Business: London’s first retail incubator and school for artisan food producers
Their story: It all started one day, when founder, Tara, working as a pastry chef, realised she couldn’t remember what day it was. They all looked the same. She loved ‘cheffing’, but knew that she didn’t want to become an old granny chef without ever having done anything exciting. So she quit her job, set up a little market stall at her university and put her baking skills to work. It was a roaring success. And she wasn’t getting yelled at by a scary chef anymore! One thing led to another and wanting to pass her skills on to other food artisans, she has just established herself in Old Street Station, London and set up ‘Kitchen Table Projects’. Her mission: to help emerging artisan food producers make their visions come to life. Not only will they be able to sell their products through her shop, but they can also join the School of Food where they will learn everything they need to run a business around their artisan foods. A select lucky 15 food producers will be invited to join a 12 week programme to kick-start their business this summer. They will be provided with retail sales space in Tara’s foodie shop, support from industry experts ( including Off to see my Lawyer) & networking opportunities with fellow food producers who want to take their business to the next level. If you are a budding food producer or know of someone who is, make sure you apply by 15th May 2015 by visiting their website: www.kitchentableprojects.com
Legal problem: Kitchen Table Projects needed help at many levels including securing the brand name as a trademark, making sure the website was legal, advice on the lease of the premises and taking on staff as well as terms with all of her suppliers.
How Off to see my lawyer helped: Thanks to our team of specialist lawyers, were able to help with all of those areas and so that Tara could keep to a budget, we gave her the option of using both the ‘oven ready templates’ for her to tailor herself as well as bespoke terms to cover things such as the courses and relationships with suppliers.
In the words of the customer: “Kitchen Table Projects has benefited hugely from Jo’s fabulous approach to working with small businesses. Knowing that Jo is just an email away gives us the confidence to take our business to where we want it to be and we have always been thoroughly impressed with the service we have received. We would recommend her firm wholeheartedly to anyone looking for legal advice, help and support.”
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