The Yum Factor is a show where everyday folks will compete to win money and more to turn their specialty food hobby into a business!
LET'S MAKE A PILOT!
The Yum Factor! is an opportunity for everyday folks with not so everyday goodies to compete to win the chance to turn their food passion into a business. 100's and maybe 1000's of people will submit their goodie and recipe via video and three will be chosen to compete on the pilot. We need dough to create this wonderful pilot, that will surely be "picked up" by a wonderful tv or cable network.
The BIG vision is that whether you compete on the show or not, The Yum Factor will be the best FREE space for people to learn how to turn their foodie dreams into reality.
The other BIG vision is to create a competition show that doesn't exploit people's weaknesses for the sake of ratings, but instead celebrates people from all walks of life and empowers others to follow in their footsteps. Chime in sound of angels. How come happy stuff is so rare these days?
The pitch video was created thanks to 4 talented guys who donated their time and talent. I am so happy to be working with Michael Deane from Modern Times Film Company... he is a passionate and amazing producer out of So Cal... he is responsible for pulling together this great team. Thank you so much Brian O'Connell for your great DP skills, Milton Santiago for your talented and patient editing, even though you are technically a DP and the surprise addition was Ross Levinson, who at the 11th hour, put together a band with real singers and musicians and created a funky and awesome custom score for the pitch video. Lastly, I must thank Ray Bair, the owner of the incredible specialty food store in SF called Cheese Plus, for allowing me and my crew to shoot our pitch video in his store.
WE PUT OUT A NEW VIDEO TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR FOLKS TO BACK THE YUM FACTOR
Claudia does a rain dance on her roof top. Our very professional team had nothing to do with this one. Hopefully, they approve.
MEET THE PERKS
I wanted the perks for my backers to be meaningful and well, yummy, so I thought that the natural thing would be to give back my favorite edible goodies made by folks who turned their food hobby into a business. None of these products are associated with The Yum Factor, they are just tasty and relevant.
You might not imagine that this is one of the best and most unique barbeque sauces I have ever tasted, what with a name like HoneyBadger, but it is. This product is close to my heart because it was a Kickstarter project that was launched by three wind turbine engineers. A natural fit in my perk line-up.
Michael Winnike works for a major financial institution while simultaneously heading up a delicious goat caramel company. Goat caramel? Don't think barn, think delicious goat milk and sugar that has been turned into a delicate and sophisticated treat for the senses. I am offering up a pack of his original goat milk caramels as a tasty perk.
Scott Lund, an entrepreneur, moved from Texas to Utah in 1996 where he could be close to his Grandmother Lula Lund. He learned how to make chocolates and other candies from her while helping her make chocolates for friends and family. Prior to her death, he purchased all of her candy equipment and put it in storage. He continued to make chocolate for friends and family each Christmas until his friends convinced him to start Lula’s Chocolates. In 2004, he moved his family back to Carmel, California, where it was perfect candy-making weather year round, dusted off his grandmother’s equipment and started making tasty confections for the locals and tourists. I can't keep Lula's Aloha Rocky road around for more than a few hours before it disappears. It is a simple concoction of chocolate enrobed macadamia nuts and super soft marshmallows. (Lula's Rocky Road can only ship to cold climates as it will melt in transit.)
In a nutshell, or a mason jar, Katie and Jesse Hancock, of Unbound Pickling, are two foodies who lived in Idaho that liked pickling so much that they moved themselves and two kids to Portland, Oregon to be closer to great produce and one of the best farmers markets in the US to pursue their pickling dream. Their pickles are truly Unbound with flavors like Chai and Pomegranate Beatnik Pickled Beets or their Cajun Spiced New Orleans pickled beans.
CLAUDIA'S FAVORITE PREP SCRAPER
I don't how I lived without one of these. The uses are endless and I will be releasing a special video on just what to do with it before you get it in the mail.
THE OFFICIAL SEXY BLACK TYF EASY STORING RE-USABLE BAG!
I love these bags. I am not going to tell you that they are made of recycled socks or that each bag will end hunger in West Covina. I will tell you that these are wonderful bags made by a wonderful company in Chico, California. I have had my Chico bag for 6 years and I have really loaded it down. I can't wait to get my black sexy TYF Chico bag.
