Mcr's first waste food catering social enterprise!

by Corin Bell - Real Junk Food Mcr in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 30th October 2018 we successfully raised £57,902 with 304 supporters in 57 days

Creating Manchester's first waste food catering social enterprise. Rescuing more food waste, offering access to great food for all.

by Corin Bell - Real Junk Food Mcr in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

We did it!! Massive thanks & next steps!

Hello!

Firstly, the most important bit…. A huge thank you to all of you!!! It goes without saying that we wouldn’t be here without all of your support, but, well…. We simply wouldn’t be here without all of your support! Crowdfunding is a bit of a slog at times, and reading all of your lovely comments of support  and well wishes have genuinely kept the team going!

I’m hugely pleased to announce that we’ve got the keys to our new commercial kitchen space in South Manchester, and are moving all of our equipment in as we speak! We’ll be up and running in no time, and we can’t wait to get going!

The next leg of our venture, operating our city’s first waste food catering social enterprise, will allow us to stop even more food from being wasted, and offer a new super low carbon, sustainable catering service to businesses, organisations and individuals across Manchester and beyond! Our new project will also allow us to provide even more great meals to people all over our city who might otherwise not get enough food, or struggle to access hot nutritious meals.

You may have noticed that our project is still “live” on the Crowdfunder website. We’ve been lucky enough to be offered some additional match funding through the M&S Energy Fund! The fund has provided £5,000 of funding to our project, but have asked that in return we keep our project open for another 3 weeks, so that we can both spread some positive zero waste messages during Green Week, which is the 19th - 27th of October.

This might mean that there is a slight delay in getting your reward to you, but we’re still aiming to have most of them out to you by mid November. We hope that’s OK! If you would like your reward sooner, please do just get in touch and we’ll make sure we get it out to you.

If you have selected a catering package reward or a gourmet waste food hamper and you know when you would like us to cater / deliver your hamper, please do get in touch and let us know. If you’re not sure when you’d like your catering or hamper that’s completely fine too. Just give us as much notice as you can when you decide, and we’ll be happy to feed you and your friends whenever suits!

So, once again, a massive thank you to you from everyone at team Open Kitchen MCR. We will do our best to make you proud, and to carry on delivering great things for our city that reduce waste, provide meals to everyone regardless of income, and tackle social isolation by building communities around food.

We’ll be in touch soon to get your reward to you, but please don’t be shy if you’d like it asap.

Thanks!

Corin and the team at Real Junk Food Manchester / Open Kitchen MCR


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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£275 or more

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Waste food supper club!

Host a waste food supper club in your own home for up to 10 people! Invite your friends round for a dinner party with a difference, as our amazing chefs create a waste food feast in your own home and serve each course! Real Junk Food Mcr will provide all food and chefs, you provide the drinks and guests! Veggie, vegan & gluten free options. Events must be booked in advance. Additional charges for events more than 10 miles outside Mcr.

£5 or more

Mega-thanks!

Receive a huge thank you from the team at Real Junk Food Manchester, and get your name added to the supporters page of our website! So, basically, fame.

£15 or more

Waste food jam, chutney or pickle!

A jar of our very own “This Is Rubbish” waste food jam, chutney, pickle or preserve (vegan & gluten free options available). Made from 100% wasted food ingredients by our own lovely chefs. We’ll also add your name to the supporters page of our website!

£15 or more

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Luxury "misshapes"chocolates!

A 250g bag containing a delightful assortment of "misshapes" of Beech's Fine Chocolates of Preston. Enjoy luxury chocolates, while knowing you stopped food waste! We'll also add your name to our supporters page. Additional charges will apply for postage outside mainland UK.

£20 or more

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NEW! Open Kitchen MCR Sustainable Travel Mug!

NEW! Grab your very own limited edition “Open KItchen MCR” sustainable bamboo reusable coffee mug! Available in a range of colours. The perfect eco-accessory for coffee (or tea if you're into that sort of thing) on the go! We’ll also add your name to the supporters page of our website!

£50 or more

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Sustainable gift bundle!

A little bundle of loveliness… A jar of waste food jam AND chutney, one of our branded reusable sustainable bamboo travel mugs, and a bag of beautiful ethical coffee or tea curtesy of the wonderful Second City Coffee. Additional charges may apply for delivery more than 10 miles outside Manchester. We’ll also add your name to the supporters page of our website!

£100 or more

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Gourmet “waste food” picnic hamper!

A gourmet picnic hamper, delivered to your door, made entirely from food that would have gone to waste. Perfect for your next day out, picnic or garden party. Each hamper includes an array of snacks and freshly prepared cold dishes to tempt your tastebuds. Each hamper serves 4 people. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options available. Hampers must be booked in advance. Additional charges may apply for delivery more than 10 miles outside Manchester.

£150 or more

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Gourmet “waste food” picnic hamper with bubbles!

A gourmet picnic hamper, delivered to your door, made entirely of food that would have gone to waste. Perfect for your next day out, picnic or garden party. Each hamper includes an array of lovely snacks and freshly prepared cold dishes, & 2 bottles of organic vegan Prosecco. Each hamper serves 4. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options available. Must be booked in advance. Additional charges for delivery more than 10 miles outside Manchester.

