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Providing creative, healthy signature dishes for active, conscientious lifestylers through a community of culinary artists.

Providing creative, healthy signature dishes for active, conscientious lifestylers through a community of culinary artists. Read more
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About this project

“You should sell that”. Anyone who is passionate about food and loves to create in the kitchen has heard this before. A signature dish, that amazing entrée, dessert or edible piece of heaven that you love to create and everyone loves to eat. My grandmother’s chicken and dumplings, my mother’s pot roast, my sister’s potato salad and my brother’s strawberry-rhubarb pie, all signature dishes. Those wonderful dishes that make life good, the food that you can’t wait to taste, the meals that evoke happy memories; the  yum that makes you smile. This is Yummy Hugs.

Passion for food, passion for creating wonderful meals, and the desire to share that passion with others; is the foundation of Yummy Hugs. Located in Los Angeles, California, Yummy Hugs is dedicated to highlighting amazing culinary artists from all walks of life and giving them the opportunity to showcase their signature dishes to hungry Angelinos  from a mobile food venue. Our community of artists rotate on a daily basis. Menus are posted on FB, Twitter, Instagram, and the website at the beginning on the week and on a daily basis for the next day’s options. As we add artists to our community, customers can view the bios of our culinary contributors through social media, the website and by visiting the truck.

In addition to our one-time and reoccurring contributors you will always find the Yummy Hugs signature desserts on the truck: My varietal, signature, individual cheese-cakes, small batch exotic ice-cream cookie sandwiches, and additional exquisite small bites.

In the spirit of community, Yummy Hugs is committed to offering meals to the homeless of Los Angeles in our tireless pursuit to provide food for every body and soul.

Hunger, it’s pervasive and all encompassing. When you’re hungry it doesn’t matter how much money you have, what clothes you’re wearing or where you came from, nothing matters but filling that emptiness.Hunger is physical, emotional and intellectual, it makes the difference in how well your body and mind function and above all, it is preventable. Yet millions of adults, children and families go to sleep every night with empty stomachs. At Yummy Hugs, I believe that it isn’t enough to serve those that are financially able, but to fill as many hungry tummies as I can on a daily basis. On the website you will find a daily tally of meals served to those less financially able with the ultimate goal of one meal sold/one meal given.  At the end of each service day, any remaining meal portions will be served, free of charge, to those individuals who call the streets their home and have limited access to nutritional meals. In addition, there will be a soup de jour created daily to support the goal to feed every body and soul.

Your pledge will allow us to purchase a truck, rent space at a commissary and offset additional start-up costs and by contributing to this project, you also become a member of our community. Each contributor will have their name written on the truck as a permanent dedication and thank-you for their support. 




                                                                                                          

Risks and challenges

As with any start up business, clientele must be established and built. We are active on social media and will continue to utilize social media to provide prospective customers with readily available, up to date information about our culinary artists, signature dishes and service locations. Each pledge will support purchasing the food truck, various permits and licenses and any additional start-up costs that may arise.

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FAQ

  • We offer a variety of options depending on each artist's level of ability and resources. Day space on the truck is subject to an initial operations fee of $250, this allows us to operate the truck and additional associated costs including service items (disposable dishes, utensils, bowls, cups, napkins etc.). This fee is not required prior to reserving your space but will be deducted from the days profits and applies to all levels. We also require that all individuals serving from the truck present documentation of a food handler's license for California. There is a nominal fee and the test and application can be completed online through the access link we have provided below. In addition, a percentage of the daily profits, to be determined by the level of support you and/or your team requires from us, will be deducted from the day's total. The information below delineates the various options available for all Artists with the exception of Celebrity Chefs. If you are a Celebrity Chef, please contact us directly for reservation information.

    Operations Fee $250.00

    Option one:
    We supply: Food based upon your menu
    Use of our kitchen facilities
    Staff assistance during service* 60% of the day profits

    Option two:
    We supply: Use of our kitchen facilities
    Staff assistance during service* 50% of the day profits

    Option Three:
    We supply: Staff assistance during service* 40% of the day profits

    *Staff assistance during the operation of the truck is mandatory as we must remain on the truck during service hours in compliance with insurance and health regulations.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Level 1 Community Member: We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    Level 2 Community Member: We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck and send you a certificate for a Yummy Hugs wrist band. Show us the certificate when you order from the truck and get a wristband, good for a baby Yummy Hug with every meal ordered.

