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the uprooted kitchen

Sharing Vegetarian Locally. We are building a business that will nourish our community and our family!!

the uprooted kitchen

Sharing Vegetarian Locally. We are building a business that will nourish our community and our family!!

$1,330
pledged of $5,000pledged of $5,000 goal
15
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, February 29 2012 7:40 PM UTC +00:00

About

My husband Chad and I are following our dream of being able to build a business together.  We are both so passionate about food - but not just any food.  We believe in fueling our bodies with the best whole food possible.  And in the tastiest way possible!!!  We have been sharing our food with friends and family for years and have now decided to turn our passion into our dream.  Over the years we have come to realize that life is short - so we must take every opportunity to do what we love!  Chad and I also feel such an obligation to show our beautiful twin boys that you can do anything you set your mind to.  As parents we have an unbelievable responsibility to be role models to them.  By following our dreams and showing them that life is not easy - you must work for everything you have - we know that we can help them to become amazing members of their community some day.  Through our new business venture we also want to show them the importance of supporting other local businesses while being extremely aware of our environmental responsibility.  Our end goal when all of this is accomplished is that we will have created a thriving business for our children that will carry on for generations - while giving something back to our local community at the same time.

Chad and I have taken this dream and goal and have developed an amazing idea.  We are completely dedicated and overwhelmingly excited about starting a vegetarian food truck. I know this may not seem like a glamorous dream to some but for Chad and I - it just feels right! We can share our food with the community while teaching them about where it comes from and how flavors work together to create an amazing eating experience. We have already created a menu that we are so thrilled with - using many local products from Arizona.  We have also completed a good number of “behind the scenes” details - like business license, food handlers cards, setting up purveyors, etc.

We are currently working on the really fun “stuff” as we speak!  Chad and I have recently purchased a 1968 vintage Avion travel trailer which we are putting the finishing touches on. It is a lot of hard work but we are having a blast getting her ready.  We are also working with a brilliant design team to make our trailer fit our vision!  The same design team has been working on our logo, website, menu layout and business cards. It is so great to see how it's really coming together perfectly and we can’t wait to get started.

We have just recently been accepted into the Phoenix Street Food Coalition - a group of street vendors in the valley that take such pride in their work.  They are all about supporting local businesses and farms - serving up super quality food - and becoming active members of our city!  We can’t wait to be able to join them in their mission.  Our goal is to start serving food with the Coalition by this Spring.

Chad and I are looking to Kickstarter to help out a little with this adventure.  We are always saying to each other that it is such a shame that “everything” comes down to money (well almost everything)!  Luckily my husband is a huge “saver.” He is always thinking about our future and is quite good and putting money away. But starting a business - as everyone knows - takes a lot of money.  And there always seems to be those unexpected expenses.  We would be so grateful to be able to raise some extra money to help out with the branding/marketing part of our business.  With the research that we have done - we have learned that this part of a business is crucial.  It really says “who you are and what you do”.  And without that clear idea portrayed to your customers it is almost impossible to be successful. We want to be able to get this message out in an extremely professional way - because first impressions are so important in any industry.  

So that is where we are. If our venture interests you at all - we would greatly appreciate your support.  And if not that is ok too!  Just try to remember a little bit of what we are trying to do - and go support a local business in your area in some way.  By remembering small businesses and being mindful of our environment we can build such a wonderful future for our younger generation. We cannot wait to be able to share all of our hard work with everyone - we truly plan to be a great success story!

Thank you for helping to grow our family business!!!!

WE ARE - 

the uprooted kitchen

sharing vegetarian locally 

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