Cosmic Kitchen - Plymouth Climate Challenge

by Cosmic Kitchen in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

£34,806

£60,000 target 7 days left
58% 178 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £60,000 is pledged by 15th December 2021 at 12:00pm

Back Cosmic Kitchen founders, Gabriela and Lucia to help Plymouth become healthier, happier and meet its climate change obligations.

by Cosmic Kitchen in Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Cosmic Kitchen is running a crowdfunder campaign to grow their business and in turn, help the city of Plymouth become healthier, happier and hit its climate change targets. 

Founders Gabriela and Lucia have taken a large step towards their target, winning the £20,000 first prize in the Plymouth Climate Challenge. They need your help as they aim to raise £60,000 to create a low-carbon, sustainable business that can inspire the city and region to reduce its meat consumption, and in turn increase the health and well-being of the residents. 

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BEST VEGAN SPOT IN THE UK, 3RD IN THE WORLD!

Cosmic Kitchen, which started as a pop-up in Plymouth in 2019, recently received the top accolade of No1 Vegan Spot in the UK and 3rd in the World from TripAdvisor.

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After navigating the lockdowns, Cosmic Kitchen founders, identical twins Gabriela and Lucia are committing to a long-term lease of their historic Plymouth building.  

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WHAT THEY NEED

If they raise £60,000 they will be able to invest £40,000 in renewable heating systems and new cooking equipment, to shift the business away from a reliance on fossil fuels. Extra funding will create working capital needed to help develop a sustainable and resilient business that can thrive in Plymouth for the longterm. 

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THE COSMIC CONCEPT 

The 100% vegan ‘good mood food’ concept is the brainchild of Plymothian/Greek Cypriot twins, Gabriela & Lucia Evangelou. Utilising local and seasonal produce, their easy to access food offer is at the vanguard of climate change catering; feeding and inspiring the residents of Plymouth on their journey to a future of lower meat consumption.

Cosmic Kitchen is committing to Plymouth, entering a long-term lease in an historic former Seaman's Mission, once the studio of reknowned Plymouth artist Robert Lenkiewicz. If they raise £60,000, they will reduce the carbon footprint of the historic building through insulation and investment in renewable energy sources. They will look to replace the gas boiler, install a renewable heating system and replace gas hobs with induction. They will also create working capital to enable the business to continue to grow, promote low-carbon food practices and become Plymouth zero-carbon businesses pioneers.

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ALSO A GRASSROOTS MUSIC VENUE

Like cities UK-wide, Plymouth's live music scene has suffered over the last decade, as 35% of grassroots music venues closed nationally. Small-scale venues are key to the culture of a city, and Cosmic Kitchen has already launched the hugely popular Cosmic Sessions. Alongside their successful food offer, Cosmic Kitchen has huge potential to become a key sustainable grassroots music venue.

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Back Cosmic Kitchen founders Gabriela and Lucia to help the city of Plymouth become healthier, happier and meet its climate change obligations.

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THE BACK STORY

The twins have an impressive background in catering. Training as Chefs they gained diplomas from Plymouth City College, winning a national award in the process. Once qualified, they built extensive experience both locally and internationally. Whilst still in their early 20s, and after honing their skills at The Four Seasons Hotel in Cyprus, they embarked on their first business, opening a fresh juice and sandwich bar in Limassol. On selling the business, they returned to Plymouth, where they were involved in the launch of Marco Pierre White's restaurant. It was whilst working at MPW's Steakhouse that the twins became vegetarian, then vegan! That step helped them define their next challenge - to create an innovative, healthy and vegan restaurant concept. The idea of Cosmic Kitchen was born.

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Initially created as a pop up for festivals, Cosmic Kitchen opened in the Old Morgue for 'Meat Free Mondays' in April 2019. The offer of healthy vegan wholefoods was an instant hit. Inventive dishes, such as their hugely popular vegan scotch egg, moussaka and rainbow salads created a strong customer base and the openings quickly extended to take in weekly Sunday roasts. Now rated as the No1 Vegan Spot in the UK and 3rd in the world, Cosmic Kitchen will be able to inspire residents of Plymouth to reduce their meat consumption by the government target of 30%.

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Now you have a chance to help build this exciting young business further enhancing the culinary and cultural landscape of the city. Support the Cosmic Kitchen crowdfunder and you will be rewarded with delicious helpings of their 'good mood food'. 

Go on. Back the girls, the future of food and a truly innovative venue. You know it makes sense!

