What is Street Food?

Street food is one of the most vibrant and fast growing sectors in European economies, building on consumer interest in high quality, artisan food and the rising number of farmers’ markets, outdoor festivals and public events.

The term ‘Street food’ relates to a relatively new concept in Europe. It has various influences and inspirations, however, it is generally considered to be artisan food sold on the streets, or more accurately, not served from restaurants or café’s.

The term probably came from America, where for several years the food truck craze has been steadily growing into a sizable industry. Many of our first street food traders took inspiration from the American food trucks for the food they serve, cooking methods, marketing (especially social media) and to a degree attitude.

Street food followed a back to basics approach to popular dishes. Re-inventing the ‘classics’ by stripping down the dish to it’s core ingredients and then re-designing it using improved cooking methods and ingredients. If a hot dog can taste good with cheap re-constituted meat, preservatives and whatever else the industrial producers add to their products, how much more flavour could you pack in if you used great cuts of meat, and taste rather than cost price or as your key motivator? Sign up now and we will keep you updated of our progress and you will be the first to know when the course is available online!