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Rachel SjostromBy Rachel Sjostrom
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Rachel SjostromBy Rachel Sjostrom
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$542
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, March 29 2019 3:42 AM UTC +00:00.

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Chicago’s first mobile gaming Maid Cafe.

You’ve probably seen that Japanese trend of cat cafes popping up around the US. What about maid cafes? Those were the start of theme cafes to me.  A place to relax and play card/board games with cosplayers.  I think it’s impossible not to have fun with silly humans in costumes.  It’s one of the joys of fandom Conventions.  Thats what I want to bring to Chicago.  We LOVE fun themes.  The sillier the better.  Like Pi(e) day or May the 4th. Any excuse to dress up or grab themed  items.  Imagine a food cart like that! Going downtown for work or a local farmers’ Market and BANG! There’s a French maid selling muffins and hot cocoa with rainbow marshmallows. While you wait for your drink you play a hand of a tabletop card game(like Fluxx or CAH) with other locals.  My first step is to get this city hyped for a maid cafe.  I think the best way to do that is to travel around the city bringing my maid cafe to you. I really want to bring the fun of tabletop gaming to bring our community closer together.  A cafe that’s not only Gamer Friendly But one that is Mental Illness and LGBTQ friendly!  Showing those with anxiety they can game with others without feeling overwhelmed.  I always carry mental health kit of calming things with me.  Now to start my cafe,  I will build a custom food cart/gaming table.  A stand before a brick n mortar store will help get a following.  Then I shall get a license to sell my awesome sauce pastries to you fine humans.  After the red tape I’ll put down rent to a shared kitchen.  More space, more product. Then on to supplies! After all gotta have fun cups and containers so everyone realizes how fun a maid cafe can be.  Can‘t grow a cult...I mean fan base without fans!  Then it’s on to design and implementing my master plan!  Thankfully with 17 years of throwing myself into every corner of the restaurant industry: from culinary school to baking to serving to barista to kitchen tester to flying to japan’s tea fields and maid cafes.  I think I have gathered the skills needed for this task.  I will show every step of the way and give some fine rewards to my beloved supporters.  I will be sure to update with lots of videos.  So tell me adventurers! Will join me on my quest to give Chicago a MAID CAFE?

Risks and challenges

So here are my real challenges to get this going. I have a food sanitation certificate already in my line of work. Next I will have to apply for a license to sell food items that have been prepared in a recognized Shared Kitchen. Shared Kitchens charge hourly plus separately for storage space and cooler space. After that I shall buy a cart and customize it for my gaming area. Then shop around for packaging. Custom logo on all of it, if I can afford it. Plan and price my seasonal menu. After that it’s just asking around farmers markets and training staff. Wish me luck!

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    Maid Streamer!!!

    Your name will painted in your favorite color on a ribbon streamer that I will decorate my cafe cart with!
    As well as a personal thank you email!

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    Free Milk Tea or Coffee!

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    Free cute critter pastry!

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    Silver Key Cafe’s flavored Sugar cubes

    Grab bag of my unique and colorful molded sugar cubes! Perfect for tea or coffee! Dinosaurs, frogs, cats, bears, robots, hearts! Which will you get?! Set of ten.

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    Mini Cthulhu plushie!

    Green fleece Chibi Cthulhu plushie. Hand sewn!

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    A Magnificent Birthday!

    You’ll receive a wonderful birthday present personally presented from the maids at Silver Key Cafe. We can make any kind of sculpture cake. Even our special flambé ones!

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    Launch Party Invite!

    Receive an invite and personal gift basket to our launch party! Details to be announced. There’s no party like a Cosplayer party!

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    Tentacle Blanket & ticket!

    Fleece Tentacle Blanket just like mermaid blankets but with tentacles. In color of your choice. Free shipping. Plus ticket to launch party. Launch party shall happen before blanket is ready due to time it takes to sew. So comfy though!

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