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.
“Winning the 2018 National Fish & Chip Judged awards has been extremely beneficial to our business” Says Hayley Vale from Hooked on Middleton Beach. “The past 6 months since winning the award has been the most exciting time for our small family run business, and we have seen a significant increase in our business. We have had such a diverse range of customers from all over Australia and even international tourists that have come down to Albany to visit us and eat our award winning fresh and local fish.
“We think the awards is a great way to showcase the wonderful fishing industry around Australia and highlight the amazing selection of Australian seafood we have available to us all.”
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.