One award-winning cookery school. 12 dedicated members of staff. And a crazy idea from a man who claims to be a ‘TV chef’...
Bao buns, or ‘asian tacos’, are made from a sticky filling sandwiched between sweet, light, cloud-like dough (yum). Their tastiness has led to a HUGE hipster following, with special street food stalls and dedicated bao restaurants popping up everywhere! But because bao dough usually takes hours to rise, no one bothers to make them at home.
That’s where we come in. (Hi!) Over here at School of Wok, we’ve developed an INGENIOUS, DIY Bao Bun Kit, including an EVEN MORE ingenious bao flour. This unique bao flour magically reduces the bao’s rising time from a whopping 2 hours to just 10 minutes - meaning that you can make your own bao-tiful barbecue or black pepper bao buns FROM SCRATCH in just half an hour! (gasp, applause!)
It all started back in 2009, when our founder, Jeremy Pang, set up School of Wok as a mobile cookery school in London (say hi, Jez!).
Since then, Jez somehow managed to rope in the rest of us, and the School has gone from strength-to-strength: opening permanent premises in London’s Covent Garden in 2012, teaching over 60,000 students, and becoming Europe’s ONLY award-winning Asian cookery school! (Pop the champagne...)
But we don’t want to stop there. We want to get out of London and take our authentic, Asian cooking across the globe. We want you to be able to learn how to make great Asian food, wherever you are in the world!
How? With our DIY Bao Bun Kits. Including step-by-step instructions that guide you through a dry rub, glaze, bao flour and pickling salts - it’s essentially a cookery-lesson-in-a-box.
We’re incredibly proud of our baby bao - in the past 6 months, they’ve received the backing of 2 MAJOR UK supermarkets, and scooped up a UK Quality Food Award 2018. We’ve EVEN got over 70,000 followers on our YouTube channel...
Unfortunately, at the moment we’re only in 2.85% of UK supermarkets.
We need YOUR HELP to get us from where we are, to where we want to be. Or, rather - where you want us to be. If you don’t live close to one of the 632 specific UK stores that sell our product, this is your ONLY chance to get our bao in your bellies!
We need far, far more than £35,000 to achieve our goal, but this amount would be JUST ENOUGH to kickstart this dream into reality!
So get pledging, and join us on this WOKKING journey to global bao domination (mwah ha haaa).
Risks and challenges
We have learnt the hard way. When manufacturing products from scratch, it's hard to know what can go wrong. And over the last few years, we realised that unless you know how, everything can go wrong.
But now that we've launched the product, we're well protected by our knowledge and understanding of the whole process. We've got the production side covered, so aside from any shipping issues, we will be able to get our products to you, safe and sound.
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