Young fish fryer up for national award

Pride of Bridlington Chippy'Matthew Chambers in to the final of the young fish fryers comp'pictured with owners Veronica Pugh, Trevor Newbould'PA1130-1a

Pride of Bridlington Chippy'Matthew Chambers in to the final of the young fish fryers comp'pictured with owners Veronica Pugh, Trevor Newbould'PA1130-1a

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MATTHEW Chambers has proved he is a dab hand when it comes to frying fish.

He has now become one of only 25 in the country to be considered for the National title of Young Fish Fryer of the Year.

Pride of Bridlington Chippy'Matthew Chambers in to the final of the young fish fryers comp'PA1130-1b

Pride of Bridlington Chippy'Matthew Chambers in to the final of the young fish fryers comp'PA1130-1b

Matthew, 21, of South Back Lane, Bridlington, works at The Pride of Bridlington fish and chip shop in Quay Road, where joint owners Veronica Pugh and Trevor Newbould are delighted at his progress.

They have watched him gain more and more skills since he came to them almost a year ago.

“It is a great achievement to get as far as he has in what is a national contest,” said Veronica.

At the Pride of Bridlington he is involved in all aspects of the shop, including food preparation and frying, plus of course customer service.

A former student at Bridlington School, he is also taking a one day a week apprenticeship course in catering and hospitality at Bridlington’s East Riding College in St Mary’s Walk.

However, Matthew has a little way to go yet before he could take the title in the national contest which is organised by The National Federation of Fish Fryers in association with Drywite Products.

He should know if he is in the final 10 by the end of August. If he is successful he could then be one of only five finalists in the country for the award and that all important title.