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IFDA Members' Networking Event: Festival And Event Catering
Mon 27 March 2017, 17:00 – 20:00 BST
Festival And Event Catering: The Pros, the Cons and Avoiding the Con Merchants
"Which events to do? which ones to avoid!
"How to predict sales, stock and staffing?"
"What do event organisers really look for?"
For this event, hosted by Mark Young, owner of Sela Bar (and The Social, operator of Eat Our Pizza mobile, an occasional mobile bar and Beer B-Q burgers) we will be in conversation with the experts who have first-hand experience of trading at events, from small local events and private bookings, Trinity Kitchen, to the ‘holy grail’, Glastonbury, as well as curating and running events.
The conversation will tackle the issues and opportunities faced by traders, at any stage of business growth and questions to the hand-picked experts will be welcomed.
We have had many requests for more insight into festival and event catering; which events to do, which ones to avoid! Where to launch, how to plan for big events, predicting sales and stock, staffing, scaling up to operate at multiple sites and running multiple concepts.
A newly launched Facebook private discussion group, in response primarily to some significant increases in pitch fees, has highlighted the growing necessity for this conversation and is a welcome extension of the mutual support network that traders have always fostered between themselves.
Mark will also be slinging pizza and pouring craft beers.
Lucie Mountain – Founder of Crepe Lucette and master of being in more than one place at the same time, with a small fleet of trailers.
Adam Bryson – Founder of Kerb Edge. Burger slinger at festivals and the kitchens of Head of Stream pubs, in Leeds and Hull. Also, always in several places at once. How do they do this?
Jason Bailey – Occasional Arepa!Arepa!Arepa! slinger and founder of the always brilliant street food market, Grub Manchester, clearly run for the enjoyment of the public, as well as the traders. Which is a very, very good thing.