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DelifonsecaBy Delifonseca
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DelifonsecaBy Delifonseca
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 7 2018 11:00 PM UTC +00:00

About

 Kickstarter@Delifonseca.co.uk - Get in touch with any questions/Dad jokes

Click the link above to follow our campaign via our blog & social!
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 Delifonseca Dockside is a small independent company based in Liverpool that’s simply passionate about all things food!
After the success of big brother venue in Stanley street, Dockside came along in 2010. Both formed through the vision of Candice Fonseca, who dreamt of the perfect deli; an Aladdin’s cave packed full of tasty treasures!

Dockside soon established itself within Liverpool’s expanding food scene, scooping accolades such as Good Food Guide reader’s restaurant of the year 2014, Observer Food Monthly Best Independent Retailer 2014, Farm shop & Deli awards’ Food hall of the year 2017 and Guild of Fine Foods’ Delicatessen shop of the year 2018 (to name but a few).

The Problem

You wouldn’t know it, but our kitchen at Dockside is very small. Because of this, growth of Delifonseca is restricted in terms of output for corporate catering, restaurant blackboard and deli counter offerings, and also severely limited in our ability to train up new young talent.
Delifonseca is built on the talents of its staff and this extra space will give us the opportunity to continue inspiring new foodie recruits to take up the Delifonseca cause. 

As a pioneer of Liverpool’s growing food culture for the last decade, we enjoy meeting the demands of the increasingly knowledgeable and sophisticated customers and guests …yet this is a challenge considering the size of our current kitchen (why do you think Martin pops out into the restaurant from time to time?!).

Our Plan

As the site next door has become available, and acknowledging that our Stanley Street premises is impractical in many ways, it makes great business sense to operate from one base. With demand for corporate and event catering on the rise, managing this from Dockside in addition to the expanded restaurant and deli operation would make economic sense. 

Additionally, the larger front of house floor plan will allow for a private dining/function space which guests may reserve exclusively, something we have previously been unable to offer.  

With a greater kitchen comes a greater dream...
We aim to provide a space with capacity to train more chefs, contributing towards future growth of Liverpool’s food industry (through upcoming talent) while ensuring the future of the Deli you have all come to love!

As the first Delicatessen in Liverpool, who knows what we will be able to do next from a bigger more competent venue…….


Why Choose to Crowdfund?

At Delifonseca, we are lucky enough to have an established stream of regular guests. We have formed our very own Deli community and as such would like to invite our friends and guests to join us on this exciting journey! In our time of need, calling upon this community of friends seems like the most logical response.  

This project is a massive financial undertaking costing over £500K with necessary but unglamorous building work taking up a large proportion of that! 
This kickstarter will make sure we can afford to keep the chefs happy and kit out the kitchen with the latest catering equipment, while assisting with our training ambitions. 

 The Rewards

If you would like to pledge for multiple rewards... YOU CAN! Just add up each pledge amount for the rewards you would like, pledge this amount and then send us a message outlining the rewards you have in mind...

 When is it happening?

Commissioned LTD edition Katherine Caldwell x Delifonseca mug artwork
Commissioned LTD edition Katherine Caldwell x Delifonseca mug artwork

Risks and challenges

With an established 12 year track record of feeding the folks of Liverpool we have a good customer base for the three areas of our business foodhall, restaurant and outside catering.

We will continue to trade throughout the expansion and have secured the rest of the funding.

We are expanding into the other half of our own building so are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of trading from this site.

Our trading experience confirms that we need extra capacity in the restaurant - we hate turning people away which is all too common at our busy times.

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    Katherine Caldwell LTD edition mug

    Delifonseca x local illustrator Katherine Caldwell bone china mug featuring a bespoke design.

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    Name featured on founders hall of fame.

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    Delifonseca Membership card

    Join our exclusive club for special offers and rewards in both our Deli and Restaurant.

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    Honey night

    Set menu in our brand new restaurant based around honey with local beekeeper Martin (from Beeshack).

    Date: Saturday 22nd June 2019

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    Vegan Treats hamper

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    Phase I restaurant launch

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    Pickling/Fermenting Masterclass

    Learn all about pickling and fermenting from our very own Tom Ford.
    Light lunch at Dockside included.
    Masterclass 9.30am - 4pm

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    Smoking/Curing Masterclass

    Learn everything smoking (hot and cold) and curing with our very own Tom Ford.
    Light Lunch at Dockside included.
    Masterclass 9.30am - 4pm

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    Waterkloof Meet the Maker

    5 course tasting menu & paired drinky-poos in our brand new restaurant with Louis Boutinout from the renowned Waterkloof Vineyard in South Africa.

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    Date: Friday 28th June

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    Hattingley Valley meet the maker

    Visit this state-of-the art winery for an in-depth tour experiencing traditional method sparkling wine production.
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    Honey night w/ beekeeping masterclass

    Afternoon beekeeping tutorial with local beekeeper Martin, followed by evening set menu based around honey in our brand new restaurant.

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    Grand Launch Party

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    Cheese Club subscription

    Join our cheese club and receive a special monthly cheeseboard for a duration of 6 months.

    Cheese boxes will contain 4 x cheese (totalling 600G) handpicked by our expert team, along with accompanying crackers and accompaniments.

