Secret dishes from around the world...

by Duncan Swainsbury in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 6th September 2018 we successfully raised £3,272 with 61 supporters in 14 days

Help us to publish our first recipe book and fight food poverty! #Backthebook

by Duncan Swainsbury in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any additional funding will help us get a better deal on the first print run of the book and assist with our plans to develop our community cookery school in 2019 and beyond. These include:

- Ordering a greater quantity of recipe books so that we can sell them via our online store and at market events. All proceeds will directly support the development of our community cookery school. 

- Hiring additional chefs and events/marketing coordinators so that we have capacity to run cookery workshops and programmes in all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester (we are currently active in 5/10).

- Developing own label Bounceback products and online services that would enable us to support foodbanks/people living in food poverty across the UK on a more regular basis.


Who are we?

Bounceback Food CIC is a community cookery school and foodbank supporter that has been fighting food poverty since 2014. Our cookery workshops and learning programmes improve the health, wellbeing and employability skills of communities in the North-West of England and Wales. We are passionate about delivering innovative projects that deliver social change and work with housing associations, businesses, schools, charities (such as Christians Against Poverty, The Trussell Trust and FareShare) and members of the public to fulfil our mission to fight food poverty. We are a non-profit CIC (Community Interest Company) - you can find out more about our social enterprise at www.bouncebackfood.co.uk.

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What are we going to do?

With your support, we'll be able to publish our first recipe book! When complete it’ll contain a selection of our favourite healthy recipes from around the world that we’ve taught people on our community cookery school courses in Manchester and Wales. All the dishes that feature are being hand painted by Manchester based artist Libby Element which is why the book won't be ready until Summer 2019 – but when it's done it will look amazing! We'll keep you in the loop with progress on the book as it comes together, the artwork featured in our campaign is subject to change but we can say for sure that the book will contain recipes from 8 countries!

Who's the artist?

Libby Element is a self-taught artist based in Manchester. She uses acrylic paint to bring her favourite subjects to life and is obsessed with light, shade and texture. Libby has been selling art prints on Etsy since 2014 and you can catch her at various art fairs in the Manchester area. 

As a longtime vegetarian, this project is close to Libby's heart as our recipe book features exclusively vegetarian and vegan recipes. Although Libby's work has been published online and in various publications such as The Happy Newspaper, this will be the first book Libby has illustrated.

You can see more of Libby’s work on her Instagram: http://instagram.com/libby.element or her etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/LibbyElement.

What will the money be used for?

We'll use your donations to cover the costs of developing and self-publishing the book. This includes time spent on artistic development, graphic design and recipe development. Once complete as an e-book, we'll then have the additional costs of printing and distributing hardback books.

Any additional funding will help us get a better deal on the first print run of the book and assist with our plans to develop our community cookery school in 2019 and beyond. This includes expanding our team so that we can deliver cookery courses in all 10 boroughs of Greater Manchester (currently we work in 5/10) and investing in the equipment we require to deliver courses.

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With your help, we will not only be able to publish our first recipe book, sharing our love of cooking with hundreds more people, but this will also support the development of our community cookery school, which helps people in need to Bounceback. Thank you! #Backthebook

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

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Cookery Book (hardback)

You'll get a hardback copy of our recipe book that we expect to be complete by Summer 2019 (RRP £25!)

£5 or more

Big Thank You

You'll receive a big thank you email from the Bounceback Food team! Leave us a message with your twitter handle and we will thank you via social media too!

£15 or more

Cookery Book (download)

Get the e-book version of our cookery book before it goes to print!

£50 or more

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Cookery Book (first edition + signed)

You'll get a first edition copy of our completed recipe book that's also been signed by the artist Libby Element.

£65 or more

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Cookery Course Gift Voucher + E-book

Get a gift voucher that can be redeemed at any one of our Eat Well for Less cookery classes that we'll host in Altrincham, Sandbach, Knutsford and Wilmslow in 2019. Visit our Eventbrite page for further information about dates/locations www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/bounceback-food-cic. We'll also send you the e-book version of our cookery book when it's complete!

£100 or more

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Cookery Course Gift Voucher + Book + Apron

Get a gift voucher that can be redeemed at any one of our Eat Well for Less cookery classes that we'll host in Altrincham, Sandbach, Knutsford and Wilmslow in 2019. Visit our Eventbrite page for further information about dates/locations www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/bounceback-food-cic. We'll also send you a hardback version of our cookery book when it's complete and a Bounceback apron too!

£150 or more

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Art Masterclass with Libby Element

Learn how to paint like a pro on this exclusive day course hosted by our illustrator, Libby Element. Libby will show you how to bring an object to life with acrylic paint by focusing on light and shadow. The course will be delivered in Manchester and all art materials will be provided.

£250 or more

Cookery School Honorary Membership

If you're able to make a generous one off donation to our crowdfunding project you'll receive: 1. Special mention in the acknowledgements section of the book 2. A first edition copy of our recipe book signed by artist Libby Element 3. A gift voucher that can be redeemed at any one of our 2019 Eat Well for Less cookery classes that we'll run in Manchester and Cheshire next year.

£750 or more

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Bounceback Food Supper Club

Host a supper club in your own home for up to 10 people! Invite your friends round for a dinner party with a difference, as our amazing team serve up a feast based on the recipes featured in our book. N.B supper clubs hosted more than 15 miles away from Manchester city centre will need to support travel, and if necessary accommodation costs for the Bounceback Food Team. We provide all the food and staff, you provide the drinks and guests!

£1,500 or more

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Collector's Item

In addition to a first edition, hardback copy of the recipe book, you will also receive a one-of-a-kind, original painting from the book, handmade and signed by Libby. The perfect adornment for your kitchen wall!

£1,800 or more

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Bounceback Corporate Challenge

Choose a team of 6 employees, half for the kitchen, half for front of house. Invite 6 guests made up of your clients, partners and associates; guests who you will feed and serve throughout the night. The Bounceback Team organise your evening event in partnership with our hosts, the Cheshire Cookery School. We judge all the dishes and decide who wins! Your pledge covers the cost of both participating companies.


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