News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Fish And Chip Competition Mystery Judging Begins

MEDIACOM-RELEASE-
MYSTERY JUDGING BEGINS IN FISH AND CHIP SHOP COMPETITION

Anonymous judges are sharpening their taste buds, as the mystery judging for The Best New Zealand Fish and Chip Shop Competition - 1999, gets underway this month.

Competition spokesperson, Wayne Coutts, said mystery judges would visit fish and chip shops around New Zealand, to help find the country's top chippie.

The competition, which began on 2 August has attracted nearly 64,000 votes from fish and chip fans around the country.

"So far, 100 shops with the highest scores from public voting have been identified. Five mystery judges will now visit all of these shops to ensure they all make the grade," said Mr Coutts. Based on the mystery judging process, up to 20 local winners from each of the Upper North Island, Central North Island, Lower North Island, Upper South Island and Lower South Island regions will be chosen.

"Judges will be looking at the whole experience including hygiene, service, visual presentation of the shop and food, and of course, great tasting fish and chips."

The involvement of Auckland Healthcare and the Heart Foundation for the second year running means that emphasis will once again be on cooking techniques, to ensure oil absorption of the food is kept to a minimum and that the frying medium is regularly being turned over," said Mr Coutts.

Following the announcement of the local winners, in October, a further mystery judging process will take place to identify the grand national winner and the regional winners. Details of these top winning shops will be announced on 17 November.

Last year's competition winner, Gus van der Linden, of Westshore Fish Caf in Napier, reported an increase in sales of 50%, aside from increased business. Shops are also in the running to win the grand national prize pack of sponsors' food products valued at $5,000.00, and regional prize packs.

ENDS....

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Facebook Announces New Changes: Combating Hate And Extremism

Some of these changes predate the tragic terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, but that attack, and the global response to it in the form of the Christchurch Call to Action, has strongly influenced the recent updates to our policies and their enforcement. More>>

Amazon Confirms: Lord Of The Rings Series To Shoot In NZ

Amazon Studios announced today that its series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings will shoot in New Zealand. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months. More>>

ALSO:

Birds: Dunedin's Bells Ring As City Celebrates Its Albatross

The city's churches, schools and public buildings bells would chime in unison from 1pm, in what has been a long-standing tradition marking the return of the birds - and a farewell to this season's albatross chicks. More>>

Oscar Buzz: Waititi's Jojo Rabbit Wins People's Choice Award At Toronto

Taika Waititi's new film Jojo Rabbit has nabbed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award at the close of Toronto International Film Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Broken Estate: An Expat Expert Surveys Our Media

Melanie Bunce cut her teeth in journalism at the Otago Daily Times. Now she teaches and researches it at one of the UK’s most prestigious journalism schools and tracks the trends that shape the uncertain future of news... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland