A Leamington couple have launched a pizza trailer to say thank you to their local community and help raise money for local charities affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
Sukh Sangha and Parmy Dhillon have launched Salt and Pepper’s in Hatton Park, Warwick, providing handmade pizzas, sides, drinks and desserts with a free delivery service up to two miles outside Hatton Park on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The couple have started the enterprise to cater for the growing demand for food deliveries amid the current lockdown. The business has grown on the back of Hatton Park Village Stores, which Sukh and his family ran for more than 15 years. This soon expanded into outdoor events on the estate, including World Cup, Halloween, Christmas, Remembrance Day and live music and now the pizza trailer.
Sukh, known locally as Ess, said: “Hatton Park is special to me, it is my family. The community has seen me grow up in that shop since I was 18. I have been overwhelmed by their support over the years and this is my way of giving back to them.
“Since lockdown it’s been really busy and I want to keep growing the deliveries so we can get to everyone who needs us. We wear masks and always have worn gloves anyway as well as ensuring we’ve maintained a high standard of cleanliness since the start of our business. The drivers wear protective gear and deliver to the door, standing two metres away and card-only payments are taken to eliminate contact.
“Our message to our customers is, stay safe. Don’t come to us, we will come to you.”
Salt and Pepper’s is offering 25% off all orders for care workers, NHS and police as well as offering 10% of their profits to a number of local charities, which have also been impacted by the virus.
First to benefit is Hatton Park charity Molly Olly’s Wishes, which has forecast of loss of around £50k in funds in the coming months. The charity works to support children with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families and help with their emotional wellbeing as well as grant wishes and donate therapeutic toys and books to both children directly and to hospitals throughout the UK.
Salt and Pepper’s also planning to host a huge celebration party for the Hatton Park community to mark the end of lockdown as another thank you to the community, complete with professional DJ, barbecue and bouncy castle.
The couple are also planning to build on the business, setting up in Warwick with a shop or unit.
Ess said: “I am at my happiest when I am cooking food which goes back to my roots. I grew up with my dad’s hot dog van. It takes me back to my childhood. I actually love what I do and am deeply passionate about serving people good food. If I buy food anywhere I would never expect poor quality, so I wouldn’t sell anything less than good quality myself.”
For more information visit www.pizzawarwick.co.uk.