A MICHELIN star chef will be among the judges at the first ever Welsh Street Food Awards in Milford Haven this summer.

The best traders from across the country will be fighting it out at Milford Waterfront on August 18 and 19 for a place in the Birtish finals.

More than a dozen tasty traders will serve up everything from full-to-the-brim calzone, Welsh beef brisket and Venezuelan arepas to fresh pasta and hot fried doughnuts.

Pop-up Bar Hire will also be gracing the marina with their fully stocked bars, along with local partners Tenby Harbwr Brewery.

Founded by British Street Food, this new Welsh event will see two giants of British food scrutinising the entries.

Stephen Terry, who got his first Michelin star at the age of 25, runs The Hardwick, a country pub-restaurant in Abergavenny.

And chef Shaun Hill is still cooking at the legendary Walnut Tree after 50 years in professional kitchens.

A select few lucky punters will also enjoy free tasters of competition dishes from the 15 best traders in Wales before they vote - if they’re quick enough.

“It’s the right time for the Welsh Street Food Awards” says Richard Johnson, awards founder.

“We’ve had Welsh winners in the past, and we really wanted to showcase all the excellent new talent here.

"Street Food Warehouse, who run events all over Wales and the south of England, are the perfect partners for such an exciting event.”

Clare Stowell, director of property and tourism at Milford Waterfront, said “We are delighted to welcome the Welsh Street Food Awards to Milford Waterfront."

Hannah Williams, events coordinator at Street Food Warehouse, said, “Getting involved in the Welsh Street Food Awards is a no-brainer.

"As a leading street food events company, we love diving into all things foodie, big or small.

"We want to showcase just how good the vendors from Wales are, and there are a number of standouts who deserve a place in the finals, so the rest of the UK better watch out.”

The event will take place between noon and 10pm both days.

Tickets are free but visitors are urged to register in order to guarantee entry at peak times by visiting fatsoma.com/street-food-warehouse/t8scitgw/welsh-street-food-awards