Chef’s street food dream – in a shipping container
ONE of Birmingham’s leading street food businesses is to launch a £40,000 ‘Kickstarter’ campaign to create a quirky kitchen.
Andy’s Low ‘N’ Slow, which was named a regional winner in the British Street Food Awards 2017, wants to build a £10,000 smoker in a shipping container.
Self-taught chef Andy Stubbs founded the business five years ago but said he was at a ‘ make or break’ point in terms of expansion.
Originally from Cheslyn Hay in Staffordshire, but now based in Halesowen, Mr Stubbs said: “I am looking to develop a kitchen in a shipping container in Kings Norton.
“The business has been growing every year since I started and these awards are great – but I need to be able to move to the next level. I have the opportunity of buying a £10,000 smoker and the rest of the money would go on the container and fitting it out with equipment, including cold storage.
“Having a big smoker would enable me to cook much more food, and at the container site I would be able to host demonstrations and events.”
Mr Stubbs worked in the building industry before redundancy five years ago propelled him to following a passion for barbecues.
He was a finalist in the 2016 Young British Foodies competition.
He added: “Banks won’t lend me this kind of money. So, because I’ve got a big social media following I thought I would try a Kickstarter campaign using social media.”
> Andy Stubbs is looking to grow his business