The Ownerz

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 Stocks
    Head Chef, Director
    Luke Stocks
    Head 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.

    Certificates:

    • NCASS Safe Food Level 2
    • NCASS Hazard Anlaysis and Critical Control Point
    • NCASS Fire Extinguisher Essentials
  • Jonathan “Ozzie” Oswald
    Managing Director
    "Hey, you done did the right thing, dial up my ring ring"
    Jonathan “Ozzie” Oswald
    Managing Director

    Certificates:

    • NCASS Safe Food Level 2
    • NCASS Hazard Anlaysis and Critical Control Point
    • NCASS Fire Extinguisher Essentials
  • Holly Robson
    Sous Chef, Director
    Holly Robson
    Sous 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.

    Certificates:

    • NCASS Safe Food Level 2

The Beginning of it All


The Hip Hop Chip Shop is basically rhyming words that got out of hand. In 2010 I thought of the name and posted my whimsical musing on a social media site – the seed had been planted. Ignore the misplaced apostrophe please.

Jonathan 'Ozzie' Oswald thinks he should open a "hip-hop-chip-shop"

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, DeloitteBoohoo, Red Bull, BruntwoodBMW, Fudge HairRegital etc) food festivals (Manchester Food & Drink Festival) music festivals (Kendal Calling & Secret Garden Party), food events (MCRB.Eat StreetGrub & Seven Brothers SheffieldPeddler BirminghamDigbeth Dining Club HuddersfieldMagic Rock Tap, LeedsTrinity KitchenBelgrave Feast & Canal Mills)


We’ve been lucky enough to have garnered column inches in both local and national press alike:

 
sugarvine
Taste Of Manchester
I Love MCR
Mirror
WOW247
Ryanair
Food and Travel Magazine
BuzzFeed
Startups
Virgin Entrepreneur
Mancunian Matters
The Telegraph
Creative Tourist
Groovement
Brewdog
Food Festival Finder
The Guardian
The Independent
 


History

January 2014:

Our logo, website and brand identity is born with the help of our design guru Henry Roberts at Instadesign

March 2014:

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.

July 2014:

We picked up our brand new stainless steel boombox catering trailer from Wilkinson Catering designed by globally recognised artist, Stanley Chow. We nearly broke it on the first day by getting in without the legs down.

September 2014:

We won “Best Looking Trailer” at British Street Food Awards in Millennium Square, Leeds.

September 2014:

Sep 2014: We met & fed Jon Snow at Manchester Food & Drink Festival – a true gent, I even wrote about his handshake.

October 2014:

We appeared on front page of Guardian G2 supplement.

November 2014:

Nominated “Best Street Food Of The Year” at Food Awards England & Wales 2014

November 2014:

Contributed to Startups “How to start a street food business” article

November 2014:

Appeared in Perfect Wedding Magazine

November 2014:

Recognised at Smarta 100 2014 Awards as “Food For Thought – Ones To Watch”

February 2015:

Contributed to Virgin’s “Nine entrepreneurs explain how to make your ideas work” article

April 2015:

Published in worldwide cookbook Food Truckin’: Recipes from the World’s Best Food Trucks

May 2015:

We all took the plunge and went full time!

June 2015:

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.

July 2015:

Presented in front of 700+ people on Facebook Tour at Victoria Warehouse

October 2015:

Partnered with Sarsons.

March 2016:

Began our weekday pitch in MediaCityUK outside BBC & ITV offices in Salford.

June 2016:

4 page spread in Feast Magazine

August 2016:

The Hip Hop Chip Shop FC launches sponsored by Stanley Chow playing at Whalley Range Powerleague

September 2016:

Launched #RainyDayDiscount at MediaCityUK

October 2016:

We were mentioned in a rap battle!

October 2016:

Nominated for “Best Street Food” at The Food Awards England 2016

October 2016:

Began our permanent 7 days a week kitchen residency at Kosmonaut bar in Manchester’s Northern Quarter

February 2017:

One of the limited launch partners on UberEATS for delivery across Manchester City Centre.