Published on 31 Mar 2021 by Kim Yudelowitz
The coronavirus pandemic has caused major disruption to our lives. The hospitality industry has been heavily affected, especially catering for corporate events. With large gatherings on pause, many people, including Katie, had to think on their feet and come up with alternative ways to keep their businesses afloat.
With Katie’s catering business being put on hold, she started to think about her plans for the future and brainstorming different ways she could continue to feed the people of East London. Katie decided to buy and fix up a trailer that would serve homemade, ethically sourced food and coffee to the Hackney Wick locals. And boy was that a light bulb moment - ‘What Katie Did Next’ cafe was born!
Bringing elegance alongside quirky to a retail unit in Hackney Wick, locals are invited to enjoy home cooking at its finest while soaking up the camaraderie of the community. Katie’s trailer is situated in White Post Lane car park, right outside her kitchen which was where her catering food was also lovingly made. Your order is made in front of you in the trailer and in her kitchen next door where Katie and her team cook up a storm!
Food on the go meets wholesome, comfort food. There’s vegan sarnies and toasties alongside fresh pastries and cake served alongside Roasting Shed coffee. A lunchtime hangout if you enjoy people watching and just being. Without realising, Katie has created the perfect destination for a Covid safe mingle, with lots of outdoor space. Come rain or shine, you’ll still be getting the finest food made with love by Katie and her team.
Katie’s venture really exhibits the silver linings to come from the hardship that we’ve all faced this past year and what can be achieved with true resilience and passion.
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