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.
Blu by Australian Seafood in Coburg North took the Judge’s award. Ownere Theodore Patiotis says “Winning was a phenomenal achievement and I couldn’t be prouder of my staff who help me day in and day out to make Blu what it is. We work incredibly hard and to be recognised was just a wow moment for me.”
Toni Moussa of Seafood on Evans in Sunbury comments that “Winning the 2018 Fish and Chips People’s Choice awards was a refreshing and energising experience for our team and customers and extending right through to the local community. As this sense of proudness spreads through management and staff, we have achieved an outstanding boost in our business performances”.
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: Seafood on Evans’ owners receiving their award in 2018
Photo Credit: FRDC