CapeTalk Small Business Awards

Hate cooking or just too darn busy? Get ready-made, healthy meals made with love

Click here to reward a small business that provides great service with a nomination for 2016's Small Business Awards with CapeTalk and Sage One.

From a small garage in Observatory, The Food Maker Merchant runs a fresh and tasty catering kitchen which serves week day lunches to a corporate client list and take-away lunches for the general public.

In addition, the small team of professional cooks offer a ready-made meals service for those too busy or exhausted to cook themselves.

The team is steadily growing a following of loyal office and artisan workers within the neighbourhood who is discovering their wholesome, healthy food and good coffee.

It is their consistent quality service that makes The Food Maker Merchant deserving of a 2015 Small Business Awards nomination.

The team makes everything from scratch and, according to owner and self-taught chef Ammy Cope, their core business is catering healthy meal options.

Without any formal training, Cope has spent the last eight years discovering the food industry and refining her skills.

We offer high quality and handpick every ingredient in our food. We love to try new things - and that sets us a apart.

Ammy Cope, owner of The Food Maker Merchant

The team at The Food Maker Merchant expresses its creativity by being inventive with their flavours and dishes. With a different lunch menu everyday, they use in-season produce and local food suppliers within the Observatory/Woodstock area.

They open their doors to local businesses and passing trade everyday of the week and customers on their ready-made meals mailing list receive the week's menu in their inbox on Monday mornings.

Meals can be collected fresh or frozen on the day and the clientele ranges from new mothers to doctors, single students to large families.

My favourite part of the job is the customers. We love interacting with the community of local businesses who eat with us every single day.

Ammy Cope, owner of The Food Maker Merchant

Scroll down to listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:

Click here to reward a small business that provides great service with a nomination for 2016's Small Business Awards with CapeTalk and Sage One.

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