As a Member

Whether you are a street food entrepreneur just starting out, looking to build your knowledge & skills, or ready to take that step to becoming a KERB member, we’ve got you!

Find out about KERB Classroom, KERB Masterclasses and the inKERBator.

Join the Team

Looking for a new career and want to join the KERB team?

Find out what it's like beyond the kerb (in the Clubhouse!), and check out what career opportunities await.

Weekly lunch markets

Pick up a tasty lunch at one of our weekly street food markets across London

Seven Dials Market

Our food hall in central London is now open 7 days a week

KERB National Theatre

We are bringing the flavour back to the National Theatre!

KERB Berlin

Our second food hall, opening 2024 in Berlin's Potsdamer Platz.


Graduates of the inKERBator go on to become fully-fledged KERB members, track them down!


Our inKERBator programme is officially back!


Great businesses that have flown the coop but will always have a place on the kerb

Blog & Events

News, features, events and insights to keep your ear to the KERB


A decade on, we take a look back at the era in London food that we sprung up out of...


KERB's ecosystem, mission and history


See who's driving this thing


Work with us!

Contact & FAQ

Got a question for us?
Try looking here first

Please check our FAQs below before mailing us



Frequently Asked Questions



Yes – we are actively seeking new spaces to grow our markets, events catering and food halls in London and beyond.

We will be opening our second food hall, a sister to London’s Seven Dials Market, in Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz in 2024 and have other global food halls on the horizon.


It is a trader who we have selected to become a member of KERB. We take on around 5% of those who apply to join KERB.

  1. To create a legitimate platform for talented, independent street food businesses
  2. To improve the quality of food served on the streets
  3. To create delicious and fun experiences for everyone in the space between buildings

The sky is our limit! We were born in London, but we now cater for public and private events, markets and offices across the UK.

We will be opening our second food hall, a sister to London’s Seven Dials Market, in Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz in 2024 and have other global food halls on the horizon.


If you’re looking for your weekly lunch fix, check out what Markets are currently open here.

Or, come and get stuck in seven days a week at our indoor food hall, Seven Dials Market, in London’s Covent Garden.

You can also find us curating a world-class food and drink offering at the National Theatre, including eating from some of our incredible food traders in The Understudy.

You’ll also find us popping up at both public and private events across the UK and beyond. Tag us @KERBfood if you see us!


The kerb is a platform, a stage and a leveller. It is where a business can launch, theatre can happen from all the brilliant cooking and street life and where everyone in the city belongs.


We are a membership organisation, made up of incredible, independent, owner-operated food businesses.

We were born out of street food markets, and continue to run a number of weekly lunch markets across London. But we also now cater for public and private events across the UK, and run food halls in London (with global food halls on the horizon).

We also incubate and accelerate new food businesses through our Social Enterprise, KERB+, through our online KERB Classroom or in person inKERBator programmes.

Find out more about how to become a member of KERB here.




Yes: please use the sign up button in the header of our website! We only send out the tastiest of updates.


Head to the KERB Events page to find out more about hiring the team for your next private (or public!) event.



Yes! Having started (and stayed) on the KERB for over 10 years now, it’s fair to say we are the market experts.

Please email for more details.


Of course – but we also have social goals at the heart of the business that are all about making London a more delicious, independent, inclusive and fun place. (If we wanted to get rich quick we wouldn’t be in this industry).

In 2022 we set up KERB’s social enterprise, KERB+ which is dedicated to social impact.


Got a space that would benefit from a weekly lunch time market? We’ve got you! We have an incredible pool of traders ready and waiting to feed the crowds. Find out more about setting up a market here.



Once you have been invited to be an inKERBator or KERB member, you will be given opportunities to trade with us. We never randomly rota traders. See how to join us here.


We charge a small membership fee, which goes directly to KERB+, our social enterprise. It’s reinvested directly to support our social impact work.


No – we are street food only. We take this to mean traders whose primary focus is preparing and cooking on the street for customers to eat there and then.


When our founder, Petra – and a trader at the time – realised that if she joined forces with other like-minded traders they could make more happen. It began as an idea, then a hobby, then a business. Read the full story here, or listen to our podcast!


If you’d like to join KERB, find out more about the options and what we look for in the JOIN US section.


Being a doer, personality, drive, go-getter, vision, hustle, forthrightness, honesty, originality, team-player – and dedicated to serving the best version of their dish that they can, every day and consistently, over and over again.


Our inKERBator is a free eight week programme designed to give early stage businesses with raw talent but little experience the chance to accelerate their growth.

Find out more and apply here.


