The 4th of June will mark the 6th year of celebrating National Fish & Chip Day – the nation’s favourite dish!
First launched by The National Edible Oil Distributors Association (NEODA) in 2015, this national event has touched the hearts of many. Covered widely by national TV, radio, newspapers and the regional media it has become a day of joyful celebration. This year is set to be no different and you can get involved by sharing your fish & chips stories via social media with the hashtag #nationalfishandchipday
Did you know that the National Fish and Chips Day also raises funds for fishermen in the UK?
Living in the county of Norfolk ,Vito UK enjoys numerous days out experiencing some of our local Fish and Chip shops and will be celebrating this day with pride.
Show your support – wear it with pride!
Get The T-shirt – join in and celebrate in style.
NEODA have designed some fantastic t-shirts celebrating National Fish and Chip Day. Caps and branded bunting are also available: https://neoda.selz.com
The best bit:
£1 for each item sold will go to The Fishermen’s Mission. The only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical, financial, spiritual and emotional care. They help all fishermen, active and retired and their families.
Who invented fish & chips?
According to research the tradition of fish battered and fried in oil may have come from Jewish immigrants from Holland dating back to the 16th century.
The earliest known shops were opened in the 1860s in London by Joseph Malin and in Oldham, Lancashire by John Lees. The dish became a popular meal in the 19th century and the concept of a fish and chips restaurant was introduced in 1896 by Samuel Isaacs. Isaacs was based in London and ran a successful wholesale and retail fish business in the South of England.
During WWII fish and chips remained one of the few foods in the UK not to be subject to rationing.
What makes British fish & chips special?
Fish and Chips specialists take immense pride in sourcing the best possible fresh fish and potatoes with the crispiness and lightness of the batter as a finishing touch. When it comes to quality, judges of national fish and chips awards apparently look for fish that is firm, flaky and succulent, free of bones and not too oily or white in colour. Chips need to be crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, cooked right through.
Who are the top 3 National Fish and Chips Award Champions?
Organised by Seafish, The National Fish and Chips Awards celebrates the very best of the fish and chips industry in the UK.
Entrants are judged in a number of key areas including responsible sourcing, customer service, staff training and of course the overall quality of the fish and chips on offer!
The 2020 winner and runners up of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award were:
- National Winner: The Cod’s Scallops, Wollaton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, www.codsscallops.com
- 2nd place: Shap Chippy, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, www.shapchippy.co.uk
- 3rd place: Fish & Chips @ Weston Grove, Chester, Cheshire, www.fishandchipsatwestongrove.co.uk