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

Lock in to the Chop, Chat, Chill During Lockdown

Our shutters might be closed for now but we're doing what we can to bring you the chop, chat, chill vibes at home. 

1) Nollywood Netflix Parties

This week, we're hosting our very first Netflix Party and you're invited! On Thursday 30th April at 7pm, we'll be indulging in one of our Nollywood faves, Up North. Whether you're a Nollywood novice or a die-hard fan, we think you'll enjoy our heartwarming pick.

A picturesque love letter to Northern Nigeria, Up North, tells the tale of a pampered heir who waves goodbye to Lagos when he's sent on a quest to earn his inheritance, with a year of National Service in Northern Nigeria. Spoiler: he doesn't cope well! Join us as we travel to Bauchi, Nigeria from the comfort of our sofa.

To get involved, sign up to our newsletter here and you'll be sent details of how to register for your free spot.

 

2) Chuku’s Virtual Supperclub Series

 Missing socialising and meeting new people whilst social distancing? We’ve got you! With a series of intimate digital dinners, we’re connecting our Chuku’s community across the globe. At our inaugural dinner we welcomed guests from London to Lagos to LA and Paris. Don’t want to miss out on the next one? Well, good news is we’ve got more coming on Thursday 7th May and Thursday 28th May

So you can enjoy the shared laughter, our fave Naija beats and a chance to meet new people - all from your kitchen table, free tickets will go live next week. To receive the link to book your free spot when they do, sign up to our newsletter here

 

3) The Chuku's Playlists

 For anyone in need of some escapism, our signature in-restaurant vibes are ready for you to enjoy via our playlists on Spotify.  Keeping our restaurant vibes flowing while we're closed for the moment, we're keeping spirits up (and dancing) with our fave Nigerian artists.

Our most recent, Ato is getting us through this rainy weather, bringing sunshine in the musical form from Ceeza Milli and Sarkodie, to Wizkid and Odunsi.

To stay up to date with all our chop-chat-chill activity during this time and our reopening, join our community mailing list here.


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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

5 of 8 claimed

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

11 of 15 claimed

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

15 of 15 claimed

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

4 of 4 claimed

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

2 of 2 claimed

*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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