Any donations would be greatly appreciated and all proceeds will be used to support this community project .. please mail me
The aim is to create a 'Real' Community café. Here I will staff the café with local people. Mainly from disadvantage teenagers, single parents & people with mental health issues.
I have been a resident in this area since 1963. Therefore I think it would be great to invest my time & energy to support people in west London especially Westminster, the area I know best.
Being in retail & catering for the past 20 plus years will hold me in good stead I feel. My love of food, customer service, product knowledge & energy to teach using my experience has given me an extra buzz.
I have a 10 year business plan; community café with a outside London mini farm, with a hostel connected, so local school kids can learn how to grow 'foods' & bring that knowledge back to the city. Hopefully there would also be people that use the hostel as a working holiday. Once the farm is set I would use my catering knowledge to have certain 'cottage industries' in place so the farm supports its self.
I have a dream that people of all ages, families & people from all walks of life come to the café & farm & support each other in some way. Especially at the farm that (where all gadgets are handed in), having people enjoy the day & in the evening I cook the produce of the farm for everyone sitting at the one large table & talk to each other face to face. Have I gone to far into dream land. Do you think this is 'pie in the sky'. Maybe I will call the café 'Pie in the Sky'