We are passionate about food!
What We Are Asking For
We are hoping to raise $28,500 in order to help us complete our project. The first $15,000 raised is dedicated solely to higher-level coffee and espresso equipment (brewers, grinders, espresso machine).
The space that we have leased is about 30 years old and is in need of update and much repair, a lot more than we anticipated. The pre-existing commercial exhaust fan which was attached to the building is no longer up to code and now needs to be replaced. We will be able to accomplish this with $12,000.
With the remaining funds we would like to transform the existing space into a comfortable store that mirrors the idyllic charm of our town, with good music. A warm, inviting environment with an amazing coffee program and ambience–it’s not just about the food. We would like to upgrade the heating and A/C systems to make the space more comfortable for everyone. Any funds above and beyond will allow us to install larger equipment that will help us expand our catering program.
Here’s the fun part. We are not asking for donations. In lieu of your support, we have many rewards to give back! I think you’ll find that there is something for everyone.
We have done our homework and have spoken to many people in the town about what they would specifically like to see. We’ve done surveys, asked questions, spoken to other local businesses. We feel that there is a strong need for a retail location that provides healthy food at affordable prices. Great coffee, breakfast on the go, lunches, dinners for you and your family. And fun, casual, catered affairs. We have had many late nights discussing what WE want, as Chefs and also parents. A sandwich that your child will crave, a dessert that you can’t live without, great coffee available early!
Kids! As parents of a 4 year old and a 23-month old, we understand the value of being able to grab-and-go. We also understand the importance of caffeine.
Other Ways You Can Help
Please help us get the word out! We are so very passionate about this that we can’t wait to serve you and the community. Word of mouth has always been very positive for us as we typically do not advertise.
Lastly, we want to say how much we care. We have chosen a very hard path, a career that took 15 years to establish and over 90 hours a week of work, which was “normal” for a very long time, with very little pay.
It’s not like it is on reality TV. True Chefs have a challenging path but we love every second of it…
Nights where we collapsed on the couch, days where all we wanted to do was sleep but couldn’t. We care so deeply about food and believe that it is the foundation to a great family and life…and hope that we can share a little bit of us with you.
In food, love and health, we thank you.