Winners of British Street Food Awards’ Central Heats revealed

The Central Heats of the British Street Food Awards

The Central Heats of the British Street Food Awards took place in Nottingham last weekend, bringing together some of the finest culinary talents currently embracing the street food scene in a bid to be named Champion.

Some 12 traders from all across the Midlands cooked for a place in the finals in London in September, but only one was named Champion of the regional competition.

The Judges Choice Award went to Porco, after they wowed the panel with their Thai style sausage, egg & chips, consisting of Sai Qua sausage laced with lemongrass, galangal, turmeric, kaffir lime and garlic, fried quail eggs with soy and Sriracha with house pickled daikon and duck fat confit potatoes.

After starting off his street food journey as the “purveyor of the finest Porchétta this side of Rome,” Porco founder Jez Poyser has expanded his menu to include Cuban pork melts, confit ox cheek toast, Hickory smoked pulled pork and their popular take on the Big Mac – The PIGMAC. Everything the Porco team send out is made from scratch, from pickles, ferments and sauces; whilst Jay also prides the team on the ethos of using the whole animal and avoiding any kind of waste.

Greidy’s Wings and Strips took away the title of People’s Choice with their Jerk Fried Strip with gravy & sriracha Thai fried wings.

Runner up in the People’s Choice category went to Mexican street food kitchen Pelizco. Whilst third place was awarded to vegan gourmet burger joint 13th Element.

The next regional contest will be on 19th-20th September at Market Place in Reading to find the trader taking the South into the grand finale of the British Street Food Awards on 16th-17th October.

For more information on each regional final of the British Street Food Awards, visit their website.

Central Heat Finalists 2020

We are delighted to announce the finalists competing in the Central heat of the 2020 British Street Food Awards supported by Hellmann's.Join us this August Bank Holiday weekend for the toughest street food competition in the world, hosted by Nottingham Street Food Club at Sneinton Market Avenues.Try the best street food from across the midlands and vote for your winner, with some expert advice from the area’s journalists, foodies and top chefs.🍔 FOODOn Friday: 🌟 El Contador Derby🌟 Kara's Kitchen🌟 13th Element Vegan Burgers🌟 Fresh RootzOn Saturday:🌟 Pellizco by Pinch N' Pull🌟 Mrs Patel's🌟 Shoot The Bull UK🌟 COLOMBO STR-EATOn Sunday: 🌟 Spuds & Bro’s Poutine🌟 Greidys wings and strips🌟 PORCO🌟 Hun Street Kitchen🍺 DrinkWe have a fully stocked bar serving ice-cold pints, cocktails and other refreshing beverages.🎟️ HOW DOES IT WORK?We are operating a table booking only policy. To book a table it is £10 per table (not per person) for as many as six people. Please adhere to government guidelines when booking your table.Head to our event page to book tickets: British Street Food Awards supported by Hellmann's – Central Heat (Nottingham)

Posted by British Street Food on Saturday, August 22, 2020