FBC attendees can expect to taste hotdogs like they’ve never had before! We use only the finest ingredients and have a wide range of dogs with deliciously creative toppings and hand-made demi-brioche buns. During the #FBC15 strEAT Party, we’ll be showcasing a variety of our different dog creations with our new Pups (think hotdog sliders) so everyone can try a selection of different flavour combinations.
Tell us why you would like to take part in FBC this year and how will you be featuring your product/brand/business to connect with the community of bloggers?
I heard about FBC through email and I’d like to be involved as it seems like a great event to take part in! I’m particularly interesting in meeting and connecting with food bloggers, introducing them to our products and seeing what everyone thinks. Looks like it will be lots of fun!
What other events/markets/pop ups/supper clubs do you take part in throughout the year?
We take part in a variety of events, markets, pop ups and pub residencies throughout the year. So far this year we have traded at a variety of street food markets (including Streets Eats & Bite), we’ve held residencies at The Old Nun’s Head (Nunhead), Market House (Brixton) and The Dukes Head (Highgate) and we have also done a few pop ups with the Antic group of pubs – The Job Centre Pub (Deptford), The Hope (Peckham) and at the end of June we’ll be running a 4 night pop up to mark the opening of their latest pub – The Gregorian in Bermondsey.
One event that I can fully recommend is the Summer Brew Fest (http://summerbrewfest.co.uk) we’re returning there for the third time this June and it’s a brilliant event, lots of great beer, lots of great food and good times! Another pop up we are really looking forward to returning to is The Old Nun’s Head (a fantastic pub by the way! Especially for food!) in October. We’ve got a load of special treats in store including a very special Halloween Menu!
Tell us a little bit about who you are – your influence and your inspirations? How did you get started?
I’m Joel, the Founder and Director of Oh My Dog! My passion in life is food and a couple of years ago I decided to set up OMD as I felt that hotdogs had been getting a bad rep and I thought it was about time that somebody started the hotdog revolution! In my mission to create the best hotdogs possible I spent 6 months eating nothing but sausages, testing every sausage I could get my hands on to find the ultimate hotdog sausage, once I was happy that I’d found our sausage, I set about working on the recipe for our buns and toppings and after around a year we were ready to take it to market. So, I started test trading – cooking up and selling dogs at friends parties, nightclubs, wherever I could. Pretty quickly the word got about and I started to get lots of enquiries to cater for events and the business grew from there.
The thing I love most about street food trading is that it’s so much fun and I get to do something that I’m passionate about and make loads of people happy with really tasty food!
What are some of your favourite bloggers?
I am a fan of blogs and follow a variety of food blogs. My current favourite is http://bigeatingsagwarn.blogspot.co.uk/
How has social media helped you connect with and engage more in a wider audience?
I feel both social media and food bloggers make a dramatic impact on the food scene and I feel both are instrumental in making it what it is today.
Where do you see your set-up in a year or five years?
What advice would you give to anyone looking to join the street trader scene?
Get involved in the scene, go to markets and events, speak to traders, everyone’s really helpful!
If you could tell people to eat one thing more often what would it be?
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