The National Fish and Chip Awards 2024 have unveiled their top three contenders in the Best Multiple Operator of the Year category. These fish and chip groups have been through a rigorous selection process that scrutinised their industry knowledge, commitment to the environment, sustainability practices, and their standards as employers.
So, who's made the cut? Allow us to introduce the finalists who've made quite a splash:
- Bells Fish and Chips
- Haven Holidays - Cook's Fish and Chips
- The Chesterford Group
But hold onto your tartar sauce because the excitement is about to reach boiling point! Mystery visits to these establishments will be conducted at undisclosed times. No time for floundering here! The establishment that scores the highest will claim the coveted title. The winner's name will be unveiled live at the awards ceremony, set to take place on February 28, 2024, at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.
Andrew Crook, the president of the National Federation of Fish Friers, the organising body behind these awards, is full of praise for the finalists: "Our three finalists for Best Multiple Operator deserve recognition for their incredible hard work in a year that has been relentless. Being able to keep plates spinning in numerous locations requires the highest levels of determination, teamwork, vision, and, of course, amazing food, and that's what these businesses have shown."
We would also like to give a shout-out to Pacific West Foods, the category sponsor known for its quality and innovation in the frozen seafood sector. They are one of the leading suppliers of raw and value-added seafood. Martin Finegan, the Managing Director of Pacific West Foods, had this to say: "What an achievement for the finalists to be identified as the UK's best. Fish and chip businesses show a type of resilience and dedication to serving customers with quality seafood that never fails to impress. This means being able to move fast with the times, and Pacific West Foods is looking forward to assisting many more fish and chip businesses in this way."
We'd love to hear your thoughts on these outstanding finalists! Leave a comment below and let us know which fish and chip spot you think deserves to take home the crown.