The idea for potage came about in 2011 after a conversation with my brother. I was 24 at the time and he inspired me to have the confidence to start my own business. I was lucky enough to have a mum who said I could use her kitchen, a dad who sat with me for hours to come up with the name 'potage' and two brothers who have always been there to motivate me when at times I felt exhausted and lonely.
The Prince's Trust believes that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. They help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. It empowers young people through free life-changing programmes, which supports them develop key skills, while boosting their confidence and motivation so they can continue to dream big. More than three in four will achieve greatness, moving into jobs, education and training.
Women Supporting Women is a passionate group within The Prince's Trust who are committed to changing the lives of young women. Their mission is simple: to provide the right help to nurture, empower and inspire young women to build their own futures through employment, self-employment, education or training.
As a company we’ve committed to raising £15,000 over the next 3 years for their 'Women Supporting Women' campaign. WSW is a passionate group within The Prince's Trust who are committed to changing the lives of young women. Their mission is simple: to provide the right help to nurture, empower and inspire young women to build their own futures through employment, self-employment, education or training.
This year, to raise money we're adding a special celebration cake to our delivery menu and donating all profit from cakes sold to the Women Supporting Women campaign. The recipe will change monthly and we’ll be using different recipes throughout the year from a few of our favourite cookery books.
We’re launching with Anna Jones's Elderflower & Pistachio Cake. Anna Jones is a British cook, stylist and writer, and the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook and The Modern Cook’s Year. Anna believes that vegetables should be put at the centre of every table, and is led by the joy of food – the spritz of freshness when you peel an orange or the crackle and waft of deep savoury spice when you add curry leaves to a pan of hot oil.
Thank you for your support. This is just the beginning for us, in future we hope to support one or two other charities alongside The Prince's Trust.
Celebrating International Women's Day with an Elderflower & Pistachio Cake by Anna Jones
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