Hello family, friends, and new friends!
We are Powered by Pork, the first Vietnamese-Mexican mashup pop-up/catering company in the Bay Area. We are raising money to fund our most be
autiful dream, a food truck. As a company that started from a little kitchen out of an apartment kitchen to a successful catering company that provides meals for companies throughout the area every week! Our goal is to expand our company by going mobile. With a team of 10, a kitchen in the middle of San Francisco's downtown, and 75% of the funds already raised, we are ready to make the next step.
Our goal with the food truck is to be available to everyone in the Bay Area. Part of this plan is to be the first food truck to accept EBT. We want to set an example for companies in how to treat accessibility to fresh, wholesome, and dietary sensitive food to the people who need it most.
Our mission is to provide fresh great food for EVERYBODY. We really mean it and we want to honor it by fundraising for a way to do so. With a food truck, we will be able to travel to the people in a 3x wider circumference of area.
So in order to make this mission become a reality we need your help.
Now is the perfect time for our team to grow because we have been working out of a small shared commercial kitchen that cannot handle the amount of demand the company is receiving. We hear the community needs and we want to provide!
We have 75% of the funds fundraised through 3 years of savings and we need your help to push us to the finish line! We have been slowly chipping away at the block to fund a food truck and with community support, we'll meet our goal!
With your help we can push forth a much needed dream within the food industry which is providing healthy food for the everyday person. With a food truck we would be able to travel to more neighborhoods and would be able to participate in more community events.
Powered by Pork has been a hub for many different types of people and that's how we believe a successful and socially conscious company should be. Diversity is key to the Powered by Pork mission. That being said, with a food truck we would be able to provide more jobs to the community for people of all different walks of life. We have forged a special relationship with The Kitchen of Champions, a culinary education and job training program at St. Vincent de Paul in West Oakland for low income peoples, as a main avenue for hire.
We see ourselves as cog within the community. Our employees, approach, and cuisine are a reflection of just that. In order to be a community stakeholder, we need to be mobile so we can offer our food throughout the Bay Area. It’s also why we’re relying on you, the community, to help us take a final step in making this a reality.
What makes us different from any other food truck or food company out there is that we are creating what we think is a better interpretation of California Cuisine.
Gnocchi, seared Ahi tuna, roasted beet salads with goat cheese weren’t familiar things growing up - but tacos or a bowl of pho are. There’s no reason California Cuisine should be Euro-centric: it should be inclusive of all of it’s people.
With a food truck we would be able to hone our skills and knowledge of the two cuisines to create something truly representative and most important, fresh and delicious! We would finally have our own kitchen space to experiment with new ingredients and flavors that are so plentiful and familiar -- remixed in an unfamiliar way.
With every 1,000 dollars extra, we would be able to provide more pay for our workers for the extra work they are putting into this project on their free time by their free will.
5,000 extra would allow us to upgrade the equipment within the Food Truck.
10,000 extra would pay for a independent kitchen space with food vending accessibility.
Risks and challenges
The risks are many. Acquiring a suitable truck in good working order - making sure the fridge and hot holding temps are sufficient. The entire build out, and obtaining all the required permits will take time to acquire. A permit for allowing EBT can be met with many guidelines and political maneuvering. We are doing extensive research and reaching to others who are already successful (shout out to Frozen Kuhsterd, holler!) to sort out all the bumps and kinks that we can encounter.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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