Jasper’s Coventry is one of the longest running Jasper’s Catering branches and has enjoyed continued success since it opened in 2008. Director Chris Carr thought it was time to give something back so made a commitment to donate every month to an orphanage in India that is run by a doctor and his wife and their son Prince. The orphanage looks after 40 orphans, many of whom were abandoned as children, with no Government aid and very little help.
To raise more money for the orphanage, Chris came up with the idea of a Jasper’s Cook Book, with all recipes to be submitted by customers. Participants were asked to send in a traditional family recipe with a short story explaining the reason behind it.
As an added incentive, entrants were given a chance to win three prizes for the best recipes. First prize was won by Alexandra Postolache for her No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake. Emma Aucott came second with her healthy spin on a Country Chicken Pie and Charlotte Wood and her daughter Laura Oddy (aged 7) received a platter of Jasper’s finest pink cupcakes for their contribution, that came in third place.
The team at Jasper’s Coventry judged the recipes on the basis of simplicity and tastiness, and also tried out the recipes for themselves to check they worked!
In total, 60 customers submitted recipes personal to them and £2,500 has been raised for the orphanage through purchases of the book and additional donations.
Chris Carr said: “We wanted to do something for our selected charity that also engaged our customer base. We were amazed at the response we had, with many customers submitting their recipe, their personal story behind it and a photo. It was quite a lengthy process getting our cook book together but such an achievement for everyone involved, it created such a buzz and our customers still talk about it now.”
The cook book can be purchased by calling Jasper’s Coventry on 02476 661992 or email firstname.lastname@example.org