While some saw lockdown as a roadblock, others – like Chef Charlie Jacobs – found opportunity and started a small business. Gourmet galantines from Charlie’s Chicken Roll Factory aren’t only completely droolworthy … they’re sure to impress your dinner guests.
Meet the Chicken Transformers
Most of us love entertaining but it can be such a hassle to pull together a meal that’s a crowd-pleaser, looks good and tastes delicious. Charlie Jacobs, the owner of Charlie’s Chicken Roll Factory, has dedicated his gourmet business to solving this problem for you, by making and delivering stuffed, deboned chicken galantines direct to your door.
Cooking has always been a passion for Charlie, but it only became his reality recently. ‘I took a leap and decided to enrol at Prue Leith Culinary Institute in 2018. One day, Chef Alida demonstrated how to debone a whole chicken and produce the French chicken galantine. In December 2019, I made a chicken galantine for my family over Christmas. I looked at my partner and proposed my idea to make chicken galantines with different fillings … because who has the time, the patience and the knife skills to debone a chicken at home? Then Covid-19 happened. I created a website and Facebook page and launched on the 26th of May 2020. I woke up the next morning with six online orders. And the rest is history.’ Charlie even received recognition from the Prue Leith Institute. ‘I received an entrepreneur award for starting a business during lockdown.
It has also become a true family affair. ‘About a month after going live, my little brother Louis got retrenched from his job due to Covid, so Louis started assisting me and is now my right hand and assistant in the kitchen
'It came as a huge surprise and I felt honoured that Charlie’s Chicken Roll Factory was recognised by the institute.’
OUR FOOD MARKETS
To visit us in person, you are welcome to come and say hello at our following permanent food markets. Please keep an eye out on Facebook and Instagram for any other markets that we decide to roll our Chicken rolls into
BUSSTOP7 OPEN-AIR MARKET IN MOOIKLOOF HEIGHTS PRETORIA
EVERY SAT& EVERY LAST SUN OF THE MONTH
08:00 – 16:00