Curry On Regardless: Blend Kitchen’s Response to Corona Virus

16.03.20

Blend Kitchen ‘Curry On Regardless’ Delivery Scheme – An independent food businesses response to the corona virus situation 

With many independent businesses facing a reduction in their incomes due to customers concerned about the spread of the corona virus, one restaurant is taking a proactive approach to the challenge. Blend Kitchen is signing up local businesses and delivering a freshly cooked curry to businesses on a lunch time. Employees of businesses who sign up will be able to enjoy one of Blend Kitchen’s meals at a discounted price of just £4.50 per person from this week. These dishes would normally be £6.00 if bought in Blend Kitchen . Orders will be placed in advance with a minimum order of 20 and a maximum of 60 , with the food freshly prepared each day and delivered directly to the desks of the businesses who enroll. 

Blend Kitchens founder, Chris Hanson said “the aim of the scheme is to expand our catering offer and address the current issues we and our suppliers are facing due to falling sales of customers walking through our door on Pinstone Street if the mountain will not come to Muhammad, then Muhammad must go to the mountain!”

An additional 20 meals a day will be prepared and delivered free to the homes of those either affected by or at high risk of contracting the virus (This will be reviewed weekly and increased upon review and following expert guidance). 

Each day Blend Kitchen will deliver a different curry to work places that sign up to the scheme with dishes to include spinach, paneer and pepper jalfrezi, aubergine and pak choi thai red curry an authentic vindaloo for people wanting something a bit spicier. 

When we lose footfall the entire supply chain is effected, Blend Kitchen is working with local suppliers and producers including All Seasons fruit and veg, Simmonites Butchers, Moss Valley Fine Meats and a host of suppliers based in the Moor Market, the scheme will not only benefit Blend Kitchen but also other small independent businesses with in the city. 

Profits from the scheme will go towards the development of the new purpose built Blend Kitchen site on Ecclesall Road. The Ecclesall Road site is to be located on the ground floor of the Twinkl building, will open later this year and is currently half way in reaching its fund raising goal of £200k. The purpose built site will open to the public in late 2020, relocating from their current Pinstone Street home opposite the town hall.  

Blend Kitchen will remain open on Pinstone Street and is serving a complementary amuse bouche to all customers who dine there currently with recent dishes including chilli glazed chicken wings (pictured below) and seared scallop with bacon and peas. The complementary dishes are being created by students with additional educational needs studying catering at Sheffield College as part of their placement at Blend Kitchen.

Practical Measures We Are Taking

  • To ensure customer, staff and volunteer safety, Blend Kitchen are taking advice from local public health experts at the council. 
  • Blend Kitchen are asking customers to pay with card when ever possible. 
  • Antibacterial barrier gel is provided for use for all customers on entry
  • A member of staff is tasked with meticulous cleaning of all commonly used hard services
  • Some tables have been removed to create more distance between diners 

How Can Businesses Find Out More?

To sign up for the curry delivery scheme or to find out how you can support Blend Kitchen simply call on 07490 956517 or email blendcookeatshare@gmail.com 

Full Company Name and Address

Blend Cook, Eat, Share CIC (T/A Blend Kitchen)

18 Pinstone Street

Sheffield

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