    Outside LA?
    We’ll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck and send you a Yummy Hugs Perk Pack Containing:

    Yummy Hugs Bracelet, an email certificate for a free Yummy Hug with a meal when you visit us in L.A.. In addition You’ll also get preview and early ordering privileges on any of products we merchandise online.

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Level 3 Community Member: We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck (big font) and email you a "Front of the Line" pass. Bring in a copy of the email and we'll give you a permanent pass on a Yummy Hugs lanyard that will put you in the front of the line whenever you visit the truck.

    Outside LA?
    We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck and send you a Yummy Hugs Perk Pack Containing:

    Yummy Hugs Bracelet, Yummy Hugs window decal and an email certificate for a free Yummy Hug with a meal when you visit us in L.A.. In addition You’ll also get preview and early ordering privileges on any of products we merchandise online.

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    Level 4 Community Member: We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck (bigger font), "Front of the Line" pass. Bring in a copy of the email and we'll give you a permanent pass on a Yummy Hugs lanyard that will put you in the front of the line whenever you visit the truck and 1/2 dozen Yummy Hugs of your choice delivered in person (greater Los Angeles area only)

    Outside LA?
    We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck and send you a Yummy Hugs Perk Pack Containing:

    Yummy Hugs Bracelet, Yummy Hugs window decal, apron with Yummy Hugs Logo and an email certificate for a free Yummy Hug with a meal when you visit us in L.A.. In addition You’ll also get preview and early ordering privileges on any of products we merchandise online.

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    Level 5 Community Member: We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck (much bigger font), "Front of the Line" pass, 1 dozen Yummy Hugs delivered in person (greater Los Angeles area only) and an invitation to "soft launch" /tasting party.

    Outside LA?
    We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck and send you a Yummy Hugs Perk Pack Containing:

    Yummy Hugs Bracelet, Yummy Hugs window decal, “Ask me about my Yummy Hugs” t-shirt, and an email certificate for a free Yummy Hug with a meal when you visit us in L.A.. In addition You’ll also get preview and early ordering privileges on any of products we merchandise online

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Level 6 Community Member: We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck (huge font), "Front of the Line" pass, 2 dozen Yummy Hugs delivered in person (greater Los Angeles area only) Invitation to "soft launch"/ tasting party, one week (7 days) of delivery meals for two (greater Los Angeles area only) (delivery days need not be consecutive but must be used within 60 days of first delivery)

    Outside LA?
    We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck and send you a Yummy Hugs Perk Pack Containing:

    Yummy Hugs Bracelet, Yummy Hugs window decal “Ask me about my Yummy Hugs” t-shirt, hat with the Yummy Hugs logo and an email certificate for a free Yummy Hug with a meal when you visit us in L.A.. In addition You’ll also get preview and early ordering privileges on any of products we merchandise online.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more About $1,000

    Level 7 Community Member: We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck (huge font, highlighted with pledge amount), send you a "Front of the Line" pass, deliver 2 dozen Yummy Hugs of your choice in person (greater Los Angeles area only) Invite you and a guest to "soft launch"/tasting party and one week of delivery meals for 4 ppl or two weeks for 2 ppl.(greater Los Angeles area only),(delivery days need not be consecutive but must be used within 60 days of first delivery) and a honorary Yummy Hugger certificate entitling you to a regular Yummy Hug with every meal ordered from the truck.

    Outside LA?
    We'll put your name (or a dedication name) on the Yummy Hugs truck and send you a Yummy Hugs Perk Pack Containing:

    Yummy Hugs Bracelet, Yummy Hugs window decal, “Ask me about my Yummy Hugs” t-shirt, hat and apron with Yummy Hugs logo and an email certificate for a free Yummy Hug with a meal when you visit us in L.A.. In addition You’ll also get preview and early ordering privileges on any of products we merchandise online.

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Funding period

- (30 days)