How to start a street food business with KERB+
Ever dreamed of running your own delicious food business? Got an idea that’s burning a hole in your belly? Look no further. With over 10 years of paving the way on the streets and markets of London, KERB is on hand to turn your tasty dreams into a business reality.
We’ve put together everything that we’ve learned on the KERB into courses and programmes to get budding food entrepreneurs started on their journey – with a helping hand from the KERB+ experts and some of our most successful KERB trader alumni.
Starting Point: KERB Classroom
If you’re new to the street food scene, KERB Classroom is where your food business journey begins.
The KERB Classroom is our nine lesson, easy-to-access, online course. It gives you all of the insider knowledge needed to add a little spice to your food business ideas. From creating a killer menu to sourcing and pricing your ingredients and nailing the marketing game, the KERB Classroom course covers it all. Hear directly from the street food entrepreneurs that are paving the way, as you make your way through online classes at a time (and pace) that suits you.
The full KERB Classroom costs £150 or you can snap up a 3 lesson bundle for £60.
Ready to kick-start your idea? Tuck in here, signing up takes two minutes.
If you’re already a street food maestro but want to polish up on some basics, check out our bite-sized KERB Classroom bundles.
Hitting the KERB: the inKERBator programme
You’ve conquered KERB Classroom and got all that you need to start your food business with a killer hero dish to match… it’s time to level up!
The inKERBator programme is built for early-stage street food business start-ups.
It’s your chance to get hands-on, with three weeks in the classroom at KERB HQ before you hit our central London markets with a six-week residency. The KERB+ team are by your side throughout the inKERBator programme, helping you to develop your brand, dishes, service and more. The best part? It’s completely FREE. We get over 300 applicants every year so go all out in your application to really stand out. Our Food Team also regularly pound the pavements in search of the next big food thing.
We work with up to four cohorts of eight incredible inKERBator food businesses every year, and 95% go on to graduate and join KERB membership to unlock incredible trading opportunities.
Get ready to tap into the minds of industry experts, receive valuable mentorship, and connect with a super supportive community of food enthusiasts just like you.
What next? KERB Membership
Once you’ve completed the inKERBator programme, you graduate and get invited to become a full KERB member.
As a KERB member, food businesses gain access to a ton of resources, opportunities, central London market and food halls spots and exciting discounts. Not forgetting on-going expert support, the opportunity to pitch for our permanent venues as well as trading spots at public events, festivals and stadiums across the country with KERB Events.