34. Feast It
The online platform helping you find and book the UK’s best street food vendors for your wedding, party or corporate event
Founders: Digby Vollrath and Hugo Campbell
Founded: May 2016 (Launched February 2017)
The UK seems to have an insatiable appetite for street food, with new vendors springing up every day.
Yet there hasn’t been an easy way to find great street food vendors in one place and book them for events. That is until February 2017, when Feast It launched.
Having worked in the festival and events industry for many years, founders Digby Vollrath and Hugo Campbell were well aware of the hassle of hunting down and booking the best catering. They decided to create a “modern and simple” solution which would allow people to book the perfect vendor for their event.
Feast It brings together the best food trucks, caterers and mobile bars on one platform so you can book them for your wedding, party or corporate event.
It operates by taking a commission from the traders who reap the financial rewards of catering for the hungry guests of anything from 50 to 50,000-person events.
More than 300 handpicked vendors – including Dirty Burger, Patty & Bun, The Breakfast Club, and Hummus Bros – have already joined the platform while its client portfolio is even more impressive.
Its clients include some of the world’s biggest brands such as Amazon, Facebook, LinkedIn, Puma, Nike, Adidas, and Disney, as well as the likes of PwC, Deloitte, the National Trust, and the Guardian. Feast. It is also providing all the catering for all of Secret Cinema’s Blade Runner events.
Backed by $440,000 in seed funding, the start-up has big ambitions for the next year.
It will build on its London success to take the concept nationwide, with the aim of serving three million portions of food and hitting millions in revenue by the end of 2018.
In just three years’ time, Feast It hopes to be the world’s largest online marketplace for booking event supply. As a start-up helping other start-ups to get noticed, we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled over the coming months.