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A 3-week intensive job-training program for professional kitchens that trains, finds jobs for, and supports under-employed people.
A 3-week intensive job-training program for professional kitchens that trains, finds jobs for, and supports under-employed people.
407 backers pledged $56,500 to help bring this project to life.
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    Prep Cook

    Your food system skills are looking good! We’ll send you updates on FoodWorks and First Course going forward.

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    Snacks

    We will send you a special salami made by our friends at Underground Meats just for this Kickstarter (black garlic and mushroom) or a package of the way too addictive Collective Goods Cheddar Crackers (made with Wisconsin cheese).

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    Activist

    As a supporter of local, just food systems, we’ll send you updates on our progress through our newsletter, you’ll be listed as a supporter on our website, AND you'll get early access to our curriculum BEFORE we fully open source it.

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    Saucier

    You're a master of sauces! We’ll send you updates, list you on our website, AND we'll send you a gift tube (preserves, salami, cheese, chocolate) stuffed with goodies from Underground Food Collective as a thank you.

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    Pastry Chef

    You make this project sweet! We’ll send you updates, list you on our website, AND a cookie box as a thank you for your support.

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    Homebrew class for 2

    You and a friend can learn how to brew your own beer from our friends and backers at Working Draft Beer Company and The Wine and Hop Shop. You'll learn every step of the process & learn a ton more about beer. (classes held in Madison)

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    Exclusive Orchard walk for 2

    Join the growers at our favorite orchard, Door Creek for a guided gorgeous (and delicious) walk through the 88 varieties of heirloom apples, grapes, sheep, and much more. The orchard DOES do you-pick, but this is a rare chance to spend time walking on the beautiful land and learning with the orchardists themselves.

    http://www.doorcreekorchard.com/

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    Garde Manger

    We couldn’t do this without you! We’ll send you updates, list you on our website, AND you’ll have the opportunity for a webcam cooking lesson with a professional chef.

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    Cheese Monger

    We’ll send you updates, list you on our website, AND a cheese board hand-made by our founders from reclaimed hardwood.

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    Sous Chef

    A truly dedicated member of our food community, We’ll send you updates, list you on our website, AND we'll throw a bagel pop up at your house! (Near Madison, WI only, please)

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    Chef de Cuisine

    Your support will help us reach our most ambitious goals. In return, we’ll send you updates, list you on our website, AND we'll throw you a class for six on cocktails & mixology. (Class held in Madison, WI)

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    PRIVATE Home-brew class for up to 8

    You and 5 friends can learn how to brew your own beer in a private session 'crafted' just for you, from our friends and backers at Working Draft Beer Company and The Wine and Hop Shop.

    You'll learn every step of the process & learn a ton more about beer. (classes held in Madison)

    ALSO, they'll bottle the batch from your class and deliver it to you.

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    Cicerone

    You and friends (up to 10 total) get a guided tour and beer tasting at the new Working Draft Beer Company (opens this winter).

    Get to sample some great beer while learning more about how its made!

    This is not just a cursory show-n-tell tour, this is for the beer nerds, you'll go deep! (If you know what cicerone means, this is for you!)

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    Restaurateur

    As a vital supporter of this project, we’ll send you updates, list you on our website, AND we'll teach a cocktails & mixology class in your home. (Near Madison, WI only please)

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    Brewmasters

    You and up to 3 friends collaborate with brewers at Working Draft Beer Co. to craft a unique, one-off beer that will be featured in the taproom!

    Be there when the recipe is formulated and the beer is brewed on the WDBC pilot system. Then come on back for VIP treatment during the beer's release party!

    BONUS: You even get to name the beer!
    (Brewery to open this winter -- on Madison Isthmus)

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    Mogul

    You're the mastermind behind this whole thing, and you know it. We’ll send you updates, list you on our website, AND you'll be dining in exclusive style with a dinner for up to seven by award-winning FoodWorks chefs prepared in your home. (Near Madison, WI only please)

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    Wine class/tasting @ Square Wine Co

    A private wine class/tasting for up to 10 with Andrea Hillsey, proprietor of Square Wine Company at her shop in downtown Madison, customized to your wine interest, and curated and taught by Andrea herself. (date can be flexible)

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    Exclusive Private Orchard Evening

    You and 5 of your friends will meet the growers at our favorite orchard, Door Creek for a private walk through the 88 varieties of heirloom apples, grapes, sheep, and much more.

    In *addition*, the founders of FoodWorks will cook an open-fire al-fresco meal celebration for you and your guests, on the family's private farm.

    This reward is a private event, just for you, to be held at the magic late-afternoon into evening hour, when the creek valley is at its most gorgeous.

    Act quickly, there is ONLY ONE of these.

    http://www.doorcreekorchard.com/

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    In-home wine class/tasting for 10

    A private wine class/tasting for up to 10 IN YOUR HOME with Andrea Hillsey, proprietor of Square Wine Company, customized to your wine interest, and curated and taught by Andrea herself (with help from FoodWorks founders). (date can be flexible)

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    Private Tasting Dinner at Liliana's

    Chef Dave Heide of Liliana's contacted FoodWorks with an extraordinary offer: He has donated a 5 course tasting menu exclusively customized for up to 8 guests at his restaurant, complete WITH a wine flight from Allstate.

    http://www.lilianasrestaurant.com/

    (to be held in Fitchburg, WI)

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    Executive Chef

    Your vision for stronger local food systems is integral to building a better future! To show our appreciation, we’ll send you updates, list you on our website, AND we'll throw a food truck party for 50 at your house. (Near Madison, WI only please)

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