Frequently Asked Questions
Yes – we are actively seeking new spaces to grow our markets in London.
It is a trader who we have selected to become a member of KERB. We take on around 5% of those who apply.
- To create a legitimate platform for talented, independent street food businesses
- To improve the quality of food served on London’s streets
- To create delicious and fun experiences for everyone in the space between buildings
None. We are London-focused – but happy to consult on ventures elsewhere.
Head to the MARKETS section
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 operate street food markets, put on public events and cater corporate and private events. We also consult, incubate new traders and run workshops.
Yes, please email email@example.com 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 ; ) )
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.
No – we are street food only. We take this to mean traders whose primary focus is preparing/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.
See 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.
See our JOIN KERB page.
This is about ensuring not only that flavour reigns on the KERB, but that the back of house side is taken care of too. NCASS with their years of experience in health & safety are our chosen partners for maintaining the practices of each of our traders. For more info read our Health & Safety policy
As long as we keep receiving brilliant applications and finding new sites to cluster our traders we will keep growing. Membership is getting harder though, as we look to bringing 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Loads: Mexican, Italian, Korean, Japanese, French, US, Venezuelan, Colombian, Seychelles, Caribbean, Spanish, Levantine, British, Taiwanese, Indian, Greek, Pakistani, Jewish, Scandi, Indonesian, Polynesian, Thai…
See the KERBANISTS page for the most up-to-date number.
Meet The Team
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 eat.st (2010) the hobby/street food collective, then KERB (2012) the business.
Urbanism, dancehall, New Orleans.
TIPPLE: Tequila, straight-up
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: Neck Oil
Dommi 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, Dommi 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
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
Commercial Director and Head of Events
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 heads up the PE team like the true slayer from Queens that she is.
Avid reader, politico, gym obsessive.
TIPPLE: Prosecco – and a straw
Leaving behind New Zealand and the bright lights of New York for London’s food and drinks scene, Blake quickly found his comfort zone in bars, before working and eating his way around London’s bespoke events industry. Champion of getting things done, he helps our whole operation…operate!
Gin lover, passport stamp collector, pickle obsessed.
TIPPLE: Jalapeño Margarita
Head of Development
Ollie is the fixer and the ideas guy. He writes formulas in spreadsheets that make our markets work, at the same time as building games for our events and designing the KERB Vault. All-rounder, esoteric mind and endlessly patient.
Rambler, break-dancer, pub-quiz fluffer.
TIPPLE: Ice cold beer
Head of People
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).
Head of Markets
From banker gazing out at our Gherkin market to trader to market manager to head of markets (!) Theo lives and breathes the street food life. Catch him roaming around the East Ends (or soaking up Island Life in the winter) – always with that keen eye, love of people and sharp mind.
Londoner for life, sound systems forever, explorer always.
Senior Events Manager
Food-obsessed and first in line for an eating competition, Hannah Searle (aka The Beast) ditched her high-flying job at JP Morgan to come and get stuck into the PE side of the business. ‘World’s worst singer’ but loves karaoke (awkward…) and fanatic about To Do Lists.
Dogs, Marmite connoisseur, sun worshipper.
TIPPLE: Espresso Martini
Digital artist fresh-out-of uni, scouted whilst moonlighting at KERB/KIN Christmas Social 2016 – Tommy was snapped up due to his calm, systematic, can-do attitude. So much of the beautiful design you see round here is down to Tommy – steady, creative and gets it done every time.
Charlton fan, fine art photographer, luscious locks!
TIPPLE: Whisky Sour
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.
Lone-roaming, nature, headstands.
TIPPLE: Chilli cocktails in any form
Hattie Shannon Little
Event Ops Manager
Geography degree under belt, Hattie hit the road after graduating and loves to travel. After working in Asia and Australia for two years at bars and venues she found her Events calling and came back to London to pursue it.
Cycling, exploring, Sticky Toffee pudding.
TIPPLE: Dark ‘n Stormy
Senior Event Coordinator
From management scheme to start-up, pizza pop-up to big chain restaurant, Sophie finally found her calling, combining her love of food and events at KERB.
Travel, chocolate, photography.
TIPPLE: G&T in the sunshine
Ex-semi-pro gamer and Guinness World Record holder Kyle has swapped his games controller for a calculator (and is just as stealth with it in conquering Xero).
Travel, sports, dadding.
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
Leaving the life at sea on super-yachts behind to start a Mexican street food business with his Twin brother, ‘@dosmas_food’, then become a Market Manager at KERB.
Explorer, Diver Enthusiast, Loves Mexico, Tacos all day.
TIPPLE: Classic Man
A jack of all food trades, from artisan bakeries to food waste projects and everything in between. Flatbread fanboy and makes the best Muhammara in London. Always reading (food) history books and will always recommend one to you!
Drummer, history nut, mezze maven.
TIPPLE: Brandy Sour
Event Ops Manager
Sam’s been working with us on bars for what seems like forever and now he’s finally joined our HQ team! And it’s not just bars he’s nifty on – after studying graphic design at Ravensbourne he worked with over 9 different KERB traders including Meltsmiths, Beefsteaks, Luxury Flats, BBQ Dreamz to name a few.
Japanese food lover, secret chef, tattoo lover.