As long as we keep receiving brilliant applications and finding new sites to cluster our traders at, we will keep growing.

Membership is getting harder though, as we look to bring more sustainability to traders via the opportunities we create. Also, as the industry grows, it is becoming more difficult to stand out from the crowd and we are seeking the head-turners!



Please contact


Loads! Mexican, Italian, Korean, Japanese, French, US, Venezuelan, Colombian, Seychelles, Caribbean, Spanish, Levantine, British, Taiwanese, Indian, Greek, Pakistani, Jewish, Scandi, Indonesian, Polynesian, Thai… you name it, we’ve got it!


See the KERBANISTS page for the most up-to-date number – but it’s well over 100 and growing.



Petra Barran


Street food trader 2005-2011 via Jimmy, the choc-mobile. Drove all over Britain in that wagon, making friends with fellow traders as I went. Then, in a Damascene moment, realised that if we got organised we could make great things happen. First came (2010) the hobby/street food collective, then KERB (2012) the business.

Urbanism, dancehall, New Orleans.

TIPPLE: Mezcal Margarita

Simon Mitchell


Events industry stalwart – going from 90s/naughties DJ to his own events company, Impulse, in 2003, before joining Concerto Group in 2011. Simon joined KERB as MD in early 2016 and none of us have ever looked back ; ) The guy is driven and a great combination of sharp business brain, strong leader and big vision.

Chicken wing eating expert and Watford fan for life.

TIPPLE: Hepcat

Ian Dodds


Part of the tiny founding KERB team of three and has done pretty much every job there is in the business. Ian keeps things on the level when everything else is spinning. Great diplomat and strategist, brilliant palate and discerning eye for the next thing in food, drink and cities.

Urbanism, cheese aficianado, Liverpool fan.

TIPPLE: Large Negroni

Dominique Activille

Finance Director

This powerhouse does not play – with over 15 years financial expertise in the hospitality & leisure industry, she keeps us all on our toes. Direct, inciteful, driven and visionary, Domi integrates her experience with KERB’s goals in a way that is kind of a revelation for us. Gold.

Travel, food, family.

TIPPLE: Classic Margarita

Sophie Alexander

People & Culture Director

Organisational wunderkind! After a 7 year stint in the corporate world, Sophie comes to us with mad tricks up her sleeves and we love it.

Dog lover, cheese lover, pub lover (lad).


Alana Buckley

Group Business Development Director

Alana has ten years in the events world under her belt – from heading up the events team at St Pauls’ Cathedral and Royal Hospital Chelsea to organising the iconic ‘Diner en Blanc’. With us since 2015, she steers like the true slayer from Queens that she is.

Avid reader, politico, gym obsessive

TIPPLE: Prosecco – and a straw

Gavin Dunn

Managing Director - KERB+

From a 9-5 at Whitehall, to becoming one of KERB’s hottest pizza traders (the infamous Wandercrust), Gavin went through the inKERBator, and knows everything about success in street food. His wealth of experience make Gav ideal for heading up KERB’s most exciting new venture, our Social Enterprise programme!

Kindness, Cooking, Good Company

TIPPLE: Anything…

Linda Cooke

Head of People

Our legal eagle, Linda, is a boss when it comes to all things employment law. Her background as a former food writer means that Linda is in the right place with us at KERB, combining her penchant for all things hospitality and HR makes her an absolute rockstar when it comes to keeping the team in tip top shape.

Szechuan flavours, big screen flicks, frolics in Greece

TIPPLE: Pinot Noir (no substitutes!)


Hannah Walton

Senior Project Manager

When Hannah told us she’d grown up in a pub she was immediately given an interview. Then she told us she had a degree in Project Management and it was all over.

Marathon runner, deep sea swimmer, flutist

TIPPLE: Chilled Manzanilla

Charlie Casey

Head of Food Development

Charlie is a seasoned operator in London food – bringing structure, systems and much needed order into KERB. We watch in wonder as he commandeers a white board – mesmerising.

Ex Hip-Hop dancer, semi pro goalie, Lego collector

TIPPLE: GOOD Old Fashioned

Laura Reed

Head of Marketing

Laura started out her career by creating the first, and only, printed backpacker magazine during her sojourn around SE Asia. From here Laura has put down roots in the capital, honing her marketing skills by working across a plethora of bars, restaurants and cultural institutions in London.

Her one-year old Frank, ticking off to-do’s, good eats

TIPPLE: Mood Dependent

Brendan O’Donnell

Head of Health & Safety

From Head Chef to H&S pro, Brendan has been in and around hospitality for over 20 years, and it is fair to say, he bosses it! From Pubs to Private Member Clubs, Brendan has worked them all, becoming an industry stalwart. A world class food hall needs world class H&S management!

