The Power of the Pop-Up Restaurant: Boosting Oldham Community Food Entrepreneurs

Celebrating the end of the Recipe for Success course in Oldham
pop-up restaurant
2 Jun

The Power of the Pop-Up Restaurant: Boosting Oldham Community Food Entrepreneurs

On Sunday 22nd July 2018, 4Lunch will be holding a Mediterranean-inspired, plant-packed pop-up restaurant as we celebrate the end of our Recipe for Success course in Oldham.


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We’ve been meeting every week at Oasis Academy Oldham to support the new entrepreneurs’ journey transform from idea to a reality. It’s been an intense and productive course, covering everything they need to know to start their own successful food project.


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Since February, Kate Lowerson, Jo Palmer and Marie Price have been working with Amy Win, the founder of 4Lunch, to develop their food businesses.



Kate is starting SAGE Women, a social enterprise project working with women in menopause transition to improve health, wellbeing and connection through online support, food socials and urban walks.  Since starting Recipe for Success, she’s already organised six events in Greater Manchester over twelve months.

Jo has had an interest in food and cooking from an early age and loves preparing tasty homemade meals for family and friends. Jo is a parent of a young man with complex needs and has worked and volunteered in various disability-related roles. Jo is starting Rainbow Menus, a food consultancy project working with local businesses to provide clear and concise allergy information on their menus.

Marie has an MSc in Nutrition and Food Management and has worked in Nutrition and Dietetics for 16 years. Her husband Alan is the project manager of Lees ECO centre, an organic food growing hub. Marie is starting Bowls in the Park, a healthy plant-based café, preparing delicious bowls of fresh food made from the harvest from Lees ECO centre. The pop-up restaurant will be held there!


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The focus of this Recipe for Success course has been on how to promote healthier, more inclusive eating and sharing of food within Oldham communities.



It’s exciting to see it all come together at our pop-up restaurant on Sunday 22nd July. 100% of profits will go towards each new business to support their journey beyond the course.

It’s been a pleasure working with these inspiring women, supporting their development as food entrepreneurs. The Recipe for Success course has covered designing menus, learning about market research, marketing and branding, kitchen management, business operations, finances and human resources.