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64
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 4 2014 1:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

For the past three years we have opened our doors to many new friends both young and old. This adventure we are on is one we will never forget from the laughter, the touching moments to the smile on a child's face when you tell them Yes everything is Gluten Free". So... We need more SPACE! 

We feel we have found this new location and we can now offer our customers everything we have always wanted to offer them! Our new location will still hopefully be in the Bayport area but just a “grown up” larger version of our current spot. So we can continue to keep up with our current demand while preparing for the future.

Our new location, with its new grown up name, Ms. Michelle's Gourmand is a dedicated Gluten Free Organic Bakery Café, which specializes in making high quality baked goods for individuals of all ages. Our organic dedicated gluten free items include but are not limited to muffins, scones, pies, cakes smoothies, Panini’s, pizza dough, breads, tartines, wedding cakes, catered events, whole sale distribution, etc. Our product is dedicated for those who cannot digest gluten, therefore when Ms. Michelle’s creates a customer we hope to create a customer for life. 

Besides expanding our current size we will also now be able to have the following new and updated items:

- INSIDE & OUTSIDE SEATING

Yes, whether you are out with friends or need a place to surf the web we will have a comfortable seating areas waiting for you whether it's the dog days of summer and you want to warm up in the middle of winter and you would like to sit by our inviting fireplace... We will have a seat or a cushion just for you! 

- EXPANDED FOOD, DESSERT & DRY GOODS SELECTIONS! 

rows and rows and rows of cakes, pies, salads, sandwiches, etc...
rows and rows and rows of cakes, pies, salads, sandwiches, etc...

Instead of us trying to put all of our product into one cold case and one small muffin counter week after week we will now have more space to offer you the products you love on a yearly basis! Stop in for a 5" cake, a pound of pasta salad, some organic dark chocolate bites, our award winning hot chocolate, an espresso drink, a warm panini sandwich, a dozen warm rolls or maybe you just need to stop in for some pasta, jar sauces, gourmet cheeses, fresh bread, warm soup and a sandwich a lunch time snacks or a bag of GF flour... Each of our items will have it's own dedicated space!

... We will also start our own VEGAN baking / brunch section!!! 

- A COOKING & EVENT ROOM! 

Chef's Party
Chef's Party

A separate location where we can hold cooking classes, demonstrations, events, cocktail parties, kids parties, local meetings, private small events, and sooo much more! 

We will also have weekly talks / events from those in the food and healthy industries.  Have a question about gluten free? Not sure what you can or can't eat? Want to learn how to food shop or just need a place to vent? We will have all of these areas and much more covered! 

BRUNCH! - 

Some of the items for a great meal!
Some of the items for a great meal!

Yes, Breakfast AND Lunch!! ... wouldn't you like to come, sit and have a toasted muffin, a panini sandwich, a gourmet salad, a French Press of our gourmet Organic Costa Rican Coffee, an egg sandwich,  gourmet loose teas or just a cool smoothie after a great workout?... Yes I though you would! These are only some of the new items on our expanded menu! 

WEDDING CAKES! - 

Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake

Besides creating some great new cakes we are also building a dedicated wedding cake creation & design area.  We believe your wedding cake should look at good as the bride without taking away from your day.  With this new area in our facility we can dedicate 100% of our time to your special day! 

CORPORATE & PRIVATE PARTIES - 

With this expanded facility we will continue to grow in our offerings for corporate and private parties.  A party should be just that... a party! So have a party where NO ONE needs to worry about what's in the food and where it came from!   

ONLINE SALES! -

Click it and we will ship it!
Click it and we will ship it!

Live in North Jersey, Nassau County or as far as California? Leaving for College and you wish you could take a Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffin or a loaf of white bread with you? Now you can! All you will need to do is point and click on the mouse and within the next few days a fresh package of Ms. Michelle's goodies will show up at your door step! It will be as simple as that! 

CUSTOMER LOYALTY PROGRAM 

We know our customers are our livelihood and we appreciate all the help and support you have given us on a daily, weekly or yearly visit! We would like to upgrade our infrastructure so we can keep track of your orders and reward you when you hit certain milestones! A free muffin, large coffee or a % discount on your next large purchase.  All these items would be available and updated daily! 

GLUTEN FREE BEER PRODUCTION!

Mmmmm Beeeeer!
Mmmmm Beeeeer!

Yes you read that correctly.  We have been working on our Gluten Free IPA recipe for over a year now and we want to start producing it for our customers!  You will be able to stop in, pick up a cake, a few sandwiches and fill up a growler of our IPA! 

OTHER GREAT ADDITIONS!

