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Somey's Kitchen

by Joel Jerome in 

We did it
On 12th August 2016 we successfully raised £43,920 with 23 supporters in 108 days

Bringing Authentic Speciality Food from the East to the West

by Joel Jerome in


With the passion that we have for Charity and with the desire to become entreprenuers, we started this business as husband and wife to tap into the global speciality food market. We know that Indian and Chinese are amoung the biggest cuisines ever consumed by general public. That's why our punch line is "Bringing Authentic Speciality Food from the East to the West". With that in mind, we lauched our first products end of last year - The Indian Meat and Seafood Pickled Masala's. It comes in 4 flavours and to cater to all taste buds, we do it in Mild, Medium and Hot. This product does not exist in the UK nor any part of the western world so we are proud to launch it and make it a grand success. We are already seeing a huge demand from some retailers / e-retailers in the UK, Europe, Middle East and India. Dont just take our word for it, listen to what our consumers globally have to say:-

"An authentic taste of Kerala available in UK delivered by an amazing cook. The beef pickle was delicious and perfect in every way. The best beef pickle I have ever tasted"

 - Shyla Babu, Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom

"I have personally tasted Somey's cooking for more than 15 yrs. She makes mouth watering delicious speciality dishes that are worth trying. Every time I visit India and meet with Somey, I pack most of her food especially her Sambar Powder which is so authentic and yummy."

 - Rachel Varghese, Dallas, Texas, US

"My family and I love Somey's fish pickle and beef pickle. They serve as a great side dish with any meal. The very thought of Somey's pickle cause us to drool. We have looked in many shops but have not been able to find any pickle on the shelves that match the taste of our beloved Somey's pickle. Her recipe is one of a kind."

Dolly Anand, Dubai, UAE

"This finger licking, mouth tingling Somey's pickle is simply very tasty! This pickle  is made with premium  quality  ingredients & can be stored for a longer periods too. My family and I enjoy Somey's pickle with all our meals. If  you are craving for some meat/ fish during your busy week and have no time or energy to make it, then just open  up one of these bottles and for sure your craving will be satisfied. I highly recommend  this pickle because  I love it .I am sure y'all will love it too!"

 - Jessy Thomas, Bangalore, India

Even as a startup, we want to continue to innovate, diversify and expand so in April 2016, we launched our first ever meat and seafood Chilli Oil to tap into the big Chinese food market. It comes in 2 flavours - Pork and Prawn. 

As a company policy, we decided to contribute 50% of our profits to our Charity right from the start as we want to give back and that's our goal. This year, we decided to start a 1 million bottle campaign from 1st May 2016 for 12 months of which 50% of the profits from every bottle sold will go into raising funds to build a permanent home for the destitute children in India. 

As a new company launching new innovative food products, we not only need finances but also a lot of increased awareness and advertising. VOOM 2016 is the best place to be for us to compete against many other such start ups so that we as winners will get the case price that we can use to create a production line / factory and also the additional benefits will help us launch the company in a large scale across the UK & Ireland.

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

A thank you for believing in our pitch and that we are here to make a difference!

£30 or more

£30 Reward

Tasters Deal - We will give you 5 bottles of your choice from our selection of Indian Meat and Seafood Pickled Masala's and Chinese Chilli's

£100 or more

£100 Reward

1 Year Deal - A subscription deal to receive every quarter 5 bottles of your choice. Also, you get to choose and learn 1 out of the 10 best recipes from Somey herself

£2,500 or more

£2,500 Reward

10 Year Deal - Subscription for 10 years with any 4 bottles of your choice delivered every quarter. You will also get to meet Somey herself here in London and an opportunity to cook with her 3 out of her 10 best recipes. Not to miss that your name in full will be engraved on the wall of donors at the New Home built by Reaching Hand

£5,000 or more

£5,000 Reward

Life changing deal - A reward that will change your life. Starts with a lifetime subscription of any 4 bottles delivered every quarter plus an all expenses paid trip to Bangalore, India to meet with the Reaching Hand team and spend 5 days with the kids at New Home that will change your perspective of life. Finally, you get to meet Somey at her home in Bangalore and spend time learning some of her best recipes. It cant get better than that! Tentatively planned for summer in 2017

£10,000 or more

£10,000 Reward

Distribution Deal - A 3 year distribution deal. First, you will get 2500 bottles that are discounted at 30%. Then for up to 3 years, you can buy the bottles at a mutually agreed wholesale price.

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