First Street Food Awards Launched in Hampshire

First Street Food Awards Launched in Hampshire

A mouth-watering search has been launched in Hampshire to find the county’s best street food vendor and the tastiest grub sold from mobile kitchens, market stalls and on-street sellers.

The inaugural Hampshire Street Food Awards will be held in November 2019 but the categories are open now for vendors to register for the award that best suits the food and drink that they offer.

Judges for the awards - which will be held in Portsmouth Guildhall - will be looking for the best street food in a wide range of categories.

They include best locally sourced produce, best street food burger, best vegetarian or vegan food vendor, best newcomer or start-up vendor and best market street food.

To get involved, street food vendors need to select the categories they want to be considered for, enter their business and then encourage their customers to vote for them in the on-line poll. When voting closes the top three vendors in each category will go forward for consideration by the judges to decide the winner.

Supported by Hampshire Fare, the awards have been launched by Jeremy Gaskin, who owns and runs Winchester Vintage Catering - a crepe and coffee kitchen in Jenne, a converted Citroen HY van.

Jeremy said: “I want to celebrate the great work that goes on from street food vendors in Hampshire and to reward  their efforts. The wide range of categories is designed to promote a whole host of different traders across the county.

“The awards are open to any trader as long as they are based in Hampshire and they fit the criteria of the category they wish to be considered for.”

Profits from the awards will be donated to charities that help feed the homeless throughout Hampshire.

So if you are a street food vendor, or know one, that produces the very best food in Hampshire for their customers, then register today for one or more of the categories in the awards.

There is a £24 fee for vendors to register for the awards before Easter when entries will close and customer voting begins. At the end of the street food season in September the voting will close and judges will then decide on the winners in each of the categories from the top three with the most votes.

Discover more on the Hampshire Street Food Awards website.