Former candidate for Liberal Democrat Party President Pauline Pearce has started up a new business over the summer – a range of seasonings based on her father’s recipes:
Pauline Pearce, who stood up to youths during the 2011 London riots, hosted a launch party for the new brand, called Grandad’s Kitchen…
Ms Pearce and co-founder 22-year-old Sean Davey, a student at University College London, decided to market the seasonings after realising how popular they were among family and friends.
The sauces, marinades and dry rubs are faithful to traditional Bajan recipes that Ms Pearce’s father Wilbert has been making since the 1950s.
She said: “Basically my dad has been making this stuff since I was a little girl and Sean, my business partner, is the real foodie.
“One day I invited him to have lunch and made a simple curry chicken but he said it smelled amazing – so I opened up a butter tub and showed him the sauce I used. “My dad had sent it to me from Hertfordshire.”
As the brand grows Ms Pearce aims to involve the community in growing ingredients for the sauces and making, packaging and promoting them.
She said this could provide job opportunities for the unemployed and elderly in particular, to reduce isolation in the borough.
The range’s website is at grandadseasoning.co.uk.