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Cosmic Vegan Scotch Egg

Pre buy one of our Signature dishes to enjoy after the campaign is over. At a discounted price too! Cosmic Vegan Scotch "egg" with homemade garlicky aioli - £5.

£10 or more

2 of 3 claimed

Nook Houseplants Voucher

Voucher for Nook Houseplants - Specialist houseplant shop, south side street, The Barbican. Kindly donated limited number reward.

£10 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Unique set of 8 Art Deco Design Note Cards

5 x £10 packs of cards, Kindly Donated by Classic Costume, The Barbican. Available to collect from the restaurant in December

£15 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£15 voucher for The Mindful Hive

The Mindful Hive have kindly donated 2 x £15 voucher to use on all their eco- friendly products. The Mindful Hive sells sustainable swaps for your body & your home

£25 or more

Cosmic Supporter

A meal for two at Cosmic Kitchen. Purchase a £25 voucher that is redeemable against a pre-booked meal at Cosmic Kitchen. Valid against a single food and drink purchase until 1st December 2022.

£25 or more

0 of 1 claimed

REBUS Illustration - Limited Edition Print

Grab this beautiful limited edition print from local artist REBUS_illustration. THANK YOU TOM :) :) Did you know Tom used to work with us in our kitchen and was the mastermind behind some delicious specials we used to put on!

£30 or more

2 of 4 claimed

£30 Membership for Jar - Zero Waste Shop

Our awesome neighbours at Jar Zero Waste, Plymouth have kindly donated us 4 x £30 memberships for their shop! This membership will give you 10% off refills for everything they sell by weight! Thank you Jar!

£38 or more

0 of 1 claimed

CLIVE ANDERSON x 2 Tickets to the show in March

CLIVE ANDERSON - Me Macbeth & I, 8.00pm Sunday 13March 2022 The Quad Theatre, Plymouth Marjon University The host of Whose Line Is It Anyway, Loose Ends and Talks Back takes to the road with his much-anticipated first ever solo tour, in a one-man show guaranteed to be funnier than Shakespeare’s greatest tragedy.

£50 or more

Cosmic Fan

A Cosmic meal for four, introduce your friends to vegan delights. Purchase a £50 voucher that is redeemable against a pre-booked meal at Cosmic Kitchen. Valid against a single food and drink purchase until 1st December 2022.

£100 or more

Cosmic Super Fan

Eight people dine out Cosmically. Bring a group or the whole family! Purchase a £100 voucher that is redeemable against a pre-booked meal at Cosmic Kitchen. Valid against a single food and drink purchase until 1st December 2022.

£250 or more

Cosmic Star

Party Cosmic style with a meal for a larger group and a warm feelgood factor. Purchase a £250 voucher that is redeemable against a pre-booked meal at Cosmic Kitchen. Valid against a single food and drink purchase until 1st December 2022.

£500 or more

Cosmic Superstar

A superstar for supporting the future of food. Create a tailored private event at the Cosmic Kitchen. Purchase a £500 voucher that is redeemable against a pre-booked event at Cosmic Kitchen. Details to be tailored for each event with the Cosmic Kitchen Management. Valid against a single event until 1st December 2022.

£1,000 or more

Cosmic Supernova

You are in another galaxy and can create your own out of this world event, with added Cosmic live music or DJ's. A superstar for supporting the future of food. Purchase a £1000 voucher that is redeemable against a tailored private event at the Cosmic Kitchen. Details to be tailored for each event with the Cosmic Kitchen Management. Valid against a single event until 1st December 2022.

£4,000 or more

Cosmic Hypernova

You are beyond another galaxy. Create your own out of this world wedding, significant birthday or company event, A hyperstar for supporting Comsic Kitchen at this level. Purchase a £4000 voucher that is redeemable against a tailored private event at the Cosmic Kitchen. Details to be tailored for each event with the Cosmic Kitchen Management. Valid against a single event until 1st December 2022.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

AromaTouch Hand Massage

AromaTouch Hand Massage £10 A lovely hand massage to provide relaxation, uplifting, immune boosting, soothing, sleep support and more, depending on what you need, together we'll choose the right oil for you and your hand massage.

£40 or more

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Full Body Aromatherapy Massage

Full body Aromatherapy massage £40 A whole body massage tailored to your own personal needs. I will select and blend the oils needed to support you and your body in what's most important for you. This massage is very unique to the individual.

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