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    Pie Masterclass with Martin Cooper

    Learn the secrets behind Martin's legendary pies during a masterclass.

    Includes light lunch and take home your homemade pie.

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    Rogan & co. 1 star lunch & Cartmel

    A fantastic foodie gift! Take a look around L'Enclume behind the scenes at their farm and development kitchen.
    Enjoy a delicious lunch at newly appointed 1 Michelin star Rogan & co.
    Recreate your favourite dishes at home with your signed Simon Rogan cookbook (who knows, you may even get to meet the man himself).

    To include:
    - Tour of L'Enclume Farm
    - Lunch at 1 star Rogan & co.
    - Visit 'Aulis', L'Enclume development kitchen
    - Signed copy of Simon's latest cookbook
    - Cartmel Sticky Toffee & Unsworth Yard shops
    - All transport to & from Liverpool.

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    Date available: Monday 13th May 2019

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    Chase Distillery Tour & Tasting

    Take a VIP behind the scenes trip to Chase Distillery in Herefordshire, following the product journey from field to bottle.
    Before touring the farm & distillery, enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch at Verzon House. Complete the day with masterclass from specialist Chase mixologist.

    Trip is for one space out of a larger group, to be held on a Friday in June 2019.
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    - 2-course Lunch
    - Distillery Tour
    - Masterclass & Tasting

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    Take it Sloe-ly

    Head to Yorkshire's foodie capital of Malton to visit SloeMotion's farm & distillery.
    Spend the day foraging for sloes and making your very own sloe-gin!
    Experience a special tour of the distillery complete with tutored tasting of Sloemotion's spirits & liqueurs.
    Return to Delifonseca, Liverpool for a 3-course 'hedgerow dinner', showcasing some of the wonderful produce you will have seen throughout the day.

    Reward is for one space out of a larger group.
    Date available: One Friday in June 2019.
    To Include:
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    Luxury Hamper 2018

    A gigantic bespoke gift hamper, the perfect Christmas present for the whole family or office.

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    Luxury Hamper 2019

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    Coffee for a year

    Pop in for a takeaway coffee every day for a year!
    Includes takeaway cup.
    Available Monday - Friday.

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    Sunday Lunch for 10

    Bring the family for a 3 course Sunday Lunch spectacular in our brand new restaurant!

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    Custom local artist print

    Framed Ltd edition commissioned print by Liverpool artist Mike Goodwin. Featuring some Deli characters you may recognise!

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    Field to Fork with Edge & Son

    Visit the farms from which Edge & Son receive their livestock, followed by a butcher masterclass with Callum Edge himself.

    Reward includes take-home roasting joint and evening meal in our new restaurant at Dockside, to which you may invite a guest.

    Date: Monday 8th July 2019

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    Soup for a year

    Pop in for a takeaway soup every day for a year!
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    Dinner for 10

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    Sandwich for a year

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    Friday Feeling

    Treat your colleagues to lunch delivered to your office one Friday a month for a duration of 6 months.

    Catering for 10 people. Lunch to include sharing platter, snacks, beverages & dessert.

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    House Party

    Dinner party at your home for up to 10 people provided by our very own Martin Cooper and Tom Ford.

    3 Course Menu with all food and bevs provided.
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    La Rioja & Bilbao

    Behind the scenes private tour of Ramon Bilbao winery with tutored tasting.
    Following on, a pinto-pote - otherwise known as a bar hopping tapas tour!
    On day 2, visit the medieval villages & vineyards with free time on the final day to explore Guggenheim museum, local beaches or just soak up the atmosphere!

    To include:
    -Return flights from Manchester Airport
    -Accommodation in Bilbao
    -Transport while in Spain
    -Ramon Bilbao tour & tasting
    -Bilbao tapas tour
    -Medieval hilltop village visit with tasting

    Reward is for 2 spaces out of a larger group.
    Trip Thursday - Sunday July 2019.

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    Bollinger & Champagne Region Trip

    A unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of the most prestigious producers in the world! Admittance to Bollinger is by invitation only, so we have really pulled out the stops with this 3 day trip!
    Includes:
    - Flights from Manchester
    - Accommodation (2 nights stay)
    - All transport while in France
    - Private Vineyard tour & tasting at Bollinger
    - Lunch at Madame Lily's
    - Hautvilliers visit
    - Trip to The Perching Bar hanging in the trees
    - Stroll down L'Avenue de Champagne
    - Ayala tasting tour

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    Date Available: Departing 6th or 15th June

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    Private Party 2019

    Hold your special event exclusively in our brand new restaurant!
    Perfect for family milestone celebrations.

    Enjoy a 3 course set menu for up to 70 people w/ drinky-poos on arrival.

    Not available for December.

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    Staff Christmas Meal 2019

    Plan ahead for your sit-down Christmas meal 2019 in our brand new private space!

    Enjoy a 3 course meal w/ drinky-poos for up to 70 people.

    Dates available: Fri 6/13/20th December 2019

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    Wedding Reception 2020

    Host your wedding reception with us in our brand new restaurant!

    To include:
    - Function space
    - 3 course wedding breakfast for up to 70
    - Fizz on arrival
    - Drinky-poos for each table
    - Hot handhelds for the evening

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Funding period

- (30 days)