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With your help, 3 Scoops Cafe can expand to offer healthy soul food from chef Wheeler del Torro to our community. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on March 1, 2013.

With your help, 3 Scoops Cafe can expand to offer healthy soul food from chef Wheeler del Torro to our community.

Rayna Verbeck
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Rayna Verbeck

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About this project

We love ice cream...

We love our ice cream parlor. We love it so much that we want to be open all year with menu options that welcome Bostonians in from the cold North East winters to spend time and enjoy a healthy meal or snack. 

We hear from a growing number of customers who are looking for healthy options. Last year, we added vegan ice cream from chef Wheeler del Torro. The response has been great - from vegan an non-vegans alike who appreciate health-conscious flavorful options. Mining chef del Torro's experience, we want to revamp and redesign the menu and cafe to truly welcome our community to enjoy healthy food. 

Ice Cream + Soul = New Menu

Nourishing ingredients like sweet potatoes, peanuts, and mangos that are favorites in our ice cream will make a savory presence on our new soul food menu. Soul food - made with the same level of care and attention as our artisan ice cream - will feature dishes inspired by Africa countries from Senegal to Ethiopia, the Caribbean, and the South. 

Inside 3 Scoops today
Inside 3 Scoops today

Changes Big and Small

 With your help, we can update the menu and adapt the physical space in the cafe. Guests can bring their friends, spouses, kids (and dogs to the outdoor tables!) to enjoy dessert or have lunch, dinner or a healthy snack. We would also have more space to expand our community events like charity takeovers with organizations like Project Bread and City Year, cooking classes, and pop up events with guest chefs like Tim Maslow from Strip T's and Michael Serpa from Neptune Oyster.   

 Rewards

Thank you for considering supporting this project! Please find below rewards for you!

Our chocolate sauce
Our chocolate sauce
The Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro
The Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro
Cooking classes
Cooking classes
Dinner parties
Dinner parties
Ice cream social
Ice cream social

Risks and challenges

There are always risks in changing a business, but I am confident that we can overcome them because of my passion and the support of my team.

The menu we are planning is new for Brighton. There is a risk that our customers will resist changes to their neighborhood ice cream parlor. I believe that we can bypass this potential challenge by communicating with our customers, investing them in this change, and showing them that the benefits of a nice, healthy cafe is all for them! Primarily, I would make sure customers know that their favorite ice cream is not going away - the changes to the cafe are all about adding value. I would communicate with customers in person in the store and through social media - showing them each stage of the progress (like I will with our Kickstarter supporters!) and keeping them up to date on changes. Through our in-store presence and social media, I will also communicate to customers about our Kickstarter project so they have a way to become stakeholders. I believe in our customers and the community in Brighton - many have already embraced vegan ice cream who never knew they would!

After the project is funded, we will be able to offer not only a healthy place to eat and relax, but also a space to invite the community to meet and learn.

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FAQ

  • We are currently booking beginning in March 2013 out to January 2014 to give you plenty of time to make plans to enjoy your reward!

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  • Yes! When you pledge, you can select the reward that you would like, even if it is at a lower price point. For instance, you could select tickets to the chef battle with Biz Markie instead of a cooking class. If you pledge over $100 and would like the prize at that price point and to come party with us at the launch, we will do our best to accommodate you as space allows. Just send me a message!

    If you are interested in VIP tickets to the event, they are available for any pledge over $250.

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Rewards

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    A personalized thank you post on our Facebook page.

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    A personalized handwritten thank you card, two 3 Scoops stickers and a 3 Scoops button.

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    About $10 USD

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    A personalized handwritten thank you card, two 3 Scoops stickers, one 3 Scoops button and one free scoop of ice cream at 3 Scoops in Brighton.

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    About $15 USD

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    A personalized handwritten thank you card, two 3 Scoops stickers, one 3 Scoops buttons and two 4 ounce samples of our handmade chocolate sauce.

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    A personalized handwritten thank you card, two 3 Scoops stickers and a copy of chef Wheeler del Torro's Chocolate ebook including the history, medicinal uses, aphrodisiac properties and sweet and savory recipes.

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    A personalized handwritten thank you card, two 3 Scoops stickers, an autographed t-shirt and autographed copy of The Vegan Scoop by chef Wheeler del Torro. Pick up one pint of any flavor in our Brighton store.

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    About $45 USD

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    A personalized handwritten thank you card, two 3 Scoops stickers, two 4 ounce samples of our chocolate sauce, two pints of any flavor picked up from our Brighton store, a 3 Scoops t-shirt and an autographed copy of The Vegan Scoop by chef Wheeler del Torro.

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    Early Bird: Pledge $50 or more by January 23rd for a ticket to the chef battle between Wheeler del Torro and Biz Markie at 3 Scoops on January 26th at 7 pm. Also enjoy a light dinner and a copy of our Afrovegan dinner party soundtrack mixed by DJ Rich Medina.

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    A 2 hour online cooking class for 2 people over Skype. Choose either sweet or savory. Exact time to be determined at a later date.

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    A private two hour cooking class for 2 people at Kitchn Table in 3 Scoops in Brighton. Exact time to be determined at a later date.

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    Private ice cream social for up to 10 people with sundaes, toppings, and staff to set up, scoop, and clean up at 3 Scoops in Brighton. Exact time to be determined at a later date.

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    A custom ice cream flavor or frozen drink named after you to be featured on the menu for 1 season. Choose from over 200 existing flavors or mix and match to create your own! Your name will be added to our website Hall of Fame list.

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    Tickets for 2 people to our Kickstarter Thank You event. Chef Wheeler del Torro will face off against rapper and entertainer Biz Markie in an Iron-Chef style cooking challenge. Includes a meet and greet with Chef del Torro and Biz Markie before the event and a light dinner. The event takes place at 3 Scoops in Brighton January 26th at 7 pm. Your name will be added to our website Hall of Fame list.

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    Pop up private dinner party at Kitchn Table in 3 Scoops for up to 6 people. Chef will prepare a 5 course meal. Exact date to be determined at a later time. Your name will be added to our website Hall of Fame list.

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    Greater Boston pop up private cooking class and dinner party at your location for up to 6 people. Chef will demonstrate at least one dish, as well as prepare a 5 course meal. Exact date to be determined at a later time. Your name will be added to our website Hall of Fame list.

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    Mini spa day at Bloomingdales in New York City for you and 4 of your friends with the 3 Scoops crew. Includes lunch at FLIP. Travel to New York not provided. Your name will be added to our website Hall of Fame list.

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    We come to you - anywhere in the US! Pop up private cooking class and dinner party at your location for up to 6 people. Chef will demonstrate at least one dish, as well as prepare a 5 course meal. Exact date to be determined at a later time. Must be located in the continental United States. Your name will be added to our website Hall of Fame list.

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Funding period

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