Have a wonderful Christmas and good time off, everyone. We are all slinking away to various ends of the city and country, looking forward to the recharge.
It’s been a brilliant year (despite the obvious). KERB has grown in team and output with more market dates and private events catered than ever before – showing us just how much this city loves to get its chops around world class street food.
We also launched KERB Camden Market and the whole business completely shifted. Whereas before we were in and out – for a lunch market, weekend event or late night party – now we were in charge of a 364 day a year open-air food court in one of London’s most visited places. The day-to-day-ness of street trading for us and all 34 traders in the market has now become year-to-year, restaurant-style with all the extra organisation and planning that that brings. It’s been a real eye-opener and really good in terms of how we look to progress London street food and make it even more a part of the city’s fabric.
Nothing makes us more geed up about being part of this city than when all the flavour and talent of our lunch markets can join forces with great music and drinks to splay out at one of our public events. Alchemy, Noshville, Reggae Roast and our 4th Birthday were all such a joy in different ways. From the magical smells and tastes of Alchemy to the shaking away our Brexit Blues of Noshville; the massive open-air skank-a-thon of Regge Roast to the brass-band hoopla of KERB is 4.
We just wrapped up the year with our final Gherkin where between us and the traders we raised over £1500 for homeless charity pioneers, StreetSmart. We want to do more for homelessness in 2017 – we all exist on the same kerbs so let’s see what’s possible…
So, whilst KERB Camden powers on, only breaking for 1 day tomorrow (!), the rest of the KERB markets will be back in January (Gherkin and Paddington) and February (KERB on the Quay and King’s Cross). Amidst all of this will be our Burns Hootenanny on 27 and 28 Jan. This is going to be right laugh so grab some tickets soon to avoid disappointment.
Thanks to everyone who’s brought energy, appetites and good stuff to the KERB this year. Relax, unwind then tune back in again for more flavour in 2017 – we have lots to look forward to.