After a four-year hiatus The Best Chip Shop Competition is back by popular demand in 2017. National and regional awards are at stake including the all-new People’s Choice Best Chips award, and the coveted title of National Grand Champion Best Chip Shop 2017.

Regional Finalists will receive travel and accommodation for two people to attend the Potatoes NZ Conference in Pukekohe on 27 July 2017, where the Grand National Best Chip Shop winner will be announced. Prize packages include free product (chips, oils, sauces, condiments), Pavement signs, caps, Aprons and Certificates. Not to mention the great publicity for your shop, restaurant or café.

Aside from the positive publicity and PR opportunities, by completing the online training service providers/operators will learn tips on how to reduce fat content, sodium absorption, in doing so saving your business money. Most importantly New Zealanders will be eating healthier, tastier chips. And we all know us New Zealanders love hot chips love our hot chips.

Any food service provider who prepares and sells hot chips to the public is eligible to enter the competition. Chips will then be sampled for fat content. To be eligible for the awards you must have passed The Chip Group online training ( and your chip sample must be no more than 9 percent fat.

Details of judging criteria will be finalised in January-February 2017. The supreme awards will be judged by an independent judging panel and the people’s choice awards judged by text message/SMS and online voting.

For more information please email and remember to register your interest at