Cutlery and Keys | A hub for food,music and talent

by Daniel Comer in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Cutlery and Keys | A hub for food,music and talent

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Create jobs, engage the community, support local talent, promote sustainability, ensure inclusivity, and give back through charity.

by Daniel Comer in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Growing up in South Yorkshire, where many areas face economic challenges, I began my professional journey at the age of 16, working at Marks and Spencers in their café. During this time, I witnessed firsthand the struggles faced by those close to me. My best friend often found himself homeless, and I offered my support by providing shelter or assisting him in navigating local resources.

Later, as a supervisor at a roof cleaning company, I encountered colleagues grappling with various issues. One struggled with a history of run-ins with the law and periods of incarceration, while another battled alcoholism. Despite their challenges, we formed strong bonds, but tragically, one succumbed to alcoholism.


Throughout my life, I've been passionate about theater and music, which have proven transformative for individuals facing mental health difficulties. I vividly remember a friend who attempted suicide but found solace and renewal through involvement in rehearsals. Witnessing the power of music to positively impact lives has been a recurring theme for me.

More recently, I've observed the struggles of individuals with food allergies and intolerances who often struggle to find suitable cuisine. With my culinary skills, I recognise the opportunity to address this gap and provide inclusive dining experiences.

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges in the hospitality industry, particularly in Doncaster. Now more than ever, there's a pressing need for upskilling and job opportunities to revitalise the community and support those affected by the economic downturn.

In essence, my experiences and observations have instilled in me a deep desire to make a difference. Whether it's through providing support to the homeless, offering a listening ear to those battling addiction, or creating inclusive spaces through culinary endeavors, I am committed to contributing positively to my community and beyond.


Cutlery & Keys is committed to multifaceted community enrichment. Beyond job creation, community engagement, talent support, sustainability, inclusivity, charity, and substance abuse assistance, we also want to prioritise education. We aim provide mentorship and training opportunities for individuals aspiring to enter the hospitality and music industries. Through workshops, internships, apprenticeships, and partnerships with educational institutions, we will empower budding talents with practical skills, industry insights, and networking opportunities. By nurturing the next generation of hospitality and music professionals, we not only enrich our business but also contribute to the long-term vitality of these vibrant cultural sectors.

With your help we can make this a reality. 

Your help will fuel critical aspects of our growth strategy, including signage, platform creation, initial stock, marketing efforts, and staffing wages. Together, we'll elevate the dining experience, foster community connections, and drive sustainable practices forward.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

Recognition: Acknowledge donors on a dedicated wall of gratitude within the restaurant or on the website, publicly thanking them for their support.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

Recognition: Acknowledge donors on a dedicated wall of gratitude within the restaurant or on the website, publicly thanking them for their support. you will also receive a Cutlery and keys Badge to keep as a thank you.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Behind-the-Scenes Tours: Invite donors for behind-the-scenes tours of the restaurant, offering insights into operations, kitchen tours, and interactions with staff. VIP Dining Experience: exclusive dining package with VIP treatment, priority reservations, complimentary drinks.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Cocktail making Class: Learn how to make classic cocktails with our bar staff Meal for 2: A 3 course meal for 2 including drinks. Invite to our grand opening!

£1,000 or more

£1000 Reward

Music Showcase Tickets: Provide tickets to special music showcase events hosted at Cutlery & Keys, featuring local talent and intimate performances. Name on Menu: donors to have their name featured on a special section of the menu, showcasing their support for the restaurant. Private event/Party for you and up to 30 guests: Will include food and Drink. £1000 = 8 guests

£10,000 or more

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£10000 - VIP

£5000 credit to spend in the restaurant attend all events free of charge Access to financial opportunities with the restaurant. Featured on all of our socials and fundraisers. this is great for corporate events.

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