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We’re reaching out to the community for the final push to get our new kosher store/catering and dairy-vegetarian café open in Winnipeg.
We’re reaching out to the community for the final push to get our new kosher store/catering and dairy-vegetarian café open in Winnipeg.
We’re reaching out to the community for the final push to get our new kosher store/catering and dairy-vegetarian café open in Winnipeg.
57 backers pledged CA$ 15,095 to help bring this project to life.

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We're a family business, started over 30 years ago by our mom, Barbara.  Over the years we've made many changes and a few moves as our customers' needs changed.  After 12 years in our last location, and two years of power issues that hit us hard, we sold our building and started looking for a new location. After several months and 3 unsuccessful attempts at finding our new location, we found a great spot that we're excited to move into.

Our new location is larger than our last, and at the moment is under construction to transform the completely empty shell into a new kosher production kitchen, dairy restaurant and specialty food store. 

Through our own funds and our bank we raised enough to build out the space as we wanted.  Well, that's what we thought.   We didn't expect the delays we've experienced which have slowed the construction for half a year.  And, we were caught by surprise by new health and safety requirements that we, the contractor, the equipment consultant and the architects didn't know about. So now we find ourselves a little short on funds to complete the build.

We have a list of things we'd like to add to the kitchen and cafe area that can be added down the road, but to get the build done now, we need to upgrade our power, upgrade our HVAC system in the kitchen, and the hood system over our hot line (where we do all the cooking!).  We could really use your help to get the extra funds we need to complete our project.

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

We've overcome a number of challenges over the last few years -- the most relevant one being finding a new location for our business. Before we found our new space on King Edward St. we tried renting three other locations and lost all of them. In each of those situations we wanted half of double-unit spaces, but other companies came in and made offers on the whole spaces. So when we found this location we were thrilled. It's in a great spot and it's nice and large -- but not too large.

Our largest challenge now is making sure we have enough funds to complete the project. The delays in building and some unforeseen issues that have come up (new city requirements that none of the building professionals we're working with expected) means we're a little short. That's why we're making this plea. With help from our friends, family, customers and community, we're sure we can get to our goal and continue to serve our community.

We've overcome so many hurdles already. We've secured a fantastic location, gotten approval and permits from the city and are working with really great companies. We are bringing most of the necessary funds to the build ourselves and are using the funds raised from this campaign to get over the final hurdle. And we're offering some great incentives for our supporters to help. So come on and join us as we reach our goals!

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    Wall of Fame!

    We are truly grateful for your support and we want to let everyone know. Every donor's name will go on permanent display, including yours!

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    Postcards From the Edge!

    Support us in achieving our goal with this pledge and we'll send a postcard with our thanks.

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    Something to write home about. .

    You'll get one Desserts Plus pen and a big thank you from us!

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    Cup of Joe

    We'll give you a Desserts Plus travel mug, bring it in 10 times and we'll fill it up on us.

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    Pledge CA$ 36 or more About $27

    Piece of Cake

    Enjoy coffee and dessert for two in our new cafe.

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    Lunch for 2 on us!

    One sandwich (with a side) plus a beverage for each of you!

    (Some restrictions apply.)

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    Pledge CA$ 80 or more About $61

    Cookbooks- USA and Canada (Shipped)

    Signed copies of Soup - A Kosher Collection, Passover - A Kosher Collection and Pam's Cookie Collection and a big thank you!

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    Cookbooks - Local (pick up at cafe)

    For people in Winnipeg, signed copies of Soup - A Kosher Collection, Passover - A Kosher Collection and Pam's Cookie Collection. Pick up at the cafe.

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $76

    Tea for Two

    You and a guest will join us for an afternoon tea party. Come to our cafe and enjoy tea, sandwiches, scones and dainties with us.

    Date and time TBD.

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    Pledge CA$ 360 or more About $273

    Challah Back!!

    You and 5 friends will spend an evening with us learning how to make and shape challah! We'll supply refreshments and you'll take home a Desserts Plus apron, recipes and freshly baked challah!

    Date to be mutually agreed upon.

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    Delicious Knishes

    You and five friends will join us in the kitchen to learn how to make our traditional, stretch-dough, delicious knishes! You'll take home a Desserts Plus apron, recipe cards, freshly baked knishes and memories of a fun evening! We'll even throw in refreshments!

    Date to be mutually agreed upon.

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    Kids' (young or old) Cupcake Party

    You and 9 friends will have a cupcake decorating party in our cafe! We'll provide you with assorted cupcakes, different icings and lots of sparkly, colorful decorations. We'll also give you an apron to take home and lunch or snacks!

    Date to be mutually agreed upon. Some restrictions apply.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,200 or more About $911

    Let them eat cake!

    One custom fondant covered cake, either half slab or two-tier (10 inch and 8 inch) for you! Together we'll design a unique cake for your event.

    Some restrictions apply. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Delivery within Winnipeg only.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,500 or more About $1,138

    Desserts on Us!

    Having a party? Need desserts? We will supply you with 8 of our fabulous tortes and cheesecakes for your event. Will serve 150-200 guests. Some restrictions may apply. Date to be mutually agreed upon.

    Delivery in Winnipeg only.

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    Pledge CA$ 5,000 or more About $3,795

    Party Time!

    Enjoy an evening at Desserts Plus. We'll supply you with refreshments, hors d'oeuvres and desserts -- you supply 50 of your closest friends. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Some restrictions apply.

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