SHIPPING INFO: Shipping will be charged separately for any of the levels of backing that don't indicate otherwise. We guarantee to ship the least expensive way possible, while still getting you your perks in one piece. Unlike other Kickstarter projects that are selling products via the site, any money that is spent on physical perks and shipping will come right off of the money we need for production. If we included shipping, we would need to raise a substantially larger amount to cover our costs.
NO PERKS NECESSARY: For those of you who don't want any perks and just want to give generously, there will be an option for that.
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The main challenge is to create a pilot worthy of our backers. With any project that involves people, there are challenges and ours will be to build a talented and happy extended production team, finding the perfect location partner, choosing the best 3 contestants, finding a rock star panel of judges, finding companies that will donate the "money and prizes" because $63k will just cover the cost of perks & production. The other and equally important challenge is to create a pilot that stands out from the clutter, brings value to people's lives and for a fraction of what most tv show pilots cost. We can do it! We may lose some hair and gain some weight, but we will do it!
Unfortunately, we didn't include any backing levels that don't include a reward, but when the project is funded and you are done watching us dance through the streets naked, you may let us know if you would like your reward.
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PROPS: Your name and photo on the backer page of The Yum Factor web site.Estimated delivery:
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PROPS AND SHINE: Your name and photo on the backer page of The Yum Factor web site AND your recipe for "THE BEST" whatever it is you make on the Yum Factor Web site and RealFoodies Tasty Bits web site.Estimated delivery:
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ROCK THE VOTE: Claudia's favorite The Yum Factor white prep scraper, your name and photo on TYF web site and the first 500 - $15 backers will be able to vote on official Yum Factor theme music. See main text for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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ON THE SHOW? A sexy black TYF bag, your name and mug on the TYF backer page AND the first 300 - $25 backers will get a chance to submit a video about their goodie to TYF and possibly be chosen to compete on the Pilot! See main text for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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BAG OR TREAT! A sexy black TYF logo bag or your choice of one of four incredible edible goodies made by people who turned their food hobby into a business AND a sneak peak at the highlights from the pilot. Bags will ship in March 2013, but the sneak peak, will come later. See main text for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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BAG, EAT AND SPEAK UP! A black TYF logo bag, choice of one edible goodie, name and mug on backer page AND the first 100 will have the ability to submit a request to shoot pilot in their city. See main text for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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WEAR IT, EAT IT & A SNEAK PEAK: A black TYF t-shirt or tote bag, a choice of edible goodie, your name and mug on our backer page AND a sneak peak at They Yum Factor Pilot highlights. (Pilot highlights will be fulfilled at a later date) See main text for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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MORE: A Black Yum Factor t-shirt or tote bag, a choice of two edible goodies, your name and perty mug on our backer page and a sneak peak at Pilot highlights. (pilot highlights will come later than other perks) See main text for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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WEAR IT, BAG IT, EAT IT AND BE COOL: A Yum Factor t-shirt or tote bag, all four edible goodies or three of the same goodie, your name on the web site AND your name on the credits of the Pilot. See main text for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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WEART IT, BAG IT, EAT IT ALL, SEE IT LIVE! A Yum Factor t-shirt AND tote bag, 2 of each edible goodie or 8 of one, your name on the backer page and your name on the credits of the Pilot. First 20 will receive an invitation to attend the filming of the pilot. See main text for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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ALL OF THE ABOVE + the ability to vote on who first three competitors will be. (voting perk will come after physical perks) See main text for shipping.Estimated delivery:
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"A" LIST: All of the above perks + an invitation to the official backer party that will take place at an undisclosed swanky spot in San Francisco or Los Angeles! Free shipping on international orders. FREE SHIPPINGEstimated delivery:
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"A" LIST PLUS a personalized TYF bean bag chair. FREE SHIPPING ANYWHERE.Estimated delivery:
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"A" LIST PLUS... plus... drum roll please, your name as an executive producer on the pilot credits, an invitation to be at the pilot with a personalized TYF jacket and higher self esteem. (Pilot oriented perks will occur when pilot is shot) FREE SHIPPING ANYWHEREEstimated delivery:
- (30 days)