The Sunny Spoon - Vegan French Patisserie

by Clarisse Flon in London, England, United Kingdom

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The Sunny Spoon is a vegan French patisserie aiming to supply restaurants, cafes and shop with delicious plant based alternatives.

by Clarisse Flon in London, England, United Kingdom

Let me tell you a bit about me

My name is Clarisse Flon. 

I'm a French pastry chef from training and have worked in many luxury establishments all over the world. 

I have been diagnosed with a digestive chronic illness in my teenage years and had to adapt my diet to heal myself. From my strong interest in nutrition I slowly started looking at where my food came from and how it was made, that's when I became vegan and realised there was little to no option in terms of French patisserie. 

I craved the strawberry tart from my childhood, the memory of licking the spoon when my mum was making vanilla creme patissiere, the millefeuille treats from the village bakery, the profiteroles and eclairs, things I had grown up with and spent years training myself on and working in French patisserie to master the traditional recipes. 

Creation of The Sunny Spoon

That's when The Sunny Spoon started. In the past few years I've done markets selling my products, launched a vegan French restaurant, helped other businesses develop their options and made special orders for all my loyal customers. I have the loveliest supporters and have received a lot of requests to supply shops and establishments with my products.

Having now taken The Sunny Spoon full time I started supplying afternoon teas and pastries all around me, I do believe every food business should have a good vegan option for vegans, plant based, allergy sufferers and foodies. 

I also believe my products are one of the best options out there because of my experience and hard work. I try very hard to make my business as sustainable and eco friendly as possible by minimising single use plastic, recycling and using recycled packaging and transport boxes. I work with local, seasonal goods and consider the carbon footprint and impact of each ingredient and action.

Few businesses can meet the demand for vegan goods and even fewer can meet it with good quality product. I want to make it easier for all those businesses by just supplying them. 

To achieve this, I need a helping hand. The business is growing at such rate that I need more staff, a bigger kitchen and a delivery service. 

I would be so grateful for your help and hope I can repay with lots of treats!

Why funding?

Proper and efficient delivery requires some investment. With the funds I plan to:

-Find and rent a commercial kitchen 

-Buy a refrigerated van 

-Hire pastry hands and drivers

-Buy the equipment, packaging, utensils and machines necessary for the production 

If we take the example of the vegan croissants and pain au chocolate, items I'd like to see in every coffeeshop in London, they need to be frozen properly, packaged and then sent via frozen couriers to the business, this is currently very tricky to do with the lack of proper space, freezers, machines and drivers.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£100 or more

6 MONTHS OF TREATS

6 months worth of treats sent to you by post Cookies, meringue kisses, madeleines, chocolates, truffles, biscuits etc... Changing monthly

£5 or more

HUGS AND UPDATES

A hug (Virtual or real life!) and regular email updates on how The Sunny Spoon is doing and where to find our products

£10 or more

DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE TRUFFLES

A tin of chocolate truffles sent out to you

£20 or more

PECANS AND MYLK CHOCOLATE COOKIES

A box of pecan and milk chocolate cookies sent to you!

£35 or more

5 of 40 claimed

Vegan Christmas dinner

4 course vegan dinner in Central london on the 5th of December Foie gras toast Smoked "salmon" and citrus salad Nut Wellington with bourguignon sauce and mash potatoes Poire belle helene, poached pear served with chocolat mousse, hazelnut crumble and hot chocolate ganache

£45 or more

7 of 40 claimed

Vegan Christmas themed afternoon tea

A fully vegan christmas afternoon tea hosted in Saturday the 23rd of November in central London Sandwiches: Smoked salmon and cream cheese Foie gras and caramelised onions on brioche Cucumber and truffle mayo Olive tapenade and rocket Plain and raisin scones Clotted cream and strawberry jam Cakes: Chocolate and praline chou Pistachio and raspberry christmas tree cake Mandarin and vanilla christmas bauble Rooibos macaron

£50 or more

CELEBRATION CAKE

A birthday/celebration cake for 10pp for you or someone else!

£60 or more

0 of 30 claimed

VEGAN AFTERNOON TEA

A ticket to a fully vegan afternoon tea that will be hosted in January 2020

£200 or more

ONE YEAR OF DELICIOUS VEGAN TREATS TO YOUR DOOR

One year of monthly treats

£300 or more

0 of 20 claimed

LEARN FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY WITH ME

A full day masterclass on Food photography, Editing and Instagram

£300 or more

1 of 20 claimed

LEARN VEGAN FRENCH PATISSERIE WITH ME

A one day masterclass on the basics of Vegan French Patisserie

£300 or more

FULL DAY OF SHOOTING PICTURES FOR YOU

One day of shoot where you chose the subject (you, your food, instagram content, you and your friends, you and your partner, you and your dog, your dog, the carpets in your house... You chose), I shot then edit then send you the pictures all ready for you to use!

£1,000 or more

BE PART OF THE BUSINESS FOREVER

A lifetime 70% off any cakes, treats and order. A free invitation to any event I host, afternoon tea, supper club and masterclasses.

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