A new awards scheme to recognise the work of fish and chip shops in Northern Ireland has been launched, organised by AB Events and sponsored by Massey Catering Equipment.
The Northern Ireland Fish & Chip Shop Awards includes accolades for the best shop across seven regions, plus seven further awards including Best Overall Shop, Newcomer and Front of Shop.
The shortlists have already been announced after shops put themselves forward. Voting has been open to the public since 1st November and closes on 1st January with only one vote allowed per IP address. The five shops receiving the most votes in each category will be mystery judged on their food and their premises, with the winners announced at a Gala Dinner on 22nd February.
Shops already in the running include The Chippy in County Antrim, Feeley’s in Belfast and Vintage Fish & Chip Co in Lisburn. Sponsors include Middletons, Stevenson Packaging & Express Food Service.
In a statement, the organiser said: “For a long time now there hasn’t been an individual awards system to give every chip shop in Northern Ireland a chance to show off their fantastic work in this industry keeping many of the public happy with fantastic take away food.”