Levy UK has today announced an exclusive partnership with street food pioneers KERB to bring innovative street food to Levy’s sporting, events and conference venues across the UK.
The deal will form part of a wider collaboration with Compass Group UK and Ireland to offer the very latest in street food trends to fans and visitors during 2021.
“We are consistently evaluating how we best support clients, not least because of the pandemic, with different and relevant ideas that reflect the future we’re going into – whether that’s how we serve our food or how we organise our venues and our people,” says Jon Davies, managing director of Levy UK. “Our commitment to innovation at Levy is unwavering and when it comes to street food, one of today’s key taste trends, KERB is completely unrivalled in its passion, expertise and experience.
“This is not only a partnership borne of a shared love of the joy that great food can bring, but also a partnership built on shared values,” he adds. “Through our Levy Cares commitments, we believe the food industry has a responsibility to do more for the planet, the teams we work with and the communities we work in, and these principles have been part of KERB’s DNA from day one. I cannot wait to start working together to roll-out some of the most diverse, delicious and inventive food in the UK today and see the smiles on people’s faces.”
Founded in 2012, KERB was launched by Petra Barran in an attempt to bring together the most exciting street food talent and legitimise and professionalise a previously dynamic but unorganised industry. The organisation currently operates six street food markets across the capital, including the flagship Seven Dials Market in Covent Garden that hosts 21 independent food businesses.
“Our partnership with Levy is the start of an ambitious new chapter, which will allow us to expand from our London heartlands and apply our deep expertise in creating dynamic retail markets and delivering unforgettable food experiences to spectators, members and delegates at Levy’s venues across the UK,” says Simon Mitchell, CEO at KERB.
“Whether it’s award-winning Venezuelan stuffed arepas, Cajun crawfish balls or Korean fried chicken, KERB and its food entrepreneurs, together with the industry leader Levy, will be setting a new standard in taste, choice, creativity and sustainability.”