McCain founded the Streets Ahead programme to create real opportunities within hospitality that breaks down entry barriers for those less-advantaged.


At its core Streets Ahead looks to upskill and inspire a new generation of operators, securing a better future for the industry.

Since the launch of Streets Ahead, McCain has welcomed into the programme over 200 inspiring individuals. Powered by KERB+, the UK’s largest street food organisation, we continue to provide an immersive experience that helps the industry attract new talent, bridge the skills gap and inspire innovation.

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Streets Ahead Winners

In 2023, following 12 months of growing their street food concept, 12 individuals stood up to pitch their business.

Throughout the year we met people from all walks of life, whilst they worked through the classroom course, we sat down with them to help nurture their dreams in foodservice.

Each participant was given the opportunity to submit a business pitch. Those submitted that reflected indisputable passion were welcomed to present a hero dish for a panel of KERB+ and McCain executives.

The tasting panel were left astonished, reaching into their pockets and hungry for more. McCain invested over £100,000 to secure the bright futures of these new businesses.

Celebrating world flavours with our graduates

Hind at Utopia now serving Mosakhan chicken and lamb wraps inspired from Syria, Flavour-packed curries with roti and sambal found from Yogi at Yogi’s Sri Lankan Kitchen…

…Juicy fried chicken and jollof rice from Kemi at Kemi’s Kitchen to Jamaican and Korean fusion stew chicken from Ozayr at Jamaikorean

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