About this project
WHAT WE DO
At Frenchie’s we use seasonal and sustainable ingredients to make delicious artisan pastries and desserts. Frenchie’s will support local farms and producers by highlighting their ingredients on our daily menu. The bakery will serve a wide selection of morning pastries such as croissants, morning buns, tea cakes and scones. Fresh bread, pies, cakes, cookies, and snacks will be available throughout the day as well
Our goal is to be a part of the thriving H Street community in Washington, DC. We currently have a fantastic croissant stand at the FreshFarm H Street Farmers Market that will start up again in the spring. The community support was overwhelmingly positive last year. So the obvious next step is to open a storefront on H Street NE.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
This project is so important for our expansion and growth. Frenchie's is becoming well known for making delicious buttery croissants. Right now, we hand roll every single one and rely on Mother Nature for final proofing. This Kickstarter project will allow us to buy a sheeter, proofer, baking supplies and complete our storefront construction to increase our production. We will return to the FreshFarm H Street Farmers Market this spring. We have also secured a retail location on H Street to sell croissants and other pastries daily.
We have sourced our equipment and already have a space to produce more. Our new space will also allow us to continue our wholesale accounts and bring in new partners to carry our product. Right now you can find our products at:
Risks and challenges
We understand the risks and challenges of expansion. One of the biggest challenges will be finding a solid team to ramp up production. We have already begun the recruiting process to find the top talent in DC that is passionate about baking. Another potential risk is that the construction of our final space is not complete. We are confident that it will be ready this Summer. But in the event of delays, we will be using a temporary catering kitchen on a monthly basis to ramp things up.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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