How to become a street food trader
You can get into this job through:
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
You can prepare for this job by doing a senior production chef advanced apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths, for an advanced apprenticeship
It's common to get experience working in a cafe, pub, restaurant or hotel kitchen first and then set up your own street food business.
- you'll need to register with your local Environmental Health Department before you start trading
Experience in catering or customer service will be useful.
You can find out more about careers in catering from the Hospitality Guild and the Nationwide Caterers Association.