Grilled, battered, crumbed—tucking into a delicious serve of fish ’n’ chips is an iconic Australian experience. But who will be crowned as having Australia’s best?
In its third year, kicking off this Easter, the FRDC is excited to be opening votes and hopping nationwide on its quest to uncover Australia’s best fish and chips for 2019.
The awards are a fantastic opportunity to support local businesses as well as educating consumers on the sustainability of the Australian seafood industry and the vast range of seafood options on offer.
Beach Street Foods is a small business in Forster. They won the Judged award in 2018. “Winning this Award means the world to us and our amazing team.” Says owners Kylie Crupi, Tanya Thompson and Tanya Page “We have found that it means a lot to our regular customers too and the local community. It’s also great recognition of the hard work, dedication and passion it takes to run a successful business.
“Many people do not realise the sacrifices that people and their families make when they own their own small business; it is hard work physically, mentally and emotionally, and it was all worthwhile seeing the faces and responses of our team, family, friends and of course, our loyal customers when we brought our trophy home.”
The awards will again run across two categories—Judged and People’s Choice. In 2019 however, shops will need to nominate themselves to be judged through an online application process.
The Fish and Chips Awards have also been brought forward to align with the Seafood Industry Awards, which run in conjunction with the biennial Seafood Directions Conference held in Melbourne, where the national winners will be awarded.
Voting will begin across all states and territories on Friday 19 April 2019 and will finish on Friday 31 May 2019.
Photo caption: Beach Street Foods works hard to serve their customers
Photo credit Beach Street Foods