Spinning tunes, watching films, quizzing

TIPPLE: Guinness

Ben Bryan

Head of Finance

Ben joins KERB with 15 years of working in accounting for one of the worlds most well known Champagne houses, now heading up our KERB finance team! Ever the intrepid explorer, Ben is most at home out and about climbing, hiking and exploring, soaking in the world outside the city

Tunes, food, friends

TIPPLE: Old Fashioned

James Brooks

Head of Venue Operations & Lettings

Ex-suit and tie robot turned globe-trotter. James gave up a career in the city to travel the world and recently found his calling as a food fanatic and people person. Find him with his mouthful in a pair of jazzy socks at The National Theatre, Southbank.

Avid adventurer, burger eater, dance-floor annihilator.


Lisa Donohue

Head of Coaching

Our resident former ‘Dumpling Distributor’, Lisa, is leading the coaching endeavours of the KERB Social Enterprise. Using her years of experience across the industry, combined with her passion for hospitality, Lisa is driving KERBs approach to food and social impact.

Growing veg, making sourdough, exploring outdoors

TIPPLE: Red Red wi-ine

Kelly Austin

Scrum Master

Kelly joined us from the gone but not forgotten KERB Counter – first as an excellent bartender, but then it turned out she was pretty good at everything. Now we’re not sure how the place would run without her ability to get things done with minimum fuss and maximum delivery. The dream.

Sun worshiper, mountain trekker, chilli chaser

TIPPLE: Spicy cocktails in any form

Alicia Latham

Finance Business Partner

Alicia skipped university because she didn’t want to miss a second of London’s nightlife. From there she danced, ate and worked her way through her late teens, ultimately – and surprisingly to her – leading to a career in finance! She is just the energy we love round here – can-do, good hustle, great focus and ready to have fun!

Raving, raving, raving.

TIPPLE:  Double vodka orange

Noah Evans-Wicks

Learning & Development Manager

Former Martial Arts World Champion, Noah, is kicking KERB’s L&D department up a gear! Noah has been through almost every job in hospitality, and has used this experience to sculpt himself into the ultimate people practices champ. Driven by his passion for carving out peoples careers in hospitality, Noah is here to help the KERB team be the best that they can be.

Martial Arts, kind people, garlic bread

TIPPLE: All the tequilas

Sophie Kelly

Marketing Manager

Sophie has been making the events industry sexy on socials since she graduated from uni. With bags of experience under her belt, a dab hand in the kitchen and a penchant for markets, could she be a better fit at KERB? As a self declared Pub aficionado, you can normally find Sophie with Insta in one hand and a pint in the other!

Dogs, sunshine, sharing platters

TIPPLE: Picante

Dom Marsh

Social Media & Content Manager

Our in-house “Professional Hype Gal” who also happens to be the one capturing our amazing social content! Dom lives and breathes hospitality and has developed a knack for energetic story telling, spreading the word of KERB far and wide, with her unique and original tone of voice.

Daily Dancing, Always Hosting, Solo Travels

TIPPLE: Ice cold Guinness

Selina Mustafa

Junior Graphic Designer

Selina is our vintage connoisseur and seasoned globe trotter. Joining the design team full-time, Selina is here to keep us all cheerful and ticking along after a stint in the People team! From people to posters and print, Selina’s graphic design wizardry keeps KERB looking fresh!

The 60s, The 70s, The 80s

TIPPLE:  Alabama Slammer

Claudia Bovey

Senior Markets & Development Manager

Trader turned team member, Claudia joins us from Camden stalwart STAKEhaus. No longer chopping chips, Claudia is playing a vital role at the heart of our business, The Food Team! Responsible for finding and nurturing London’s finest street food talent, she knows what it takes to succeed in this game.

Trash TV, karaoke, smashing out a Sunday roast

TIPPLE: Whiskey Sour

Jessica Warden

Market Manager

Following on from her MA in Culture Industry, Jess honed her market managing craft at the epic, Truman Brewery. Jess uses her knowledge of placemaking and culture-led regeneration to make KERB’s markets, new and old, into the London institutions the city knows and loves.

Festival boogies, summer cycling and exhibitions

TIPPLE: Pints (under £5 please)

Priya Narain

Purpose & Impact Manager

Globe trotter Priya started with a career in travel, before deciding to switch lanes to bring her experience over to venues and hospitality. Following a stint in the KERB Events Team, Priya is now leading our purpose and impact initiatives, ensuring KERB is an industry leader in the fields of diversity, inclusion and sustainability.

