Chatsworth Bakehouse - Grow with us!

by Chatsworth Bakehouse in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £21,798

raised so far

295

supporters

Help us fund the next stage of our growth! We've reinvested and secured a second site. But can you help get us over the line?

by Chatsworth Bakehouse in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 12th January 2024 we'd raised £21,487 with 291 supporters in 35 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

[SLIGHTLY AMENDED VIDEO SCRIPT]: We're back, 2 years later. Launching a crowdfunding campaign to help fuel the next stage of our growth. It's been an amazing 2 years since opening Chatsworth Bakehouse HQ - so much so, we need a bigger shop. We've saved a pot of money to secure a new site. But we need your help too! Can you help us grow?...

A couple of years ago we started baking in our tiny flat for our neighbours at the height of covid. 18 months, 208 incredible backers, and £12K in crowdfunding later, we had this little Victorian shop and some much-needed kit to help us bake on a bigger scale. And we really love it.

We’re blown away by the fact that people really love us, too. We’re incredibly proud of the fact that we’ve built a real local community here – but also had visitors come all the way from New York to see us. 

But you can see where this is going, right? We’re going to need a bigger bakery.

Don’t worry. We have no intention of closing our beautiful (but tiny) bakehouse HQ. But now we have the opportunity to open a second space for production. Which gives us all the room we need to make more of what we love to bake and what you lovely lot keep asking us for.

Like focaccia - and more bread for our sarnies, Sourdough and Soda bread; more of the sweet stuff and ....of course our Saturday special, grandma pizza slices.

And enough space to answer all your workshop needs! So we’re doing it again. Another crowdfunding campaign.

We get the keys to the place in January 2024, and we’ve reinvested in our little business to secure a second site! But the reality is that if we’re going to properly get this up and running, we need to raise some dough. 

For things like: multiple fridges, a few more ovens, a mixer, and lots more kit!

We’ve been hand mixing everything, and it would be pretty nice to get a mixer in our bigger space too (and give the biceps a rest).

And look: we want to grow the right way. That means growing lean and organically, without major outside investment. With our small team, we’ll work our socks off and keep being the heart and soul of Chatsworth Bakehouse. 

We want to protect our business, look after our brilliant bakery team, find even more talented locals to bring on board and make sure our amazing customers get the best of us.

For that, we need your help. And we’ve stacked the deck with as many awesome rewards as we could, so you’ll get lots more out of supporting us than just a warm fuzzy feeling.

We never imagined that our little bakehouse would have made it this far. 

Thank you to those who have supported us from the very beginning.  We wouldn’t and couldn’t be here without you.

A bakery for everyone. That’s the dream. We can’t wait to share it with more of you.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Video message THANKYOU!

A video message from all of us at the bakehouse, a THANKYOU for your amazing support!

£70 or more

Merch Bundle

Limited Edition XL tote bag - new design exclusive to Crowdfunder; Bakehouse socks, Bakehouse hat (!) and sticker pack. Shipped globally!

£100 or more

Pasta workshop + Dinner with Simon ‘Bag To Bowl

The king of the pasta Simon ‘Bag To Bowl’ will guide you through this fun pasta workshop in our new space! Drinks and snacks provided PLUS dinner around the shaping table. You’ll learn, from scratch, how to make your very own pasta. You'll learn how to make different shapes, make a sauce to match and enjoy the fruits of your labour sharing dinner around the shaping table. Lots of wine, focaccia and dessert provided.

£120 or more

Small Biz Consultancy – Small Biz 101 with Sian

Pick Sian’s brains on all things starting a business. 2 hours, 1-2-1 session, offered on Zoom. Practical tips and advice from; ‘how the hell to get an idea off the ground’, to finance advice, operations, tone of voice, social media, brand + marketing - all your other burning questions. Sian has worked in brand and marketing for over a 12 years (still does!) consulting for big brands and start ups (script writing to filming adverts).

£250 or more

Pizza Party (collection only)

Feeds 6 (approx.!) We’ll bake up a pizza extravaganza for you and your pizza loving pals! Your choice of pizza toppings PLUS side, dips, dessert. Curb-side pick up on selected days.

£800 or more

Bakehouse ‘Black Card’

You guys asked for it! A guaranteed sarnie a week for a whole year, valid for the days/weeks we’re open. Please note: we close for holidays…! Be the sole user or share the card with friends, so you can spread the bakehouse sarnie love. Liaise directly with us each week for your preferred day.

£1,500 or more

Bakehouse Private Hire

Fancy taking over our bakery? You’ll have sole access to our new space on a date of your choice. Got a special occasion in mind? We’ll collaborate and prepare a bespoke menu for up to 8 people. We’ll provide some carefully selected wines/beverages and a banging playlist to match. Memorable times guaranteed.

£20 or more

Foccacia and tote bag bundle

Grab a slab of our tasty focaccia and tote. No queueing required! Selected day/s only.

£30 or more

LIMITED EDITION Tote bag

Limited Edition XL tote bag, new design exclusive only to our Crowdfund campaign. A bag for all your daily essentials. Shipped globally

£40 or more

Exclusive Crowdfunding Sarnie Deal

We’ll be offering an exclusive Crowdfunding inspired sarnie! You'll also get a classic tote bag and cookie too. Struggled to get hold of a sarnie? We got you. Selected day only.

£45 or more

Basque of your own

We’ll bake up your very own, 10 inch Basque Cheesecake! Share with your friends and family! Selected day/s only.

£45 or more

Guinness cake of your own

We’ll bake up your very own, 10 inch Guinness cake! Collect on our chosen bake day, to share with your friends and family! Selected day/s only.

£60 or more

VIP ticket to our opening party

A first look at our new space! You’ll get exclusive, VIP ‘behind-the-scenes’ access to our new bakery. We’ll have free flowing drinks, pizza slices, tunes all day. Date TBC

£150 or more

Pizza workshop with Tom

Spend a few hours with our Tom, your favourite pizza wizard. A hands-on experience, you'll learn how to make our Saturday pizza specials – grandma ‘square’ pies and our round ‘NY’ pies - get stuck in prepping dough, shaping, prepping toppings and finish the workshop eating your very own, freshly baked pizza. Wash down with a beer (or drink of your choice!)

£180 or more

Bread workshop with Tom

Spend a few hours learning to bake bread in our new shop! You’ll make and bake our bakehouse staple tin loaf, our famous focaccia and then, turn that into your ULTIMATE bakeouse sandwich. We’ll answer all your bread baking questions and for passionate sourdough bakers, we’ll also give you some of our own sourdough starter and tips to care for it!

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