Zoom into NFFF Training in 2022.
By Austen Dack
The National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) is the official body that represents the fish and chip industry (since 1913), protects the interests of fish friers and their businesses, and promotes the fish and chip brand.
Today, the NFFF is the voice of the fish frier, dealing with government departments and collaborating with other organisations to help shape the legislation that directly affects fish and chip businesses, and as a communication hub, liaising with local, national and international media organisations, addressing and deflecting adverse issues and promoting the positive – protecting the fish and chip brand. It is also the biggest provider of training for fish and chip shop owners in the UK covering all aspects of the business. For ease (and covid safety) they are mostly held via a zoom meeting.
The NFFF Training Academy runs a number of different courses set for all levels of experience. The courses are ran by award winning fish friers from across the UK. They are headed up by David Miller from multi-award-winning shop Millers of Haxby. David said: “Having been in the Fish & Chip Industry for many years. I have an extensive knowledge and understanding of the Industry, and I felt that becoming a trainer would enable me to pass on many of the skills that I have acquired through my time in the industry. I have a real passion for helping other people achieve their goals within the industry and being a trainer allows me to pass on these attributes and help people who are wanting to work in the Fish & Chip sector.”
Other trainers include industry stalwarts Lesley Graves (Burton Road Chippy), Cem Oktem, Packet Bridge Fish & Chips, & Malachy Mallon, The Dolphin Takeaway – Dungannon & National Fish & Chip Shop of the Year Judge Hugh Mantle.
Training courses include oil management, potato prep, fish cutting made simple, batter preparation, as well as the flagship complete beginner’s fish & chip course. All are perfect for both beginners, new managers or indeed as refreshes. They could also save you both time and money too.
WHAT NFFF FISH AND CHIP TRAINING OFFERS?
- Impartial advice on equipment and products from throughout the industry
- Fully equipped training facilities including traditional and high efficiency ranges
- A selection of frying mediums and products
- Learn the how’s and why’s from leading industry experts
- Learn how to maximise your profits from the experts
- Award winning guest friers able to show you how they do it to win!
- See professional demonstrations on equipment use and maintenance
So, whether you are new to the industry or you have been in the industry for a while, they will have a course to suit you and /or your staff. Please contact them on 0113 2307044 for further details. Visit www.nfff.co.uk/pages/why-train-and-benefits.
“ALL TRAINERS WERE BRILLIANT, VERY INFORMATIVE AND ANSWERED LOTS OF QUESTIONS. GREAT TO RECEIVE TRAINING FROM CURRENT FISH AND CHIP SHOP OWNERS.”
Tony Postlethwaite – Priory Plaice