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Latin American inspired vegetarian Small plates, cocktails, natural wine + local beer in the Iconic Old Co-op building, Todmorden
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WHO ARE WE?

We are Hannah and Marcelo and exactly 4 years ago we quit everything, got a small business start up loan and set up YAKUMAMA, our Latin American Street Food Business. 

Marcelo is of Chilean heritage, and we had one simple goal... to create bold, vibrant and delicious Latin American Inspired food that would put a smile on peoples faces. We come from both creative and hospitality backgrounds, so we felt we had the tools required to get something off the ground.

Working From our tiny rented flat in manchester in 2014, we quickly realised we needed somewhere bigger to prep. Marcy decided that our best and only option was to dig out 5 tonnes of soil from the cellar underneath us, and build a prep kitchen right there.

So that’s  what we did, that's how it all began. No one seemed to notice. 

Since then we have catered at weddings, festivals, street food events and pop ups. Within our first years trading we won both The Young British Foodie, and the Manchester Food and Drink Awards for best Street Food.

The focus has always been cooking everything from scratch, using interesting ingredients to create bold and exciting food.

Four or five prep kitchens later we are now based in Hebden Bridge with a prep unit in Cragg Vale. We absolutely love doing street food, and have met some brilliant people in the process, friends, traders and customers who continue to show us support.

The thing with street food is, you often spend more time driving, packing, setting up and breaking down than you actually do cooking, and risks such as pitch and weather can often lead to devastating losses.

This inevitably has left us with less time to focus on the food, the important bit! 

If we could eliminate those repetitive jobs as well as the risks associated with street food, what could we create if we chanelled our energy into one place?

THE VISION

Latin American Vegan and veggie small plates, Arepas, Cocktails, natural wines and local beer, All in the beautiful Old Co-op building in Todmorden.

After the success of our recent pop up restaurants in the space, we’ve decided to go permanent! We’ve had some great feedback from the people who came to eat with us, and already it feels like home!

Our next pop up is on the 23rd and 24th November, so if you'd like to come along and meet us and try our food you can book via the link in the contact section. 

We want to create a welcoming space filled with plants, colour, music and cooking! The building is iconic, people love being in there, and we want to get People back in the building!

Todmorden has a thriving and creative community spirit. Surrounded by breathtaking countryside and yet only a short train ride away from Manchester, The Old Co-op building is perfectly situated for both locals and city dwellers to come and enjoy!

The plan is to initially take over the ground floor, creating an open kitchen to the right of the central stair case, and a bar to the left. Plants are key, we want the place to be full of them, and to create a vibrant and inclusive atmosphere with plenty of seating including two large communal tables.

We would love to work with local people to put on events, nights and exhibitions. We want it to be a space with a relaxed service, where you can come and grab a pint and an arepa after work, a couple of cocktails on a saturday night, or come in with a group and enjoy a few bottles of wine with some sharing plates..

 There is quite a bit of work that needs undertaking to get this off the ground. We will be doing as much of the work as humanly possible ourselves, roping in family members and unsuspecting pals to give us a hand.

The amount we are trying to raise, plus our savings covers the bare minimum of what we think we need to get this up and running, and for it to function successfully. Any more that we raise, as well as anymore we can save will be used to make it even better, and run more efficiently. 

WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?

Everything we need to get us up and running... Kitchen equipment, stainless steel wall cladding, work tops, extraction, gas work, bar fit out, cellar fit, lighting, planting, paint, till system, sound system, licencing.

ANY EXTRA RAISED OVER THE £16,000?

If we are lucky enough to raise more than our target, there are ideas that we have to make the space even more special and efficient. These include outdoor seating, built in window breakfast bar, coffee machine, a yerba mate bar and extra WCs. 

There are also some items of kit that would enable us to work more efficiently. As an example, we currently make our arepa dough by hand using a massive stick blender which is back breaking work. Investing in an industrial dough mixer would save some time and hopefully any more herniated discs 😂.

WHY CROWDFUND?

