Café Sunlight is part of a social enterprise who use business to help change lives for the better.
We support training, volunteering and vocational placements across our business to develop a legacy of skills in our community. We are proud to work with young people, adults with learning disabilities, ex-offenders and people at risk of exclusion.

Café Sunlight CIC is a wholly owned trading subsidiary of  Sunlight Development Trust – a charity using community development to tackle long standing health and social inequalities.  Trading surpluses from Cafe Sunlight CIC support the charitable activities of the Trust.

For more information about Sunlight Development Trust please visit www.sunlighttrust.org.uk

Our People


Dave Elliott

Head Chef at Café Sunlight; leads the kitchen team and responsible for menu development across the business. Dave oversees all of our larger event and outside catering work. Passionate about food and able to work with you to really understand your requirements and plan a menu that works for your event.


Vanda Bunting

Sous Chef. Vanda works with Dave on larger events and has a wealth of experience. Vanda has run large corporate catering contracts and provides experience and expertise for our larger events and functions.


Sam Bennett

Operations Manager and first point of contact for all you outside and events catering enquiries. Sam would also like to talk to you if you are a venue interested in working in partnership with us sam@cafesunlight.org.uk.


Caroline Findlay
Café Sunlight general manager. Looking after your lunch. Caroline deals with working lunch enquiries and all finance enquires. Caroline is also an experienced front of house and events manager.


Sue Jewell

Front of House at our flagship community cafe in Gillingham. Friendly, helpful and makes a blinding coffee!