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#ChefVBy #ChefV
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#ChefVBy #ChefV
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About

JestGreen  

Our mission is to foster a healthier society—all the while creating a distinctive and respect-worthy brand. JestGreen will be known for consistency, quality, product & service innovation, and unmatched user satisfaction. With a combination of delightful offerings and passionate values, JestGreen will inspire its users to enjoy a greener lifestyle that is easily accessible to all. Help us construct our unique and custom eco-conscious JestGreen Mobile Kiosk #JGMK.  

Signature products are our seasonal "Greenery”, JestGreen made from scratch entrees, homemade juices, and snack items. No GMO’s, No Fillers, No Artificial Flavors. Good and Green and Not Diet. No fillers or additives or buzz kills.
Signature products are our seasonal "Greenery”, JestGreen made from scratch entrees, homemade juices, and snack items. No GMO’s, No Fillers, No Artificial Flavors. Good and Green and Not Diet. No fillers or additives or buzz kills.

JestGreen is a groundbreaking Brooklyn based quick service food vendor offering fresh and healthier made premium #FarmtoStreet meals. Around the world street food is vibrant, social, humble & diverse. The JestGreen menu embraces the diversity of food, people, ethnicities, cultures & life, much like its home of NYC.  

JestGreen is also committed to leaving as small of a carbon footprint as possible by sourcing locally, practicing waste reduction, energy conservation, composting & recycling & pollution prevention.
JestGreen is also committed to leaving as small of a carbon footprint as possible by sourcing locally, practicing waste reduction, energy conservation, composting & recycling & pollution prevention.

The JG goal is to be the leader in eco modern street vending. The JestGreen Mobile Kiosk will be able to move around the city and bring great tasting and higher quality food anywhere. We will be Incorporating new and existing technologies into the business that will offer a unique curbside experience. As well as helping to combat America's health crisis by making it economical and environmentally sound to operate anywhere. 

About #Chef V  

As a young chef who enthusiastically prepared food for his family every day, #ChefV grew up in NYC and flew thousands of miles away to Miami for culinary school. He graduated with his degree and was proud, his family even prouder. It was now time to face the world and he was ready—or so he thought. Kitchen culture was a rough, outrageous, high pressure place and believe it or not, many stressed out chefs were actual pot throwers. Health of the body, mind, soul and planet were not on the menu. Life as he knew it consisted of just his dream, his degree and a string of jobs that kept him living on the edge, but he remained humble and worked hard to keep his dream alive. One day he experienced an awakening and vowed to never again allow life's whims to dishearten him. Starting from scratch, he created a new recipe for his life.   

He thought “What powerful journey can I embark on that not only satisfies my dream of serving people good food and having  fun while doing it, but also achieves a personal obligation of maintaining the health of the body, mind, and planet for all?” His heart answered: “Create the world you seek to live in starting with your own business.” This conversation birthed JestGreen. JestGreen is a culmination of personal development through struggle and self-discovery. But more so, it’s a place where Jest Good Food is always available at an affordable price, prepared by the heart of a legend with love and integrity.    

The #JGMK

With your support, JestGreen will operate from an alternatively powered vehicle called the “JestGreen Mobile Kiosk” #JGMK. Nope, it’s not a food truck! It’s a mobile kiosk, designed around a number of functional requirements, including an “automat-like” distribution unit & multiple ways to generate power. Food will be prepared at our kitchen and loaded into the kiosk where it will be finished live. We cook it and package it and then place into the Distribution Unit for speedy purchases. After payment, open one of the food lockers, remove your meal, and that’s it. Time to eat!  

The crew helping to bring the #JGMK to life is second to none: the exceptional team at Pixel and Timber has worked to develop several exciting products for the sustainable transportation industry. Pixel and Timber Founders and Industrial Designers David Parrott & Brandon Leedy combine their experience, capabilities, and passion to create new and creative environmentally conscious products.  

Pixel and Timber team of technically-minded Industrial Designers who live, work and teach in Cincinnati, OH.
Pixel and Timber team of technically-minded Industrial Designers who live, work and teach in Cincinnati, OH.

JestGreen anticipates using a mobile app to allow users to pinpoint our location, streamline orders, decrease wait time, and use data to learn what foods people want to see. JestGreen plans on building a community and lifestyle around its products and users. JG Users will be able to make mobile purchases and connect with like-minded users with the goal of living greener, active, and healthier lifestyles beyond Jest Food.     

The Reason 

#ChefV sees food as a health supporting tool for personal empowerment, productivity, and communal connection. He envisions community members engaging with each other as they gather around JestGreen during meal times. For JestGreen, eating is an Occasion. It’s an opportunity to celebrate our own power and the power of the planet that sustains us.  

JestGreen plans on offering awesome team member positions. As we grow and duplicate our business model, we will be able to offer competitive employment opportunities. We will seek creative chefs that have interests in preparing eco-conscious foods and wish to have the opportunity to showcase their talents as JG team members.  

The plans for JestGreen -- to bring street food to this century with modern technologies, interesting food offerings, environmentally conscious practices, innovative hiring, fair labor practices, local & community involvement and more -- are grand. With this in mind, the hope is that the very communities that JestGreen will nourish with Jest Good Food will help bring this vision to life.  

Jest Good Food

Jest Good Food Options: Order food “Dirty” (i.e. regular menu item with meat) or “Clean” (i.e. the gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian version) Greenery possibilities are endless. Check out the preview below.
Jest Good Food Options: Order food “Dirty” (i.e. regular menu item with meat) or “Clean” (i.e. the gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian version) Greenery possibilities are endless. Check out the preview below.
Seasonal additions will be added to the three “base” options, Bun, Noodle & Wrap, offered as foundations of our signature combinations and every iteration of the menu will be centered around these bases.
Seasonal additions will be added to the three “base” options, Bun, Noodle & Wrap, offered as foundations of our signature combinations and every iteration of the menu will be centered around these bases.

Acknowledgements  

 

#ChefV thanks: #JestMom & #JestPops for being the foundation; Sheldon Crawford #JestBesti for his help with writing JG content; PrinceAnthony Hall #JestTastic for being there 24/7 from prep to events; Gregory Voskin #JestAffiliate for being there as my right hand man; Tremaine Wright #JestNoble the newest team member; and can’t forget everyone else who has assisted somehow along the way -- #JestSupporters.

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Phases of Jest

The JestGreen concept is broken up into Phases of Development.
The JestGreen concept is broken up into Phases of Development.

JestTimeline

JestGreen Timeline
JestGreen Timeline

Risks and challenges

The JG project is an ambitious one, but #ChefV is an ambitious person. He believes in big plans -- as long as they’re smart. To mitigate risks inherent in this industry, and to set JG up for the best chance of success, JG concept development has been organized into phases. Phase one was the completion of a successful viability study. Phase two, which is currently underway, is the development of the #JGMK which includes: Concept design, CAD development (computer-aided design), Rendering & Animation and Preliminary Cost Modeling. With your support, phase three will begin the construction of the Jest Green Mobile Kiosk prototype.

If JestGreen cannot meet our Kickstarter goal, we will not be able to open in late Spring of ‘18 and will have to delay the launch until we’re able to secure alternative funding. Should the City of New York not approve the Jest concept, #ChefV would enthusiastically relocate JestGreen to any city open to pushing the boundaries of street vending.

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