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Simply Seoul Kitchen is artisan kimchi and Korean BBQ steamed bun producer who needs their own kitchen to support a retail space. Read more

Atlanta, GA Food
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This project was successfully funded on December 14, 2013.

Simply Seoul Kitchen is artisan kimchi and Korean BBQ steamed bun producer who needs their own kitchen to support a retail space.

Atlanta, GA Food
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Artisan Kimchi & Steamed buns

Creating either kimchi or handmade steamed buns individually are incredibly labor intensive; doing both has become my life.  Kimchi takes 4 days before it can be even called kimchi and another week to be ready because it fermentation is a a long process. Steamed buns take 8 hours to make because they need a lot of time and love to be coerced into light, puffy delights.  We never take short cuts; patience and excellence make up the bedrock of Simply Seoul Kitchen.

We now have a very exciting opportunity to move into a small retail space in a highly anticipated Midtown development.  This means steamed buns can be made available all day, every day.  In order to support this volume, we have to have our own facility. Our current shared kitchen cannot provide the space we need to be in a brick and mortar.

This new space will also allow Simply Seoul Kimchi to be distributed into other states. Our goal is to move up the Atlantic and share our amazing kimchi with the east coast!

The money we raise will go 100% toward our new kitchen.  This includes, the building lease, tables, refrigerators, equipment and licensing.

Risks and challenges

Thankfully, this project has a very low risk factor. My product already has distribution and a following.

The biggest challenge will be getting the kitchen to code and licensed by the county-state. Anyone in the food industry knows that inspections are difficult and stressful. The advantage we have is that the kitchen we are moving into was recently vacated by another licensed business that outgrew the space. So the space is still licensed and current.

If the kitchen takes longer than expected, I still have my current kitchen to continue production in. So, there is not any possibility of the project going south.

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    3 backers Limited (97 left of 100)

    You will be sent a THANK YOU card of our eternal gratitude for you which is redeemable for 1 steamed bun of your choice at any of our farmer's markets. Your name will be written on our Wall of Gratitude in our new kitchen. You will also get a shout out on our website.
    (Greater ATL Area)

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    Pledge $25 or more

    9 backers Limited (66 left of 75)

    You will be sent a THANK YOU card of our eternal gratitude which is redeemable for 1 steamed buns of your choice and 1 bottle of our spicy Korean BBQ sauce. The bun will be served to you in song, singing of your amazing generosity and our gratitude for you.
    Your name will be written on our Wall of Gratitude in our kitchen.
    (Greater ATL Area)

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    Pledge $25 or more

    7 backers Limited (43 left of 50)

    You will be sent a THANK YOU card of our eternal gratitude and a 16oz jar of the best kimchi in the world. You will have a choice between our Original or Mild kimchi. Local residents can redeem for a jar at one of our farmer's markets.
    Your name will be written on our Wall of Gratitude in our kitchen.

    (Kimchi requires dry ice and special shipping requirements, shipping is not included)

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    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
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    9 backers Limited (51 left of 60)

    You will be sent a THANK YOU card of our eternal gratitude with 2 16oz jars of kimchi of your choice between our Original, Mild and Seasonal. Your name will be written on our Wall of Gratitude in our new kitchen. You will also receive an invitation to our kitchen opening party catered with our de-recious Korean food!!
    (Kimchi requires dry ice and special shipping requirements, shipping is not included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $85 or more

    7 backers Limited (38 left of 45)

    You will be sent a THANK YOU card of our eternal gratitude with a premium swag t-shirt (soft cotton, heather grey, hip design w/ "I love kimchi" and Simply Seoul logo) and a 16oz jar of kimchi. Your name will be written on our Wall of Gratitude in our new kitchen.
    You will also receive an invitation to our kitchen opening party catered with our de-recious Korean food!! (Kimchi requires dry ice and special shipping requirements, $10 shipping is not included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
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    7 backers Limited (23 left of 30)

    You will be sent a THANK YOU card of our eternal gratitude with a premium swag t-shirt (soft cotton, heather grey, hip design w/ "I love kimchi" and Simply Seoul logo) ,2 16oz jars of kimchi of your choice and 1 bottle of our spicy Korean BBQ sauce. Your name will be written on our Wall of Gratitude in our new kitchen. You will also receive an invitation to our kitchen opening party catered with our de-recious Korean food!! (Kimchi requires dry ice and special shipping requirements, $10 shipping is not included)

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
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    2 backers Limited (23 left of 25)

    You will be sent a THANK YOU card of our eternal gratitude with a premium swag t-shirt (soft cotton, heather grey, hip design w/ "I love kimchi" and Simply Seoul logo), 3 16oz jars of kimchi of your choice OR 2 jars and 4 steamed buns served to your in song for our deep gratitude for you. Your name will be written on our Wall of Gratitude in our new kitchen. You will also receive an invitation to our kitchen opening party catered with our de-recious Korean food!! Special shipping included. Steamed buns cannot be shipped.

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
    Pledge $325 or more

    2 backers Limited (3 left of 5)

    Simply Seoul Kitchen will cater a private dinner w/ 30 steamed buns with your choice of 2 Korean bbq (Vegan available) and 2 sides for 5-7 people. We will deliver, set up and personally thank you for your generous contribution.Your name will be written on our Wall of Gratitude in the MVP section of our new kitchen. You will also receive an invitation to our kitchen opening party catered with more de-recious Korean food!!

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    3 backers Limited (2 left of 5)

    Simply Seoul Kitchen will invite you and 5-7 of your closest friends to a private Kimchi & Fermentation or Korean food making class. All ingredients will be provided. Make your own kimchi or authentic Korean food with the Kimchi Queen herself as she will share the family secrets!!
    This would make great holiday gifts to your closest foodie friends! our name will be written on our Wall of Gratitude in the MVP section of our new kitchen. You will also receive an invitation to our kitchen opening party catered with more de-recious Korean food!! You will also be invited to our private retail space pre party with family and friends!!

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    0 backers Limited (2 left of 2)

    Private Korean dinner catered by Simply Seoul Kitchen for 10-12 people, house made Korean drink mixer, 45 steamed buns, 3 bbq choices (vegan available), and 3 sides. The kimchi queen will serve dinner and personally thank you for being such a stellar human being. Your name will be written on the MVP portion of our Wall of Gratitude in our kitchen. You will also receive an invitation to our kitchen opening party catered with more de-recious Korean food!! You will also be invited to our private retail space pre party with family and friends!!

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    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    Kimchi for a YEAR!!
    We will send you (shipping included) 3 jars a kimchi every month for a year. You will get new local, seasonal kimchi with our Original throughout the year! Your name will be written on the MVP portion of our Wall of Gratitude in our kitchen. You will also receive an invitation to our kitchen opening party catered with more de-recious Korean food!! You will also be invited to our private retail space pre party with family and friends!!

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States
  • You selected
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    1 backer

    Kimchi for a year & a kimchi personalized after you! 3 jars will be shipped to you every month (shipping included). You will get to create a personalized kimchi with us. Based on your personality and taste preferences, we will make a kimchi named after you. Of course your name will be written on the MVP section of our wall of gratitude in our new kitchen. You will be invited to our kitchen opening party as well as our private retail space opening party with family and friends!!

    Estimated delivery:
    Only ships to: United States

Funding period

- (30 days)