Understanding the Good Oils…

Our aim is to make it easier for operators to cook better chips – and that means giving guidance on the type of oil which will produce healthier chips. The following guidelines were developed by The Chip Group back in … Read More

Great News for Gisborne Chips!

An enthusiastic group of Gisborne Chip operators attended some great group training sessions recently and learnt everything there is to know about cooking the best quality, lowest fat chips! The Best Practice Frying Training was held at SuperGrans in town … Read More

Chipping Away in Waihi & Katikati!

We have been working with a range of chip operators in Waihi and Katikati who have all completed one-on-one Chip Group Training. It’s been great to engage with a number of these stores – everyone has enjoyed learning new cooking … Read More

Otago University Chefs All the Wiser!

Earlier this week a group of Chefs from a range of Otago University Halls of Residence were taken through their paces, learning about what it takes to cook chips with less fat! A total of 16 chefs, sous chefs and … Read More

Cluster Trainings Underway!

We have a new style of training hitting small towns throughout the country! The first of our Cluster Training Sessions will take place in the Coromandel/Bay of Plenty Townships of Waihi and Katikati. Instead of holding a single group training seminar … Read More

March News Update!

Happy Friday Chippies – your busiest day of the week! Check out this month’s March News Update – focusing on HOW and WHY you MUST get your chip shop on the NZ map… Along with information about upcoming trainings throughout … Read More

Chip Group feature in Bidclub!

The brand new-look Bidvest Magazine known as ‘Bidclub’  has their March Issue out now! We are featured amongst the special deals talking about how The Chip Group’s FREE training offers support and advice about how to improve your business! We … Read More

Check out the latest issue of QSR Express Food!

It is picking up exciting momentum in the Quick Service Restaurant world – with the release of it’s latest issue the QSR Express Food Magazine is packed full of stories, news and support from those in the fast food, cafe and … Read More

Feb Newsletter OUT NOW!

  Hello Chippies. Isn’t that summer sun doing a great job of sticking around! Here is a copy of our 2014 February Newsletter (click on the image below to see a larger version).  If you would like me to email … Read More

We are back in business for 2014!

A month into the new year, it would be hard to imagine how many scoops of chips were fried, sold, eaten and enjoyed over the summer holiday season. But well into 2014 we have plenty in store to keep you … Read More

The Grand National Winner is…

Media release 25 September 2013 The Chip Group Ltd Oceanz Seafood in Silverdale scoops New Zealand’s Best Chip Shop title Daniel and Richard Billington, owners of Oceanz Seafood in Silverdale, are officially king of the chippies, after it was named … Read More

Celebrations have begun…

We had a great day last Wednesday celebrating around the country with our Six Regional Winners for this years 2013 Best Chip Shop Competition. From Waimate right up to the North Shore – each shop celebrated their hard-work and were … Read More

Operators in Te Kuiti keen to upskill!

Local operators from Te Kuiti enjoyed a great training session last week at The Chip Group’s Te Kuiti Town Makeover, hosted by local health worker Anne Lennex and presented by Kate Underwood, Training and Education Manager at the Maniapoto House, … Read More

Te Kuiti Chips are in for a Makeover!

Hot chips sold in Te Kuiti are soon to be tastier, crispier and lower in fat! After the success of the Matamata Town Makeover earlier this year, we are following suit and making-over other town’s throughout NZ.  This small rural … Read More

First samples off to the lab…

Good News to kick off your weekend Chippies!  Our first set of Chip samples have been sent off to the lab for fat-testing…We are just on the remaining Chip samples to come through and then we will be get them … Read More

Chip Sample Packs have been posted….

All those who have entered this year’s 2013 Best Chip Shop Competition will be receiving their ‘Chip Sample Packs’ late this week or early next.  When you receive these packs please follow the instructions carefully. Also NOTE – on our … Read More

2013 Entries so far….

We have had plenty of entries in so far for the 2013 Best Chip Shop Competition!  If you haven’t entered yet then please head over to this page on our website and fill in the Entry form. ENTER HERE. ENTRIES CLOSE … Read More

Porirua inspired by Chip Champion!

Great turn out from operators in Porirua, as they learnt from the best in the business – about what it takes to cook better tasting and lower fat chips!  With the help of local Heart Foundation and Regional Public Health, … Read More

Better quality chips to be found in Palmerston North.

The Chip Group travelled south to Palmerston North to hold a Training Seminar for local chip operators.  With help from the Manawatu Heart Foundation Heart Health Advocate Sally Daragh and Volunteer Mariana Alletson local chippiers were invited to learn about … Read More

Tokoroa Chippies all the wiser!

