We are a cheerful group of refugee and migrant woman that run a catering service co-operative in Queens Park. Salusbury World, a refugee charity within the Salusbury Primary School, brought us together and helped with setting up the business in 2010. It was the six-year old Sabrina Tadjeroot that came up with the name Spice Caravan over breakfast.
From the first time we cooked together, which was at the school’s fundraising event, it has been a big success.Our food is inspired by our home countries – Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Morocco and Kenya – and is truly authentic. People were queuing up to try our dishes and there were happy faces all around.
We have served hundreds of customers since on events like the Celebrating Sanctuary Festival, the Gefiltefest, Transition Kensal to Kilburn Harvest Festival, and worked with organizations such as the Lexi Cinema, Tricycle Theatre and Westminster City Council. We have also enjoyed catering for smaller events such as birthday parties and receptions throughout northwest London.
Our work has given us so much, from confidence and learning new skills to making friends in the local community. We love what we do and look forward to expanding our business in the years to come.