Give It Up for Training and Development Award Winners

Give It Up for Training and Development Award Winners

We're beyond thrilled that we won Staff Training and Development Award at National Federation of Fish Friers National Fish & Chip Awards 2024. We couldn't be prouder of our team!

This award recognises excellence in developing staff teams’ skills and qualifications. It is a great recognition of all the work we do to make sure our team members have plenty of opportunities to learn and evolve in the workplace as well as our dedication to become the BEST possible employer.

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What are National Fish & Chip Awards

The awards lunch ceremony took place on Wednesday 28th April in London's Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel. The Real Food Cafe team members who were representing us were Charles, Colin, Imogen and Alex.

The awards are organised by UK's official body that represents the fish and chip industry, protects the interests of fish friers and their businesses, and promotes the fish and chip brand. The awards celebrate excellence throughout the fish and chip industry both on home shores and for the first time this year, international ones too.

The heavily anticipated event was attended by over 500 guests which included fish and chip business owners, industry partners and sponsors including its headliner, Norwegian Seafood Council representative, Seafood from Norway.


The Real Food Cafe Shortlisted in Two Categories

Not only did we clinch victory in the Staff Training and Development Award, but we also made it to the finals in the Marketing and Innovation Award category for our Gluten-Free Fortnight campaign. 

And let's not forget about Imogen. Can we just take a moment to applaud her incredible achievement? Landing in the top 6 in the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year competition is no small feat, especially considering she only joined us a few months before the awards entry deadline.


Congratulations to all of the other finalists and winners especially the other Scottish fish and chip champions, The Fish Works and Redcloak Fishbar and their Jamie Russo who won the Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year. 

We're thankful to National Federation of Fish Friers for organising these awards and to all of the sponsors for supporting this important industry event.

Speaking about the event, awards organiser and President of the National Federation of Fish Friers Andrew Crook says: “The National Fish and Chip Awards 2024 has been a remarkable experience to be part of. Our winners and finalists have put their all into making their fish and chip businesses stand-out for all the right reasons. “We are bursting with pride for our winners and other contenders. It’s a privilege to be able to support and encourage them further and they should all be proud of what they’ve achieved.

Fish and chip teams rarely have a moment to pause but we hope everyone takes some time to enjoy the celebrations ahead of getting back to what they do best.”

Principal sponsor of the awards was Seafood from Norway and Victoria Braathen, UK Director of the Norwegian Seafood Council commented: “A huge congratulations to all the winners of this year’s awards. What an incredible recognition of their commitment to bringing quality fish and chips to their communities across the country. We look forward to welcoming all of the winners to Norway to show them the journey of responsibly sourced Norwegian cod and haddock, from ocean to plate.

Just like last year, all category winners have been invited to visit Norway in June for a once in a lifetime experience with Seafood from Norway. Our Founder and co-owner, Sarah, attended this fabulous Norway trip last year and she was absolutely blown away. We can't wait to learn who gets to go to Norway this year!