Following on from the success of our last few meetings, the students have been busy preparing for the upcoming trade fair at the Mall on Saturday 24th February.
The group have finalised their ‘pick n mix’ packs in which customers will get to choose 2 recipe cards, 1 utensil and 1 cookie cutter. 4 recipes have been developed by the students, 2 savouries and 2 sweet to enable customers a choice. The idea being that parents can cook 2 delicious meals with their children, a main course which aligns with healthy eating and a sweet course to give them that little sugar burst.
To add a little extra to the recipe cards, the students have designed stories to sit alongside based on the characters introduced previously. The characters chosen for the finalised products are ‘Albert the Alligator’, ‘Eli the Elephant’, ‘Flora the Flamingo’ and ‘Unity the Unicorn’. Based on the recipe chosen, the story aligns with its specific character going on an adventure to find or give the food to their friends. The stories range from the character flying over the city to a character trying to escape and see the zoo’s science fair. All the stories have been written by the students and are a fantastic example of the creative minds they have! This isn’t all, the students have developed this concept further, and with each recipe card purchased, there is an extension of the story which customers must unlock using a ‘code’. So clever!
Whilst the story development has been going on, the operations department have been busy sourcing the utensils, cookie cutters and bags; the finance department have been finalising net cost and working out profit margins and the IT manager has been finalising the website and our ‘storefront’ on YE Marketplace. The MD and Secretary have also started to develop the company’s business plan ready for the judges ahead of the upcoming trade fair and area heats.
It has been a busy few weeks, but the team are doing extremely well and are fully on track. They have even had time to organise 2 cake sales to inject an additional bit of cash into the business.