- "The Good Kitchen" is an initiative run by the KellyDeli Foundation, a registered charity in the United Kingdom with registration number 1168207 (the "Organiser")
- The aim of The Good Kitchen is to support organisations that are tackling food poverty and food insecurity in a financially sustainable way.
- There are three components to The Good Kitchen:
- Funding: money offered as patient capital
- Business training: bespoke to the needs of your organisation and delivered in partnership with experts
- Mentorship: partner your organisation with an expert mentor.
- The Good Kitchen is open to:
- any organisation (an “Entrant”) that is duly established under the laws of the country it is headquartered in; and
- is seeking to tackle food poverty; and
- has or will have a sustainable business model; and
- has a detailed plan for the further development of the organisation.
Key dates for the good Kitchen
- The following are the key dates for The Good Kitchen
- Short Written Application - Open: 1 February 2017
- Short Written Application - Close: 5 March 2017 (23.59)
- Shortlisted candidates Invited to Submit Longer Application: W/C 13 March 2017
- Deadline for Longer Application: 31 March 2017
- Shortlisted candidates invited to Skype screening: 10-14 April 2017
- Shortlisted candidates invited to Investment Committee: 24-28 April 2017
- Successful organisation notified: 1 May 2017
- The Good Kitchen programme of activities begins: 1 May 2017
- The Organiser reserves the right to change the dates of the Programme.
THE APPLICATION PROCESS
- There are four stages in The Good Kitchen application:
- Short Written Application: Entrants need to complete the application form on the https://good.kitchen (redirects to an application on Gust.com).
- Long Written Application: Shortlisted organisations will be required to submit a longer, written application.
- Skype screening: Shortlisted organisations from Stage 2) will be invited to a Skype interview
- Investment committee: Shortlisted organisations from Stage 3) will be invited to a face-to-face interview with an Investment Committee
- As part of the entry process, Entrants will be required to provide two business references. The Good Kitchen may contact the referees as part of its assessment of the Entrant and its business.
- Business Confidentiality. The Good Kitchen does not solicit nor do they wish to receive any confidential or secret information or material from the Entrant through the Programme in any way. That said, we respect your privacy and will not share secret information about your business unless permitted by you.
- The Good Kitchen reserves the right to conduct further background checks on the Entrant, the Representative and their business idea. This may include without limitation, civil and criminal court records and police reports on the Entrants, Representatives and entity directors. By entering The Good Kitchen, Entrant’s give the Organiser permission to conduct such background and financial/criminal checks and if necessary shall provide such written authorisation as may be required to allow these to be carried out.
- Organiser reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any Entrant that fails to authorise such checks or if, based on the results of the checks, the Organiser determines in its sole discretion that the Entrant is not a suitable candidate to participate in the Competition, including, without limitation, because the Entrant’s participation in The Good Kitchen might reflect negatively on the Organiser or their related group companies.
- Warranties by the Entrant. The Entrant warrants that:
- its business does not and will not violate the rights of any third party;
- the Entrant has never been convicted of fraud, been bankrupt nor have any of its directors disqualified as a company director;
- the Entrant and its directors have not and will not carry out any act or omission which may or does bring the Organiser into disrepute;
- Data Protection: The Organiser will process any data collected as part of the entry process in accordance with EU laws.
- Entrants should not enter unless they are available to and interested in participating in the mentorship and business training components of the programme
- All valid entries received will be assessed against the details on the application form and other information requested and then shortlisted and judged by a panel of judges and according to the following broad criteria.
- Market opportunity and size
- Demonstrable impact: measurable current or potential social or environmental impact and a model that can scale
- Sound business model and organizational strategy
- Financial feasibility and sustainability: can earn revenue
- Skills, experience and commitment of management team
MARKETING AND PROMOTION
- All Entrants must agree to participate in any reasonable promotional and publicity activities to be determined by the Organiser. Such activities could include the use of the Entrant’s business name, address, trademarks and logos, the Representative’s name, photographs, voice and/or other likeness for advertising, trade and promotional purposes without further compensation, in all media now known or hereafter discovered, worldwide in perpetuity, without notice or review or approval.
- The Organiser is not responsible for:
- entries or other communications which are misdirected, lost, delayed, damaged or corrupted during delivery to or from the Organiser due to any computer malfunction, virus, bug, delay, erroneous or any other reason whatsoever;
- lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, telecommunications, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections;
- computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties;
- any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by human error, site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilised in the The Good Kitchen;
- Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the The Good Kitchen or any linked website or who are in violation of these Terms, as solely determined by the Organiser, are liable to be disqualified and all associated entries will be void.
- The Organiser reserves the right (i) at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Selection Process at any time and for any reason, (ii) at its sole discretion to amend these terms and conditions at any time, and (iii) to withdraw part or all of the Competition if it cannot be operated as envisaged, or cannot be operated as envisaged without disproportionate expense.