30/08/2016 00:00


The Spice Is Right For Jenny’s Jerk Chicken

Jennifer Ardenne owner of Jenny’s Jerk Chicken, one of our popular new street food cafes will be competing for the title of ‘Young Trader of the year’ this September.

Jenny, 23 from Leeds sells authentic Caribbean food in our newly redeveloped market area, and her café has proved very popular since opening in June this year. From jerk chicken to curry goat and fried fish, all the food is cooked using a special Caribbean jerk seasoning to give it a distinctive flavour.

Traders on the National Youth Market are all competing for a £500 prize and to be crowned ‘Young Trader of the Year’, judged by the NMTF and fellow trade body in the industry, NABMA.

Jenny will be running a stall at the National Youth Market on Kings Street in Manchester on Friday September 2 and Saturday September 3, pitting her food against many other traders aged 16-30.

Jenny said:

“I started in 2015 in my final year at university, trading from a van at festivals. I really push myself and I want to give more to build my business – this is a great opportunity to showcase my passion!”

Run by NMTF, the trade association for market traders in the UK, the event has been hosted by Manchester city council for four years. This is the second year the event has been held in King Street.

The National Youth Market is open for business in King Street, Manchester, on Friday, September 2 and Saturday, September 3 from 10am to 5pm. In addition, there will be live music and performances from local artists. For more information, including a list of traders, please see the National Youth Market website​.

Do you want to follow in Jenny’s footsteps and trade in one of our new street food café units? We have released three more units recently – find out more here​.​

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