Nigerian Tapas Restaurant - £30k in 30 days

by Chuku's in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 1st June 2019 we successfully raised £36,150 with 583 supporters in 30 days

Celebrate African culture. Get rewarded. Back the sibling duo opening the world's first Nigerian tapas restaurant. Then visit, taste, love!

by Chuku's in London, England, United Kingdom

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Tomi Omidiora 14th July 2019

Congratulations raising £36,100 for your new restaurant! Good luck! Also a quick reminder that I'm doing research regarding how crowdfunders determine risk. I would appreciate if you could take out a few minutes of your time to fill in this questionnaire, in order to help me design a framework, which will be useful to us all. All data will be kept anonymous for the purpose of the study. Thanks in advance for responding! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScbYADEeSxA7yLYWMX56-UcBoXSpCYj8RG-zUaxm365-4X6XQ/viewform

Obi Aligbe 1st June 2019

“Cool Runnings”. Little did I know, when you both stood watching Cool Runnings time and time again till you knew each frame and phrase perfectly, that it would be the template for the way you work - giving more than 100% support to each other and commitment to the quality of what you do – always delivering that bit extra zang, as reflected in the creativity of Chukus. I am always amazed, to put it very mildly, at each step you take. I am beyond excited and nosy (you know me) about the next steps. Love and light, your one and only xx.

Graham Watson 1st June 2019

Happy to help in a small way - we will pop in when next in London! And I might make sure my London-based friends - I have some - will do so too! Good luck to you both! The hard work begins now!

Lizi Lois Oni 1st June 2019

Very excited and grateful for the hard work you are investing in making Nigerian cuisine and culture easily accessible to London consumers - wishing you every success and fulfilment in this endeavour!

Clarissa 1st June 2019

Waiting on payday to contribute to help reach your goal but you’ve already done it! Congrats guys you deserve it, I’m coming for all the plantain waffles x

Mrs Bola Olufemi 1st June 2019

Emeka & Ify, I don't know you, your link was passed to me by one of your friends. We are proud of you and pray for more of this among our young people. You are good examples and we pray that God will richly bless you and your business and make you a blessing to many in Jesus name. Blessings! Mrs Bola Olufemi

Caleb Bakare 1st June 2019

Ifey, Emeka, greetings to both of you. I've been following both of your stories for a long while, pretty much since the inception of Chukus, and you are THE most inspirational pair of entrepreneurial siblings I know. Congratulations for getting to this milestone - I am SO happy for you both. I pray that Chukus becomes everything you desire it to be, and more! Continue in the spirit of excellence.

Mowunmi Dipeolu 1st June 2019

Well done both! Super proud of you guys and what you’ve set out to do!! This is only the beginning of Great things!! :) can’t wait to chop chat chill

Melissa Owusu 1st June 2019

You both inspire me, from the day you started until today, your persistence, resilience and character in making this a reality is second to none. How brave you have both been to step out of your comfort zone and really walk the unknown. Food is also delicious 😍 I’m so excited for your future, I’m so excited for his restaurant! I’ll probably be there weekly. Lots of love Mel x

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£20 or more

Name on Supporters’ Page on Website

Your name splashed on the Chuku’s website, so the world knows you’re a chop-chat-chiller!

£50 or more

£50 Chuku’s Voucher

£50 voucher to enjoy your dining experience at Chuku’s - perfect for you and your mate. You will receive an e-voucher to the email address registered to Crowdfunder once the survey has been completed. Includes: Name on website

£75 or more

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Big Kids’ Day Out with the Sibling Duo

Roller disco, trampolining, escape games…who’s up for it? Emeka and Ifeyinwa are big kids, so if you’re fed up of adulting, join the Chuku’s brother-sister duo on a special day out for a fun activity and lunch - on us of course! Places are limited. Includes: Name on website

£100 or more

£100 Chuku’s Voucher

£100 voucher to enjoy your dining experience at Chuku’s - perfect for a small group dinner. You will receive an e-voucher to the email address registered to Crowdfunder once the survey has been completed. Includes: Name on website

£150 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Free Dessert for a Year

