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Dads That Cook is a new TV cooking show featuring incredible self-taught Dads from around the country and their amazing recipes.
Dads That Cook is a new TV cooking show featuring incredible self-taught Dads from around the country and their amazing recipes.
322 backers pledged $50,819 to help bring this project to life.

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Hosted by Jason Glover, a modern Dad, comedian, and family chef extraordinaire, Dads That Cook features fathers from around the United States demonstrating their unique culinary creations, putting the spotlight on the everyday family - specifically the role of the modern Dad in and out of the kitchen.

Each episode starts with an interview between the Dad and Jason. We often discuss challenges he and his family have faced or any unique ways their family works together.

The question most often asked? "Does your wife cook?" Modern families no longer center around mother doing the bulk of household work. Men are stepping up to the home plate in a whole new way and finding out, "Hey I really like this!" 

Once we've found common ground and often a heartfelt connection, the fun commences in the kitchen. Together with each family, we make a home cooked meal, discuss recipes and cooking techniques, and educate viewers about family meal planning and nutrition.

The goal – inspire Dads and incite conversations around family meals and cooking.

Do you know any Dads out there that know how to cook? What we do is meet those Dads at their homes and they cook for us their families favorite dish! It's fun in the kitchen and fun for the family.

Hi, I'm Jason Glover the Creator, Host, Producer and Main Chef of Dads That Cook! 

Dads That Cook started with a dream I had a little over 3 years ago...

I'm not a professionally trained chef I just spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my Mom and Grandma growing up and learned a few things here and there. Now I do most of all the cooking in the house.

I figured since I'm in the production business why not shoot the pilot and see what happens. So we did! Dads started sending in their information to be on the show and we shot 6 Episodes, launched our interactive website, got our social media rocking and things just keep getting better!

We just received a Letter of Intent from PBS that they are interested in a National Distribution of Dads That Cook after seeing our initial DVD screener.

PBS wants to launch the series on Fathers Day 2014, which will be awesome! However, we need to deliver all 13 episodes by May 1, 2014, which means we still need to shoot the other 7 Dads and edit them together! Not a problem getting them done in time!! But... PBS doesn't pay us to produce the show, it's up to us to raise the money and make that happen! So...

Kids Love Chef Coats!
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Season 1 - Dads That Cook DVD's
Season 1 - Dads That Cook DVD's

Below is how the pledge is roughly broken down!

Bare Bones!!!

 * (2 full-time editors 8+hours a day, 5+ days a week for 3 months straight)

Stretch Goal:

Another $10,000 will allow us to get our editors 2 new editing machines with all the tools and fast data storage, making them faster and more efficient! (Rather than working off their personal computers, which are comparitively slow!)


We need your help so we can finish the project, get it to PBS and start a Dads That Cook Revolution!

Thank You for Loving Food, Family and especially Dads That Cook!

Cheers,
Jason

Risks and challenges

One potential risk is if we don't hit the actual deadline of May 1, 2014, PBS will run our show sometime after the initial planned Fathers Day 2014 launch, which will delay the entire process even further. To be sure we avoid this problem, we are working with a team of people highly committed to the completion of all 13 episodes by the deadline Our production calendar is booked through the end of March, allowing us all of April to complete any needed editing. We see this challenge as an opportunity to perfect our production process and create an ever evolving and exciting program for families to enjoy.

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    Just because you are awesome! Thank You!

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    Because you like what Dads That Cook is all about! You will have our eternal gratitude and the knowledge that you helped make this show happen!

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    You will be made Famous on the DadsThatCook.com web site, where we will list your name as a show supporter.

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    You get listed on DadsThatCook.com as a show supporter, plus ALL of the first season's RECIPES in a format that prints out beautifully on recipe cards and a Personal Video Thank You from Jason.
    Neat!

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    You get everything from the previous pledge levels plus early sneak peek access to the episodes before they air on PBS. You will get your backstage pass as soon as we finish producing all the episodes.

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    Pledge $60 or more About $60

    You get all of the previous pledge level bonuses, plus a complete set of Season 1 Dads That Cook DVD's! These will ship by July of 2014.

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    KIDS Chef Coat - Get your kids this one of a kind Dads That Cook Chef Coat with his or her name embroidered on it! My kid loves it... Plus you'll get the recipe cards too!

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    Get your pass to our BIG PBS/Kickstarter Launch Party to celebrate! Eat, Drink, Laugh and meet everyone involved - The Crew and The Dads! This will be an Event To Remember...BE THERE! This event will be held somewhere in San Francisco... You must provide your own transportation.

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    At this level, you get your name listed as a show supporter, the recipes, early access to the episodes, a set of Season 1 DVD's and a professional grade Dads That Cook oven mitt! The ship date below reflects the DVD ship date. The oven mitt ships earlier.

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    Pledge $300 or more About $300

    You get everything from the previous pledge levels, including the sweet oven mitt AND you also get an embroidered Dads That Cook apron. In addition, you will get a personal phone call from Jason thanking you for your support!

    Delivery date below is for the DVD's. Other items will ship prior to that.

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    Want To Be On The Show? Get a spot appearance on one of our Next Season Episodes... We will make you part of the Family that day! This will be super FUN! Learn first hand on set! You must provide your own transportation to the shoot...

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    Pledge $600 or more About $600

    Get all of the rewards up to this point, but instead of the apron, you get a Dads That Cook chef coat - the same one you see on the show! We will contact you to get sizing information.

    Delivery date below is for the DVD's. Other items will ship prior to that.

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    You get everything from the previous pledge levels, including the oven mitt, the apron AND the Dads That Cook chef coat. In addition, you will get your name embroidered on the chef coat, just like the dads in the show. Jason will also personally sign all of the items, excluding the DVD's. Exclusive, collectible swag!

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    You are listed on the site as a platinum donor. You will also receive 3 complete DVD sets. Instead of a phone call, you will get a personal video Skype session with Jason to talk about food, the show or anything else! You also get the signed oven mitt, apron and personalized chef coat. You also get an invitation to come to a Dads That Cook shoot and hang out with Jason and the crew for a day. You must provide your own transportation to the shoot but once you're there we will feed you and take some pictures with you and Jason to commemorate the day!

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    You get everything in the $2,500 level pledge PLUS Jason will come to your house and cook a meal for you and up to 7 additional people. Also, you and your guests will receive a Dads That Cook swag bag with some nice gifts. This is the ultimate support level, if you are truly in it to win it!

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    You get everything in the $7,500 level pledge and instead of 7 guests you can add up to 12. PLUS Jason will fly to your location anywhere in the US and cook a Meal you and your friends will never forget! This event will be taped to show our Dads That Cook audience! This is the Super Snip Snap Level!

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