Fish & Chips is our nation's favourite dish, but the quintessentially British meal is all too often trapped within the boundaries of tradition. We doff our snapbacks to the past and revitalise the menu sampling culinary inspirations from around the globe.
- Luke StocksHead Chef, DirectorLuke StocksHead Chef, Director
Luke is a machine in the kitchen. It’s all about simple food, done well. Consistency is key. He’s a likeable character who wears his heart on his sleeve and has a lot of love to give.
- NCASS Safe Food Level 2
- NCASS Hazard Anlaysis and Critical Control Point
- NCASS Fire Extinguisher Essentials
- Jonathan “Ozzie” OswaldManaging Director"Hey, you done did the right thing, dial up my ring ring"
- Holly RobsonSous Chef, DirectorHolly RobsonSous Chef, Director
Holly is the integral cog in the machine. She does the job before you can work out how you’re going to do the job. She’s a grafter that knows what she wants. She has a heart of gold but don’t get on the wrong side of her. She bites.
- NCASS Safe Food Level 2
The Beginning of it All
Unbeknown to me at the time it was actually mentioned in a song lyric from a satirical rock band from Birkenhead called Half Man Half Biscuit “it’s a dot com sitcom about a hip-hop chip shop”. It took 4 years of saving the pennies before myself, my mate (Luke Stocks) & missus (Holly Robson) were able to get it all off the ground. We ploughed all our savings and time into the the idea and since then we’ve traded at 100+ events from weddings, corporate parties (LadBible, Deloitte, Boohoo, Red Bull, Bruntwood, BMW, Fudge Hair, Regital etc) food festivals (Manchester Food & Drink Festival) music festivals (Kendal Calling & Secret Garden Party), food events (MCR – B.Eat Street, Grub & Seven Brothers Sheffield – Peddler Birmingham – Digbeth Dining Club Huddersfield – Magic Rock Tap, Leeds – Trinity Kitchen, Belgrave Feast & Canal Mills)
With a little help from our friends, we launched at B.eat Street Manchester’s Upper Campfield – we didn’t bring anything to write orders on and kept blowing the electrics. It was a beautiful disaster.
We learnt a hellova lot.
We won “Best Looking Trailer” at British Street Food Awards in Millennium Square, Leeds.
We appeared on front page of Guardian G2 supplement.
We were successful in our pitch along with 5 other independent food traders to trade at The Kitchens in Spinningfields for 1 year – our first taste of bricks and mortar.
The Hip Hop Chip Shop FC launches sponsored by Stanley Chow playing at Whalley Range Powerleague
We were mentioned in a rap battle!
Began our permanent 7 days a week kitchen residency at Kosmonaut bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter