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I'm Ready to Drive the Soul to your Belly!

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Oakland, CA Food
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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on January 19, 2013.

I'm Ready to Drive the Soul to your Belly!

Oakland, CA Food
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Ready to bless your plate with Hot Biscuits, Smokey Grit Waffles and Deep Fried Pickled Pig Feet!

Skillet Rose is a one stop Soul Shop offering savory sweet dishes that have a devotion to honoring the culinary contributions of the Afro-American Community.

I give praise and thanks to the Pastures,Grit Mills, Bro Benton and the Milk & Honey that flows through my kitchen from the Great American South and beyond.

My Prayer is to continue to bless people with this timeless cuisine as I proceed with the production of my food truck and future build out of a restaurant. The above title expresses my need to continue the growth of the buisness and my growing fan base who are all fired up for the next chapter in the Skillet Rose journey.

The Farmer"s Market
The Farmer"s Market
The Bourbon Potato Chip Cookies
The Bourbon Potato Chip Cookies

Why are you raising Funds and How does Kickstarter work?

The money will be used to pay for the production of the truck, along with the new convection oven ,the meat grinder, kitchen supplies, the graphic design wrap for the truck,insurance, permits and staffing for the truck. 

The  Kickstater fund  is a all or nothing platform to help creative individuals  raise money for their business ventures,so if I don't raise the goal of $72,000 I don't get the funds for my project.

Red Velvet Yummy
Red Velvet Yummy

Can you please name some of the farmers and food vendors you work with?

To name a few they are:

Gina Marie Cream Cheese, Cowgirl Creamery, Benton's Smoked Ham and Bacon,Four Sister Farms,War Eagle Mill,Pamplie Butter, Fresh Made Creme Fraiche from Market Hall in Oakland,Ca , Marin Suns, Kentucky Pure Cane Sorghum,Old Mill of Guliford, Riverdog Farms, Tomatero Farms, Full Belly Farms, Bob's Organic Apples, Le Sanctuaire Spices, Greenwind Farm Maple Syrup from Vermont and Oaktown Spice Shop,Amen Bee Products.

 In addition to the above purveyors, Oakland has a huge selection of fruit trees and herbs  that I  also forage from. My family and neighbors have apple,fig,avocado,lemon,grapefruit trees, that I also, get many of my ingredients.

The Meyer Lemon Apple Bundts
The Meyer Lemon Apple Bundts
Sonya and Josh's Wedding Cake!
Sonya and Josh's Wedding Cake!

If my family and I pledge together do we all get rewards?

If you pledge together only one reward will given and only one name will appear either  on the website or truck. 

Liz's Mother's Day Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake
Liz's Mother's Day Meyer Lemon Bundt Cake

This looks so good! What other items will you be serving on your Food Truck?

The Breakfast Menu

Chicken Fried Steak Biscuit

Short Rib Hash over Grits

An Assortment of Biscuits served with our homemade fruit butters.

The Lunch menu

Boudan Balls

Pulled Pork on Monkey Bread

The Funky Blue Mac

The Smokey Grit Waffle

We do want serve guest at night, there  are bars and lounges in Oakland that allow trucks to park in front of their establishments. Everyone will be able to log on to Skillet Rose twitter page to follow us.www.twitter.com/SkilletRose1

The Dinner Menu

Chicken & Waffles

4 Pigs over Grits ( Steamed Belly, Braised Butt,Deep Fried Ear,  Pickled Feet )

Wille Mae's Cream Cheese Veggies

Fried Ice Cream, Calas and Beignets 

Will  also offer different sides , ready made desserts along with Sweet Tea,Chicory Coffee and Papa's Juices from Oakland,Ca

Sis. Abner's Birthday Cake . Amen!
Sis. Abner's Birthday Cake . Amen!

Where will your truck be located?

Downtown Oakland @ 20th and Broadway area

Kaiser Hospital, in front of the Fabiola Building

Oakland A's  Game @ Oakland Coliseum Bart Station

Port of Oakland  @ Maritime and Grand Ave.

Their are a  few truck pods and food truck parks ( www.offthegrid.com) throughout the Bay Area that I'm applying for also

Risks and challenges

The challenges that I faced are the zoning laws that are in the Oakland area.There is talk at city hall to figure out a way to fit the food trucks into the scope of the community .

In San Francisco, Berkeley and Alameda there is an organization called Off the Grid, that gives people access to food truck gatherings. Off the Grid started in San Francisco to allow food trucks to gather and sell their wonderful food with live music. It's open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner with usually two different locations a day. There also is a Food Truck Park in San Francisco.

In addition , there are some great locations in my hometown of Oakland , where my food truck will be , Downtown Oakland , Port of Oakland, Kaiser Hospital , Various Farmer's Markets and Oakland A's Games. There is a lovely selection of food festivals in the bay area that I will be apart of.

Rosenblum Cellars in Alameda and Ohmega Salvage in Berkeley have all said that I can park my food truck in front of their establishments.

Also we need the above goal to proceed with production of the truck.The profits from the truck will allow us to later move into a permanent location.

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    A Skillet Rose Sticker and Mini Caramel

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    A huge hug! A Skillet Rose Button & Sticker. A shout out on our facebook and twitter page.

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    2 backers

    A huge hug and a New Illustrated Skillet Rose Thank You Card and your name on our new website as a founding backer.

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    The above items and a Skillet Rose T-Shirt

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    1 backer

    The above items and a Special Skillet Rose Tote Bag and a special invitation to the victory party. You'll become a proud member of the Sugar Bacon Mama Social. Where we gather for food tastings in Oakland and New York twice a year.

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    $250 reward

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    An 8 oz. bag of our Housemade Bourbon Spiced Granola , a Skillet Rose Tote Bag ,T-Shirt, Button and Thank you card and your name on our new website as a founding backer and invite to the victory party. A SBM Social Member

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    A box of 1 dozen of Coconut Teacakes ,a Skillet Rose Button,T-Shirt,Tote Bag and thank you card and your name on our new website as a founding backer and a invite to the victory party. A SBM Social Member.

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    $750 reward

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    A box of 1 dozen Homemade Toffee Triple Chocolate Cookies and a Skillet Rose Button, T-Shirt, Tote Bag, A SBM Social Member, Thank You Card and your name on our new website as a founding backer and a invite to the victory party.

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    $1,000 reward

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    A Mini Cookie Box of a dozen Coconut Teacakes,Homemade Toffee Triple Chocolate Cookies, a Skillet Rose Button,T-shirt,Tote Bag, A SBM Social Member, Thank You Card, invite to the victory party and Your NAME on the Food Truck as one of our founding Backers. HEY!

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    $1,500 reward

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    A assorted Cookie box of Cormeal Shortbread,Bacon Cookies and Triple Chocolate w/ Homemade Toffee and a Skillet Rose Button,T-Shirt,Tote Bag, A SBM Social member, invite to the victory party, Thank You card ( 3 dozen cookies)and Your NAME on the Food Truck. HEY!

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    $2,500 reward

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    A Mini Gift box to start the new year of Housemade Bourbon Spiced Granola,Smoked Bacon Crackerjacks ,a 1/2 pint jar of Persimmon Butter, a dozen Benne Seeds Cookies(that bring Good Luck!) a Skillet Rose Button, A SBM Social Member,T-Shirt,Tote Bag, invite to the victory part, Thank You Card. Your NAME on the Food Truck as a founding BACKER.HEY!

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    A Skillet Rose Gift Box of a Mini Hibiscus Yam Flower Tart, A 1/2 Pint Jar Pickled Wild Ramps, Persimmon Butter, Huckleberries, Housemade Bourbon Spiced Granola ,Smoked Bacon Crackerjacks a dozen Benne Seed Cookies.Skillet Rose Button, A SBM Social Member, T-Shirt,Tote Bag,invite to the victory party and Thank you Card. Your NAME on the Food Truck as a founding Backer. HEY!

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    Make some Noise! A Food Truck Party for you and 25 of your friends . A Skillet Rose Party Bag for all of your guest and a special Skillet Rose Edition Hoodie for you and your NAME on the Food Truck as a founding backer. What"s a Party without a cake. A 10 inch Red Velvet 3 layer in your honor.

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    MAKE SOME NOISE! A Food Truck Party for you and 50 of your close friends. A Skillet Rose Party Bag for all of your guests and a special Skillet Rose Edition Hoodie for you and your NAME on the Food Truck as a founding backer. No cake for you it's going DOWN your getting our off the menu The "Special" Smoked Apple Cobbler.Oh Yeah!

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Funding period

- (40 days)