Hello everyone - we need your help to survive!
I started Caiger & Co eight years ago soon after leaving university. I had a dream to work for myself, I loved food, sourcing ingredients, cooking, and Caiger & Co was born out of that. Events were the perfect outlet for all the creativity.
Now we are recognised as one of London’s finest caterers, with many awards and a fantastic team of chefs and in-house event planners. We have worked incredibly hard to get to this point.
Each year we cater for wonderfully romantic weddings, candle-lit dinners, celebrations of all shapes and sizes, immersive events experiences... you name it, we've probably done it! Our purpose is to be the best luxury bespoke caterer in the UK, bringing the client's vision to reality with our experience and knowledge of food and events.
However, like so many businesses around the world, a lot of this hard work has been wiped out by the current Covid-19 pandemic, including our marketplace.
There is hope...
When we lost all of our work for this year in March we pivoted to delivering beautiful food to our clients, concentrating on intimate events, and creating a new line of delivered event boxes.
We've had amazing people helping us navigate the situation and many lovely messages and support! It helps keep us motivated and determined to get through this. Each small event we deliver and the feedback we get, reminds me of why I started Caiger & Co and began catering to begin with.
And we are also so thankful that we could put each of our staff members into the furlough scheme and remain united as a team. But as those schemes come to an end we are facing the next round of challenges.
Group sizes are still restricted, and we need to learn to adapt to the “new normal" to continue our work in food and events.
We are reaching out to our community to help us.
We need to raise a minimum of £10,000. This is what we will need to pay our overheads, and look after our staff, who have been endlessly supportive and encouraging of our redevelopment, but also to adapt for the new events landscape.
We don't want something for nothing from you, so we have put together a range of great rewards ready for when we reopen, suited for a range of budgets.
From delivered event boxes, canapé events from small groups and BBQ events for next summer when we hope we can meet with in bigger groups!
Please pledge what you can and choose as many options as you like. We know it's hard times for many people out there. Every little bit is hugely appreciated and goes a long way.
We will be here next year, stronger and more agile that the years before.
We will be helping our gorgeous wedding clients who had to postpone and replan their weddings, and our newly engaged couples who are dreaming of their big day to come. We will be back in offices looking after our corporate clients, and helping them plan work events.
And we will also be delivering amazing new Caiger & Co products across the country from virtual events to delivered event boxes for clients.
We have so much hope for next year and what we can become, but we need a little help to survive until then.
Thanks so much, stay safe and take care. We'll get through this together!
Love the Caiger and Co Team xx
The global COVID-19 pandemic has created a very uncertain landscape for millions of British small businesses, which is going to make it very challenging for businesses to survive. Together we can help them.
Crowdfunder are offering up their platform to allow all UK small businesses to pre-sell their meals, events, hotel bookings etc. for cash now on a promise to redeem these at a later date.