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 becoming a street food trader from the Nationwide Caterers Association.