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How big is a scoop of chips and why does it matter?

  This age-old question has plagued both chip shop operators and their customers for many years. How big really is a scoop of chips? The term ‘scoop’ is used as a measurement in any fish and chip shops across New

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What is the secret to the perfect hot chip?

For many Kiwis, it’s their favourite meal. Fish and Chips. But when it comes to hot chips, how little is too little, and how many is too many? Listen to Lloyd Burr talk interview Kate Underwood (Chip Group Training &

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Otago Polytech Students all the wiser with the fryer.

  In the month of September down in the mighty south an eager group of students from Otago Polytechnic were equipped with the best deep-frying knowledge in the country. A group of twenty Level 2 Bachelor of Culinary Arts students

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So Fine Seafoods crowned Grand National Winner!

So Fine Seafoods - Grant National Winner son Best Chip Shop Competition 2017

Over 150 conference delegates and all 7 Regional Winners attended the Potatoes New Zealand Awards Dinner, in Pukekohe on 26 July 2017, where the Best Chip Shop Competition awards were presented. After fat sampling and 2 rounds of mystery shopping…

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Regional Winners Found – Best Chip Shop Competition

  It is with great excitement that we announce the 7 Regional Winners for the Best Chip Shop Competition 2017… Northland & North Shore: Northcross Takeaways, Browns Bay Auckland: Oceanz Seafood Botany, Auckland Waikato/Bay of Plenty: Welcome Bay Takeaways, Tauranga

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NZ’s Favourite Chips Found!

The Best Chip Shop Competition is back after a 4-year hiatus. 51 stores (see list below) have been awarded Highly Commended Chips for producing hot potato chips with 9% fat or less. These stores are currently being mystery shopped for

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51 Regional Finalists in Best Chip Shop Competition!

The Chip Group is delighted to announce that 51 stores across New Zealand will receive Highly Commended Chips awards, and with it the title of Regional Finalists in the Best Chip Shop Competition. The Highly Commended Chips Award recognises stores whose

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Understanding the Good Oils…

Our aim is to make it easier for operators to cook better chips – and that means giving guidance on the type of oil which will produce healthier chips. The following guidelines were developed by The Chip Group back in

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On the road promoting The Chip Group

The Chip Group and Potatoes NZ are on the road throughout May and June for the Bidfood Food Service Trade shows. Thanks to the incredible support of Bidfood we will have the opportunity to attend each of the show’s, promoting

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Ministry of Health training contract renewed

We are delighted to announce that the Ministry of Healthy has renewed our ‘Chip Group Training Contract’ at the same level as previous years. Potatoes New Zealand are very grateful to the Ministry for their continued ongoing support of this

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