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Food Heroes - Fish


Keith Chapman first started selling fresh fish from a market stall almost three decades ago, sourcing fish from boats on the Kent and Sussex coast. His reputation for freshness and quality soon spread and local pubs and restaurants began asking him to supply their kitchens. 

Chapman’s now operates its own fleet of fishing boats and supplies some of the most famous restaurants in London and the South East, last year adding Shepherd Neame to its list of clients.

Father-of-three Keith said: “The business was built on a reputation for freshness and quality, and that has never changed. All our produce is sourced responsibly from local fishing boats across the Kent and Sussex coast including 13 of our own boats in Rye.

“It is taken immediately to our depot in Borough Green, where it is processed before going out in our fleet of vans. The fish can be delivered from boat to table in 24 hours.”

He added: “I now live in Broadstairs with my family, and when the weather is nice we often stroll down to the Royal Albion Hotel for cod and chips. I still get a real thrill from knowing that the fish we are eating has come from Chapman’s.”
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