Best Chip Shop Competition back for 2017

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Time to celebrate Hot Chips – Best Chip Shop Competition back for 2017


The Best Chip Shop Competition is back by popular demand in 2017, after a 4-year hiatus. National and regional awards are at stake, including the all-new People’s Choice Best Chips award, and the coveted title of National Grand Champion Best Chip Shop 2017!


Why your business should enter:

“The Best Chip Shop Competition is a great way to promote your business. What’s more it provides valuable feedback on the quality of your hot chips. Since winning the award our business boomed.” – Richard, Ocean Foods, Silverdale.

Pride and prizes on the line…  Regional Finalists will receive travel and accommodation for 2 people to attend the Potatoes NZ Conference in Pukekohe on 27 July 2017, where the Grand National Best Chip Shop winner will be announced. Prize packages include free product (chips, oils, sauces, condiments), pavement signs, caps, aprons and certificates. Not to mention the great publicity for your shop, restaurant or café.

The only pre-requisite to entry, is that you must have completed the Chip Group’s FREE online training via their website . This training will improve your deep-frying technique and learn how to make more profit in your business.

From each of the 7 regions throughout NZ, a Regional winner will be chosen, and then from there a Grand National Winner. The addition of a ‘People’s Choice’ Award provides an even bigger opportunity to acknowledge great chips, help engage your customers and gather support from your local community.


Get the recognition your business deserves!

National and Regional Awards will be represented for:

  • Best Chip Shop
  • People’s Choice – Best Chips
  • Highly Commended Chips


Put your restaurants/café/shop on the map!

The 2017 Best Chip Shop Competition has always gained keen media coverage and a strong public following. So, this competition is a chance to put your shop on the map, to upskill (via Chip Group Training) to receive feedback from the experts, and to literally put your chips forward against the rest. Our chip-fat testing and Highly Commended Award winners means that even more chip shops will be acknowledged for their hard work.


Get your chips tested!

Ever wondered how much fat is in the chips you cook? Entering this year’s Best Chip Shop Comp will give you the opportunity to find out the official fat content of your chips and see how you score.

Not only will each valid entry have their chips fat-analysed (in the laboratory), any chips with less than 9% fat will automatically receive a Highly Commended Award. Along with bonus prizes and a spot on our Online Application Map which helps customers ‘Find a Great Chip Shop Near You’.

The hunt for the best chips New Zealand kicks off on March 1st 2017. If you have ever thought about entering – this is the year to do it.

It’s a powerful title and a huge opportunity for your business and one that The Chip Group (and the NZ public) takes very seriously. Head to the Chip Group website and Register Your Interest now, to ensure you don’t miss any important details!