Cheese obsessed, World traveller, 90s R&B fanatic

TIPPLE: Espresso Martini

KERB Events

Hannah Robson

Events Director

An event agency impresario, Hannah is another that has succumbed to the lure of team independent! Bossing events for 9 years, and a long-term KERB client, we have a top drawer captain at the helm of our events team.

Beach days, Dottie the cockapoo, wine


Tom Moffat

Projects and Logistics Director

Tom has been deep in the Fanzone world for almost a decade, bringing the best of food and booze to fans at some of the UK’s most iconic sporting venues. Now he’s leading the charge on our partnership with Compass Group to get more of our members food in front of more of the public.

Cycling, Spurs, bouncy locks

TIPPLE: Guinness

Noemi Kelly

Head of People

Noemi is the ultimate people champion! After a stint in retail, she made a swift 360 into HR. A talent spotting extraordinaire with a knack for developing individuals every step of the way. Taking a non traditional approach to HR, Noemi is here to keep us all happy, healthy and thriving.

Interior decorator, Italophile, far away places

TIPPLE: Negroni

Toby Chaplin

Head of Events

Toby switched from drum n bass club night promoter to helping steer Osea Island from a ‘rather ragtag operation’ to a bonafide, luxury private island venue over his 5 years there. A stint at Village Underground came before switching from KERB client to KERB team member and now here he is!

Speed freak, hip-hop nerd, house renovator

TIPPLE: Abstinent Fashioned

Jordan Reid

Head of Bars

Working in bars for 12 years, Jordan knows his way around a jigger! Starting his career at Crazy Pedros in Manchester, Jordan made his way down to London, and after working at a host of London’s Food Halls, he finally made his way to the Mothership at Seven Dials & KERB.

Liverpool F.C, drinking up, eating out

TIPPLE: Tommy’s Margarita

Jane Gleeson

Partnerships Manager, Ireland

Leading the charge on KERB’s first project outside of the UK, Jane is going to be bringing KERB to a whole new audience, and collating a troupe of the hottest street food traders that the Emerald Isle has to offer. Before joining KERB, Jane completed a Masters in Gastronomy, so we know she has the credentials to make this venture taste epic!

Sea Swimming, printed publications, pub toasties

TIPPLE: Obviously Guinness!

Ellie Wallace

Events Sales Manager

Resident venue queen, Ellie has spent her professional career working agency side, planning events across a plethora of hotels, bars, cinemas, warehouses, rooftops and everything in between! Well versed in making events happen anywhere, she is the perfect fit.

Wine taster, Hostess with the Mostest, Burger Buff


Leo Mckenzie

Senior Project Manager

Our resident Kick-Ass, Muay Thai pro, Leo, is here to handle our big scale projects! Leo has a history of managing large venues, including food halls and music venues, and so he is here to help make sure our stadium offering is tip top, bringing an unrivalled match day experience to the punters.

Nintendo 64, g-funk, boxing

TIPPLE: Scotch (neat only!)

Lily Spendlove

Event Sales Manager

Joining us from the awesome Truman Brewery, Lily has bags of experience to bring to the KERB events team. A sucker for a hi-vis, clipboard and a walkie talkie, Lily works on curating kick ass events for our wonderful private and corporate clients.

Gold Jewels, Local Boozers, DIY Tattoos

TIPPLE: Spicy Margarita

Jonathan Keane

Operations Manager

John began waiting tables straight out of uni to get into events, and worked his way up to supervising across numerous London venues from there. He joins KERB Events with a laser sharp focus and passion for the planning and logistics side of delivering spectacular events.

Sunsets, sport, dumplings

TIPPLE: Espresso Martini

Edoardo Alfano

Health & Safety Advisor

Our resident Indie Rocker, Edoardo, is an H&S pro! He has popped down the bass guitar and now favours his clipboard and some snazzy latex gloves. Edoardo joins us with years of experience in the world of H&S for a big high street restaurant chain, and is here to keep us in tip top shape!

Carbonara, Concerts and AC Milan

TIPPLE: Negroni

Husain Mapara

Bars Manager

Frequent traveller and KERB Fashionista – Londoner, Husain used to be a Librarian for Camden council before breaking out into his true calling – festivals and parties! Now heading up the return of our much loved KERB Counter in our newest Social Enterprise venture.

