At KERB Events, we’re all about brilliant independent food and drink, served up with exceptional hospitality.
It all began with our passionate founder, Petra Barran, driving up and down the country in her Choc Star truck swapping chocolate delights for a bed for the night! She saw a need for a street food collective, to represent London’s many independent traders. And so, KERB was born.
KERB quickly grew into a collective of over 100+ of the country’s most iconic street food businesses. And so did the demand for KERB to pop up at events up and down the country! The natural next step was KERB Events, and so here we are, disrupting the events catering industry up and down the country. Today, KERB Events are a team of event experts, party pros and shindig specialists. We’re more than just an event caterer. We deliver experiences like no other, exceeding expectations and treating your taste buds every step of the way.We can make anything happen, anywhere (try us)!
What We Do
Conferences & Awards
With menus that will knock the socks off of your delegates and guests at corporate breakfasts, conferences and award shows. We’re on hand to add a little bit of spice to your next suited-and-booted occasion.
Variety is the spice of life and we’ve got it in abundance.
Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, birthday or a special occasion, have the best of the UK’s street food all to yourself.
We partner with some of the most valued and creative trailblazers that each industry had to offer and have been trusted to showcase the brands of Asos, McLaren, Meta, Innocent, Netflix and the FT (to name a few).
Festivals & Summer
When it comes to festivals and summer parties, no one does it better!
The smells and sounds of fresh, sizzling food with origins reaching from every corner of the world, street food and the summer season is a match made in a tasty heaven.
Receptions & Dinners
Bringing your tastiest dreams to life, and to the table.
Our traders are a talented bunch, with a refined menu of canapés, our famous ‘medium portions’ or a menu perfect for any seated dinner at the drop of a spatula.
Stadia & Fan zones
Forget football chants (for now), we’re shouting about scrumptiously small independent food and drink businesses.
Gone are the days of unsatisfactory sports stadium food as KERB Fan zones move into stadiums up and down the country.
Winter Light trails
At the most wonderful time of the year, you can find us at London’s sell-out Winter light trails. We’ve spent the last four years warming the trail-goers at Christmas at Kew and this year added Hampton Court’s Palace of Light to the menu.
We’re not your typical event catering company – as industry disruptors we believe in serving brilliantly authentic, street food for every occasion. When we say the possibilities are endless, we mean it.
Chief Operating Officer
Sports-mad Ben has spent the last 24 years nurturing his passion for all things athletic, by delivering events and match days at some of the UK’s most prestigious occasions and venues. The Ashes, Ascot & Wimbledon to name a few. Unrivalled attention to detail and a heap of experience make Ben the perfect COO to keep KERB Events movin’ on up!
Alana has ten years in the events world under her belt – from heading up the events team at St Paul’s Cathedral and Royal Hospital Chelsea to organising the iconic ‘Diner en Blanc’. With us since 2015, she steers like the true slayer from Queens that she is.
KERB veteran Kat is here to make things happen! Her flawless organisation, and impeccable attention to detail keep the team on track, on time, and with smiles on their faces. Her past life as a cheerleader shines through whenever the team need that little boost to morale.
Head of Events
An event agency impresario, Hannah is another that has succumbed to the lure of team independent! Bossing events for 9 years, and a long-term KERB client, we have a top drawer captain at the helm of our events team.
Senior Account Manager
Toby switched from drum ‘n’ bass club night promoter to helping steer Osea Island from a ‘rather ragtag operation’ to a bonafide, luxury private island venue over his 5 years there. A stint at Village Underground came before switching from KERB client to KERB team member and now here he is!
Events Sales Manager
Resident venue queen, Ellie has spent her professional career working agency side, planning events across a plethora of hotels, bars, cinemas, warehouses, rooftops and everything in between! Well versed in making events happen anywhere, she is the perfect fit.
Event Sales Manager
Joining us from the awesome Truman Brewery, Lily has bags of experience to bring to the KERB Events team. A sucker for a hi-vis, clipboard and a walkie talkie, Lily works on curating kick ass events for our wonderful private and corporate clients.
Events Sales Manager
Amber is brimming with tenacious energy that KERB are more than happy to harness! Having completed her events degree Amber spent some time agency side, before quickly realising team street food was where it’s at. With an infectious love of Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Amber is making delicious things happen at KERB!
Head of Partnerships
Tom has been deep in the Fan Zone world for almost a decade, bringing the best of food and booze to fans at some of the UK’s most iconic sporting venues. Now he’s leading the charge on our partnership with Compass Group to get more street food into hungry fans hands.
Fresh from the alps, Daisy has swapped her life of managing events up mountains for the London street food scene. Following the love of her life – delicious food, Daisy joins the growing team working on our partnership with Compass Group.
