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$3,275 pledged of $28,000 goal
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By Chef William Cornelius
$3,275 pledged of $28,000 goal
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About

We (my wife, Norrie, & I) literally named our company for what it is…Chef William Creations.Born in the heart of Finger Lakes Wine Country, we have never hesitated to “Pop a Cork” for production development which is demonstrated by half of our product line containing wine produced in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State. Not to discriminate, we also use local beer and corn whiskey as main ingredients in Chipotle Brew-B-Que Sauce and Corn Whiskey Black Bean Salsa respectively. For a full list of our products and more information about us go to our website www.chefwilliamcreations.com

Football is NOT just about the beer!
Football is NOT just about the beer!

Having worked our way to a cross-road, you, as a Chef William Creations Backer can be a part of our next turn!  Your generosity would enable us to:

  • Chef William Creations needs a financial boost in order to increase our inventory as we head into the "gift giving season". 
  • We need some place (other than our home!) to store not only our creations but all of the equipment & materials (currently in our home as well!) for location demos.  Perhaps even finding a place to grow into as we prosper.
  • "We're gonna need a bigger boat"... our VP of Sales & Distribution (aka ME, Chef William) reports that our "Chef Mobile" can no longer hold enough inventory to adequately supply our retail accounts and carry all that's needed to appearances/demos, & sales runs which have become a week to 10 days long, usually wrapped around an event/festivals.
Doing what I love at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival!
Doing what I love at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival!

To BOLDLY go beyond our goal....(Stretch Goals)

Our "Big Picture" dreams would be to aggressively pursue a distributor that could take our product to a national level and be able to build and maintain an inventory to support that dream!  If some of that inventory could be made in our own production kitchen, that would just further my aspirations!

With pledges above and boldly beyond we could increase production, & expand our product line.  We'd  invest in our own production equipment (i.e. steam kettles, bottling & labeling equipment).  Success such as this would allow us to put people to work for our company, making a stronger America!

Wouldn't it be fun to produce Chef William Bobble Head Dolls?

Our "Company of Two"...so far

Norrie, my wife, and I have a great group of family, friends, and fans.Our gourmet product line is made right in our hometown of Watkins Glen, NY with love and Finger Lakes wine, beer, & spirits.Our multi-purpose line, with a label designed by our older son Robert, is not just a line of sauces, salsa, mustard, and “Drenches” but can be creative ingredients for many recipes.You can go to our recipe page on our website for inspiration OR share your ideas with us.We are always open to posting new inspiring recipes to our site!We will also always personally respond to the emails you send through our “contact us” on the website.Though my business card reads “Chef William, President/Owner”,I do hold down a few more positions, production, sales manager, product development, & Demo Instructor, Norrie needs a business card the size of a billboard! Aside from Secretary/Treasurer, she also heads up the Vice President, Marketing Dept., Sales Assoc., Culinary Manufacturer, Warehouse Manager (aka OUR house), Website host, Email correspondent, Personal Stylist to the Chef,Facebook Correspondent, Co-Pilot, New Account Researcher, Cheerleader, you-get-the-idea… Become a part of our family and our story.Join in the soon-to-be-legacy of memorable, craveable, “Flavor before the Flame” creations!

This is what 30 years of supporting each other looks like!
This is what 30 years of supporting each other looks like!

Where to find us during our Kickstarter Campaign...Come & meet us!

September 20th & 21st, 2014 - 10th Annual Cuba Garlic Festival, Cuba, NY

September 27th & 28th, 2014 - "The Harvest Celebration", NY Botanical Gardens, Bronx, NY

October 4th, 2014 - "Harvest Festival", Montour Falls, NY

October 5th, 2014 - New York Wine & Culinary Center 2nd Annual Fall Festival, Canandaigua, NY

October 11th & 12th , 2014 - The Garden Factory Fall Family Fun, Rochester, NY

Risks and challenges

Like anyone who dives in head first to small business, there's never a crystal ball to foresee the "that would be the worst possible thing to happen." Thankfully we have a great set of business mentors and we are forever learning. We are willing to work as hard as we need to work!

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    My family has insisted that no Kickstarter reward package is complete without a sticker from the project you are backing. Much like "no festival is a festival without face-painting." This level earns a Chef William Creations sticker!

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    Receive a heart-felt thank you and our very own recipe and ingredients for "Spicy Salted Steam" (water not included) and a Chef William Creations sticker.

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    Receive a heart-felt thank you, a Chef William Creations Recipe Starter Set (including the recipe & ingredients for "Spicy Salted Steam"...water not included), a Chef William Creations sticker.

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    Receive a 5oz. bottle of Chef William Creations Garlic Cabernet Hot Sauce, and a Chef William Creations sticker, and as always, our thanks!

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    Receive a 12oz. bottle of Chef William Creations Concord Sloppy Joe Drench, a Chef William Creations sticker, and our thanks!

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    Your life will now change forever...Receive a 16oz. jar of Chef William Creations Tequila Cactus Salsa, and the addiction that goes with it! Of course, there will also be a Chef William Creations sticker!

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    Have some family & friends over for Cabernet Beef Stroganoff. Receive our recipe and the two main ingredients, Vino Rosso Bruschetta, and a 10oz. Garlic Cabernet Hot Sauce, enjoy! Oh, and don't forget a Chef William Creations sticker!

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    Tequila Cactus Gift Pack. Receive a 16oz. jar of Tequila Cactus Salsa and a 10oz. bottle of Scorpion on the Cactus Hot Sauce along with our favorite recipes for your enjoyment! We will even throw in the recipes & ingredients for "Spicy Salted Steam" (water not included) AND a Chef William Creations Sticker.

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    Receive a Chef William Creations Hot Sauce Hat Trick...a 10oz. Buffalo Ghost Hot Sauce, 10oz. Scorpion on the Cactus Hot Sauce, 10oz. Garlic Cabernet Hot Sauce, a recipe pack to enjoy these products beyond the bottle, and don't forget the Chef William Creations sticker!

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    Get "Drenched & Salsa-fied". Receive all three of our Drench Cooking Sauces; Concord Sloppy Joe, Raspberry Green Tea, & Mango Mimosa, and...yes, I said all three of our nearly famous salsas; Tequila Cactus, Roasted Garlic Sweet Pepper, and Corn Whiskey Black Bean. This will arrive with a Chef William Creations Recipe Collection that will make you dangerous in the kitchen! And, of course, a Chef William Creations sticker.

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    Receive a mixed dozen of our Chef William Creations, our largest collection of recipes, & what the heck, the recipe & ingredients for "Spicy Salted Steam" (water not included). Also THREE Chef William Stickers!

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    Chef William Creations Tapas-a-Go-Go. If there is one thing I possess it is the ability to "bring the party". My Kickstarter friends, boy can this chubby chef cook! My wife & I will present an evening of Culinary Entertainment with an evening of a 10 course Tapas meal for 8 people that will set the precedent for all the rest of your meals to come! Why not start with a Buffalo Ghost Chicken Roulade? Maybe a little Garlic Cabernet French Onion Soup? Perhaps Mango Mimosa Shrimp Pasta Nests...but don't let me make up your mind, you can help me design the menu & set the date as schedules allow. I will take this feast anywhere within a five hour radius of Watkins Glen, NY. BUT, let it be known, we will travel to Borneo if you cover airfare and lodging!

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