For any who attended last year’s #FBC12 then you’ll attest that one of the many highlights of an unforgettable weekend was the FBC Market. For those that didn’t, well, you really missed out. Over the space of the weekend, some of London’s most innovative and exciting street traders joined in mass, serving up the kind of food that shows why the Capital is really starting to make a name for itself as a global food hub.
Not only was it a wonderful place for all the lucky food bloggers to satiate their raging appetites, while connecting and networking outside of the more studious confines of the conference classrooms, but it proved an invaluable way for food traders to cook up their delights to a captivating and powerful audience! Of course, with some of the most authoritative voices in the food industry in attendance, as well as those most adept at using social media (esepecially after taking in all they had learned from the weekend) it provided a unique opportunity for exposure. Through the likes of twitter, facebook and, of course, the blogs themselves, news quickly spread far and wide around the world with over 6 million twitter impressions.
This year, in keeping with the community theme we’re going all out with the #FBC5 StrEAT Party, taking this most British of traditions to another level. As the centre piece to our fifth anniversary celebrations, we are going to build on last year’s success, providing attendees with a feast they’ll struggle to forget, and street traders with a fantastic way to market and engage their business.
FBC Alumni Toma Mexicana will be back, delighting attendees, just as they did last year, with their truly authentic dollop of Mexico’s finest! Already on board this year are some of the most exciting and diverse street traders from across the UK, representing the fantastic multiculturalism that abounds on our small island. We’re super excited to be hosting Navina Bartlett from www.streatfoodcollective.com, her ingenious concept and, of course, name an inspiration behind this year’s #FBC5 StrEAT Party. Along with her stall, Coconut Chilli, serving up a sumptuous supply of salt marsh lamb koftes and potato with caramelised onions, green chilli and mustard seeds in pitta, she’ll be making the journey with both Dorshi and Kwaada from her collective. We can’t wait to try some handmade sushi made from 100% Dorset ingredients and beef or spicy chicken skewers – authentic Ghanian street food highlighting Bristol’s rich West African heritage. In addition, Selina Periampillai of Yummy Choo Eats, who will be on board enlightening us about the cuisine of Mauritiu and food blogger Ren Behan of Fabulicious Food will be showcasing the food of her heritage with her ‘Polish Pop-Up Stall.’
So, if you’re a food or beverage trader, a restaurant looking to do a pop-up, or even a chef wanting to get your name out there, we have the party for you. Get in contact with us through info[at]foodbloggerconnect[dot]com to come play during our social hours and strut your stuff in front of some of the most influential bloggers from around the globe.
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