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$5,661
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
50
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 27 2018 3:24 PM UTC +00:00

About

Food is a central part of Filipino culture. Our family is a great example. Whether it's Christmas, birthdays, or just lunch, cooking & eating has always been a family affair. We welcome visitors by saying, "Kumain ka na?" or "Have you eaten?".

Chrissy's Birthday
Chrissy's Birthday
Paguio family dinner
Paguio family dinner

In 2015, Chrissy Nucum knew she wanted to share her family's Filipino traditions beyond her circle of friends. After a little wine, and a LOT of research; she opened the food truck, KC Pinoy, and has been serving up her family’s secret recipes ever since.

Opening Weekend - West Bottoms 2016
Opening Weekend - West Bottoms 2016

While feeding crowds at festivals, office parks, and First Fridays is a wonderful experience, we believe now is the right time to create a permanent space to bring our love of Filipino food to even more people in Kansas City. 

At the Roasterie for brunch!
At the Roasterie for brunch!

Building out a permanent location means KC Pinoy will be able to:

  • Create a full Filipino dining experience for our guests.
  • Provide consistent and extended hours where you can find delicious Filipino meals, whether it is for a quick bite or a full family gathering.
  • Expand the menu to include a broader taste of the Philippines, from family favorites to regional specialties.
  • Create a carefully curated cocktail menu with regional distilleries and Filipino flavors.

Why Kickstarter? 

Any space will need some changes to meet kitchen needs and to make it a comfortable, inviting place for you. How will KC Pinoy utilize the funds? Kickstarter funding would help to supplement the investment in:

  • Rent for the restaurant space
  • Modernizations including paint, electrical, plumbing, and kitchen appliances
  • Fitting the space with tables, chairs, place settings, and utensils; all the things you need to sit down and enjoy a meal!

That's why we're asking our community to help us fund our home. The communities in the Kansas City region have welcomed us with open arms. Since we started serving up family recipes for adobo, tocino, and garlic fried rice, many of you have lined up to share in our tradition; you welcomed us into your hearts and bellies and it only felt right to include you in our growth. We want to continue to serve the Kansas City community and we hope that you want to see our food scene grow with more diverse, and delicious, options.

Join us in this exciting journey - it might not be an easy one, but it will definitely have delicious food!

Suam na Mais (Sweet corn soup)
Suam na Mais (Sweet corn soup)
Sisig
Sisig

Maraming Salamat!

Risks and challenges

There is always a risk that things will not go our way. Running our food truck for the last three years has taught us that hard lesson. It also prepared us for the next step.

A first-time restaurant build-out is going to be challenging. With your financial help, we are extremely confident in our thorough research and careful coordination with quality minded individuals and companies in Kansas City to make a KC Pinoy restaurant a reality.

We want to build an environment where everyone feels like they have a stake in the restaurant; that their efforts are not only recognized, but appreciated.

"Kansas City has been my home for the last 12 years and there's no place in the world we'd rather plant our roots." - Chrissy Nucum

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    Maraming Salamat

    Maraming Salamat means "Thank you!" We appreciate your support and will receive a shout out from KC Pinoy in digital and handwritten forms.

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    Atsara

    You'll receive 12 oz jar of our delicious pickled papaya along with personalized Thank You notes. Our Atsara is Chrissy's family recipe and goes with just about anything, we’ll even add some carrot flowers!

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    Sawsawan

    You receive 8-ounce bottles of our three most popular condiments, spicy vinegar, chili garlic, and citrus soy sauce. You can add Filipino flair to your meals at home just like when you visit the truck!

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    Pasalubong

    In the Filipino tradition of travelers returning home with small gifts, Chrissy will pack some of her favorite Filipino treats and snacks in a KC Pinoy tote for you to share. But you will probably want to keep them for yourself!

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    Kamiseta

    Designed by Wasteland Society, this limited edition shirt will not only give you good juju but is so soft that you will want to wear it every day!

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    Fiesta

    You and a friend will join the KC Pinoy family in celebrating our opening with an invitation-only party. Celebrate our space with some pica pica (appetizers) and other surprises from KC Pinoy.

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    Luto-Lutuan

    Let Chrissy show you and five of your closest friends how to make her family’s chicken adobo. You will receive an adobo starter kit and a recipe card so you can make it at home!

    Must be willing to attend event in Kansas City, Missouri.

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    Hapunan

    You bring a big appetite and twenty friends; we bring the food truck and serve dinner.

    Must be in the Kansas City Metro Area.

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Funding period

- (30 days)