Exmouth: Krispies frying high in Fish and Chip finals

PUBLISHED: 13:52 14 October 2016 | UPDATED: 15:41 14 October 2016

Krispies, Exmouth

Krispies, Exmouth

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Krispies fish and chip shop, in Exmouth, has reached the finals in a national industry award.

Krispies, in Exeter Road, Exmouth, has reached the finals in the national 2017 Fish and Chip Awards.

The fish and chip shop, recognised for creating the perfect chip, has been shortlisted as a finalist in the From Field to Frier category.

Krispies will now go head-to-head against fellow fish and chip contenders – Papa’s in Hull, East Yorkshire and Towngate Fisheries in Bradford, West Yorkshire in a bid to be crowned overall winner in January 2017.

A spokesperson for the competition said: “To secure a place as a finalist, shops have been appraised across a wide range of judging criteria with a specific focus on the policies and procedures for the responsible sourcing of potatoes.

“Shops were also assessed on their potato knowledge, including types and seasonality, and the storage and preparation of the raw ingredients.

“Finalists will now undergo mystery shopping assessments and in-depth judging audits by industry experts to ascertain customer service levels and the quality of the fish and chips being produced.”

Awards sponsor Oliver Boutwood, director at Isle of Ely Produce, said: “I’m so pleased to see that fish and chip businesses are really starting to think about the whole journey of their potato brand. Some are even able tell customers which field their potatoes are grown in. Congratulations to our finalists and good luck.”

Marcus Coleman, chief executive at competition organiser, Seafish, said: “This award not only measures the quality of the chip, it also recognises businesses’ efforts to source responsibly, providing customers with traceable and sustainable products.”

• For further information on The National Fish and Chip Awards, visit www.fishandchipawards.com.

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