Who we are
Cotswolds based Ross & Ross Food was started in 2011 by Ross Whitmill and Ross Bearman who have a fine food background working at Le Petit Blanc, Malmaison, Paxton & Whitfield and Peach Pub Company. We started off producing terrines and pates and then in 2013 decided to focus on two areas; Events & Wedding catering which Ross W heads up and Handmade British Food gifts which Ross B heads up.
Now in 2017, we employ 5 other staff, are one of Not on The High Street's biggest food retailers, have products stocked in deli's and food halls around the country and are preferred caterers for a number of wedding venues in the Cotswolds.
So, why are we Crowdfunding?
We sat down earlier this year and like most businesses made our 5-10 year plan. One of the areas we think we can extend our business and provide an add-on service is with our Bar service for the Events and Weddings that we cater for. We have revived our bar package and employed a full-time Bar Manager, Peter, but we think we can do more! To launch our bar with a bit of a bang, we've bought a horse box to convert and that’s where we need some help!
The idea is that we can bring it along to venues and marquees and provide a fully functioning bar service, something extra for our Brides, guests and events. The Cotswolds are famous for its landscape and horse racing, so we wanted to keep in line with the tradition and have opted for a horse box instead of a cart or caravan. We provide beautiful food for our clients, so it makes sense that we provide the drinks too. We've already done some of the work by researching space saving ideas, fit out costs and already buying the box but we now need some help to fit it out.
What do we need help with?
The dream is to convert the inside of the box to include: three fridges, a couple of sinks, electricity connection, a portable generator, shelving and an espresso machine (for all those espresso martini's!). We will also be buying a refrigerated van to keep the drinks cold and to tow the horse-box.
This is why we're turning to our friends, customers, clients and suppliers to help us over this hurdle. In exchange for your kindness and support, the team here have come up with some incredible rewards.
We also need help naming our new bar!
If you have any innovative and quirky ideas send them over to us, we'll pick our favourite name by the end of the campaign and they'll be reward for the winner (some of our beer and our new Roast range)! #namethathorsebox
Connect with us
@rossandrossfood or @rossandrossfoodevents
For any questions during the campaign, please do get in touch at [email protected] or on 01608 645503. Thank you for your ongoing support.