Entries open for new street food competition

Entries are now open for Dine Out's brand new cooking competition, which will put the most creative and delicious street food dishes in the spotlight.

The Street Food Championships, launched in partnership with Dine Out's sister title OOH Magazine, will be a one-day cooking extravaganza held in a spacious, well-ventilated marquee to keep everyone safe at London Shenley Club, near Watford, on the 30 September 2021. 

The competition, which is now open to street food chefs from across the out-of-home market (including street food traders and group or independent restaurants), will see 16 shortlisted finalists cook up their signature dishes, as well as taking on several head-to-head technical challenges.

Operators can enter themselves into one of four cuisine rounds:

  • Americana
  • European
  • Latin American
  • Pan-Asian

Four finalists will be chosen from each cuisine group to compete in the final, where they will be asked to prepare their signature dish; a technical dish comprising sponsor products; and a Wings Round, sponsored by Franks’s RedHot, which must be used by all the chefs in their creation in this heat.

The winning chef will receive £1,000 and the coveted title of Street Food Dish of the Year.

"We're so exciting to launch this new event at a time when the industry is reopening and there's a great summer of food on the horizon," says Rosanna Spence, editor of Dine Out, which is organising the competition.

"Street food is a fantastic way for chefs to tell their story, and for customers to enjoy tastes from around the world. We can't wait to see the creative and innovatie entries. Good luck to everyone who enters!"

Chefs keen to be crowned the UK's street food champion should head to the website and submit their entry from Tuesday 4 May 2021. Entries close 30 July.

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