We see crowdfunding as a loan, we’ve carefully thought about the rewards so that people feel they’re getting a fair return for their pledge. Rather than paying the bank manager back with a load of interest whacked on top, we pay you back in what we know best, food and experiences.

It’s a great way to engage with the community, and hopefully gets the word around about what we are trying to create well before it happens, fingers crossed leading to some feet through the door when we open.

We hope you can find a reward that you’ll enjoy, and get behind what we are trying to create!

Thanks for taking the time to have a read!

Han + Marcy

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Risks and challenges

We are planning to dedicate a month to get everything done, with the view to open near the end of February 2019.
From what we can see now, although there is a lot of work, the jobs look fairly straightforward. Of course when you start a project like this, you expect to come up against a few unexpected complications. We hope this is not the case, but if so there may be some delays.

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    A bottle of our Hot Sauce!

    Come and get a bottle of everyones favourite...Our mango and aji amarillo hot sauce, 250ml

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    Arepa Pin Badge!

    Designed by Joe Boyd (who designed our hot sauce Labels), a metal enamel pin badge of an Arepa!

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    Donate a meal to someone who needs it

    We will be working with a local Food Bank to deliver complete meals with dessert on saturday mornings for those in need..

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    Arepa and a drink

    Come in anytime after we open and grab an Arepa and a beer, glass of wine or a soft drink

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    Tote Bag

    Designed especially for our kickstarter by Joe Boyd, (who designed our hot sauce label).

    Printed on a Stanley Stella Recycled heavy weight Tote, made from 80% recycled cotton, 20% recycled polyester.

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    Tote bag and pin badge combo

    Both Designed especially for our kickstarter by Joe Boyd, (who designed our hot sauce label).

    Printed on a Stanley Stella Recycled heavy weight Tote, made from 80% recycled cotton, 20% recycled polyester.

    A metal Enamel pin badge of an Arepa!

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    Gift Voucher

    A voucher for any amount to use in the new place. Valid 12 months from opening date.

    Perfect for a Christmas present!

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    Chaat Cart Gift Voucher

    A voucher for £25 to spend at the Amazing Chaat Cart in Marple...

    South Indian Streetfood and home-style cooking, freshly cooked from scratch. Explore our small plates menu and choose from our extensive range of gins, wines and cocktails.

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    Japanese Book Binding at The Old Co-Op

    Joe Ford is a Manchester based artist and workshop facilitator. Spend an afternoon learning the beautiful, ancient art of Japanese bookbinding, using all natural materials and recycled eco paper. Session runs for 1.5-2 hours..

    Then enjoy a drink downstairs at the bar (included in the price)

    April 20th, 1pm

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    Yakumama T Shirt

    Designed especially for our kickstarter by leeds designer, Joe Boyd
    Screen printed on Earth Positive classic jersey T shirts.

    Organic cotton, ethically traded, carbon neutral manufacturing, 100% sustainable

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    Supper Club at The Old Co-op

    A 4 course Latin American Inspired dinner at The Old Co-op building including a welcome drink!
    Wednesday April 24th, 6.30pm

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    Special Manchester Supper Club

    Our good friends at GRUB are giving us their space for the evening!
    A welcome drink, A 4 course Latin American Inspired Dinner including dessert from patisserie queen Chou Choux and Jamie Groovement bringing the music!
    June 5th, 6.30pm

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    2 x tickets for Opening Night party

    Canapés, drinks, DJ

    Come party with us and let's celebrate what you've helped us create!

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    Half Day Glass Fusing Class

    02/02/2019 1pm - 4pm
    Hannah Stained Glass Studio, Leeds

    This half day class will introduce you to glass fusing. You will work with frits, powders, inclusions and dichroic glass .
    The end result will be a beautiful piece of individual artwork.

    There is no age limit on this class but children under 16 must be accompanied.

    Plenty of parking on the day.

    Tea, coffee and biscuits all provided.

