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Chip Shop Open Day Only Weeks Away

FREE Chip Shop Owners Open Day - Come and Join us on the Farm!

By Austen Dack

Isle of Ely Produce and Chippy Chat are once again opening their doors to chip shop owners and managers on Sunday, September 15th 2024! It is one of the best FREE industry events of the year!

The event starts at 9.30 am at our farm in Ely, Cambridgeshire with a coffee and a chance to talk with industry colleagues. It is invaluable, not only do chip shop owners and staff find out first-hand how the potato crop is faring for 2024/25, but they also get an idea about the predicted cost and quality of the crop for the year ahead. You will see the new crop for yourselves and get expert commentary from farmer Dr Mike Neaverson.

Add to that lots of key suppliers will be attending the day. In 2023 they included Pukka Pies, Oil Chef, Middleton Foods, Premier 1 Filtration, TQuality, Drywite, Friars Pride, Preoday (Qikserve), Agrico, McWhinney, Seafood from Norway, BD Signs, Meijer Potato UK, Panaepos, Smales, PJ Lee & Sons, HZPC, JFK, Farm Electronics, Blakemans, Frymax & more.

Please email if you would also like to be a sponsor and/or exhibit on the day.

You will watch presentations on our giant AV, with staging, from award-winning fish and chip shop owners, giving you valuable advice for your shop. Guest speakers for the 2024 event already include NFFF President Andrew Crook, NFFF National Fish & Chip Award winner Ryan & Kimberly Hughes from the Ship Deck, Graham Kennedy from Bells, Calum Richardson from The Bay, Josette Foster Q&A with the Young Fish Friers, Carol and Mike Hulme from Finneys, and Victoria Braathen from Seafood from Norway plus more to be announced.

We will also have Oliver Boutwood back with his Q&A sessions, plus the chance for you to try Babylon, a new chipping variety from Agrico, and lots of samples and freebies too. It’s a FREE industry event not to miss! The event is suitable for all levels of management and also young friers too, with a maximum of 3 tickets FREE per shop. FREE refreshments will also be served.

In 2023 over 50 people stayed in Ely too for an evening meal and drink, a chance for you all to sit and relax with industry peers. Please let us know if you intend to stay by emailing, and we will add you to the list for the restaurant and send you hotel choices (if staying).

Enjoy the Day

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