Full-time raver, techno house and disco lover, the deepest voice you’ll ever hear

TIPPLE: Rum Old Fashioned

Sam Mason

Development & Events Manager

A true connoisseur of street cuisine, Sam is our go to guy for getting our traders event ready! Whether finessing the composition of a taco, or glamming up a gazebo, Sam knows what tastes delicious as well as how to make things run seamlessly. Food is life for Sam and we are ecstatic to have his passion on team KERB.

Hiking, cheffing, eating

TIPPLE: Nikka from the barrel

Kat Wilton

Team Manager

Leaving the Harry Potter Studio behind to bring the magic and production/events skills to KERB, Kat is someone who gets things done. Super well organised, mad attention to detail and brilliant eye for aesthetics

Festival lover, pizza enthusiast, cat-obsessed

TIPPLE: Guinness

Daisy McAuliffe

Partnerships Manager

Fresh from the alps, Daisy has swapped her life of managing events up mountains for the London street food scene. Following the love of her life – delicious food, Daisy joins the growing team working on our partnership with Compass Group.

Ski, scuba, chatting nonsense

TIPPLE: Long Island Ice Tea


Ed Lloyd

Partnerships Manager - South

Moving from The Fens to join us in the big smoke, Ed has been in and around KERB for a fair while now, starting his days out as a bar back at Seven Dials, and working his way up the ladder into head office as the Partnerships Manager for the South. Ed gets street food, and has seen it on every scale, the perfect guy to keep moving this thing forward.

Festivals, rugby, banging tunes

TIPPLE: Pint, standard

Coretta Kodua

People Manager

Sidelining her dream of becoming the next Beyonce, Coretta has worked across a plethora of well-known high street restaurants, garnering years of hospitality experience. Now she has joined us here at team independent, as a vital member of KERB’s awesome HR department.

Seafoodie, singing superstar, continent hopper

TIPPLE: Passion fruit Mojitos

Harpreet Pal

Junior Finance Business Partner

English grad turned finance pro! Harpreet is a calculator convert after dipping her toe into the world of finance admin a few years ago, however, she is still a self-proclaimed book worm. Joining the KERB events finance team, Harpreet is the one sending out the invoices and bringing in the bacon!

A deep chat, some fat chips, a good book

TIPPLE: Anything sweet

Amber Moss

Events Sales Manager

Amber is brimming with a tenacious energy that KERB are more than happy to harness! Having completed her events degree Amber spent some time agency side, before quickly realising team Street Food was where it’s at. With an infectious love of Mac n Cheese, Amber is making delicious things happen at KERB!

Tapas, boogying, bottomless brunch

TIPPLE: Long Island Ice Tea

Hannah Knott

Operations Manager

Hannah joins us with heaps of grassroots hospitality experience, with years of pulling pints around the world under her belt. Having studied architecture at uni, Hannah knows how to boss design software that most of us have never even heard of!!

Pals, pints, pasta puttanesca

TIPPLE: Bloody Mary, always spicy


Greg Wright

Operations Manager

A seasoned events veteran! Greg has taken on pretty much every role going in events, from behind the bar, to now running them, there isn’t much that he can’t turn his arm to. Joining us from a beloved KERB venue, Truman Brewery, Greg now gets the chance to boss the show at some of London’s greatest spaces.

Pedal bikes, motorbikes, guitars

TIPPLE: Sailor Jerry’s – Served anyway!

Seven Dials Market

Jonathan Cowley


Jon the Don joins us with an unparalleled wealth of hospitality experience, particularly within the world of street food. Recently Jonathan has been the director of restaurants at Ennismore Group, and a senior consultant at both Bleecker Burger and Chick N Sours. There is nothing that this man does not know about the industry, and we are ecstatic to have him at the helm

Proper Pubs, Bauhaus, vibes

TIPPLE: Party Pet Nat

Lara Barquin Fernandez

Marketing Manager

Starting her career as a TV reporter back home in the Canary Islands, Lara has always had a passion for bringing quality content to the masses. Lara made the move to the UK in 2015, and with it a switch up into hospitality and marketing. Now settled at Seven Dials Market, she is here to spread the word of London’s most delicious destination.

Strolling about, snapping shots, seeing the world

TIPPLE: Aperol Spritz

Caydie Pierre Morris

Sales & Events Manager

Caydie first got stuck into events as a student promoter, thriving in the club scene, before moving into the world of corporate events. Now, a notorious side hustler with her infamous stall at Carnival where she slings Jerk and Lobster, Caydie is immersed in her element with street food and events dominating her day to day at Seven Dials Market.

Feasting, raving, exploring

TIPPLE: Ting poured over Wray and Nephew