I want to cater 500 people a month
I started my business, Chartreuse, back in February with a monthly pop up dinner only, not knowing in which direction I wanted to take it from there. In April, I got an amazing offer, to prepare/serve several dishes at a new local coffee/wine/beer cafe called The Institute for Advanced Drinking (IFAD) in Midtown, Detroit. Since then, I have been a personal chef, catered a few small events, and been featured in a short documentary on youtube called American Hipster Presents:
I am now looking to expand my business and spread the knowledge and joy of healthy, gourmet cuisine. I am currently catering approximately 50 people a month and I want to get that number to 500.
Currently I have invested over $15,000,including equipment and school ($8500.00)
Here's what I need to expand:
5 Vitamix 7500 blenders ($2,645.00)
7 Stainless steal Excalibur 9 Tray dehydrators with teflon sheets ($4092.50)
3 Kitchen Aid 13 cup food processors ($600.50)
Knives and other kitchen utensils ($350.00)
Business license/inspections ($300.00)
Liability Insurance for one year ($750.00)
Food Handler's Certificate ($225.00)
Here are some photos from my pop-up events:
Here are the food items I sell at IFAD:
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Currently there are no raw-vegan caterers in all of southeast MI, so this is to my advantage. However, Raw food is very expensive to make and catering prices are higher than average. These prices are unaffordable to a lot of people, so it may take some time to build up my clientele. I am always working and will continue to work on keeping prices down, in order to manage this the best way possible.
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on November 7, 2012.
Oct 8, 2012 - Nov 7, 2012
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Detroit Hustles Harder Sticker, a 4 oz herbal tea blend, a sprouting jar, a nutmilk bag (with one nut-milk recipe) one copy of the book "Practically Raw" by Amber Shea Crawley, and 2 tickets to any Chartreuse pop-up dinnerEstimated delivery: Feb 2013
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Detroit Hustles Harder Sticker, 1 4 oz. herbal tea blend, a sprouting jar, one copy of the book "Practically Raw" by Amber Shea Crawley, 2 tickets to a Chartreuse Pop-up Brunch, 4 tickets to a Chartreuse pop up dinner and 1 seat at any Chartreuse un-cooking classEstimated delivery: Feb 2013