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.
The Stunned Mullet in Henley Beach won the Judge’s Award in 2018. Dino Papadopoulos shares the secret to their success. “Sourcing local, sustainable, fresh seafood has been and will always be the heart of our family business. Winning Judged Best Fish and Chips has given us the opportunity and platform to promote and showcase this.”
For Craig Mckay of Sotos Fish Shop of Semaphore, winning the People’s Choice award meant a lot because “It was voted on by our loyal customers so it shows that we produce a consistent quality product day in, day out.”
“It was great recognition for all the tireless effort that our fantastic staff put in each and every week as well as great recognition for all our suppliers who provide great seafood and fresh potatoes for our shop.”
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.