Young chef works at Frankie's to learn top tips

January 29th 2016

A young chef and businessman with a lifelong ambition to own a fish and chip shop has been working at Frankie’s to “learn from the best”.

Alex McKeegan, 24, will be getting the keys to an established shop in Bedfordshire shortly, which he will be renaming Al’s Plaice.

In the meantime he has travelled more than 750 miles to join Frankie’s manager Carlyn Kearney and her team for a week.

Alex, photographed here during a break to see Up Helly Aa, said: “In everything I have done I have always tried to learn from the best so it made sense for me to come to Frankie’s and work in the shop.

“It has been fantastic. I have learned a huge amount and am grateful to Carlyn and all the guys for sharing their knowledge and experience.

“My shop is going to be focused on the best ingredients sustainably sourced, so it has been particularly valuable seeing how that operates at Frankie’s at first hand.”

Carlyn said: “It has been great having Alex here this week, he is very enthusiastic and a fast learner. We wish he and his staff all the best at Al’s Plaice.”