A party for the summer in the Last Frontier!
WE DESIRE TO RAISE $30,000!!!!
Hi there! My name is Denise Cooper and I have the pleasure of birthing this amazing idea of a pop up cafe as a gift to my mom Gwendolyn Cooper for mother's day. The thing my mom loves more than anything is food. I hear stories all the time in my family about her skinny gangly twelve year old self sweating over the stove experimenting in her grandmother's (Mama to everyone who knew her) kitchen and serving her concoctions through the kitchen window to her cousins as they played outside.
WHAT IS A POP UP?
A pop-up restaurant is a temporary restaurant installation. It could be a try out for a more permanent restaurant, something more like a “food exhibit". Pop-ups give temporary homes to novel ideas and unique talent
WHICH BRINGS ME TO.....
Aakaa's House an 8 week (which is about as long as the summer lasts in Anchorage lol!) cafe in downtown Anchorage that transports Southern Sea Island Gullah culture to the land of the Midnight Sun and incorporates and fuses traditional Native Alaskan foods with Low Country cuisine.
Decor incorporates basket weaving from the Native Alaskan and Native Sea Island tradition and instantly transports each visitor to those afternoon visits to granny's house.
The party starts July 5th 2011 and ends on September 5th 2011. The majority of ingredients used will be locally grown, raised, and cultivated
The Menu includes items such as:
Deviled crab made with Alaskan king crab
Salmon croquets with Alaskan wild salmon
Native fried bread with eggs and bacon
Grits with Reindeer sausage
Your contribution would allow us to:
Rent an amazing space July 1st to September 5th ($6000)
Pay for licenses, filing fee's, and permits ($1000)
Pay for the amazing food ingredients ($3500)
Decorate the place and make it feel just like granny's house ($500)
Pay our accountant and bookkeeper($1600)
Pay our amazing staff ($16,000)
Pay for office equiment and supplies ($1000)
5% Kickstarter fee: depends on total
I can tell you right now that my mom makes food that makes you fall in love. Every ounce of her talent and creativity goes into her creations. I can't wait for the party to start and you'll are all invited!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $30,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on July 1, 2011.
Jun 1, 2011 - Jul 1, 2011 (30 days)
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Everything above and name with thanks on our menu!
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Everything above and three recipes from our pop up menu!
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Everything above and a menu item named after you!
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Everything above plus guaranteed reservation for opening night with complimentary drinks!
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Everything above and your picture on our wall of thanks!
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Everything above and a fedex-ed goodie box filled with baked goods such as our infamous "crack" cake!
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Everything above and private digital or in-person cooking class from Chef Gwen!
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Everything above and a menu item permanently named after you in all of our restaurant locations!