Nice Yarmouth can 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 ready to change into the house of a brand new Caribbean restaurant referred to 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 stated.
Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll – who was born in Lewisham, however grew up in Jamaica – has lived in Nice Yarmouth since 2006 and received the inspiration for opening her personal restaurant when working within the city.
“Years in the past, me and my colleagues used to cook dinner meals and produce it to the workplace,” stated Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll.
“It simply felt actually good and it gave me the concept.”
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Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll’s restaurant can be serving her grandmother’s “vibrant and daring” Jamaican recipes.
“I would wish 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 stated Jamaikin’ Me Hungry can be run as a social enterprise, which can give attention to hiring and offering work expertise for folks in want of assist getting again into employment.
“The restaurant is not only about meals, it is also about assist.”
“We’re seeking to assist folks transfer ahead and acquire some coaching alongside the way in which to maneuver ahead in the neighborhood.
“Working in the neighborhood, I dwell it, that is all I’ve ever recognized.”
In addition to working in varied neighborhood roles, Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll studied for one yr at Lloyd’s Faculty of Social Enterprise in Ipswich.
Her goal is for the restaurant to work very carefully with charity teams within the Nice Yarmouth and Lowestoft in an effort to profit the broader neighborhood.
“I actually need Jamaikin’ Mi Hungry to be for everybody, so we would love for as a lot of the neighborhood to get entangled.”
Ms Eastaugh-Mascoll hopes the Jamaican restaurant can be open to the general public by the top of this yr.
For extra data go to the Jamaikin’ Mi Hungry Fb web page.