strategies.
Quayside’s Stuart Fusco said:
“It’s really staggering to be nominated for two National Fish & Chip Awards this year from hundreds of UK businesses.
“To set ourselves apart from the rest, we have really tried to pay attention to detail – continuing to use ingredients of the best possible quality, sourced locally wherever possible, with great customer service.
“It’s especially brilliant to be one of the final three in the Marketing Innovation Awards too.
“I think it was the winning combination of our branded tour bus and Finella, our life size fish mascot, that got us through – and all the staff, including Finella, are jumping for joy!”
The fiercely contested competition, organised by Seafish, recognises the UK’s best independent fish and chip restaurants, focusing on all aspects of the business including product, staff, customer service, marketing and promotion.
Paul Williams, CEO of Seafish, said:
“These shortlisted businesses have been recognised for their highly professional attitude to running a restaurant and their commitment to a sustainable future for the industry, and we wish them every success in the next stage of the competition.”