French TV chef to host National Fish and Chip Awards
Article Date: 2013-08-01
Jean Christophe Novelli announced as the host of The National Fish & Chip Awards 2014
Jean Christophe Novelli, Michelin star award winning chef and TV personality, has been unveiled as the host of the 2014 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish, the authority on seafood.
The renowned chef will host the grand final of the awards in January 2014 and Jean is no stranger to awards as he is a 5 out of 5 AA Rosette and multi Michelin star holder.
The French chef, who was also voted as Chefs Chef of the Year, values the importance of quality ingredients and loves fish and chips.
He said: “When I first arrived in the UK 30 years ago one of the first British dishes I wanted to learn to cook was fish and chips. There is such a wonderful selection of seafood in this country and fish and chip shops around the country do a great job of making it even more delicious.”
Dr Paul Williams, Seafish chief executive said: “Fish and chips are a national institution and the awards provide the perfect platform to shout about how much we love them and show our pride in the excellent businesses selling quality fish and chips up and down the country.
“We’re delighted to have Jean Christophe Novelli on board as our celebrity host, he is a prestigious chef known for his quality and skill so he compliments the awards perfectly.”
Now in their 26th year, The National Fish & Chip Awards are recognised as the most prominent and respected seafood industry event with over 1,000 entrants taking part in 2013. Businesses are being urged to enter the 2014 awards not only to challenge their respective business and staff but also to put themselves on the UK map of top quality purveyors of fish and chips.
The awards recognise the quality, value and choice offered by fish and chip businesses across the UK and rewards those judged to be the cream of the crop. Previous winners have seen their sales increase by as much as 100% within months of winning a national award.