Senior Project Manager
Our resident kick-ass Muay Thai pro, Leo, is here to handle our big-scale projects! Leo has a history of managing large venues, including food halls and music venues, and so he is here to help make sure our stadium offering is tip-top, bringing an unrivalled match day experience to the punters.
Partnerships Manager - South
Moving from The Fens to join us in the big smoke, Ed has been in and around KERB for a fair while now, starting his days out as a bar back at Seven Dials, and working his way up the ladder into head office as the Partnerships Manager for the South. Ed gets street food, and has seen it on every scale, the perfect guy to keep moving this thing forward.
Partnerships Manager, Ireland
Leading the charge on KERB’s first project outside of the UK, Jane is going to be bringing KERB to a whole new audience, and collating a troupe of the hottest street food traders that the Emerald Isle has to offer. Before joining KERB, Jane completed a Masters in Gastronomy, so we know she has the credentials to make this venture taste epic!
Head of Operations
Better known as ‘Jeeves’, a true ops veteran, previously working for some of KERB’s finest exports, bringing her top-notch creativity and organisational skills to KERB HQ. A designer at heart (with the training to match), Jeeves is here to put her creative flair into every KERB event.
John began waiting tables straight out of uni to get into events, and worked his way up to supervising across numerous London venues from there. He joins KERB Events with a laser sharp focus and passion for the planning and logistics side of delivering spectacular events.
A seasoned events veteran! Greg has taken on pretty much every role going into events. From grafting behind the bar to now running them, there isn’t much that he can’t turn his hand to. Joining us from a beloved KERB venue, Truman Brewery, Greg now gets the chance to boss the show at some of London’s greatest spaces.
Emily comes to KERB from Ascot racecourse, swapping horses and fancy hats for street food and fancy vans! Emily has been in F&B and events for 8 years now, working primarily with retail concessions, she certainly has the know-how to make street food work anywhere.
Events Operations Coordinator
Hannah joins us with heaps of grassroots hospitality experience, with years of pulling pints around the world under her belt. Having studied architecture at uni, Hannah knows how to boss design software that most of us have never even heard of!!
Head of Bars
Working in bars for over 12 years, Jordan knows his way around a jigger! Starting his career at Crazy Pedros in Manchester, Jordan made his way down to London, and after working at a host of London’s food halls, he finally made his way to the Mothership and now heads up all things bars at KERB.
Frequent traveller and KERB Fashionista – Londoner, Husain used to be a Librarian for Camden council before breaking out into his true calling – festivals and parties! He was the power behind the KERB Counter and now shakes, stirs and pours his talent on ice with the Events bar team.
Development & Events Manager
A true connoisseur of street cuisine, Sam is our go to guy for getting our traders event ready! Whether finessing the composition of a taco, or glamming up a gazebo, Sam knows what tastes delicious as well as how to make things run seamlessly. Food is life for Sam and we are ecstatic to have his passion on team KERB.
Head of Health & Safety
Name a job in hospitality, and Sissy has smashed it! Starting out slinging pizzas in 2008, she eventually got into health and safety. Previously responsible for the H&S at 52 high street restaurants, Sissy is now getting stuck into our 75+ traders. Her keen eye for detail is here to keep KERB’s already high standards on track.
Health & Safety Advisor
Our resident indie rocker, Edoardo, is an H&S pro! He has popped down the bass guitar and now favours his clipboard and some snazzy latex gloves. Edoardo joins us with years of experience in the world of H&S for a big high street restaurant chain, and is here to keep us in tip top shape!
Junior Finance Business Partner
English grad turned finance pro! Harpreet is a calculator convert after dipping her toe into the world of finance admin a few years ago, however, she is still a self-proclaimed book worm. Joining the KERB Events finance team, Harpreet is the one sending out the invoices and bringing in the bacon!
Head of People
Noemi is the ultimate people champion! After a stint in retail, she made a swift 360 into HR. A talent-spotting extraordinaire with a knack for developing individuals every step of the way. Taking a non-traditional approach to HR, Noemi is here to keep us all happy, healthy and thriving.
Sidelining her dream of becoming the next Beyonce, Coretta has worked across a plethora of well-known high street restaurants, garnering years of hospitality experience. Now she has joined us here at team independent, as a vital member of KERB’s awesome HR department.
Events Back of House Coordinator
Coming from a background of property management and social work, Stephan has transferred his people skills from providing assistance to a wide range of people from different backgrounds and eagle eye for detail to the Kerb warehouse team. Working alongside the warehouse team and operations managers to help Kerb provide industry topping events.