Chip Operators from Tokoroa were treated to a Training Seminar where they learnt how to cook BETTER CHIPS and improve their business. Seven businesses from all over Tokoroa attended the training, run by Training and Education Manager, Kate Underwood and … Read More

Hamilton Chippies Refreshed!

Chips in Hamilton should now be better than ever before.  The Chip Group ran a Chinese Refresher Training Workshop on Monday 15th April. Organised by Kate Underwood, Training and Education Manager with the help of Philip Yeung, Ethnic Development Advisor … Read More

The Chip Group in Tokoroa!

The Chip Group took a trip to Tokoroa last week to visit a few local Fish and Chips stores. Our Champion Chippie – Michael Huang from Oppies Takeaways in Rotorua thoroughly enjoyed walking through town and chatting about the benefits … Read More

“A delicious idea” in Matamata!

We have had some great media interest following our Matamata Town Makeover Training Seminar, held on Monday 25th February. Check out what Jennifer Aniston and The Chip Group have in common: Travel Magazine – NZ Herald Matamata Chronicle Espresso Magazine

Matamata selected for ‘Town Makeover’

It’s already known as the home of Hobbiton, now Matamata is set to go on the map as being the ‘Best Chip Town in New Zealand’ too. The town has been selected for a pioneering initiative to ensure every outlet … Read More

Both Chinese and English Training Available!

The Chip Group have made it a priority to ensure that our training is available in both Chinese and English. To ensure we cater for the majority of ethnicities who own and operate takeaway businesses . If you are of … Read More

Glen Innes Chippies all the wiser!

A recent ‘Tips for Better Chips’ Training Seminar took place in Glen Innes with four very keen and enthusiastic operators. With the help of Kristen Clarke and Zhuoshi Zhang – co-ordinators of the Glen Innes Healthy Kai initiative. The Chip … Read More

The Chip Group heads to Nelson!

After our great success in Invercargill, Champion Chippie- Michael Huang and Training and Education Manager, Kate Underwood are heading north to host a ‘Tips for Better Chips’ Seminar in Nelson next Monday. When: Monday 15th October at 9am Where: Nick … Read More

Chip Intervention in Invercargill

Spring is finally upon us and the weather is heating up… Invercargill be prepared The Chip Group are heading your way very soon! Michael Huang our Champion Chippie from Oppies Takeaways in Rotorua and myself will be heading south in … Read More

Seminar motivates Mangere retailers!

Chippies who attended yesterdays Training Seminar in Mangere left full of knowledge and enthusiam about what it takes to ‘Cook Better Chips’.  It was a day of firsts for all! We had a range of retailers from the Mangere Town … Read More

Better chips are beginning to pay off!

The 2011 National Chip Survey revealed some great results for The Chip Group particularly with regards to sodium content. In February 2011 we measured a range of our objectives in takeaway outlets throughout NZ and compared them to results from … Read More

Miranda doing their bit to cook healthier chips!

The dynamic Mother-and-Son team at Kiwi Taste Café in Miranda are working hard to cook better chips for their customers. The little Café can be found within the Miranda Hot Springs complex and has been known to provide some of … Read More

2011 Champion Chip Shop Announced…

Word is out! The Winner of the Grand Prize for the Best Chip Shop of 2011 was awarded to: Oppies Takeaways in Rotorua. After being judged on: taste, quality, fat and salt content, shop cleanliness, customer service and their ability … Read More

Why join The Chip Group?

Our new brochures outlining the fabulous benefits are now available… Download one or ask you rep for a copy. Any problems e mail Aaron amok@thechipgroup.co.nz and he will post you one –  English or Chinese versions available

Fantastic things happening in the Waikato!

This is a report from the HAMILTON PRESS in mid December – this is such a great initiative – we would love to see more of this sort of thing happening! Well done to Phillip, Fungai, Leanne and team! Bid … Read More

NZ Army puts the word out on Chip Group training

The New Zealand Army is the latest organisation to encourage its catering staff to head online and complete The Chip Group™ Online Training. The Online Training has become a pre-requisite to the Healthy Eating Action and Training (H.E.A.T.) course completed … Read More

Updated online training!

Oil has a huge impact on the quality of chips so we’re pleased to announce that an online training module for oil is now available. By completing this module you will learn about which oils are good and how to … Read More

Thick chips are best

Chips come in all shapes and sizes but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a right way to cook them. The amount of fat content in a chip is affected by the size and cut of the chip and the … Read More