My name is Ash Hinge and I am a Vegan Chef. I am desperate to start a vegan business of my own! I want to be a part of the positive change for our future and bring sustainable eating practices to my local community. I want to educate, help and feed my community and show them the importance of buying local, eating for our planet, reducing/ reusing and a way to live slower and more consciously in our fast-paced world.
I am raising money for the purchase & fit-out of a food van and a vehicle to tow. I have an approved business plan for my vegan restaurant, however, I lack the start-up funds to get this dream up and running. I have done my market research, competitor analysis, business canvas and financial plan and am ready to turn this long-term dream into a reality!
If I start this business, I want it to be sustainable in every way possible, from the growing of the organic fruit & vegetables right through to the packaging (or lack there of) the food comes in at the end of the process.
I will be a plastic-free enterprise & invite my customers to part-take on this activity with me by bringing their own containers or keep cups with options to 'borrow & return' a range of donated cups/containers or purchase locally made ceramic keep-cups that I will stock as a small product range.
I will also produce a monthly Vegan newsletter that I will hand-make and distribute directly from my van which will include vegan recipes for customers to try at home!
My goal is to purchase a large mobile food caravan so that I can visit multiple areas along Queensland's Sunshine Coast. I'd also love to use the caravan for private vegan events and cater for vegan weddings, parties and even festivals!
I want to travel around Queensland in my mobile commercial kitchen spreading the sustainability message and connecting with as many people along the way.
Everyone benefits from another sustainable Vegan business entering the marketplace as it increases social awareness, demand and personal responsibility, it brings the environmental cause straight to the wallets of people who can vote with their dollar!
With the success of this business I would then like to open my own retreat centre one day where people can come and learn about regenerative farming practices, permaculture/syntropic farming, whole foods plant based cooking, community connection, yoga, meditation & martial arts.
A priority of my business will be to pass on the good karma and also fundraise for local animal rescue organisations.
Your support means the world to me and will enable me to do what I was born to do; cook, feed, nourish & share knowledge and kindness
Donations of $50 or more will receive a free vegan recipe emailed to you.
Donations of $1000 or more will receive my recipe ebook with more than 30+ vegan recipes!
All donations will be received with the highest level of gratitude for your contribution to my cause
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