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The Good Heart Cafe: Summer of Pop-Ups (10 June to 28 September 2024)

OVERVIEW

The Good Heart is a much-loved community café and centre located at 7 Palmer Street in the middle of Frome, with indoor seating for around 20 people plus some outdoor tables. It has suddenly become available for pop-up catering from 10 June to 28 September 2024 (16 weeks in total). We are looking for caterers who are interested in offering a lunchtime service from the premises (with the additional option of Friday and Saturday evenings) for a maximum of four non-consecutive weeks during this period.


We are a non-profit organisation dedicated to kindness. All income from our catering activities goes
towards supporting events and activities such as the annual Frome Kindness Festival.


CATERER PROFILE

  • A great cook with a warm personality and excellent communication skills

  • In possession of appropriate insurance and food hygiene qualifications, plus an understanding of health & safety. Uses inspected premises for any cooking offsite.

  • Able and enthusiastic about promoting their service on social media

  • Supports the values and ethos of The Good Heart

 

SERVICE REQUIREMENTS

  • Reliable and consistent opening hours: Monday to Saturday 12 – 3pm (Friday and Saturday evenings available as an optional extra)

  • Vegetarian and/or plant-based menu, both in-house and take-away

  • Affordable: the majority of dishes costing £5 to £8

  • Children’s menu options

  • Participation in The Good Heart’s Pay-It-Forward and free hot drinks schemes (these are free of financial cost for the caterer, but demand a caring approach to any vulnerable customers)

  • Committed to maintaining a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness in the kitchen and café areas

 

WHAT THE GOOD HEART WILL PROVIDE

  • Sole use of a well-equipped kitchen during serving hours (preparation times to be agreed)

  • Premises insurance, utilities, fire equipment, toilet supplies, wifi, music licence and equipment

  • Customer crockery, cutlery, glasses, mugs etc

  • All the ingredients for the free hot drinks service

  • Any necessary building maintenance and repairs

  • Promotion of the scheme on our website and social media

  • A Venue Manager available for queries and support

 

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

  • A non-refundable deposit of £100 per week, payable in advance by bank transfer to secure the slot

  • 10% of takings to The Good Heart, due within 2 weeks from the end of each catered week

Expression of Interest Form
AVAILABILITY Please tell us which weeks you’re interested in

Thank you! We will be back in touch soon. The team at The Good Heart

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