Help create a modern Bakehouse in Leyton

by Marmelo & Son in London, England, United Kingdom

Help create a modern Bakehouse in Leyton

£15,087

raised so far

230

supporters

Our goal is to establish a Bakehouse in Leyton that offers exquisite Viennoiserie and baked goods to the community!

by Marmelo & Son in London, England, United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 29th April 2021 we'd raised £14,937 with 227 supporters in 42 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

New stretch target

If we are lucky enough to stretch our target funding, we would love to use this opportunity to buy ice-cream making equipment and start producing freshly made ice cream in Leyton. 

We would also use some of the funding to developing new job opportunities post-lockdown, for people who would like to learn a new trade.


The Marmelo Journey started 8 years ago from my small home kitchen, where I started experimenting with recipes and dreaming of creating a space for the local community to break bread together.

My idea soon evolved into establishing a restaurant on Francis Rd in Leyton, and Marmelo was born! It soon became a place where people could gather at communal tables and get to know their neighbours, whilst enjoying seasonal, delectable meals.

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From the very start, Marmelo received amazing support in the community and became a place where locals came to have brunch with friends, Sunday roast with families and gratifying meals in the evenings.  Before long, Francis Rd began to blossom with amazing new businesses opening up on the street, the majority of which were female owned. This actually lead to Francis Rd having the largest concentration of Female owned business in the UK on one street!

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A few years later, we were able to develop a catering space on Francis Rd, with an upstairs area for special dining events. "Marmelo & Son" catered daily to photo shoots and film sets, and many successful private gatherings were held in the event space. 

Marmelo soon became recognized as a reliable, family-friendly neighbourhood brand. 

The arrival of Covid forced us to make some quick decisions and pivot Marmelo into a new concept that could serve it's loyal customers in the most supportive way possible during the pandemic. We used the Marmelo and Son catering space to launch an online food box service and personally delivered organic goods to the door. We also converted Marmelo restaurant into a general store and deli, offering carefully selected groceries and alcohol.

It was at this stage that I met Sophie -  a passionate pastry chef with over 20 years of experience. She is creative, flavour focused and has a real drive and flare for her craft. We decided to start making remarkable baked goods at Marmelo & Son, and they were an instant hit!

WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH YOUR HELP

Sophie and I decided it would be a spectacular idea to expand the baking into a full-time bakery and could think of no better place to do it.  The Marmelo & Son building used to be the local neighbourhood bakery and had been closed for many years before we took over the building. We would be coming full circle and reinstating a bakery into our lovely community.  

With your help we will be able to upgrade the machinery and the building and get it ready before the summer to serve you delicious baked goods.  By doing this conversion we would also help Marmelo secure its future in the community.

HELP OUT AND GET A TREAT ON US!

Donating any amount no matter how small will go a long way to secure the future of Marmelo and we will top it up an extra 20% for you to spend at the Marmelo Bakery.

We also have loads of special treats for you to buy, special occasion cakes, BBQ boxes for Father's Day, a special meal cooked for 2 by Natalie and Marmelo Totes to name a few.

By paying it forward, you'll be helping us turn the dream of a bakery into a reality, whilst treating yourself or friends to a some sumptuous baked goods. 

The future is looking more optimistic with better times just around the corner!

We ask project owners to honour their rewards wherever possible but please note that all pledges are donations and there is no guarantee that you will receive any rewards from the project owner. Please see our Terms of Use for more information regarding rewards for pledges.

Rewards

This project offered rewards

£100 or more

Spend £100 & Receive 20% Reward Credit in Bakery!

Spend £100 with us now and receive an Extra 20% to spend at Marmelo Bakery on divine treats! So spend £100 and receive £120 worth of credit in the bakery.

£10 or more

Special Large Marmelo Tote Bag!

You'll receive a gorgeous Black and White jumbo Marmelo Tote to fill with groceries and other delights!

£15 or more

Large Marmelo Tote Bag With 2 Surprise Pastries!

You'll receive a gorgeous Black and White jumbo Marmelo Tote with 2 unique pastries inside to enjoy!

£25 or more

Spend £25 & Receive 20% Reward Credit in Bakery!

Spend £25 with us now and receive an Extra 20% to spend at Marmelo Bakery on divine treats! So spend £25 and receive £30 worth of credit in the bakery.

£40 or more

6" Special Occasion Cake!

We'll bake you a spectacular 6" cake for any special occasion you have in your future! Just let us know what you're celebrating and any special requests, and we'll create a custom-made cake guaranteed to impress!

£50 or more

Spend £50 & Receive 20% Reward Credit in Bakery!

Spend £50 with us now and receive an Extra 20% to spend at Marmelo Bakery on divine treats! So spend £50 and receive £60 worth of credit in the bakery.

£50 or more

Box of Pastries & Beer in a Marmelo Tote

Enjoy a box of carefully selected Marmelo Pastries and 6 local beers to compliment the baked delights, all packed into a jumbo Marmelo Tote!

£60 or more

8" Special Occasion Cake!

We'll bake you a spectacular 8" cake for any special occasion you have in your future! Just let us know what you're celebrating and any special requests, and we'll create a custom-made cake guaranteed to impress!

£60 or more

Pastries & Champagne in a Marmelo Tote!

We'll curate a beautiful box of pastries for you, add a bottle of champagne and pop them inside one of our fabulous Marmelo Totes! Makes a fantastic gift or perfect for self-indulgence!

£80 or more

Father's Day Amazing BBQ Box!

We will make curate an extra-special Fathers Day BBQ box for you that will include a slap-up meal for a family of 4. Expect Beer, Spare Ribs, Burgers, Marmelo Slaw, Mexican BBQ Corn and more!

£85 or more

10" Special Occasion Cake!

We'll custom-make an incredible cake for any special occasion you have in your future!

£95 or more

Child's Extra Special Occasion Cake!

We'll create a super-special birthday cake for you to help celebrate a child's birthday! We'll customize the cake to your requirements and every creation will be extra impressive and guaranteed yummy!

£100 or more

Sumptuous Meal for 2!

Natalie from Marmelo will prepare a divine meal for two for you to enjoy at home! She'll work with you on any dietary requests and will deliver a complete meal to your front door. Great opportunity to have a romantic evening with your partner or special platonic celebration!

£250 or more

Exclusive High Tea for 4!

Experience the ultimate afternoon tea prepared in our Bakery, with a selection of Marmelo baked treats, sandwiches, champagne and tea selection, all delivered to your front door to enjoy with friends and family.

£450 or more

A Fresh Pastry Every Day for a Year!

We'll give you a freshly baked pastry for 365 days! We'll offer you a daily choice from our wide variety of goodies fresh out of the oven. Do the math and you'll see that you're only paying £1.25 per pastry - a real deal!

£500 or more

Baking Masterclass With The Pastry Chef!

We'll invite you and 3 friends into our bakery for the day and teach you how to make a variety of our pastries from scratch. Our pastry chef uses a very special Viennoiseries style and will teach you all of her secrets! You'll leave with a basket of freshly baked goods and knowledge on how to bake them yourself!

£1,000 or more

Name Your Very Own Pastry!

We'll give you the opportunity to create a custom name for one of our pastries and this name will be used forever! We'll also give you a dozen of your namesake pastries and a bottle of champagne every month for a year.

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