£150 or more

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Sustainable Catering Package - £150

The most sustainable catering you could possibly order! Choose from either our standard package (a selection of cold dishes, savoury & sweet options) for up to 15 guests, or our luxury package (a wider selection of dishes, served hot and/or cold, savoury & sweet options) for up to 10 guests. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options. A range of catering packages, including bespoke packages, also offered. See bottom of project description for link.

£250 or more

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Sustainable Catering Package - £250

The most sustainable catering you could possibly order! Choose from either our standard package (a selection of cold dishes, savoury & sweet options) for up to 25 guests, or our luxury package (a wider selection of dishes, served hot and/or cold, savoury & sweet options) for up to 20 guests. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options. A range of catering packages, including bespoke packages, also offered. See bottom of project description for link.

£400 or more

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Sustainable Catering Package - £400

The most sustainable catering you could possibly order! Choose from either our standard package (a selection of cold dishes, savoury & sweet options) for up to 40 guests, or our luxury package (a wider selection of dishes, served hot and/or cold, savoury & sweet options) for up to 30 guests. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options. A range of catering packages, including bespoke packages, also offered. See bottom of project description for link.

£600 or more

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Sustainable Catering Package - £600

The most sustainable catering you could possibly order! Choose from either our standard package (a selection of cold dishes, savoury & sweet options) for up to 60 guests, or our luxury package (a wider selection of dishes, served hot and/or cold, savoury & sweet options) for up to 40 guests. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options. A range of catering packages, including bespoke packages, also offered. See bottom of project description for link.

£750 or more

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Sustainable Catering Package - £750

The most sustainable catering you could possibly order! Choose from either our standard package (a selection of cold dishes, savoury & sweet options) for up to 75 guests, or our luxury package (a wider selection of dishes, served hot and/or cold, savoury & sweet options) for up to 50 guests. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options. A range of catering packages, including bespoke packages, also offered. See bottom of project description for link.

£850 or more

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Upcycled cast iron bath sofa

A rather stylish piece of history! A central feature at our city centre restaurant, this upcycled sofa is made from a cast iron bath, upcycled by our own lovely team with expert help from @maker_of_things. Cushions made from upcycled coffee sacking. Image here - (https://www.realjunkfoodmanchester.co.uk/rjfm-bathsofa-01/) Bath sofa will be delivered (it weighs A LOT) but additional charges will apply for delivery more than 10 miles from Mcr.

£1,000 or more

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Sustainable Catering Package - £1,000

The most sustainable catering you could possibly order! Choose from either our standard package (a selection of cold dishes, savoury & sweet options) for up to 100 guests, or our luxury package (a wider selection of dishes, served hot and/or cold, savoury & sweet options) for up to 65 guests. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options. A range of catering packages, including bespoke packages, also offered. See bottom of project description for link.

£1,500 or more

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Sustainable Catering Package - £1,500

The most sustainable catering you could possibly order! Choose from either our standard package (a selection of cold dishes, savoury & sweet options) for up to 150 guests, or our luxury package (a wider selection of dishes, served hot and/or cold, savoury & sweet options) for up to 100 guests. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options. A range of catering packages, including bespoke packages, also offered. See bottom of project description for link.

£2,500 or more

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Sustainable Catering Package - £2,500

The most sustainable catering you could possibly order! Choose from either our standard package (a selection of cold dishes, savoury & sweet options) for up to 250 guests, or our luxury package (a wider selection of dishes, served hot and/or cold, savoury & sweet options) for up to 200 guests. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options. A range of catering packages, including bespoke packages, also offered. See bottom of project description for link.

£5,000 or more

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Sustainable Catering Package - £5,000

The most sustainable catering you could possibly order! Choose from either our standard package (a selection of cold dishes, savoury & sweet options) for up to 500 guests, or our luxury package (a wider selection of dishes, served hot and/or cold, savoury & sweet options) for up to 400 guests. Veggie, vegan & gluten free options. A range of catering packages, including bespoke packages, also offered. See bottom of project description for link.

£20 or more

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Hug in a (sustainable) mug!

Your very own limited edition “Real Junk Food Manchester” sustainable bamboo reusable coffee mug! Available in a range of colours, printed with the project name, and tagline, “feed bellies not bins!” We’ll also add your name to the supporters page of our website!

£50 or more

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"Painthoven" statue

A rather stylish piece of history! A staple piece of upcycled decoration at our waste food restaurant. Image can be found here - (https://www.realjunkfoodmanchester.co.uk/rjfm-painthoven-01/) Statue will be delivered but additional charges will apply for delivery more than 10 miles from Manchester. (only 1 available)

£50 or more

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“Velo-dermy” wall art!

A rather stylish piece of history! A staple piece of upcycled decoration at our waste food restaurant. This upcycled bicycle wall hanging is our vegan answer to taxidermy - all the style, none of the innards! Image can be found here - (https://www.realjunkfoodmanchester.co.uk/rjfm-velodermy-02/) Item will be delivered but additional charges will apply for delivery more than 10 miles from Manchester. (only 2 available)

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