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There are a thousand to many Belgium Chips Take-out shops

Saturday, March 19, 2011 · Category Everyday life · comments 1


According to the National Alliance for Frituristen (NaVeFri) Belgium there are currently about 5,000 specialised French Fries shops in Belgium. That's a thousand too many, says the association. Don't mistake the Belgium French Fries with those you find at McDonalds and other fast food restaurants. Belgium "friet" is something else; cut out from fresh potatoes.

License and certification for Chips Pasterns

NaVeFri suggests to change the current non-obliged training for opening a special Belgium French Fries take-out to be obliged in the future. Such an obligation and compulsory certificate and license should enhance the health benefits and reduce the number of chips pasterns. These trainings are now offered by state institution Syntra in Flanders.

What's the problem?

"The reason why many people open a chip/Belgium French Fries take-out shop, is that they think they will exploit a gold mine. But baking the right Belgium Chips is part based on knowledge and part a work of art. If you do not own this knowledge and capability, you can not successfully start frying and the people will stay away. This is one of the reasons why one third of the first year students start the training but never finish it, says Bernard Lefèvre NaVeFri president.


1. by Sondi about 7 years

Good point. I hadn't tohuhgt about it quite that way. :)


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