Holmbush Fish Bar in St Austell has maintained its plaice among the cod frying elite from across the UK, by netting the NFFF fish and chip quality award.
The business has been under the guidance of Bernard Kellaway and his team for the past 20 years.
During that time, they have picked up numerous awards for producing high quality fish and chips, which has also been recognised by the local authority inspectors who have granted the shop a 5* status on their scores on the doors scheme.
Bernard said: “We are very pleased to receive this prestigious award once again.
“To be recognised as one of the top fish and chip shops by the NFFF is indeed an honour and a credit to our hardworking staff who I would like to offer my sincere thanks for their continued hard work and efforts to maintain our excellent reputation.
“The award doesn’t just represent the fish and chips we produce, but also the hard work and high quality produce our local suppliers provide us to work with.”
The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF), the trade body that represents the nation’s fish and chip shops, runs the scheme as a way of raising standards within the fish and chip trade and enhancing the profile of the industry.
The scheme is a way of rewarding and promoting shops that provide good quality products and high standards of hygiene, as well as friers who show a high level of competence.
To qualify, each shop has to go through an inspection by an NFFF approved assessor who assesses the shop’s presentation, hygiene and cleanliness, staff training, equipment, frying and sales skills and most importantly the quality of the cooked product.
This award sets the new benchmark for quality within the industry. It will signal to the consumer that they can buy with confidence where the…