We opened our doors on the 4th October 2020, we only had around 3-4 weeks of trading before the dreaded lockdown took over. We decided that we would stay open throughout lockdown and offer takeaways. This actually worked out okay for us, yes it was not ideal however it gave us a little extra time to perfect our new methods and find out what worked for us and what did not. So afterlockdown had ended and we opened back up again we created a new menu with many different options on which is the one you see today!
As you can see from the photos the place used to be an American diner. Oh how its changed now however I still feel its unfinished and hopfully soon my vision for where I want Cockpit will soon be finished!
From working in catering from a young age I have always said that I wanted to own my own place!
Back in July 2020 the wheels were set in motion when I this place come up on the market, I knew that Covid was around and it was a huge risk however I took this risk and for the most part it has worked out one way or another!
I have had many different managers with different styles and for me personaly I always wanted to have a team that enjoys coming to work and has a laugh while at the same time being proffesional.
It has been a huge learning curve this experience so far, however we will keep on growing and getting better as we learn and grow.
At The Cockpit we take pride in incorporating local family owned businesses that produce high quality goods. Find out more about our amazing suppliers below. If you are a local business looking to partner with us, send us an email at email@example.com
The Horny Cow
From Richard and Lucy Lunn at their farm at Wilton, near Pickering, on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors.
We believe their produce is a collection from some of the finest butchers in the UK.
Their beef and lamb breeds are native to Great Britain. They are members of 'The Rare Breed Survival Trust' and are 'Red Tractor Farm Assured'.
They believe their traditionally bread animals should be reared slowly and spend as much of their lives grazing outside as possible.
CREMA E CIOCCOLATO
This is the story of Leonardo and Daniele, childhood friends from southern Italy who together had a dream to make a business together. Daniele, originally from Sicily, moved as a child to Teano, a small town in the Caserta area, near Naples, where he met Leonardo. Together they began a long-lasting friendship, sharing passions and dreams.
Before they chose to turn their talents to ice-cream making, Daniele was a mechanical engineer and Leonardo a professional photographer and graphic designer, so it was an unlikely change of profession for both.
“There is a long tradition of making wonderful gelato in our town, which we have been a part of, and we always dreamed of finding a way to share our passion"
"Our recipes faithfully reproduce the ancient traditions of master ice-cream makers.
Our ingredients are the result of a careful and rigorous selection of the best of Italy such as: hazelnuts and chocolate from Piedmont, pistachios from Bronte in Sicily, Ciaculli lemons from Sicily, Amarelli liquorice from Calabria, coffee from Naples and the best selection of fresh milk directly from the farms of North Yorkshire. After perfecting our recipes, we had to decide where to create our business and for us Scarborough was the obvious choice."
"We love Scarborough, the beauty of the bay"