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$8,275 pledged of $40,000 goal
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By Kayti Chung Williams
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About this project

We have been working hard on building out our new space since May 2016. With the $40,000 raised, we can finish up the Kitchen & Counter bar.  In order for Koreole to open, we need a few things. We will need to convert some space into a kitchen. We will need to redo floors, have additional plumbing work done, and electrical work for the kitchen. The space was used as an office prior to us being there. The existing floor is wood, so we'll need to redo it with tile. Also, we will need to have a plumber create a drains  and an electrician to get our kitchen up to code. Once we have those things in place we'll need a gas range, deep fryer and a vent hood. Our aim is to keep our kitchen as simple as possible and start with basics. We aren't trying to do anything elaborate. We just want to serve delicious food to our community.

Risks and challenges

Our major risks and challenges include: finishing our kitchen and getting the permits we need, fostering a great community, the economy, and managing our resources wisely.

The kitchen is the most vital part of our restaurant, it doesn't matter how beautiful and cozy our space isThe space was used as an office prior to us being there. , it will not run without a kitchen. As previously said, we will keep this as simple as possible. It's a small place, but absolutely vital.

The restaurant industry is indeed a tricky one. Restaurants do have a history of failure. We believe that these failures happen due to mismanagement, unrealistic financial goals, poor relationships with the community, and economy . We aim to take all of these challenges head on. We have relationships with many people in the restaurant industry, in New Orleans,ranging from pop-ups to restaurant owners. They have shared and continue to provide us with invaluable advice and support.
We are not looking for the big payoff, our desire is to create a restaurant that values community and its employees. We realize that this is not easy. We have worked as a pop-up, and in a food market that only closed for five days out of the year. So we are no strangers to hard work and have a good deal of experience with the financial side of things and estimating food costs.

We do recognize that dips in the economy has a huge effect on restaurants. Because of the flexibility of levels and price points in the industry, we do believe that restaurants can succeed in a variety of economic climates.

Building good relationships with our community is one of or priorities. New Orleans has always been about serving and providing locally and we take this very serious. We do realize that this industry is competitive as well. We have a great product and great service. Competition creates ground for excellence.

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    Koreole T-Shirt

    A Koreole T-Shirt!
    Sizes: small, medium, large, X-large.
    All t-shirts are black with a white logo.

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    Free meal for two

    Two meals & two beverages!

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    Bibimbap & Kimchi Making Class!

    Receive two tickets to a Bibimbap + Kimchi making class.
    All ingredients included with meal.

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    5 Course Romantic meal!

    5 course meal for 2 in our backyard!
    ROMANTIC!

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    Korean BBQ for 4 & Menu Item

    Item on our menu named after you! *Special of the week*
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    Korean BBQ for 4 in our backyard.
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    A Private Boil!!!

    Koreole will cater a seafood boil in our backyard for 20 people!

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    Your Own Personal Restaurant

    We will reserve the restaurant for 4 hours for 4 Hours for Your Private Event (Backyard and Main Dining Areas)
    Must give 3 months advanced notice
    For 40 people

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