Young friers go to work in Singapore

June 18th 2014

Frankie’s Fish & Chips shift manager Carlyn Kearney has swapped Shetland for Singapore for 10 days – while keeping her day job.

She travelled there this week with Leigh Foster, winner of the 2014 Drywite Young Fish Frier of the Year Award at the National Fish & Chip Awards. Carlyn was the winner of the same award in 2013.

Carlyn and Leigh will be working at one of the two fish and chip shops run by Smiths in the Far Eastern country. Smiths has helped to sponsor the trip.

Carlyn said she and Leigh, who works at Pantrini’s Fish & Chips in Whitley Bay, were really excited at the prospect of the trip.

“Leigh won the trip as the prize for her award and asked me right away if I would go with her,” said Carlyn.

“We know each other through the Young Friers group and Leigh came to Shetland last year to see Frankie’s and the fantastic local fishing industry.

“We’re really excited about the trip, although we don’t really know what to expect. It will be a great experience. I’m sure we’ll learn a huge amount.”