I need funding to invest in kitchen equipment that will help increase efficiency. The farmer's market is around the corner!
I started a hummus company during February 2012, and since then, in two months, the business has grown beyond what I imagined. I have been approved to be at several farmer's markets, I have been selling at a local CoOp (with hopes of stocking up product at other stores), and I have been invited to cater to several events. All ingredients are organic and the containers are biodegradable.
My ultimate goal is to one day own a local cafe or restaurant serving healthy, organic, and wholesome Lebanese cuisine to better serve my community. I believe that eating right can change the way a person lives their life, and through that, all kinds of positive changes can happen. Food is such an essential part of our lives, and if we cannot eat right because of the price tag, then that is a shame. I do not only aim to serve those in my community who can afford to eat well, but also those who cannot afford overpriced meals.
So, I am starting with selling authentic, organic, and healthy hummus, while working on some catering events. As this grows, I hope I can establish myself within my community as a restaurant owner and healthy-food advocate.
The funds will go to purchasing an industrial sized blender, additional packaging material, farmer's market display items (banner, etc), and help in kitchen rent and aid. This will help increase my efficiency and cut costs. In turn, I will have more time to develop additional flavors, products, and work on expanding my catering opportunities. I am only asking for a small amount initially, and based on how things work out, I plan on expanding my opportunities.
UPDATE: The Utah CoOp has donated a gas stove the business. Thank you very much!
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pledged of $3,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on May 23, 2012.
Apr 23, 2012 - May 23, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $1 or more
Eternal thanks by Laziz for supporting local business :)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $5 or more
A thank you card by Laziz and immense gratitude.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $20 or more
A $20 pledge will include immense gratitude for your support, a 12oz container of hummus, and a customized thank you card by Laziz :)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A $50 pledge will include 2 16oz containers of hummus and a customized thank you card by Laziz.Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
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A $100 pledge will include 2 16oz, and a 2-hour cooking class for select lebanese cuisine. And of course, a thank you :)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $300 or more
4 16oz hummus containers (doesn't have to be all at once), a weekend brunch, a Lebanese cooking class, and a huge smile with a customized thank you card by Laziz :)Estimated delivery: Jun 2012
Pledge $500 or more
4 16oz hummus containers (doesn't have to be all at once), catering service for 10- 20 people, two cooking classes on select lebanese cuisine, and a customized thank you card by Laziz! :)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
Hummus on demand for a month, two catering events for 30 - 40 people, several cooking classes, a customized thank you card by Laziz, and a loyal friend :)Estimated delivery: Jul 2012