  • Free WiFi for those who need a place to come, relax, surf the web or write a term paper.  
  • Complete Handicap Accessible
  • Summer time Farmer's Markets to pick up your East End Vegetables
  • Farm to Table Garden - Sustainability at it's finest! 
  • Muffin of the Month Club!
  • EXPANDED DAIRY FREE OPTIONS
  • VEGAN OPTIONS! 
  • Many, Many more new items and events yet to come!!!!   

Ms. Michelle’s has also been extremely fortunate to gain a “Non Gluten Free” following as well. Due to our artisanal high quality organic product we have slowly gained a following for individuals who want a “healthy choice” product. We pride ourselves that our product is 100% all natural, organic and gluten free and due to this trifecta those individuals who are looking for the “healthy choice” lifestyle do not need to look any further. We strive to always hit the following whenever we are creating a new product or welcoming a new friend to the store....

  • Quality – Our Gluten Free products and flours are the highest quality, organic products we can find. We except nothing less for our product and would not want to give anything less to our customers. 

Innovative – Gluten free products have grown to the forefront of the health and nutrition wave. Innovative products that taste great, state of the art manufacturing, quality assurance and industry expertise are the bases for our past and future success. We will always use the best to create the best for our customers! 

Integrity – Our customers depend on the quality of our gluten free products. Our commitment to the highest standard is the foundation of our customers trust in Ms. Michelle’s. Creating freshly made gluten free products to the consumers depends on extensive cooperation and mutual reliance between supplier and retailer. We stand behind our products, our service and our commitment to our customers.

We will always be thankful and we will never forget where we came from.
We will always be thankful and we will never forget where we came from.

From the bottom of our hearts we will forever be grateful for all your help to make our dream a reality.  When we started this adventure a few years a go we could only dream of reaching a milestone such as this.  We have only YOU to thank! Everyday we have to take a moment and give thanks. 

Michelle & Christopher 

Risks and challenges

The amount we are asking for is only a small fraction of what we will need to open our new expanded Cafe Bakery of this quality. In total we need approximately $85,278 from soup to nuts to put this entire project from our vision to our reality. From the mechanics of plumbing and electrical work, to the textured wallpapers and walnut tables, the new dedicated gluten free equipment purchases, it all adds up. Simply, our goal is to open Ms. Michelle's Gourmand as soon as we can. For this reason and this reason alone we are asking for your help.

All contributions exceeding our minimum Kickstarter funding goal will further assist in our build-out and equipment purchases. We want Ms. Michelle's Gourmand to embrace all that we believe in regarding high quality, sustainable, organic foods, great service and with your help we will accomplish this goal.

Please help us make Ms. Michelle's Gourmand a reality, and follow these easy steps:
1. CREATE a Kickstarter account. It's simple; all it takes is an email and a password.
2. SIGN IN at Amazon.com - if you already have an account, you're all set. If not, no worries, it is easy to set-up as well.
3. PLEDGE at whatever level you like! Your card will only be charged should we reach our full goal.
4. SHARE this with your friends, family, coworkers, neighbors, and whoever else crosses your path! Let everyone know you are a backer for Ms. Michelle's!
And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook!

https://www.facebook.com/msmichellesurbangourmet

Some of the new items we would need to purchase:
25 Quart Industrial Strength Mixer
Blodgett Convection Oven
Panini Press
Bakers Racks & Pans
Recycled Organic Brown boxes
A proof box
Stainless Steele work tables
Commercial Walk in refrigerator
Commercial Stove
Gas Fireplace for Customers
Common Table for Eating as a Large Group or Meeting New Friends!

NOTE: due to the fact we strive to ALWAYS be 100% Gluten Free we can never buy "used" items. Our customers health will always come first!

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    - A PAIR (2) of tickets to our Ms. Michelle's "Sparkling Chef's Party". A culinary party of epic proportions where we will be serving appetizers, desserts and beverages along with music, raffling off local art all in the name of local, organic and great tasting! This will be a yearly event and you will be part of the 1st one! -- If you thought our wedding event was a great time... you haven't seen anything yet!

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    A private seasonal dinner four (4) individuals in our event room. With the sustainable vegetables from our garden and the organic fresh gluten free desserts made by award wining chef michelle. How can you go wrong?

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    An all inclusive Ms. Michelle's event. Let us create an experience for you and 10 of your closet friends. Appetizers, Main course & of course signature desserts just for YOU! This event will beheld in our NEW event room which will be located on the property at our new location.
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    An all inclusive Ms. Michelle's event. Let us create an experience for you and 25 of your closet friends. Appetizers, Main course & of course signature desserts just for YOU! This event will take place in our event room located on the property. You will also be a "A Muffins of the Month" club member! Get a box of 12 assorted muffins / scones / cookies each month for a whole year! Pick up or delivered.

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