Pre-packaged stews and other hearty meals. Each in individual serving sizes to meet the needs of the entire family. Mmmm, delicious!
As the name states, we make Stews & Such. For centuries families have enjoyed slow-cooked, single-pot meals. The concept is simple, yet the result is beyond amazing. These meals remind us of home. To when we were little helping grandma with a wooden spoon in hand.
We strive to bring these memories to you through uniquely prepared single serving (16oz) tubs of Stews & Such bought fresh from your local grocer's fridge (aka, not frozen). Buy one for every taste bud in the family!
Started out of a passion for all things in bread bowls, Stews & Such was born. And after a trip to the local library, it was quickly understood how many single-pot meals could be made. From all reaches of the world. Just check out Wikipedia for an exhaustive list and history of stew. We personally wanted to try them all, yet there was nowhere to get a good Lamb tagine over couscous or spicy sausage escarole (or any stews at all for that matter). So we started making our own worldly delights.
What is this Kickstarter thing?
Kickstarter is a new way to fund projects through crowdfunding. If you want to read up on the concept, read more here and here. In an nutshell, you pledge funds to help us get the first batch of Stews & Such to local grocers and we provide you unique and satisfying goodies in return. Here's the catch for us and a plus for you, if our goal isn't reached you aren't charged a dime.
Working with meats (and packaged goods at that) we are "lucky" enough to deal with the USDA and the required FDA Nutritional Guide. This costs money. As does renting of a USDA-approved commercial kitchen. Add to those two fine hurdles the minimum order quantities from the packaging manufacturer and there you have the reason for this Kickstarter campaign! Your hard earned money will be put to use to secure the kitchen, necessary approvals and certifications, and get us started packaging these Stews & Such.
And please continue to donate even after we reach our goal, the more money we raise the more styles of Stews & Such we can produce. We will reinvest in additional stews, increase production volume and thus our profits. With those profits we'll set aside funds to create a non-profit to educate youths on creating food-based businesses in their communities. The more you pledge the more we can do, it's as simple as that!
What People are Saying...
"Being that I am from the East Coast, I am a HUGE fan of Stews! Its hard to nail down my favorite. Support this awesome new local business and get your Stew on ASAP! Cheers!" -Krista H.
"I was lucky enough to be invited to a tasting, and I was honestly a little skeptical of the concept. However my skepticism was quickly put to rest, and I emptied every bowl I ate." - Evan L.
"I am a huge fan of curry and know a good one when I taste it. I could literally eat this stew every night!" - Erica T.
The Stews & Such...(how many we can make depends on money raised)
Here's how you can get started...
1.) Click the big green BACK THIS PROJECT button.
2.) Enter your pledge amount and choose your reward.
3.) Login or signup for a Kickstarter account.
4.) Login or signup for an Amazon account
5.) Choose your payment method and proceed to the checkout.
6.) Viola, you're done!
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
seconds to go
Pledge $5 or moreYou selected
A personal, hand written, thank you note on some fancy letterpress and your name included on the Stews & Such website for all the world to see!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
A limited-edition Stews & Such t-shirt made by yours truly along with that fancy hand-written thank you note and your name on the site. (est. value $20)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $20 or moreYou selected
You get your pick of the litter when the first batch comes out of the pots. That's a complimentary 16oz Stews & Such of your choosing, plus the limited edition Stews & Such t-shirt. And of course your name on the site and a personal note...that goes without saying. [NOTE: Stews & Such are perishable. If you do not live in the greater San Diego area, please add $5 to help offset the cost for cold shipping. We'll cover the rest. Thanks.] (est. value $30)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or moreYou selected
The note, your name on the site, the shirt, but more importantly a six-pack of Stews & Such of your choosing. That should be enough for the whole family unless you're starting your own little army. [NOTE: Stews & Such are perishable. If you do not live in the greater San Diego area, please add $15 to help offset the cost for cold shipping. We'll cover the rest. Thanks.] (est. value $75)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $100 or moreYou selected
We'll send you a six-pack a month for four (4) months so that you can host a Stew-a-licious bash for your family and friends throughout the entire winter. And the requisite note, name on the site and shirt, of course. [NOTE: Stews & Such are perishable. If you do not live in the greater San Diego area, please add $25 to help offset the cost for cold shipping. We'll cover the rest. Thanks.] (est. value $250)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $250 or moreYou selected
If you really like hearty meals, this should keep you full for some time, we'll send you a stew of your choice every week for an entire year. Plus, as I'm sure you're already catching on, you get the note, your name on the site and the shirt. [NOTE: Stews & Such are perishable. If you do not live in the greater San Diego area, please add $35 to help offset the cost for cold shipping. We'll cover the rest. Thanks.] (est. value $540)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $1,000 or moreYou selected
You'll live on in Stew & Such glory when you work with our chef to develop your favorite stew or that special family recipe. We'll name the stew after you (or whatever you want it to be called) and it'll be put into rotation with the finest stews available. And yes, you'll also get the shirt, note and a warm thanks on the site. (est. value priceless)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,500 or moreYou selected
You too will work with our chef to develop a stew to be named by you, but we'll also put together a special evening (in your home or elsewhere) for your friends and family. Complete with Stews & Such, appetizers, side dishes, bread bowls, and the finest beverages. (est. value priceless+), We'll bring shirts for the affair for all in attendance too.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or moreYou selected
Everything written above, but twice as much of it...and my undying gratitude. Hell, pick a stupid human trick and I'll give it a try to the best of my ability. (est. value priceless+++)Estimated delivery:
- (31 days)