Bakery & Brewery Expansion

by Wesley Burden in Folkestone, Kent, England

Bakery & Brewery Expansion

£2,865

raised of £3,000 target

32

supporters
96% 12 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £3,000 is pledged by December 26th 2018 at 12:26pm

We want to expand the amount of bread and beer we can produce to make a truly sustainable business and so we don't sell out all the time!

by Wesley Burden in Folkestone, Kent, England

Docker exists to serve the community.

We are here to serve our community with the best bread and beer we can possibly make.  We believe that our role is to provide our local community with products that can't be bought at large retailers.  If we have any bread left we donate it to homeless charities in the area.  But we are all too often selling out or unable to make enough for weekend customers.

What are we looking to buy?

We really need a much bigger mixer, a bigger cool-room and some more fermenters.

But didn't you already buy a bigger oven with the help of government funding?

That's right, we were lucky enough to be given partial funding for a huge new oven which we installed in our new container using a massive forklift truck!  It's been serving us really well but we now need more fridge space and a bigger mixer to fill that oven with more bread.

How are you planning to purchase the new equipment?

We have been very lucky to secure EU funding from Folkestone Council because they believed that our project will benefit the East Folkestone area and will generate new jobs.  We are extremely grateful but this funding only covers half the cost and it would really help us out if you would be willing to help us fund the other half.

But you are a business, why don't you just use your own profits?

We are really keen to keep investing money back into the business for expansion and training, in order to create jobs.  This year we employed and trained 2 bakers and 1 brewer and they have been amazing for the business. We are proud to have offered employment to people in our local community and hope to be able to do so again as the business expands.  But margins are tight in food production businesses and buying new equipment takes a large outlay of money.  With your help we can get this equipment and improve capacity and working processes.  And in turn we can make more bread and beer for the community and supply more bread to local charities.

If you want to know more about Docker then please checkout our blog: http://dockerfermentation.com/blog

Photo credit: https://www.andyaitchison.uk

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Docker Screen Printed Tote bag

A lovely screen printed bag to carry your sourdough or beer bottles home. The bag will be black with a white Docker Bakehouse and Brewery logo

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Docker VIP Card

This special reward card will give you 12% off all Docker purchases made at our shop for 1 year. You will also get added to a VIP mailing list where you will get to try special products before anyone else.

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Docker Brew Day March 3rd 2019

Learn to make Docker beer with an all-grain process with our brewers. Our brewers will take you through the entire process of making beer and explain the concepts involved. About 10 days later you will get 10 beers delivered to your door! Includes light lunch at Dr Legumes.

£125 or more

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Learn to make Docker Sourdough Sun Feb 10th

This is a one day course at our bakery where you will learn to make our special sourdough and get to take home the fruits of your labour. Includes a light lunch at Dr Legumes

£125 or more

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Learn to make Docker Sourdough Sun March 3rd 2019

This is a one day course at our bakery where you will learn to make our special sourdough and get to take home the fruits of your labour. Includes a light lunch at Dr Legumes

£125 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Docker Brew Day Sunday March 10th 2019

Learn to make Docker beer with an all-grain process with our brewers. Our brewers will take you through the entire process of making beer and explain the concepts involved. About 10 days later you will get 10 beers delivered to your door! Includes light lunch at Dr Legumes.

£125 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Learn to make Docker Sourdough Sun March 10th 2019

This is a one day course at our bakery where you will learn to make our special sourdough and get to take home the fruits of your labour. Includes a light lunch at Dr Legumes

£200 or more

Docker Premium Supporter

Your details will also be added onto a plaque that will be put up at the bakery (unless otherwise requested). You will also receive a Docker VIP loyalty card which gets you 12% off all purchases for a year.


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