The Best Chip Shop Competition is back by popular demand in 2017, after a 4-year hiatus. 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!


Please Note: Entry and Voting for the 2017 Best Chip Shop Competition and Bidfood People’s Choice Best Chips Award has now CLOSED. 

What do you need to do to be eligible to enter?

The only pre-requisite to entry, is that you must have completed the Chip Group’s FREE online training via their website . This training will improve your deep-frying technique and learn how to make more profit in your business.

Awards will be represented for:

  • Grand National Winner
  • Regional Winners (from 7 regions)
  • Bidfood People’s Choice Best Chips Award
  • Highly Commended Chips

Pride and prizes on the line

  • $1000 Harvey Norman Voucher
  • Travel Allowance for PNZ Conference / Awards Dinner
  • Award Plaques
  • Pavement Signs
  • Free product (chips, oils, sauces)
  • Caps,
  • Aprons.
  • Not to mention the great publicity for your shop, restaurant or café.

Regional Finalists will receive travel and accommodation for 2 people to attend the Potatoes NZ Conference in Pukekohe on 26th July 2017, where the Grand National Best Chip Shop winner will be announced.

From each of the 7 regions throughout NZ, a Regional winner will be chosen, and then from there a Grand National Winner. The addition of a ‘People’s Choice’ Award provides an even bigger opportunity to acknowledge great chips, help engage your customers and gather support from your local community.

Put your restaurants/café/shop on the map!

The 2017 Best Chip Shop Competition has always gained keen media coverage and a strong public following. So, this competition is a chance to put your shop on the map, to upskill (via Chip Group Training) to receive feedback from the experts, and to literally put your chips forward against the rest. Our chip-fat testing and Highly Commended Award winners means that even more chip shops will be acknowledged for their hard work.

A Chance to get your chips tested – for FREE! 

Ever wondered how much fat is in the chips you cook? Entering this year’s Best Chip Shop Comp will give you the opportunity to find out the official fat content of your chips and see how you score.

Not only will each valid entry have their chips fat-analysed (in the laboratory), any chips with less than 9% fat will automatically receive a Highly Commended Chips Award. Along with bonus prizes and a spot on our Online Application Map which helps customers ‘Find a Great Chip Shop Near You’.

When does the Competition start?

The hunt for the best chips New Zealand kicks off on March 1st 2017. If you have ever thought about entering – this is the year to do it. Pop over to our Key Dates page for further info…

It’s a powerful title and a huge opportunity for your business and one that The Chip Group (and the NZ public) takes very seriously.  ‘ENTER’ now, to ensure you don’t miss out!