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$10
pledged of $45,000pledged of $45,000 goal
1
backer
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 15 2018 3:10 AM UTC +00:00

About

from my kitchen ;)
from my kitchen ;)

I am Natalia. From a childhood, I had a passion for everything food. Everything. Family gatherings have always revolved around the menu and cooking. Traveling around the world and living in different cities gave me a chance to add different flavors to my cooking. My deep appreciation for continental cuisine was developed at a young age. Growing up in Moscow, Russia and living in different cities like, Dubai, Istanbul, and Belgrade where I was exposed to a variety of foods that would fuel my lifelong passion for cooking.  

I love cooking
I love cooking

When there is a dinner party or even just a get-together, there is always food that you can bring that will be a crowd-pleaser, and everyone will ask you to bring it again and again. This is what makes me happy. 

WHAT IS MY CAFE CONCEPT?

All my life, I had dreamed of opening my own cafe and restaurant. As a friendly and service-oriented person, I had worked hard putting together plans for this cafe and restaurant. It will be called NATALIA'S. 

The restaurant will be located in Cherry Hill, NJ. The menu will feature a mix of Mediterranean and International foods (stuffed vine leaves, bulgur wheat with herbs, soups, salads, baked goods like borek and pogaca, one of my favorites Honey Cake, and other meals, all complemented by a sweet and inviting atmosphere.)

Stuffed bell peppers
Stuffed bell peppers

 

Stuffed vine leaves
Stuffed vine leaves

 

Turkish Style Bagels
Turkish Style Bagels

 

Oven Baked Rice Pudding
Oven Baked Rice Pudding

 

Natalia's Honey Cake
Natalia's Honey Cake

My mom’s and grandma’s homemade recipes are known among our friends and family for being delicious, and I know what it would take to present these recipes in a way that draws in new friends. 

I cook from my heart, always telling my friends, “Customers feel whether you really put your heart into the food you prepare or not.” Nothing makes me happy like seeing people smile while they eat my meals. 

This cafe and restaurant would be much more than a business for me (and for our whole family!) This would be an opportunity to make new friends, give people something to smile about, and create a place that people feel comfortable. 

I love food design ;)
I love food design ;)

 WHAT WE NEED & WHAT YOU GET  

Since my husband is a graphic designer, he will be doing my website design, flyer production, brochure printing, and social media marketing. What I need additional funds for is the restaurant itself. To make this dream possible we need:  

  • $25,000+ restaurant equipment, conveyor oven, and refrigerated prep stations 
  • $20,000+ for architecture and engineering design

$45,000 should put us in a good position financially to open our doors quickly. 

As a thank-you, we are offering some enticing rewards to everyone who makes a contribution to this campaign. 

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

In addition to making a monetary contribution, you can help me to get our restaurant up and running by spreading the word about our crowdfunding campaign. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are all excellent platforms for telling all your friends and family about what we are doing. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Risks and challenges

Opening a restaurant is a whole lot more than cooking people at home or for a lot of people. There are a number of challenges that I and my husband have worked through over the past few years of putting this project together in order to set ourselves up for success. The biggest risk with this project is the startup capital. We have experience, market access, passion, quality, consistency, and vision to make it happen. We just need initial financial help getting the space open.

We have faith that once we have the restaurant open, we will soon after be welcoming everyone into the project you helped put together!

We have no doubt that this community will see that commitment in everything we do, and support us as we nourish them, for a great many years to come.

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    Every Contribution Helps!

    Every contribution helps! At this level, you have our sincerest gratitude.

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    Get a Sticker

    You’ll get a sticker branded with the NATALIA'S logo.

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    Mug and a Complimentary Cup of Coffee

    Stop by and pick up a NATALIA'S mug and a complimentary cup of coffee. Served with a warm smile and entice you to return again!

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    Special Edition T-Shirt

    You’ll get a t-shirt, branded with the NATALIA'S logo. Black, 100% cotton, short sleeve.

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    Cooking Class

    Reserves one spot in one of my cooking classes. Come hang out at the new restaurant and meet new people. Also, for friends who can not participate, we will have recorded cooking class that we can send you the link and watch. Thanks Samuel for the inspiration.

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    Chef’s Tasting Menu

    An exclusive ten-course chef’s tasting menu.

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    Dinner for Two

    Dinner for two. We'll serve you a five-course meal including beverages.

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    Create a Signature Dish with Your Name

    Chef for a day. Come into our kitchen and help me create a signature dish that will be featured on our menu with your name!

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    Tea Party for 10

    Tea Party for 10 - Enjoy a private full tea service of aromatic pots of tea served with NATALIA'S honey cake, I will be personally serving you at this event.

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    Become a Founder

    Become a Founder! Have your name listed on our wall of fame as a "Founder" of NATALIA'S and have an exclusive dinner for four.

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    Private Dinner Party at your House

    I will come and cook a 10-course private dinner party for you and your nine friends. (Must be a location in NJ, NY or PA)

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    We Close Down the Restaurant for You

    One night just for you! We close down the restaurant and host a private dinner for 20 people.We will work closely with you to ensure that all the details are perfect.

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Funding period

- (33 days)