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Chester chippy up for Heinz Food Heroes Award

Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove is one of 12 finalists selected in the Most Heroic Team category in the Heinz Food Heroes Awards.

The Chester-based, family-run business was picked alongside 11 other foodservice business for its local initiatives that include feeding and sponsoring the kit for a local homeless football team as well as catering for 40 people a week in temporary hostels.

Launched by Heinz in July in conjunction with hospitality networking association Arena, the awards recognise the inspiring work and dedication from both individuals and teams to support their communities in what has been an exceptionally tough and challenging year.

The finalists, who come from all corners of the food industry, are vying for a £5,000 grant to put towards a training programme or apprenticeship of their choice.

Lorraine Wood, director of Arena says: “People’s generosity, kindness and pure willingness to help those around them is astounding and it was really heart-warming to read all the Heinz Food Heroes entries. It was an extremely difficult task for us all to select and agree on the finalists.”

Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove is up against 11 other foodservice outlets including London’s Club Mexicana, contract caterer BaxterStorey and Yorkshire-based soup kitchen Foodhall Project.

The winner will be selected by a judging panel that includes Leo Kattou, head chef at Simpson’s restaurant, and Candice Brown, winner of The Great British Bake Off, and announced early November 2020.

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