DeliveredLunch.co.uk is part of the social enterprise 'The Sugar Snap Kitchen' which is owned and run by the charity Rooted In (formerly known as Kidz Klub Allerton).
Behind the sandwiches and home made treats are a team who have stumbled into this by accident. As with many great things, all this started from a frustration. We have worked in our community Allerton and Lower Grange for 15 years, seeing generations pay the price of low self-esteem, lack of purpose and opportunities. Existing support just wasn't working for a large number of unemployed people.
So we got hold of five long-term unemployed adults and put them through a food and hygiene training course. We then told them they had 10 weeks to get ready to cater at one of the largest men's conferences in Europe. None of them had worked in the trade and some suffered with low-level mental health issues. However that did not stop them; they designed their stall & menus, met with the event organisers, tested products and then did a 15 hour day selling the lot.
What I planned to be a one-off experience, they had other ideas - £1700 profit in one day. They wouldn't let us stop!
A couple of years down the line and we are still doing what we do best; believing in people, training them up, taking risks and making some pretty tasty food. We've got a bit more organised; we have our own professional kitchen in the middle of our community, we have a great team who now are well experienced and are hungry for growth!
The Sugar Snap Kitchen provides food based services ranging from a freshly made lunch delivered to your work place, right up to large gala dinners for 300 (that was our second ever job!). From training day catering through to private dinning experiences in your own home.
Every single time you purchase something from us you are directly contributing to building our community and changing someones life. Thank you!
Josiah, Tom and the rest of The Sugar Snap Kitchen Team