Tuck into a free dessert every day we're open for a year. Think Plantain Waffles, Chin Chin Cheesecake, Yam Brownies, any day you want it! Includes: Name on website

£200 or more

8 of 10 claimed

Nigerian Tapas Masterclass for TWO

Want to learn more about Nigerian cooking or treat a friend who’d love to play chef for the day? Spend a Saturday or Sunday morning with Emeka and our kitchen team preparing for that day’s menu, getting to see what goes into the dishes behind the scenes before sitting down and enjoying lunch together. Places are limited. Includes: Name on website

£200 or more

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A Date Night Card

For our first year, enjoy 50% off your food bill when you chop, chat, chill at Chuku’s, perfect for a date night with someone special in your life. whether that’s your best mate, favourite cousin or bae. One of our veteran chop-chat-chillers brings her grandmother and we love seeing them both! Card can be used up to twice a month. Includes: Name on website

£200 or more

£200 Chuku’s Voucher

£200 voucher to enjoy your dining experience at Chuku’s - perfect for that birthday dinner or squad catch-up. You will receive an e-voucher to the email address registered to Crowdfunder once the survey has been completed. Includes: Name on website

£250 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Official Chuku’s Playlist Named After You

Collaborate with us on your very own Chuku’s playlist. We’ll be playing it in the restaurant and sharing it with the global chop-chat-chill community on our social platforms. And you’ll also get a date night card, so you can show off your tunes to your friends! The big question is - what’s your DJ name? Includes: Date night card and name on website

£750 or more

1 of 5 claimed

An Unlimited Chief Chop-Chat-Chiller Card

For our first year, enjoy 50% off your food bill everyday we are open. This is for hardcore chop-chat-chillers only - the Jollof Quinoa die hards and Plantain Waffle enthusiasts. Card can be used for groups of up to 6 people. Includes: Name on website

£1,000 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Your Name on the Chuku's Restaurant Wall

Your name in perpetuity on the Chuku’s Champions Wall. This will feature the names of those key people who have supported our journey over the last 3 years in big ways and made significant contributions to making the chop, chat, chill dream a reality. As an official Chuku’s Champion, you’ll also get a 1 year date night card and a Chuku’s t-shirt. Wear it with pride! Includes: Chuku’s t-shirt, date night card and name on website

£100 or more

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Entrepreneur Chop, Chat, Chill Dinner

Join the Chuku’s sibling founders and their entrepreneur friends for a private dinner as they share their business journey and challenges. Whether you’ve already started up or just had an idea, the duo and friends will be on hand to answer your questions from making the jump, fundraising and keeping the faith! Places are limited. Includes: Name on website

£100 or more

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Chuku's Team Member for the Day & Lunch

Want to be part of the live action? Fab! You’re our newest recruit. Be on time for staff briefing, ready to help with menu prep and wear a big smile for greeting customers, as you’ll be part of our team for restaurant service. Before enjoying a hearty staff lunch for your efforts at the end of your shift. Places are limited. Includes: Name on website

£200 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Opening Celebration Evening Invitation for TWO

Invitation for two people to Chuku’s opening celebration to sample our Nigerian tapas and desserts before we cut the ribbon and scream “we’re open!”. Think live music, traditional Nigerian celebratory drinks, and an emotional pair of co-founders. This will be our first-ever opening - never to be repeated - so join us for a toast! Places are very limited. Includes: Name on website

£250 or more

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*LAST CHANCE* Opening Celebration Evening for TWO

Invitation for two people to Chuku’s opening celebration to sample our Nigerian tapas and desserts before we cut the ribbon and scream “we’re open!”. Think live music, traditional Nigerian celebratory drinks, and an emotional pair of co-founders. This will be our first-ever opening - never to be repeated - so join us for a toast! Places are very limited. Includes: Name on website

£500 or more

3 of 3 claimed

Chuku’s Cocktail Named After You

Collaborate with us on your very own Chuku’s cocktail. Already got a recipe or want to create something with us? The choice is yours - it just has to have a Nigerian twist and be slamming, as it will be a special on our menu for at least 2 months. Naturally, once it’s released, we’ll be sharing it with the global chop-chat-chill community across our social platforms. Includes: Date night card and name on website

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