The First African Restaurant in Crawley

by Safaye in Crawley, England, United Kingdom

The First African Restaurant in Crawley

£1,650

raised of £85,000 target
31
supporters
2% 3 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £85,000 is pledged by May 25th 2019 at 9:15am

We have a vision to create the First African Restaurant in Crawley and need your help to make it come true..

by Safaye in Crawley, England, United Kingdom

Who are we?

Bob Faye, friendly, devoted and highly skilled chef not only in the UK but across the globe in places like Spain, Canada, America, France just to name a few and last but not least a multilingual speaker with a fantastic smile.

Sam Wright, ambitious, with a great personality and good sense of humour has accounts and design background, both together make a fun, hardworking partnership team.

We would love to share with you our passion for cooking, experimenting, designing, playing, dreaming, and maybe a few dance moves?

We opened Safaye to create an eating experience like no other in 2017 serving the public at Crawley Borough market in the form of a Streetfood van and had a purpose—to make African food interactive, approachable, affordable, and a lot of fun.

We had no idea what to expect, we just knew this was our dream job. Over time, our customers became our friends and we really want this to continue onwards.

So what’s our new vision of Safaye? 

The Safaye concept must go on by continuing with the things we are known for—African food, our attention to detail, and artistically designed cuisine produced and served by our incomparable chef Bob, but in an African themed, family restaurant. Open seven days a week. The music will be bumpin’ with the afrobeats vibe, there will be magic in the aromatic air whilst you relax, sipping sweet Ataya tea whilst absorbing the scenic surroundings of African artwork. Due to high requests we decided to push the boundaries further than we ever have and offer our flavors, textures, plating, and serving that we couldn't show in the catering van. Dishes like Jollof rice, Okra or Egusi soup, Mafe (peanut butter stew), Dibi/ Afra and fufu and a heathy selection of Vegan choices also, a restaurant where you can celebrate birthdays/ family occasions/ work parties or weddings together with made to order menu's at your request and an online takeaway service.

The new Safaye will offer tasting menus along side a range of popular dishes served across the plains of African and diners need only come with an open mind, to allow the chef to take them on a stimulating culinary journey. It will be an exciting experience for all meat, vegetarian and vegan food adventurers. 

Why do you need the money? 

We need your help with the 6 months upfront rental leasing and the first months overhead costs, that outweighs our van sale proceeds. The new Safaye will create history, and we want you to be the catalyst of our creative freedom.

Rewards

This Crowdfunder campaign allows us to offer up a bunch of cool rewards :

See all of our pledge levels in the right column for details on these and other rewards.

Everyone who pledges will have their name placed on our special themed wall inside the restaurant, showing how you helped open the First African Restaurant.

Thank You

The original Safaye was magic because we had the freedom to do it our way. With your help, we can re-open with the same freedom and have even more magic.  

We would not be here today without our support group—you, the guest, a fellow Safaye follower. 

Please help us open this restaurant and keep our vision intact. Please consider supporting this project and spread the word and thank you for all you have done so far. 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£50 or more

Date Night for Two

▪ Enjoy a relaxing 3-course meal & glass of something special to complement your meal ▪ Your name placed on our restaurant themed thank you wall ▪ Shout out on our media page

£20 or more

£25 E-voucher

Pledge £20 and receive: ▪1 x £25 food evoucher ▪ Your name placed on our restaurant themed thank you wall

£35 or more

Safaye African Roast Pledge

▪ Receive a superb roast dinner for two with dessert, coffee and a glass of something special. ▪ Your name placed on our restaurant themed thank you wall

£40 or more

£45 E-voucher

Pledge £40 and receive: ▪ 1 x £45 food e-voucher ▪ Your name placed on our restaurant themed thank you wall

£75 or more

1 of 100 claimed

Masterclass & Lunch with Chef Bob

▪ Spend a morning with Chef Bob, in the kitchen learning how to cook sexy African food before sitting down together for a good hearty African lunch of your choice. ▪ Receive 1 x 10% off food evoucher for your next visit ▪ Your name placed on our restaurant themed thank you wall ▪ Shout out on our media page with a picture of you cooking with Chef Bob

£100 or more

Chef's Tasting Menu for Two

▪ Enjoy a 5-course meal from the chef's tasting menu, coffee included ▪ A bottle of something special from inhouse during your meal ▪ Receive 1 x 10% off food e-voucher on your next visit ▪ Your name placed on our restaurant themed thank you wall ▪ Shout out on our media page for your loyal support

£150 or more

0 of 25 claimed

Pre-Launch Party Invite

▪ Join our pre-launch party which includes welcome drink, menu taster with a bottle of something special, party atmosphere, all for you and one guest. ▪ Receive 1 x 10% off food evoucher for your next visit ▪ Your name placed on our restaurant themed thank you wall ▪ Shout out on our media page for your loyal support

£150 or more

£200 E-voucher

▪ Pledge £150 and receive 2 x £100 food e-voucher ▪ Ideal for family gatherings or small party. ▪ Your name placed on our restaurant thank you themed wall ▪ Shout out on our media page for your loyal support

£350 or more

0 of 200 claimed

VIP African Roast for Six

▪ Have a great hearty African roast dinner for you and 5 of your friends or family within a VIP area & dedicated service just for you (Available Sunday's only) ▪ Delicious dessert & coffee each ▪ 3 x bottles of something special from inhouse during your meal ▪ Receive 2 x £75 discount food e-voucher (redeemable 12 months from date received) ▪ Your name placed on our restaurant thank you themed wall ▪ Shout out on our media page

£500 or more

Chef's Tasting Menu for Ten

▪ Enjoy a 5-course meal from the chef's tasting menu, coffee included for you & 9 guests ▪ 5x bottles of something special from inhouse during your meal ▪ Receive 1 x 10% off food e-voucher ▪ Your name placed on our restaurant thank you themed wall ▪ Shout out on our media page for your loyal support

£1,000 or more

0 of 50 claimed

1 year Deluxe Double Date Night for 4

▪ Enjoy a 3-course meal for 4 from the chef's tasting menu + coffee, once every month, for 1yr ▪ 2 x bottles of something special from inhouse during each meal ▪ Receive 1 x 10% off food e-voucher ▪ Your name in gold, on our themed wall ▪ Shout out on our media page

£1,000 or more

0 of 50 claimed

Private party for 20

▪ A private 3-course dinner party with 19 of your closest friends & family with Entertainment on the night ▪ £300 drinks voucher ▪ 1 x 10% off food evoucher for your next visit▪ Your name in gold, placed on our thank you themed wall ▪ Shout out on our media page for your loyal suppor

£2,500 or more

Celebration Party for 45 people

▪ A private 3-course dinner party for you and 44 of your closest friends & family ▪ Entertainment ▪ £700 drinks voucher ▪ 1 x 10% off food evoucher for your next visit ▪ Your name in gold, placed on our restaurant thank you themed wall ▪ Shout on our media page for your loyal support

£5,000 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Gold Package

▪ Master Class + lunch with Bob ▪ A 3-course dinner + coffee party for you plus 49 guest with entertainment ▪ £1000 drinks voucher for the night ▪ Each guest will receive £10 gift voucher ▪ 3-course + 2 bottles of something special meal for you plus 3 guests, once, every month for 1 year ▪ Your name in gold, on our thank you themed wall ▪ Big shout out on our media page


Let's make 'The First African Restaurant in Crawley' happen

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