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Kingfisher Fish & Chips to represent Norwegian Seafood
Multi-award winning Plymouth chippy, Kingfisher, has been chosen to fly the flag for Norwegian Seafood at the country’s annual celebratory Norway Day event on 17 May in London.
Owners Craig Maw and Nikki Mutton will make the 200-mile journey to Southwark Park in their special event catering van, Kingfisher on the Go. Invited by the Norwegian Seafood Council, the duo will cater for up to 5000 guests, serving up sustainable Norwegian line-caught haddock and chips at a special price of just £5.00.
As well as food, the Southwark Park festivities include live music, dancing, a parade and speeches. The annual event marks the Norwegian day of constitution and is celebrated in Norway and by Norwegian immigrant communities across the world.
Craig explains why they are honoured to be asked to take part: “We were lucky enough to visit Norway last year. The fjords and landscape were crystal clear and beautiful. Importantly for us, Norwegian cod and haddock is MSC certified so it’s sustainable and fully traceable, which is why we serve it at Kingfisher. We can’t wait to pitch up Kingfisher on the Go and add our own Devon-style twist to this fantastic celebration of all things Norwegian.”
Hans Frode Kielland Asmyhr, UK Director, Norwegian Seafood Council, adds: “We are delighted that Kingfisher are joining us to celebrate the Norway Day celebrations in Southwark Park. The Brits’ love affair with fish & chips has helped make the UK the biggest market for cod and haddock in the world, with Norway playing a vital role in keeping cod and haddock a constant on chip shop menus.”
Kingfisher was named the UK’s No 1 Fish & Chip Takeaway at the National Fish & Chip Awards 2017 and is known for having the ‘most sustainable seafood menu in the world’. It holds the National Federation of Fish Friers (NFFF) quality award, is one of just two chippies to be awarded the maximum 3 star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association and won the SRA’s Source Fish Responsibly award at the Food Made Good Awards 2017. It also has the highest rating from Fish to Fork. In November 2017, the shop was awarded gold at the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards in recognition of its gluten-free offering.
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