What's the InKERBator?

Giving early stage businesses with raw talent the chance to accelerate their growth

Join KERB

Raw talent? Burning ambition? Obsessed with your product? We are ready for you!

Workshop

Stage 1 of the KERB journey for many - begin with a day of full immersion to work out if this is for you

Markets

Track down the lunch break you deserve here

Seven Dials Market

Coming September 2019, our first indoor space, 7 days a week!

InKERBators

Traders currently on our 3 month incubation programme

KERBanists

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

Alumni

Great businesses that have flown the coop but will always be a part of the family

Events

KERB turned up several notches

Blog

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

Podcast

A sonic feast, covering entrepreneurship in London and the whole culture beyond the burger

Contact & FAQ

Got a question for us?
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About

Roots and history

KERB Team

See who's driving this thing

Careers

Work with us

We are a membership organisation dedicated to the incubation and acceleration of London's most promising street food businesses.

We believe that the food on our streets should be filled with incredible, diverse, slap-you-round-the-face-it’s-so-good flavour, and that the talented traders behind it should have the best chance possible to do what they love, develop their businesses and, ultimately, succeed from the kerb up.

KERB Ecosystem

1. HATCHING

  • KERB Workshop

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2. INCUBATING

  • inKERBator Programme
  • First market pitches offered

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3. ACCELERATING

  • Full KERB membership
  • Full Trading opportunities
  • KERB Caters opportunities
  • Access to KERB Community resources and benefits

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4. TAKING FLIGHT

  • Access to investment opportunities
  • Access to long term KERB opportunities
  • Alumni status!
  • KERB Hall of Fame

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History

We were founded by Petra Barran who began talent spotting and organising traders from her choc-mobile, Choc Star, in 2010. The idea for KERB was basically incubated in an ice cream van! While scooping and shaking all chocolate everything, Petra spotted an opportunity to do something with all the talent and flavour she saw in her fellow traders.

The idea was to cluster – to seek out the most exciting street food talent, bring them together on the streets of London and progress this dynamic but previously unorganised industry.

We have been at the helm of the London street food scene since launching in 2012 at King’s Cross. We have improved the quality of food served on the capital’s streets, legitimised the industry through professionalising its practices, given Londoners something tasty to sink their teeth into and grown a community of entrepreneurs who are driving real change across the city’s food landscape.

Want to hear how it all begin?
Watch Petra's TED x Talk: