Egin Cegin supports local businesses to host pop-up takeaway nights.
Last week, two local businesses Deli Thai and Coconut Kitchen came together at Egin Cegin to host a hugely successful Thai food takeaway pop-up, where they served over 300 meals over four nights.
Egin Cegin is a modern industrial kitchen unit with all the necessary equipment, which is available to anyone, whether individuals, businesses, schools, colleges or community groups to use, which is located in Botwnnog, in Pen Llyn.
Paul Withington, Director of Coconut Kitchen, said: “We had an incredibly busy four nights at our pop-up at Egin Gegin. The car park was also a help as it was ideal for customers to come there to collect their food, we were almost like a drive thru at times!
The support we received from Lucinda, Darren and Rhys was also amazing to get the facility ready and to help promote the event locally and on social media. I would definitely recommend any small food business to get in touch to use the kitchen.”
Nan – Deli Thai added: “We had a great time at Egin Cegin, the kitchen is ideal and the equipment provided is of very good quality and has helped us to prepare, cook and serve the customers very easily. We were so busy too, and we loved it! ”
Rhys Gwilym, is the senior project officer who leads on the project, said: “It’s great to see a community resource like Egin Cegin being used by two local businesses, and it was nice to see that many local people and visitors have supported. Having an asset like Egin Cegin in Botwnnog means that catering businesses can use it to host a takeaway or to produce stock, as well as individuals who are thinking of starting a catering business and are looking for a dedicated location to experiment.”
The project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government. It’s also part funded by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) and Gwynedd Council.
We are keen for anyone, whether a business or an individual who is interested in using Egin Cegin’s facilities in order to hold pop-up nights, to experiment or to produce stock to contact Arloesi Gwynedd Wledig on firstname.lastname@example.org.