Our Cem is frying high

Cem Oktem from Packet Bridge Fish and Chips in Bolton-le-Sands, who has reached the semi finals of the Young Fish Fryer of the Year for 2013.
Cem Oktem from Packet Bridge Fish and Chips in Bolton-le-Sands, who has reached the semi finals of the Young Fish Fryer of the Year for 2013.

THE final of a national competition beckons for a fish fryer from Bolton-le-Sands.

Cem Oktem has reached the last five of the Young Fish Fryer of the Year contest held as part of the National Fish and Chip Awards.

Cem, of the Packet Bridge chippy, will now go up against four other contenders at a glitzy awards ceremony at the Lancaster London hotel on January 24 next year.

“The semi-final of the competition went really well,” said Cem.

“We were judged on three different areas: potato preparation, frying skills and fish and batter preparation.

“We also had an interview with the sponsors of the competition and last year’s winner Zohaib Hussain.

“The standards of the competition were higher than ever and I gave my best efforts.

“I’m delighted and humbled to have made it through this far.

“Hopefully I can go one step further and take the trophy!”

The very best of luck from us all at The Visitor, Cem!