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To open Manjit's Kitchen & Bar. From a home kitchen to a horsebox to a cafe. We now need your help to take the next step.
507 backers pledged £41,837 to help bring this project to life.

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From a home kitchen, to a street food truck (our distinctive yellow horsebox!) to a cafe within Leeds Kirkgate Market. Now is the time to take the next step, and with your help, open Manjit's Kitchen & Bar. 

In 2010 I started a street food business from my home kitchen in Leeds - 

As demand grew we created the Yellow Horsebox - a small but perfectly formed street-food truck. We have traded all across the UK at all types of events, wedding, and festivals. Many of you will have seen us and eaten with us along the way and enjoyed what we do. 

The Yellow Horsebox Streetfood Truck
The Yellow Horsebox Streetfood Truck

 In 2016, I opened a cafe in Leeds Kirkgate Market, specialising in Indian Vegetarian & Vegan dishes.

We have learnt lots running the cafe and are now ready to take this learning forward and open another place.

The Cafe at Leeds Kirkgate Market
The Cafe at Leeds Kirkgate Market

 The cafe has been successful we have won regional and national awards and now employ 8 people, 6 women, and a young man with a learning disability who works with us 1 day a week & Michael (aka Husband Ji)  

In June 2018 we won the BBC Food & Farming Award for best StreetFood/Takeaway in the UK. (The award ..wont mention it again .. promise) 

Winner Best Streetfood/Takeway 2018
Winner Best Streetfood/Takeway 2018

 As we are based in the market, the cafe closes at 5pm. We have therefore built the cafe on lunch time trade only. We now want to build another place we can open in the evenings too. 

A Veg Thali
A Veg Thali

I want to employ more people.

 Continue to develop our style of Indian vegetarian food.

 Develop our drinks offer - by expanding our partnerships with local breweries and creating a cocktail menu

 And create a cool place that is welcoming to all.

I believe a thriving  independent businesses scene is important to a City and we want to be part of that.  We work closely with local charities and through our business we want to make Leeds a better place.    

A Vada - snack
A Vada - snack

Why do you need the money ? 

The main costs in opening another place will be the kitchen equipment and fit out costs. Gas range ,fridges, oven, extraction, catering equipment, tables, chairs. We will also spend on leasing/survey and legal/licencing costs.  

From working my socks off the last few years, i have saved 1/3rd of what we need to open.  I calculate we will need another 40K to make this happen.  

I don't want to go to the banks. I went once and it wasn't much fun.

With your help and support we can make this happen.

Thanks for reading.  We are offering some great rewards. Pledge if you can and make Manjit's Kitchen & Bar a reality. 

Thankyou Manjit and Michael 

Risks and challenges

Finding the right site. The right one will come. We are viewing 2 sites a week at the moment. A successful Kickstarter will help us move through the leasing,planning,legal stages on the journey to opening.
Growing from one site to two sites. We are busy putting in place operational systems at the cafe, which we can transfer to the new place.
The biggest risk is we open another place and nobody comes - this Kickstarter will help ensure that doesn't happen.

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    The Fiver

    A massive thank you from us. Every bit will help and we look forward to welcoming you as a customer

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    The Tenner

    The knowledge you helped make it happen and a massive thank-you from us. Manjit will send you an email/tweet to say thank-you.

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    Chilli Paneer Wrap/Thali Deal

    A Chilli Paneer Wrap or Thali and a drink from Manjit's Kitchen Cafe. An email voucher valid for 12months

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    Standard Manjit's Kitchen T shirt

    The classic Manjit's Kitchen yellow Tee.

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    Meal for 2 at Manjit's Kitchen Cafe

    Meal for two at Manjits Kitchen Cafe
    2 x drinks
    2 x Manjits Kitchen Badge

    A voucher will be emailed and will be valid for 12 months

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    Limited Edition T Shirt

    A limited edition Manjit's Kitchen T Shirt. These will be designed exclusivley for the Kickstarter and only available once.

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    Backers wall

    Your name etched into the Manjit's Kitchen & Bar Wall

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    Name on the backers wall AND the Tshirt

    Your name etched onto to the Manjit's Kitchen backers wall plus the exclusively designed Tshirt.

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    Michael's Beard

    Michael will remove his beard

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About US$ 1,862

    £1500

    We will bring the horsebox to your event/party and serve food for up to 50 guests. 1 hour drive from Leeds limit. Dates and times will need to be agreed

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    Horsebox Party 100 people

    We will bring the Yellow Horsebox to your event/party and serve food for upto 100 people. 1 hour drive limit from Leeds. Dates and time TBC

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    Everything

    A Chilli Paneer Wrap/Thali
    Manjits Kitchen Badge
    Manjit's Kitchen Limited Edition T Shirt
    Meal for two at Manjit's Kitchen cafe
    Meal for two in the new place
    Name on the backer wall.
    Horsebox party for upto 50 people
    The knowledge you helped an independent business grow from a seed to permanent restaurant.

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    Meal for 2 in the new place

    A meal for two with 2 drinks in the new place (hopefully...) - A voucher will be emailed and will be valid for 12 months.

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    Manjit's Kitchen meets Ox Club

    We will invite Ox Club into the new place to create a menu devised by Manjit and Ox Club
    Includes welcome drink and a cocktail. Autumn 2019

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    Opening Night

    An invite for 2 people to the opening night. Welcome drinks, snacks and no doubt a chance to meet my Mum and Dad

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    Part 2 Opening Night

    An invite for 2 people to the 2nd opening party... same as the first.. drinks, snacks.

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    Cooking Class With Manjit

    An invite for 2 people to join Manjit's Cooking Class in Leeds. Sunday 17th February 2019. 11am-3pm.
    Working in pairs. .. we will make a curry from scratch and make chapatis. All ingredients and equipment provided. A fun, informal class. Suitable for beginners.

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Funding period

- (30 days)