A FISH SHOP worker is celebrating after setting a new record — as the world’s fastest chip wrapper.
Nimble-fingered Stephanie Cilik, 37, wrapped five portions in just 44.43 seconds to take back the record she has previously held four times.
The mother-of-eight, who has served chips since she was just 13, started speed wrapping to help shorten queues in the popular shop where she works.
She was in the official Guinness World Records book in 2015 and has now set a new standard to beat — taking an impressive 14 seconds off her first attempt in 2012.
Stephanie, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said customers often visit the Blue Whale chipper just to marvel at her skills.
‘I realise how boring stood in a queue is and when we say we deliver fast food, people expect to get the food quickly,’ she said.
‘I have eight children myself and I know how much of a rush everything is and I just thought if I could be really fast at wrapping, I could help people get their food quicker.
‘People just don’t have the time to wait in the queue and hopefully I can help them get on their way with their chips.’
To qualify for the world record, Stephanie bagged five portions of fish and chips under strict qualifying conditions.
Each portion must weigh over 350g, have salt and vinegar and use at least two layers of paper.
Stephanie lost her crown in July 2017 to Tariq Siddique, 49, of the Albany Fish Bar in Cardiff, who took the title with 48.17 seconds.
However, she refused to lose her title without a fight.
Stephanie said: ‘I was one month away from giving birth when Albany broke my record so I’ve had to wait until now to give it another go.
‘But I wasn’t going to leave it with them for long.’
She has previously appeared on TV show Let’s Do Lunch with Gino & Mel where she beat celebrity chef Gino D’Campo.
Despite setting her new best time of 44.43s, competitive Stephanie still believes she can beat it and has kept a quicker time ‘in the tank’.