On March 3rd, The Kitchen on Silver Street announced a new scheme giving customers the chance to “suspend” food and drink at the cafe. In line with the growing fashion for “Suspended Coffees” which is gaining global coverage on Facebook, the new “Open Kitchen” campaign is giving its customers the chance to choose food or drink to be given free of charge to another customer at a later date.
Ben Silvey, Development Manager at YMCA Bristol who run The Kitchen commented, “Put simply, “Open Kitchen” gives our customers a chance to buy food or drink for someone who cannot afford it. The Kitchen serves simple, good quality food and drink, whilst providing employment and training for young people with disadvantages in life, so this initiative feels in keeping with our general philosophy.”
From this date, The Kitchen will place a marble in a counter-top jar when customers buy an extra coffee, snack or lunch for someone to redeem at a later date. Anyone can then claim the free drink or food, but the intention is, of course, that only those that need to do so will.
The Kitchen will be promoting “Open Kitchen” to its existing customers and to a wider audience to ensure that the offer is taken up on a large scale.