It’s about time, ladies and gentlemen, we give you the first ever Welsh Street Food Awards. Founded by British Street Food, who run the toughest street food competition in the world, the Welsh Street Food Awards will park up in Pembrokeshire at the height of the summer. And we are playing hosts…
Two giants of British food — looked up to by the very best in Britain’s restaurant industry — have signed up to judge. Stephen Terry, who got his first Michelin star at the age of 25, runs The Hardwick, a country pub-restaurant in Abergavenny. And Shaun Hill, who was described by Tom Kerridge as “an inspiration”, is still cooking at the legendary Walnut Tree after 50 years in professional kitchens. They will be tough to please.
The best traders from up and down the country will be fighting it out to win the vote of the judges – and the general public – at this brand new event. At stake? A place in the British Street Food Awards finals and the chance to represent Britain in the European Street Food Awards finals in Berlin.
It’s all going off at the Milford Waterfront in Pembrokeshire 18-19 August. This new venue, and the idyllic coastal location, are being repurposed as the centre of the street food world for one weekend. A select few lucky punters will enjoy free tasters of competition dishes from the 15 best traders in Wales, if they’re quick enough! The tasters — introduced as part of the BSFA’s new ‘mad minute’ — will mean the people of Wales get to try everything before voting.
“It’s the right time for the Welsh Street Food Awards,”
says Richard Johnson, founder of the BSFAs. “We’ve had Welsh winners in the past, and we really wanted to showcase all the excellent new talent here. Street Food Warehouse, who run events all over Wales and the south of England, are the perfect partners for such an exciting event.”
Landing at the Milford Waterfront will be more than a dozen tasty traders. From full-to-the-brim calzone, Welsh beef brisket and Venezuelan arepas to fresh pasta and hot fried doughnuts, the line-up is looking strong. Plus, Pop Up Bar Hire will be gracing the festival with their fully stocked bars, along with local partners Tenby Harbwr Brewery.
Clare Stowell, the Director of Property & Tourism at Milford Waterfront said “We are delighted to welcome the Welsh Street Food Awards to Milford Waterfront”.
Register for your free ticket here!
Keep updated with all the trader announcements on the Facebook page.
Pssst… We’re still looking for Welsh street food traders to compete, send us an email asap!