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Chef Mariana and her team are launching their sister project, Malinche a Mexican Food truck this May 2017.
Chef Mariana and her team are launching their sister project, Malinche a Mexican Food truck this May 2017.
156 backers pledged CA$ 23,259 to help bring this project to life.

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STRETCH GOAL! 

What an amazing response to our campaign so far, in 2 weeks we were able to meet out initial $20 000 goal. We CAN however go above our initial goal and our campaign will be live one way or another until April 15, this means we have added a STRETCH GOAL.

If we can reach $25 000, Malinche will be able to introduce an ice cream machine to the truck equipment that we know you all will loooove.

Stretch goals work the same as our initial goals- you pledge for a reward and we strive for a (new) final goal.

THE VISION @malincheyqr

Malinche will take the form of a food truck offering Mexican Street Food in Regina, SK. All of our food will be ethically sourced and our tortillas handmade. Malinche is committed to high quality food and will bridge the gap of accessibility. We want our food to be available and affordable for everyone. We have partnered up with some of the best farmers and foragers and want to show you what we have found.

The Malinche truck will be a seasonal fixture at a small business hub in the General Hospital area. Currently involved in this space is Malty National Brewing Company, 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters and T+A Vinyl and Fashion. We will be open 3 days a week to start, as well as attending all of our favourite festivals.

One of our main goals will be to have a low environmental impact, educate through food and have an overall positive impact on the local food system. Part of our commitment to social change will be to put forward a portion of our proceeds to a nonprofit organization that is actively focusing on improving food security in Regina.

WHAT YOUR PLEDGE WILL FUND

We need to raise $20,000 to bring The Backyard's next project to life. We have the truck and we have the drive, now we just need your pledge to help fund the equipment to be up and running this May.

  • truck to pull food trailer 
  • branding 
  • flat top 
  • fridge/freezer 
  • plates
  • waste/composting program

 THE STORY @thebackyardyqr 

The Backyard is currently a pop-up, farm-to-table restaurant serving ingredient driven dishes in Regina, Saskatchewan. We have spent the last two years working exclusively with locally sourced and organic ingredients. That means that we support small producers, we care for your health, the environment and we are pushing for positive change in the restaurant industry.

Up until now The Backyard has been a rewarding project and a great way to build a foundation, however this is only the beginning. We have big dreams for a brick and mortar restaurant supported by an abundant garden and our closest producers and foragers. Though our aspirations might be big, we know the best way to get there is one step at a time. We are proud to announce the launch of a sister project that reflects Chef Mariana Brito's heritage and childhood.

THE CHEF @borderlime_

Head chef Mariana Brito hails from Tijuana, Mexico, where she attended the Escuela de Arte Culinario before training in Spain, New York, South Carolina, and Copenhagen under chefs of Michelin starred restaurants. Since moving to Saskatchewan, many have gotten to know Mariana from her time spent at Le Macaron, Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar and teaching classes at Schoolhaus Culinary Arts however she is still a new face as far as driving her own project is concerned. 

 At The Backyard Mariana joins her global background with a passion for organic food and her strong relationships with local producers, she centres the flavours of modern Mexican cuisine in the landscape of the Canadian prairie.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

VIDEO: Chris Miller from Play Creative Media

PHOTOGRAPHY: Danielle Tocker Photography

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Eraboy Studios, Ashley Visvanathan, Andrea Carrillo, Jamie Tremblay

Risks and challenges

Some may say that opening a food truck is risky, especially a seasonal truck in a climate with notoriously short summers. We understand that there are going to be setbacks in the process of opening such as staffing, permits, etc. However, because we are taking over a truck that has previously functioned within Regina's bylaws, it is ready to go in that sense.

After working as a pop-up for two years, we are used to working under unique circumstances and as a result have built up a resourceful, hardworking and focused skill set.

We are confident that our ingredient focused menu and Chef Mariana's experience combined with her passion for honest, Mexican food will be the driving factor in Malinche's success.

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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $15

    Letterpress 'Thank You' Note

    Pick up your letterpress printed 'Thank You' note at the Malinche Food truck. Receive a high-5 and a taco snack too!

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    Chef Mariana's Local Grocery List

    This reward includes a comprehensive shopping list of where and when to buy the best ingredients at their peak in and around Regina. She will also be including some of her favourite recipes.

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    1 Ticket to Best Food Forward Party

    Join the party! Malinche's commissary kitchen, Best Food Forward, is celebrating their 1 year anniversary and you can gain access to it through this reward. Malinche will be serving up food all night and this ticket gets you 2 drink tickets as well. June 10, 2017.

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    "Eat Local Please" Oversized Canvas Tote

    Limited edition "Eat Local Please" Oversized Canvas tote printed by Articulate Ink. Also come by Malinche to pick up your letterpress printed 'Thank You' note. Receive a high-5 and a taco snack too!

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    Pledge CA$ 120 or more About $89

    Baking Class with Saltine Baking Co.

    Learn from the best! Ashley of Saltine Baking Co. will be giving you hands on instruction in this 3 hour class. Learn the in's and out's of naturally leavened sourdough bread using fresh and local ingredients. Class will take place on Monday June 12 from 6pm to 9pm and will include 3 basic breads, formulas and a piece of Saltines own Sourdough culture.

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    Urban Farm Tour w/ Green Sister Gardens

    Take a tour with Keri from Green Sister Gardens through her urban farming space in Moose Jaw where she produces microgreens year round!

    This workshop is going to take place April 23, 2017. You'll meet Chef Mariana and Keri in Moose Jaw at 1pm and from there will have a 3 hour tour of the in's and out's of urban farming.

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    Pledge CA$ 120 or more About $89

    Coffee Workshop w/ 33 1/3

    Sit down for a coffee tasting with one of Malinche's new neighbours. Eric Galbreith, owner of 33 1/3 Coffee Roasters is offering an interactive coffee cupping to learn more about the the difference in beans and roasting techniques. Take home a bag of beans with this cours, is scheduled for Monday May 8 in the evening and will be from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm.

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    Mexican Food Workshop

    Spend some time with Chef Mariana in the kitchen! This 3 hour class will walk you through some of her staple recipes from start to finish.

    June 19, 2017. 6:00pm - 9:00pm

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    Corporate Lunch

    Lunch delivered to your workplace for 10 people straight from our food truck.

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    Restaurant Shared Agriculture

    A share on our garden and favorite seasonal goodies once a month from June to October 2017. A total of 5 food boxes to be delivered to your house the second Tuesday of each month.
    This 'food box" will involve veggies, meat, tortillas and some foraged goods.

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    Pledge CA$ 1,200 or more About $891

    Malinche Tasting Menu at your place

    We will bring a 4 course Mexican tasting menu into your home for up to 10 people.

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    Pledge CA$ 3,000 or more About $2,227

    Malinche comes to you!

    We bring Malinche to your party and feed up to 50 of your friends.

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Funding period

- (30 days)