Hi I'm Matt (also known as Ped) thanks for visiting our page.
I've always had a passion for food... so in 2017, I decided to start Ped's Pizza; a street food business serving Neapolitan-style pizza. Initially, I continued my career as a teacher, and spent my evenings and weekends at street markets, sports clubs and private events. This wouldn't have been possible without roping in friends and family to help (I'll forever be indebted to my wife Lauren for spending countless weekends in the cold!).
Our first event- Bishop's Stortford RFC 2017
By 2019, the business was growing fast and I took the plunge, quit teaching and focused on Ped's full time. The gamble appeared to be paying off as weddings and other function bookings flooded in. Unfortunately, COVID-19 had other ideas and just as with countless other small businesses, it decimated the 2020 calendar!
We had to adapt quickly and I started a delivery service that has flourished thanks to the support of the Havering community. You have kept us going- thank you! We now deliver more than 200 pizzas per week and our home kitchen has been straining under the demand... Add a newborn baby to the mix...it's been a rollercoaster!
There's only one logical option if I am to keep meeting the growing pizza demands of people in Gidea Park, Hornchurch, across Havering and beyond: OPEN A PIZZERIA! We are already on the hunt for premises and aim to open its doors in the spring.
What we need now is a little help with the initial costs but in these uncertain times, we know people need a return on all their investments - so we've come up with a rewards scheme which ensures you get something in return!
Essentially, we want to create a high-quality, low-priced, community pizzeria and will need around £30k for lease, lawyers and fit-out costs to get the dream off the ground as a takeaway business. We will then reinvest all profits to graduate to become a fully-operational eat-in restaurant by the end of summer 2021 - offering starters, desserts and drinks alongside our trademark pizzas.
Are you a resident in or around the Havering area who loves proper pizza? Do you want to eat some at discounted prices over the next couple of years? Then see our four simple reward scheme options and choose how to support this local business...
We would love for you to be part of our journey - now and in the future. Thanks in advance for your support!