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Champion Frier on the August Three Day Course

Article Date: 2016-07-07

The National Federation of Fish Friers are delighted to announce James Ritchie from Simpsons Fish & Chips will be our guest frier on the Tuesday of the August ‘Three-Day Training Course: NFFF Complete Guide to Fish and Chip Shop Management’. The course takes place on the Monday 8th through to Wednesday 10th August.

James Ritchie owns award winning Simpsons Fish & Chips based in Cheltenham and was crowned number 1 fish and chip shop in the UK at the recent National Fish and Chip Award 2016. Simpsons has won numerous awards including,

  • 2015 From Field to Frier Award Winner
  • 2015 Midlands Regional Winner
  • NFFF Quality Award holders
  • MSC Certified
  • 5 Star Food Hygiene Rating
  • Fry Magazine ‘Fry Best 50 Fish and Chip Shop’

Over the three days students will cover,

  • Product sourcing
  • Fish, potato and batter: selection and preparation
  • Types of oils and fats
  • Hands on cooking including correct frying temperatures, range management and portion control
  • Oil management
  • Food hygiene
  • Health and Safety requirements
  • Managing accounts
  • Dealing with VAT
  • Customer service

Spaces are still available for the course which starts Monday 8th August. If you are interested in booking a place on the course contact Helen on 0113 230 7044 or email

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