We are so proud… fabulous event… picture Gwyneth Paltrow winning an Oscar – that was Jo and Georgina on Monday when we were totally shocked to hear “and the winner is…. Shap Chippy!” We may have been a bit redder and blotchier and tear-stained than Ms Paltrow…
A huge thank you to all our staff past and present – running a chippy is a real team effort. And thanks to our customers – without your support and feedback we wouldn’t care so much about getting it right!
Being a National Award means we have had a lot of coverage on the radio, Twitter, Facebook, local papers etc… I will put some links in later – but I have to get down to the Chippy as Border TV are coming!
This is how it was first Tweeted… Fish & Chip Awards
Having secured our Quality Award last year we realised the benefit of having targets – it keeps us focused on getting things right and on making improvements!
Today we have been shortlisted – one of only three – in the “Best Newcomer” category of the UK annual Fish and Chip awards. Apparently the calibre of applicants was outstanding! I am SO proud of our whole team. As well as a very detailed application form the judging is based on a “mystery shop” and unannounced visit (which coincided with the unannounced Environmental Health Officer’s inspection!) which must have gone better than it felt!
The judging of the final three (the others are in Keighley and Cleveland) takes place over the next month or so, with more mystery visits… The National Fish and Chip Awards Press Release is here.
On the screen at the awards ceremony
Last month we were at the Cumberland News Business Awards gala dinner – a grand night out where Shap Chippy was a finalist in the Best New Business category. We had to settle for being a runner up on what was a great occasion!
Shap has a very busy weekend with events all round – Total Warrior, Kendal Calling, an orienteering race and even a Chilli Festival nearby… for this reason we will not be able to provide table service at busy times (probably Friday and Saturday evenings) but we will have extended opening hours:
Friday 12 – 1.30 pm and 4.30 – 9.30 pm
Saturday 11 am – 9.30 pm
Sunday 12 – 9.30 pm
Monday 9 – 1.30 pm
Tuesday we will return to relative normality…!
Newbiggin Seniors all Smiles at Shap Chippy
We were delighted to welcome Newbiggin Seniors to the Chippy last week – they filled the restaurant with a happy buzz!
Many thanks to you and your staff for the lunch today.
Everyone has said how much they enjoyed it.
We would love to do it again sometime.
Ann & Gordon”
If you have a group of up to 25 people that you think would enjoy a visit, please get in touch to arrange a visit! 01931 716060
Members of Shap Chippy Frying Squad with award winning chips
HOORAY!!! Thank you to all you lovely people that voted for us – by filling in a card or online – we won “Best Chippy Chips” in Cumbria! http://chips.lovepotatoes.co.uk/chip-week-winners-2014#overlay-context=
It’s National Chip Week this week, so anyone that comes in and says “I love Shap Chippy Chips!” gets 20p off their chips!
Freshly Fried Shap Chippy Chips
A special thank you letter
A local lad likes Shap Chippy – and we like him!
Thank you Ethan – we really appreciate you taking the time to write.
Lights but no Chippy sign!
It was such a proud moment last year when we got our new sign up, but the outrageous weather over Christmas has not only seen rain coming in but has reduced us to uncertain identity!
As we checked our premises each day over the Christmas break I was delighted to see our festive lights bravely hanging on – it took a few days to realise that our sign was missing! Fortunately it was rescued as it hurtled up the street – but it has been retired hurt.
Our new sign will be up next week – free chips to the first person to notice the slight difference!