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Richard Johnson

Come On Wales!

Applications for the 2019 British Street Food Awards supported by Hellmann’s are now officially OPEN. Check it out here. But you haven’t got long. The deadline for Welsh traders is fast approaching, so please hurry along here. Wales has always done well at the British Street Food Awards. Cafe Mor from The Pembrokeshire Beach Food Company took home Best of the Best in 2012. And one heck of a prize – the right to trade at the Olympics. Brother Thai won Best Vegetarian in 2017. But street food in Wales was evolving at such a rate that we needed to evolve too. A “Wales and the West heat” wasn’t enough any more. So, in 2018, we launched the Welsh Street Food Awards. With the inspirational street food events company Street Food Warehouse​. Ex-editor of the AA Restaurant Guide Simon Wright​ from Wright’s Food Emporium and the legendary Stephen Terry (from equally legendary The Hardwick) joined the public in voting for their winners — Slow Pig​ and Assembelly​. It was one hell of a weekend.

This year we’re going one better. We’re building on our time with Street Food Warehouse, and setting up in Swansea, to put on the ultimate Welsh food fight. The finalists will be cooking up tasting plates to win votes from you (the general public) and our esteemed panel of judges. At stake? Bragging rights. The winners will go on to London to represent Wales in the finals of the British Street Food Awards in September. And, if they’re victorious, they’ll win £1,000 to put towards travel and accommodation as they sail off to represent Britain at the massive European Street Food Awards. But it all starts in Swansea this summer….traders should apply NOW to be part of history.