Street food business Kerb has announced the launch of the newest phase of its inKERBator scheme, in conjunction with commercial property company Landsec.
The latest wave of businesses to take part include social enterprise Kitchenette Karts, who help young unemployed people get involved in street food, salad roll company Kaleidoscope and Southern Californian sandwich business Zephyr.
The scheme is designed to nurture and develop enterprising food brands, across Landsec’s network of assets, including Trinity Leeds and Westgate Oxford.
Every Tuesday until May 2018, at West India Quay, up-and-coming start-ups will be able to test and sell their menus, and learn from KERB mentors, receiving consumer feedback and business consultancy over the course of their residency.
“Launching the inKERBator scheme at West India Quay has given traders an invaluable platform to grow and hopefully turn into a business that will take on permanent restaurant spaces,” said Ollie Hunter, head of KERB community and talent.
“We’re looking forward to seeing our newest fleet test their creative food concepts every Tuesday at West India Quay, and we’ll be helping them along the way to gather feedback to improve, innovate and grow their businesses.”
Polly Troughton, head of Retail Markets for Landsec, added: “We know that this format is successful for brands and guests alike; KERB alumnus, Pizza Pilgrims, chose Westgate for their first venture outside of London. Similarly, it has been a joy to support the likes of Rola Wala grow from a pop up at Trinity, Leeds to a permanent unit in Westgate Oxford.”