Starting with our Service Co-ordinator – James McDonald! James is known as the class clown of the office as he’s always making the team laugh. Here is all you need to know about James!
National Fish and Chip Day is a celebration of a treasured UK dish and the people who create it for us. One of these dens of golden delicacies is Merchants Fish Bar in Bewdley, a fish and chip shop and fish restaurant located right on the bank of the River Severn. This year we combined this day of celebrating the nations favourite takeaway with also trying to raise money for an incredibly worthy cause.
There is no doubt in saying that Andrew Pern has set the bar extremely high in the gastropub industry. With years of valuable experience, knowledge and huge success under his belt, we simply needed to catch up with him in light of the exciting re-opening of one of his gastropubs, The Star Inn the City in York City Centre. At Florigo we are extremely proud to work alongside and provide frying equipment for The Star Inn the City and The Star Inn the Harbour.
Our amazing customers at Trenchers have worked extremely hard to win the Best Fish & Chip Restaurant, so what a fantastic way to start the year. We had a chat with General Manager, Andrew Wilkinson about how winning the award has felt, the awards process and some advice for those considering entering the 2020 awards.
The week before this year’s National Fish & Chip Awards, Sales Manager & our new globe trotter James Houlston flew all the way over to Harry Ramsden’s, Genting Highlands, Malaysia. The purpose of his visit was to train the team on their new Florigo Frying Range at the new Laughing Fish by Harry Ramsden’s Fish & Chip Shop in Resorts World. Resorts World Genting is a huge tourist destination packed with all sorts of different attractions.
James McDonald from the Service team went to visit a long-standing Florigo customer last week, William Rowe from W J Rowe Fish and Chips in Stevenage. William has been running his shop in the fish and chip industry since 1992! With plenty of experience and fish and chip trade wisdom, James grabbed the opportunity to find out more.
Bertie’s is an incredibly impressive 300 seater Fish & Chip restaurant recently opened in Edinburgh City Centre. We were extremely keen to find out more about the inspiration for the Edinburgh restaurant and the journey taken in getting it open and ready for business.
On behalf of everyone at Florigo we would like to congratulate all of the finalists and winners, you’ve all achieved a lot this year and it’s a credit to all your hard work. Events like the Fish and Chip Awards make us proud to be part of such a friendly and dedicated industry.
It’s finally here, the Fish & Chip Awards week! To get ourselves even more excited, we had to talk to the one and only Valerie Johnson from Frankie’s Fish and Chips in Brae, Shetland.