22 May 2014
The MasterChef Street Food Bus will be debuting its offering at the Foodie Festival this weekend from 24 to 26 May, with finalists from the TV show serving food from the mobile kitchen.
Street food is growing in popularity in the UK dining sector and the MasterChef Bus acknowledges this. Past contestants from the TV show will be cooking in the purpose built kitchen while diners can sit upstairs to eat.
After the bus has visited Marble Hill it will continue to follow the Foodie Festival for it's other London celebrations, stopping off in Kenwood House in Hampstead from the 30 May to 1 June and then in Clapham Common from the 6 June to 8 June.
The MasterChef Bus was unveiled yesterday morning (21 May) at Marble Hill House. Winner of MasterChef 2009 Mat Follas and ...
... 2011 finalist Jackie Kearney were there for the reveal, and will be among the ex-MasterChef competitors cooking on the bus at the Foodie Festival this weekend. Diners will be able to eat on the top deck of the bus and the chefs are supporting local suppliers and seasonal produce.
The bus will be offering street food dishes including Smoky Chicken Burger served with salad and yuzu chilli sauce, and Singapore Softie (a deep fried soft shell crab with aubergine, green bean and cauliflower on egg noodles with spicy chilli crab bacon, American cheese, pickled veggie ribbons and gochujang burger sauce and salad, all served in a crusty roll), as well as sweets like lemon & lavender ice cream.
Exhibition Director Sue Hitchen said: "We are delighted that MasterChef chose our festival for the great reveal. it is a massive coup for us and we are sure it will prove a huge draw this Bank Holiday weekend.
MasterChef will also be running a pop-up Restaurant & Bar in Southwark in London for four weeks this September, where winners and champions from the past ten years will be cooking for the public. The site will be able to seat 130 people, and reservations open in three days' time.