Now in their 31st year, the awards 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 for a wide variety of media activity.
- Promote the sector and its many diverse facets and encourage the continued consumption of fish and chips amongst both the UK population and visitors to the UK.
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 2019 National Fish & Chip Awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 24 January at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London.
Applications for the 2020 awards will open for entry on 1 May 2019.