Please watch our video
Please view our short YouTube video about our vision for Nomad Pizza Whitstable.
Our YouTube video
We are Jon and Vicki Crwys-Williams, a local family currently based in Canterbury. We are in the process of taking on the old pet shop, Pets Pantry, in Whitstable, and transforming the High Street premises into a quality independent pizza takeaway offfering fresh craft pizza to go.
Our adventure began when we set up The Cornish Pizza Company in St Agnes, Cornwall in 2012. Over the next five years we won a multitude of awards both regional and national including winners of Cornwall Food and Drink Best Food to Go, winners twice of the Taste of the West Food to Go, Jon being finalist of Pizza Chef of the Year at the National Pizza Awards, and awarded as one of the best independent pizza takeaways in the UK by winning a Gold Award for Best Independent takeaway at the Pizza and Pasta Association Awards (PAPA). We also featured in two regional cookbooks.
In 2017, we moved back to Kent, where Vicki was born and went to school locally. We have named our business Nomad Pizza Whitstable as we aim to bring our delicious award-winning pizza across from Cornwall back home to Kent.
Craft Pizza to Go in Whitstable
We offer fresh, authentic thin crust pizza. Our organic flour dough is made daily and hand-stretched to order before being flash cooked on our Italian stone based oven. We pride ourselves on our localism - using fresh local and locally sourced ingredients such as Kent cheeses and meats, having a local staff team, using local suppliers and services, collborating with other local businesses, and supporting local community events and charities. We will also offer beers, ciders, wines and soft drinks - either Italian or from Kent.
We recognise that we all have a responsibilty to the environment and we are committed to be as sustainable as possible including aiming for zero waste, recycling including using recyclable pizza boxes, minimising our food miles, using organic ingredients such as our flour, being energy efficient and using a green energy supplier.
What do we need crowdfunding for?
The funds raised by Crowdfunder are needed to finance the some of our kitchen equipment - the all important Cuppone stone-based pizza oven which is imported from Italy, and our 30L dough mixer for our fresh pizza dough.
Vicki has joined up to the Natwest bank scheme Back Her Business which she is eligible for as a female 50% partner in Nomad Pizza Whitstable. If we reach 25% of our target with a minimum of 10 backers in 16 days from launch, Nat West will match fund up to 50% of our target, provided that we eventually reach 100% of our initial £2000 target.
Take a look at a sample pizza menu at the link below. All pizzas as 12" with mini options for children or those with a small appetite. We offer gluten free pizza bases and a whole range of vegan pizza choices made with vegan mozzarella. We make our own pizza dough using quality organic flour and our own recipe tomato sauce, and topped with locally-sourced ingredients.
We have a variety of fantastic Rewards for your help funding our project. This includes for a £1000 contribution, a unique offer for a three-night stay at Casa Olea in a beautiful area of Spain, which is not available elsewhere. Jon worked together with Casa Olea´s owner Tim for over 12 years in the travel industry; before they both went off to start their own family businesses - Jon in Cornwall and now home in Kent and Tim in the breathtaking landscapes of Southern Spain. At Casa Olea, go hiking or biking through ancient olive groves and mountains, then do an olive oil tasting to sample the world´s finest oils, right at the source. Tim and Claire will be as flexible as possible as regards to availability and this offer is valid for when the current crisis eases and the FCO lifts their travel ban!
Vicki and Jon.