    HANNAH STAINED GLASS STUDIO, UNIT 7, UNITY BUSINESS CENTRE, 26 ROUNDHAY ROAD LEEDS, LS7

    CONTACT 07766394958 hannahstainedglass@icloud.com

    COMMENTS
    "I really enjoyed the course and learned new techniques. This course is excellent and would recommend to others. Jo provides a relaxed and helpful class. I’m intrigued to find out how my piece turns out."

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    Ltd edition print of Luvatack Artwork

    An A3 giclee print of this original painting by @luvatack , hand finished on rag hahnenuhle paper. Edition of 10, signed by the artist

    'Luvatak is an artist originally from Yorkshire. Over the last 2 decades he has been constantly creating ephemeral paintings on a wide range of surfaces across the globe'.

    He rarely releases works for sale so we are pretty buzzing that he's offering some up to help us set up a restaurant!

    Get one while you can! Check out the print on our social media!

    Check out his other work over at

    https://instagram.com/luvatack?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1td7mvjci4355

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    Moon Pot by Phoebe Smith Ceramics

    Our good pal, and mega talented ceramicist Phoebe Smith has donated us 3 of her beautiful Moon jars to top up our Kickstarter.

    You can check out her work at https://www.phoebesmithceramics.com/

    'All work is made from white stoneware and thrown on the potter’s wheel where I transform lumps of clay into bespoke ceramic homeware. These moon jars are an exploration into my love of process and craftsmanship, marrying beauty with function. All work is made with its end use at the centre of its creation. I make objects to be used, not to sit on the shelf, bringing joy into the habits of everyday life.'

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    Dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine

    Dinner for 2 in the new place.. A selection of small plates, dessert and a bottle!
    Must be booked in advance, can be used for yourselves or for a present!

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    2 tickets Supper Club at The Old Co-op

    A 4 course Latin American Inspired dinner at The Old Co-op building including a welcome drink!
    Wednesday April 24th, 6.30pm

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    Cooking class for 2ppl

    We welcome you to the old co-op building and take you through the process of making colombian style empanadas with chimmichurri!

    2 drinks will be provided per person and we'll make a selection of Salads to accompany the empanadas, which everybody can sit down to eat after all the cooking.

    Sunday 14th April

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    Hebden Bridge Yakumama Boat cruise

    Join us for a lazy (sunny) Sunday afternoon as we mosy along the picturesque canal of Hebden Bridge.

    We’ll be supplying delicious summery Latin American inspired bites, as well as a selection of drinks and music.

    This should be a funny one.

    If any groups are interested in a private cruise booking, just get in touch and we will happily arrange extra dates.

    Sunday 23rd June

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    2 x tickets Special Manc Supper Club

    Our good friends at GRUB are giving us their space for the evening!
    A welcome drink, A 4 course Latin American Inspired Dinner including dessert from patisserie queen Chou Choux and Jamie Groovement bringing the music!
    June 5th, 6.30pm

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    Events Space Hire at the Old Co-op

    Organising an event or meeting and need a beautiful space to host it in?

    Heather at the Old Co-op is offering the use of the 1st floor of The Old Co-op building in Tod at a day rate of £100.

    Please get in touch to confirm a suitable date and useage before booking.

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    Bamboo Tattoo with Tarly Marr

    A 1 hour session with Tarly Marr

    Ever fancied getting a bamboo tattoo?

    Tarly is a much sought after bamboo tattoo artist all over the world! He's in New zealand right now!

    He'll be back in June 2019 and this is a rare opportunity to get tattooed by him!!

    Appointment TBC after Kicstarter completes
    Available after June 2019

    Be quick!

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    Private party at The Old Co-op

    Having a party, event or work ‘do’?

    Hire out the upstairs space at The Old Co-op on Thurs, Fri or Sat

    Minimum spend of £500

    £25 pp
    A Drink per person
    Selection of Sharing plates
    Dessert

    Please contact us pre booking to arrange a suitable time.

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    Yakumama Street Food Catering

    Street food style catering for up to 100 people at your wedding, party or event!

    Please contact us pre purchase to confirm availability.

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