Nice Yarmouth will likely be getting a brand new restaurant housed inside a Grade II listed constructing.
160 King Road, which formally re-opened as a residence and a enterprise venue on Monday, is about to turn out to be the house of a brand new Caribbean restaurant known as Jamaikan’ Me Hungry.
Eileen Eastaugh-Mascoll, 56, has dreamed of getting her personal restaurant since 2008 and now that dream is turning into a actuality.
“I am a combination of excited and nervous,” Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll mentioned.
Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll – who was born in Lewisham, however grew up in Jamaica – has lived in Nice Yarmouth since 2006 and acquired the inspiration for opening her personal restaurant when working within the city.
“Years in the past, me and my colleagues used to prepare dinner meals and convey it to the workplace,” mentioned Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll.
“It simply felt actually good and it gave me the concept.”
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Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll’s restaurant will likely be serving her grandmother’s “vibrant and daring” Jamaican recipes.
“I might prefer to squash the notion of it being solely spicy,” Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll added.
“Spice provides a kick, however Jamaican meals is so far more than that. It’s very adaptable.”
Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll mentioned Jamaikin’ Me Hungry will likely be run as a social enterprise, which can deal with hiring and offering work expertise for individuals in want of assist getting again into employment.
“The restaurant is not only about meals, it is also about help.”
“We’re seeking to assist individuals transfer ahead and achieve some coaching alongside the way in which to maneuver ahead in the neighborhood.
“Working in the neighborhood, I reside it, that is all I’ve ever identified.”
In addition to working in numerous group roles, Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll studied for one 12 months at Lloyd’s Faculty of Social Enterprise in Ipswich.
Her intention is for the restaurant to work very intently with charity teams within the Nice Yarmouth and Lowestoft to be able to profit the broader group.
“I actually need Jamaikin’ Mi Hungry to be for everybody, so we might love for as a lot of the group to get entangled.”
Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll hopes the Jamaican restaurant will likely be open to the general public by the tip of this 12 months.
For extra data go to the Jamaikin’ Mi Hungry Fb web page.