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Start a street food business

How to start up in street food


Thinking of starting up a street food business? Right here, you'll learn how to do it. And not just that; you'll learn how to make it a success.

Course Price

£30 +VAT

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What's this course all about?

This online street food training course is for anyone who’s serious about succeeding on the street food scene.

Find out exactly how to start up a street food business with modules covering everything from legal requirements to equipment and finance to social media; that’s everything a street food start-up needs to know. Plus, you can choose your own route through the course using the module index. Just complete every module to get your certificate PDF.

On top of all that you’ll get insider hints and tips from the UK’s only trade association for street food traders. We’ll help you prepare for your first day, think of ways to increase sales when they’re lagging, and tell you what to expect from a hygiene inspection. You’ll even learn how to deal with those all-too-common British weather blues!

How to start up in street food at a glance...

  • Available in four languages

  • Compatible with mobile devices

  • No time limits

  • Audio narration throughout

  • Entire course is online

  • Useful downloadable PDFs included

  • Approximately four hours long

  • Choose your own route through modules

Available in four languages, with lots of resources

We partnered with the Leonardo da Vinci Street Food For Regions Project to bring you this street food start up course in German, Spanish, Dutch and English. 

And that's not all. As you go through the course you'll find lots of helpful resources to help you on your start-up journey. Here's what's included:

  • Step-by-step rules for tendering for pitches
  • 20 ins and outs of commercial catering from home
  • A day in the life of a street food trader
  • Interactive break-even calculator

  • Using social media to promote your business
  • Pest infestations: prevention and cure
  • Typical street food start-up costs
  • How to write a street food business plan

Need-to-know info on this training course

Who's this course for?

German, Spanish, Dutch or English speakers who want to start up a street food business and make it a success.

Aim of the course

To prepare you to start up a street food business, to help you to understand the industry and to make sure you avoid the pitfalls.

Topics covered

Legal requirements, finance, equipment, marketing, logistics, how to know if street food is for you, staffing and more...

Learning outcomes

Once you've completed the course you'll know what you need to do to start up a street food business.

Flexible learning

Use the module index to choose your own route. As long as you complete each module, you'll get your certificate.

Course delivery method

The course is delivered online via our custom-built training system. An internet connection is required for all NCASS Training courses.

Training certificate

Upon completion of this street food training course you'll be able to download your very own PDF certificate.


These will help you remember the course content. There are too many course pages to print; you're best off sticking to the online notes.

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Standard Price
£60+ VAT

Members Price
£30+ VAT

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