*Entry Level*

Online food business startup course - learn in your own time, at your own pace

What's the InKERBator?

Giving early stage businesses with raw talent a turbo charge - new programme coming later in 2021

Join KERB

Raw talent? Burning ambition? Obsessed with your product? We want to hear from you!

KERB National Theatre

KERB are bringing the flavour back to the National Theatre.

Seven Dials Market

Back in the room! Everybody's free to feel good at Seven Dials Market.

InKERBators

New programme coming later in 2021

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 have a place on the kerb

Events

KERB turned up several notches

Blog

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

Podcast

A weekly dose of defiance, as dished out by our industry in the face of utter rupture. Hosted by Petra Barran

Contact & FAQ

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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 have been at the helm of the London street food scene since launching in 2012 and going on to open markets citywide. We have improved the quality of food served on the capital’s streets, disrupted the corporate catering world, given Londoners something tasty to sink their teeth into and built a powerful, multi-level platform full of opportunity for anyone with a love of food and a bit of fire in the belly.

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: