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CA$ 3,610
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18
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 2 2017 9:32 PM UTC +00:00
CA$ 3,610
pledged of CA$ 10,000pledged of CA$ 10,000 goal
18
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, July 2 2017 9:32 PM UTC +00:00

About

 

Our vision 

We create innovative and delicious dishes for our guests. Whether the dish is traditional or a unique creation, it has a fresh touch that makes it exquisite. 

We source produce, meat, fish, and dairy from Okanagan growers and purveyors. This fresh, beautiful landscape inspires our team to create the seasonal meals that grace our plates. Our menus tailor especially to each event, while remaining committed to the unmatchable flavours in the ingredients we trust. From the process of sourcing ingredients, to developing a dish, to styling the plate, we respect the integrity of our food.

Our locally sourced menu represents our commitment to celebrating the Okanagan, while supporting sustainable agriculture and good earth practices.

Simply put, food grown with love tastes better!

The Start Fresh Project Founder, Michael Buffet working on the farm
The Start Fresh Project Founder, Michael Buffet working on the farm

In addition to creating fresh, innovative meals The Start Fresh Project is proud to announce The Culinary Arts and Education Program, a hands-on training program that combines classroom learning with cooking experience in the Start Fresh kitchen for individuals experiencing barriers to employment. In these sessions, students progress through achievement steps, and are given the responsibilities experienced in a restaurant environment (e.g. inventory/menu planning/kitchen management/event coordination). To facilitate The Culinary Arts and Farm Education Program we have partnered with the Federal Government and several social services organizations - including the Canadian Mental Health Association. We also forging strong partnerships with farms and restaurants that can provide housing as a benefit to employment to ensure that all of our graduates gain secure housing and employment. 

In this way, when you support Start Fresh you are not only receiving fresh, high quality food you are also joining us in the effort to reduce homelessness in our community. 

 How Will Funds Be Used?

Funds raised from this KickStarter campaign will go towards igniting our project, by providing our kitchen with much needed equipment, materials, and maintaining operations on the Start Fresh farm, which is the primary provider of fresh produce for the kitchen.

For more information visit: startfreshproject.com & startfreshkitchen.ca

Risks and challenges

Currently, our biggest challenge is getting the word out about Start Fresh and the services we offer. To combat this challenge, we are building a strong social media presence and forging partnerships with community influencers, businesses, and all types of organizations in our community. We invite you, our wonderful supporters, to help us rise to this challenge as well by sharing, liking, and following us on Instagram and Facebook. Thank you!

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    Pledge CA$ 25 or more About $19

    Start Fresh Donor

    Leave a legacy! For your donation we will put your name on the Start Fresh website as a donor.

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    An Egg-cellent Donation

    When you donate you will receive full naming rights to any one of our beautiful chickens!

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    Get That Bread!

    Receive a basket of fresh baked bread, straight from the Start Fresh Kitchen.

    *Should you be ordering outside of the Okanagan we can arrange shipping with you

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    Your Share of the Harvest

    Receive a basket of farm fresh vegetables at the end of the season.

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    A Perfectly Prepared Picnic

    Receive a ready made picnic basket, packed with local delights.
    *Should you be ordering from outside of the Okanagan, we can arrange shipping with you at a small cost.

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    Yearning to Learn

    Receive passes for two people to attend one of our fabulous cooking classes.
    *Depending on class availability.

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    Pledge CA$ 600 or more About $455

    We Go Where You Go

    Receive a beautiful family style dinner crafted entirely from fresh, locally-sourced products. Hosted anywhere in the Okanagan for up to 10 people.

    *Pre-booking required.

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    Pledge CA$ 750 or more About $569

    Discover Your Inner Chef

    Receive a private cooking class for up to 10 people with one of our tremendously talented Chefs at the Start Fresh Kitchen. Includes instruction and a three course meal crafted entirely from fresh, locally-sourced products.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $758

    It Doesn't Get Any Fresher Than This

    Receive a truly farm-to-table dinner experience crafted entirely from fresh, locally-sourced products, for up to 12 people on the Start Fresh Farm.

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    Bring the Family Over!

    Receive a family style dinner crafted entirely from fresh, locally-sourced products, hosted at the Start Fresh Kitchen for up to 20 people.
    *Must be booked ahead of time.

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Funding period

- (30 days)