Kara Hayward is the chef and host of Kara’s Vegan Supper Club which has been running since October last year.
Kara’s love for food led her to the idea for a Vegan Supper Club. At the time she was working at Café Boscanova, In Bournemouth, and she decided to ask her boss if she could put on her own vegan night once a month at the café.
The Vegan Supper Club went from strength to strength and Kara now runs the club on the last Friday of every month.
Kara serves a three course meal, with a homemade drink, for just £20 per person.
Kara told us: “I wanted to create a family feel atmosphere and serve homemade comfort food at its best . Also, I am a strong believer of using fresh, local ingredients.
“10 months down the line and I am overwhelmed by the amount of interest I have received. I get bookings of at least 40 covers and last month had to roll it over to a Saturday night which was a further 20 covers.”
“It makes me so excited and happy that people are enjoying my food that I have prepared and all the food is freshly made by myself the night and morning before each and every supper club. Cooking is my passion and I love every minute of it. I am always thinking of my next dish and always improving my menu for each supper club.”
Kara had a tough upbringing and says that this achievement has left her feeling proud and ambitious for more.
Kara said: “I am hoping to grow Kara’s vegan supper club and do more outside catering and in the distant future. I would like to bring out a recipe book and share my journey with everyone.”