Hello, My Dear Backers
I am so excited to announce to you all that finally my Grand Opening is set to start. I would again like to thank all of you who have helped my idea turn into a dream come true. I would have never imagined actually starting my own business from scratch. I still can not believe it and with out the help from organizations like La Cocina and Backers like you all this would never had happened.
Well enough with the mushy stuff, lets get down to business. On Tuesday October 4th, Rain or Shine my Grand Opening is ready to be launched. You are all welcome to come. Once there you can buy some tamales of course, but most importantly be there to pick up your "coupon" for what ever I promise to give you for the amount of backing I received. There is now pressure you can come and pay me a visit whenever you like to receive your "Coupon" and meet me personally!
I can not wait to lift my business off the ground finally. I know that it is a long journey to make a successful business but like a wise man once said, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." I hope to see you all there
Warmly and Yours Truly~
Below I left more information about me, my business, and that wonderful day. Hope you enjoy the read!
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Tamales: From Home to Kickstarter to Justin Hermann Plaza
Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas, of La Cocina’s Incubator Program, to Serve Tamales 5 days/week
WHAT: Alicia Villanueva of La Cocina’s Incubator Program will be opening San Francisco’s first every day tamale cart on Tuesday October 5th. Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas fuses ancient Mayan cuisine into delicious tamales made with organic maize dough and a variety of fillings. Tamales are a beautiful tradition central to celebrating important events and holidays, which is one of the reasons why Alicia’s Tamales Los Mayas wants to share these delicacies with you.
WHEN: Tuesday 4th, October, 2011
Monday to Friday
10:00 – 4:00pm
WHERE: One Market Street
Justin Hermann Plaza
WHO: In August of 2010, Alicia Villanueva came to La Cocina with a dream: to start her own tamale cart as a means to spread her own Mexican traditions and customs. She’s been making delicious tamales for her family and friends for years and finally decided that it was time to share with the rest of the world. Using Kickstarter for the $6,000 in capital that she needed to make this dream a reality, Alicia Villanueva brings more to the table than just food—she brings passion. As a native of the Sinaloan region of Mexico, Villanueva creates tamales and other traditional Mexican dishes from her beloved family recipes. Her specialty dish is her grandmother’s signature recipe for tamales that she “stuffs with love.”
WHY: Villanueva’s dreams of bringing her tamales to all San Francisco residents are finally becoming a reality thanks to La Cocina, a non-profit incubator kitchen that provides technical assistance to low income women entrepreneurs and Metal Gourmet, maker of high-end mobile food carts and trailers who donated Alicia’s cart.
La Cocina is San Francisco’s food business incubator that provides affordable commercial kitchen space and technical assistance and resources to low-income entrepreneurs, with a focus on women, immigrants, and people from communities of color who are starting, launching, or growing food businesses. After one year in the Incubator Program, Villanueva is thrilled to be opening up San Francisco’s first tamale food cart.
“I am living my dream to have my food cart, a place where customers can find me,” said Villanueva. “I am committed to supporting women like me to give them the opportunity to fulfill their dreams like I am doing now.”
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A huge gracias and a hug when we meet you!
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A gift certificate for a tamale at my cart and an exclusive invitation to our grand opening.
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A gift certificate for 5 tamales and an invitation to my grand opening party.
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A tamale-of-the-month gift card for one year (good for 12 tamales!) and an invitation to our grand opening fiesta.
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A dozen tamales, delivered to your house (only Bay Area por favor)! A gift certificate for 5 tamales and an invitation to the fiesta.
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24 tamales, delivered to your house (and flan for dessert...yum). Tamale-of-the-month club membership and the fiesta!
Pledge $500 or more
A delivery of tamales for up to 50 people for your office or home (and the flan comes too!). Think of the office party you could be a host for. 2 tamale-of-the-month club memberships and the fiesta invite of the decade.
Pledge $1,000 or more
A tamale dinner for up to 10 people in your house, cooked and served by yours truly. You bring the people and drinks, I'll bring the tamale meal of your dreams. You get the tamale-of-the-month club membership too so you can come see me afterwards.
Pledge $2,500 or more
Want more than tamales? This is for you. A 3 course authentic Mexican meal, cooked and served in your house, and full-service to boot. 5 tamale-of-the-month club memberships (imagine all the people you can make happy) and then the party too!
Pledge $5,000 or more
You're one hot tamale. No, really. A 5 course Mexican meal for you and up to 25 people in your house. I'll bring the food... and the mariachi! 10 tamales-of-the-month club membership and a special place in my heart... and my cart. I would love to name one of our special tamales after you or the name you choose!