The Young British Foodie Awards 2013
Last month I received an email with the news I had been shortlisted for the YBF finals 2013. 6 traders have been nominated in the Street Food category. Rola Wala, Bao London, Madelaine Express, WildRover Food, Born Yesterday & Manjit’s Kitchen. An impressive line up of traders at the top of their game. http://www.the-ybfs.com
So I now had the challenge of , traveling to London, setting up, preparing food, meeting the judges. I thought about driving the van, rolling the cart. After a few sleepless nights I decided upon taking “The Suitcase SetUp” – In Street Food many say “you’re flash is your cash” and what could be more flashy than my dad’s old suitcase filled with muri tins and decked out in garlands?
I packed my suitcase and hopped on the train.
I arrived into Kings X – me and my suitcase of delights hotfooted it across town and arrived at the venue with minutes to spare. I strolled past the gleaming H van and shimmering Airstream and found a corner to unpack my case of delights.
Adrenaline fueled chopping, mixing and shaking and the judges were with me. I prepared three Bhel Puri cones and handed them over – whilst chatting about the food and how it all began. My head slowly filling with things I wished i had said. 30 minutes later – all done and in the pub.
The winners are announced next week (Tuesday 10th Sept) follow @TheYBFS for all the info.