WHERE IT ALL STARTED
Vegan sushi burritos rolled in front of your eyes, in a very satisfying and efficient production line. Add ginger and wasabi to suit and make it a meal deal with a freshly made green juice and you’ve got the very best of delicious & healthy fast food to satisfy even the biggest carnivore.
Our first event was Bestival on the Isle of White in 2015 we have since won the award for:
BEST FESTIVAL CATERER 2017 & 2019
We are really proud of what we have achieved in this area of the business and Happy Maki is now a well known festival favorite for tens of thousands of people each summer. We have also won the people's choice at Shambala twice. You can find our teams rolling at amazingly efficient speeds (with smiles) at a full array of festivals over the Summer, from our beautiful Peugeot J7 Kiki.
Looking after our staff onsite is really important to us as the working environment can be very hard on the body. Our staff are paid more than living wage plus a profit bonus scheme and we try and make sure shifts are no longer than 10 hours mark. Free smoothies and green juice help keep everyone hydrated on shift! All of our staff have level two food hygiene certificates and take great care in making sure only the safest and highest quality food is served.
We work with full transparency, happy to share all our sales figures with event organisers and have built up great working relationships over the years because of this. We take great pride in working professionaly onsite, being a fully responsible & hassle free trader as well as always leaving no trace. We have recently gone back to operating one unit only so our calendar is pretty fully booked but do get in touch if you’d like us to come and cater at your event. We’re always looking for inspirational and fair events to work with.
As a business that was founded out of a desire to do something to help the environment this is something that we remain very passionate about.
All of our packaging is bio-degradable and our product has been designed to need minimal paper packaging for on the go eating. One of the biggest things you can do to be more sustainable is adopt a plant based diet, our menu has been vegan for 6 years and we are passionate about showing people how easy, delicious and healthy making substitutions in your diet (like taking the fish out of sushi) can be.
For each wrap we sell we plant a tree and feed a child, this choice was made to be part of helping to regenerate the environment as well as reducing its destruction. Thanks to our festival and Brighton customers over the years we have provided over 400,000 meals in a place of education to kids in extreme poverty. For the world to sustain itself as a community we need to work together to end the disparities created by our western lifestyles.
At Shambala our Thai Sweet potato wrap won the award for “one planet plate” in 2019 and you can see the below carbon footprint calculated of that meal.
Georgie our operations manager has a masters in Environmental policy and we are always looking for ways in which we can improve in this area both independently and in collaboration with festival organisers