WHAT TO EXPECT
ONE DAY, A CAST OF EXPERT SPEAKERS, INVALUABLE INSIGHTS AND GREAT CONNECTIONS – THIS IS A ONE OF A KIND TRAINING DAY TO HELP MOVE THAT GREAT BUSINESS IDEA OUT OF YOUR MIND AND INTO THE REAL WORLD.
And we’re back with our penultimate one of 2019. The KERB workshops have become a vital first step in inspiring the start of so many of the London food businesses that we know and love today. Bleecker Burger, Club Mexicana, Bill or Beak, Biff’s Jack Shack – all walked out of here fired up and ready to get going! It’s paramount to us that the day delivers on deep industry insight – meaning both behind the scenes gems and practical instruction, as well as tales of caution and how not to do it.
If you’re feeling the pull towards this industry/have an idea brewing that you’re not sure you have the balls to realise, then get on this – in one day you’ll have the insight, the knowledge and a real sense of whether you are ready to push GO on making your idea happen.
SPEAKERS & TIMINGS
10.00-10.45 – Welcome coffee
10.45-11.00 – Into & KERB History – James Brooks
11.00-11.40 – How to win festivals and private events – Makatcha
11.40-12.20 – Social media and how to brand your business –Vicky’s Donuts
12.20-14.20 – Lunch and learn, with live demonstration of a gazebo set up.
14.30-15.15 – The inKERBator journey and getting into markets – Curry on Naanstop
15.15-16.00 – Knowing your Numbers – KERB (Robert Machin)
16.00-17.15 – BREAK and ‘Street food speed dating’ – Snack provided by Square Root & Curry on Naanstop
17.15-18.00 – From street food to multiple sites – Oh My Dog
18.00 – Onwards – DRINKS!
“If I hadn’t been to a KERB workshop in 2015, Club Mexicana wouldn’t exist! The practical, business and strategic advice I got on the day, from seasoned traders and key KERB partners was invaluable and set me up on my street food journey! It gave me a real head start in the tough world of street food and set me up with some incredible and long lasting relationships with people who still help me now!”
Meriel Armitage – Club Mexicana
“If I had to describe the KERB workshop in one word: Inspirational. To meet the best in the industry with a real-life understanding of the intricacies of street food is invaluable. From the highs of summer and lows of the cold hard winters, not only will you develop a deeper connection with food but with fellow traders (at every level) who are more than just people but a community who supports each other”
Lani Lam – da ja street food
“When I turned up for the KERB workshop all I had was an idea. When I left, I had a plan. I genuinely believed I could do it. I was so inspired by the speakers to go out and make my plan a reality that I left my job a week later, and was trading within 3 months. And within 6 months of that, I was the speaker at a KERB Workshop”
Biff Burrows – Biff’s Jack Shack