Taste local ethnic cuisine: The Street Food Festival 2015

Gone are the days of “street food” only being associated with “vetkoeke” and “kerrie en rys”. Street food has become a culinary and social experience nowadays. The Street Food Festival 2015 caters to all tastes. From street food entrepreneurs to job seekers, the festival attracts a diverse clientele. If you are looking for a mobile kitchen for sale to perhaps start your own street food business, you can find inspiration at this year’s festival. With the range of food trailers at the festival, you can get a good idea of what kind of trailer you will need to make your own business a success.


Showcasing local ethnic cuisine, the Street Food Festival is a platform for food entrepreneurs and culinary experts. If you are attending this year’s festival, you can expect to get affordable, quality food in a social environment. When it comes to food trailers for sale, there are a variety of models available. Although choosing the right one can be a daunting task, you can see the different models in action at the Street Food Festival.


Job seekers who are looking for a career in the food industry will also enjoy this event. If you attend the festival you will get to see what it takes to work in the food industry. It will also give you an idea of what roles are available. From cooking to serving meals, there are a variety of jobs available in this sector. With the right training and experience, you can have a successful career in the food industry.


Typically, street food is sold from a mobile kitchen trailer in a public open area. The ready-to-eat-food offers an affordable, convenient and delicious meal. Although some street foods are found in specific regions, most street foods have gained popularity in other areas. Street food could also be referred to as finger food or fast food. Typically, street food is less expensive than the meals you can purchase in a restaurant. Street food has played a vital role throughout history and it was even popular in ancient Rome when the city’s poor bought these meals as they did not have access to their own kitchens. Street food is also enjoyed internationally and has helped to preserve cultural traditions across generations.


When and Where

Cape Town residents can head to the festival on 26 July 2015 at the Side Street Studios, Woodstock, while those in Johannesburg can delight their taste buds at the Street Food Festival on 1 August 2015, at the Hazard Gallery, 264 Fox Street.



The market is free, so if you are looking for a great day out for your whole family, the festival is an awesome choice. A trip to the market will give your children an opportunity to learn more about South Africa’s delicious ethnic food. Not only will your kids enjoy eating flavoursome food, the festival is also a great cultural experience. If you want to learn more about street food entrepreneurship, you can attend the seminar by purchasing a R300 ticket. For a full culinary experience, you can buy a ticket for dinner at the cost of R350. Tickets are for sale online.



You can visit the market between 9:00 and 16:00. Talks are held at 10:00 and they finish at 15:00. If you have a ticket for dinner, you should be at the venue at 19:00.


Food Entrepreneur Seminar

Kicking off with coffee and registration at 9:30, the Food Entrepreneur Seminar boasts a day full of exciting speakers. The Programme runs until 15:00 and includes beer tasting from 12:15 to 13:00. The Cape Town seminar includes an informative talk by Laureen Rossouw which covers the topic of “Dealing with the media”. Laureen Rossouw’s 35 years in the media has included SABC TV documentaries. She was Décor and Associate Editor of House and Leisure Magazine and Editor of ELLE Decoration.

Laureen Rossouw

If you are attending the seminar, another speaker that you can look forward to is Gideon Van Lill from Kinsmen Collective who will offer insight into Logo and Packaging Design. Abigail Donnelly will also be sharing her knowledge on Food Styling at the Cape Town seminar. As the Editor of Eat Out and Food Editor of Woolworths Taste magazine, she has extensive experience in the industry. Other speakers include Uno De Vaal on the topic of Online Marketing and Karen Dudley on “Making Food Your Business”.

Abigail-Donnelly UNO-DE-WAAL Karen-Dudley

If you are attending the Johannesburg seminar you will get the opportunity to hear Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine from the Mail and Guardian speak. Kumalo’s interesting talk will also cover “Dealing with the Media”. Sylvie McKeown will speak on food trends, while Uno de Waal will cover the topic of “Marketing via Social Media”. Thando Moleketi from Jozi Food Fix and the WKND Social will be speaking on the topic of “Making Food Your Business”. Lunch and a fun eating competition are scheduled for 13:00 to 14:00.


With the great investment opportunities in street food, attending the festival offers numerous benefits. When it comes to finding a mobile kitchen for sale, you can make an informed decision by reviewing the models at the festival before you commit to a purchase. Whether you are looking for business opportunities or a fun family day out, don’t miss the Street Food Festival 2015.


Looking for a mobile kitchen for sale? Junk Mail boasts a range of food and mobile kitchen trailers. Browse through our collection to find the ideal food trailers for your business. Selling your food trailer? Place your free ad on www.JunkMail.co.za.


Neshika Thakurdin

I'm Neshika Thakurdin, I'm 24 and I'm an experienced Search engine Optimization (SEO) Engineer at Junk Mail classifieds with a national diploma in Marketing.

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