Mum and daughter transform old double decker bus into brand new mobile cafe
23rd March 2018
All aboard Cleethorpes' newest cafe!
Emma Cozens, 35, of Emma’s Kitchen and her daughter Chloie Raworth, 18, have bought an old double decker bus and are turning it into a unique Cleethorpes eaterie.
Emma’s Kitchen has been in the catering business for a year now, supplying various hot and cold meals, customised salad and fruit pots, and homemade hearty meals.
They've also found a market for old school puddings, like caramel tart, chocolate concrete and pink custard, jam and coconut sponge, flapjack, cornflake tart, various cheesecakes, lemon drizzle and chocolate cake - all delivered to their customers' home, venue or workplace.
They are currently in the process of stripping out, painting and refurbishing the vehicle, ready to get on the road.
“We bought it a few weeks ago, and myself and my daughter have stripped it out, and started rebuilding it again,” said Emma.
And this mother and daughter are no strangers to a bit of DIY, as two years before they started Emma’s Kitchen the pair decided to rip out and re-build their kitchen at home.
“Apart from the plumbing , gas and electricity, we did all of the conversion ourselves,” said Emma.
“We both have the vision, drive, energy and enthusiasm, however this is a very big project and is going to take a lot more than we initially planned to get it ready.”
Emma’s experience of working in a cafe and taking a college catering course has stood her in good stead as her businesses if going from strength to strength.
She said: “I love getting to know my customers and catching up on their lives.
“Working from home is all well and good but sometimes it feels like we don’t get a break from the kitchen and home, so we decided to look for premises.
“And that was difficult as we couldn’t find anything in the right area or if we did we couldn’t afford it.
“So if was my daughter Chloie who came up with the idea of a bus!
“We will be essentially mobile but we hope to stay during the summer at the Boating Lake, then perhaps move to a different area as the season changes and maybe do festivals.
“Chloie and I will be doing all the work ourselves including new seating, and apart from the professional jobs like gas and electricity, it will all be our own work,” added Emma.
The pair are waiting for confirmation from the council’s planning department, so in the meantime they are busy getting the vehicle ready.
“We posted on Facebook asking people what kind of food they would like us to serve on the bus,” said Emma.
“And on the whole people wanted healthy food, so our customised salads and fruit pots will be popular. And we hope to do baked potatoes, but definitely no chips!
“We will continue to offer our popular cakes and of course our old-school puddings.
“And the bus will also have a take-away serving hatch,” she added.
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