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Richard Johnson

Wales Of Delight

The toughest street food competition in the world is coming to Swansea. And Street Food Warehouse, Wales’ game-changing street food events company, is playing hosts. Fifteen of Wales’ best traders will be fighting it out in the 2019 Welsh Street Food Awards supported by Hellmann’s. And the good people of Swansea will get to vote for their winner. With some expert advice from Sam and Shauna of Hang Fire Southern Kitchen along the way.

The prize? Bragging rights – big time. And the chance to represent Wales at the British finals in London — maybe go on to represent their country at the European Street Food Awards in Sweden. It’s a prize that genuinely changes lives. Just ask Baked In Brick and Wingmans, winners in 2017, who recently opened up their first restaurants. And MEATliquor, who won at the Awards back in 2009 – they now have 10 restaurants. BSFA winners go places.

Street Food Warehouse are a Wales-based street food collective who run street food festivals across Wales and England. “No one knows the Welsh street food scene like they do” says Richard Johnson, the founder of the British Street Food Awards supported by Hellmann’s. “With their help we will be bringing the best of this scene to Swansea’s Museum Park in August — the same location where they hold their biggest event, Swansea Street Food Festival.”

With street food going prime time on the tv, and getting big City investment, the business is clearly changing. “This is the tenth year of the British Street Food Awards” says Richard Johnson. “And we’ve seen a huge change. At Street Food Warehouse events you can see how we eat differently now. We don’t want a fixed starter-main course-dessert menu any more – we want a bit of this and a bit of that. It’s flirty, low-commitment dining, and it’s so much more relaxed. Street food is making the world a better place.”