Mawa's Kitchen Covid Proof Restaurant Improvements

Who we are?
Mawa's Kitchen in Aspen is a full-service restaurant and caterer serving Aspen and Snowmass Village, CO.  Our food is fresh, healthy, organic and locally sourced and created by Chef/Owner Mawa McQueen. 

Mawa was recently honored to receive the Colorado Governor's 2020 Minority Business Award for her excellence as an entrepreneur and restaurateur.  

Mawa is also a featured chef in the new Cookbook by award-winning photographer, Alan Batt, Toques in Black.

Who will Benefit?

Our amazing guests who have supported us over the years will greatly benefit from the restaurant improvements.  

Our restaurants business model used to be that our community gathers together to share food and experiences.  Our guests loved this about us.  However, with the COVID-19 regulations and mandates, we have to change this model to comply. 

The improvements include expanding our indoor dining to allow more individual tables that can be separated by the COVID 6-foot rule.  We are also improving our air ventilation system to one with Blue Light Technology that super cleans and filters the air from viruses including COVID-19.  

These improvements will allow our guests and employees to feel more safe and protected while in the restaurant.

If you loved us before, you will love us more after these improvements!

What will the funds be used for?
The funds will be used for the restaurant improvements noted above and making our kitchen more efficient.  The improvements include expanding our indoor dining capability to allow us to separate a greater number of individual tables by the 6-foot COVID-19 rule.  We have been able to obtain the space immediately next to Mawa's Kitchen and will be taking down the wall in between.  Dining room seating will flow into the new space.

We are also improving our air filtration and ventilation system to clean the air of viruses including COVID-19.  

In addition to these improvements, we are changing the kitchen flow, repairing the Hood and adding a Rotisol Rotisserie Oven.  Improvement to the kitchen's flow will make food preparation quicker, more efficient and consistent. The Hood repair will allow better air flow and reduced noise in the cooking area since we are an open kitchen restaurant.

It has been a long time dream of Mawa to have a kitchen with a real Rotisserie Oven.  The Rotisol will allow us to make fresh rotisserie chicken, cote de boeuf, lamb, fish and vegetables in a very sexy oven.  We can't wait for you to see t when you walk in the door in November when we reopen.

How soon do we need the funds?
We need the funds for the improvements as soon as possible.  Our deadline for funding is Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  

What does your support mean to us?
Your support mean tat we will not only survive the Winter, but will be COVID proof for our guests and employees from now on.  Like all other small businesses at this difficult time, we are constantly reinventing ourselves and Mawa's Kitchen in order to be able to continue to serve you, our guests.  After all, we are here for you.

You have our gratitude.
As a special gift for funding our restaurant improvements, Mawa is offering the following:

Pledge $25 -$50
     One Bag of Chef Mawa’s Yummy GrainFreeNola

 Pledge $50 -$100
      One Bag of Mawa’s GrainFreeNola
      T-Shirt “I back Mawa’s”

Pledge $100 -$500
     Mawa’s Kitchen T-Shirt “I back Mawa’s”
     Signed copy of “Toques in Black” Cookbook - A Celebration of Black Chef’s.

Pledge $500 -$1000 - VIP Level
     Your Name will appear on the Mawa's Kitchen 2020 Wall-Of-Fame as a VIP Level Contributor.
     Three Bags of Mawa’s GrainFreeNola
     One signed copy of “Toques in Black” Cookbook - A Celebration of Black Chef’s.
     T-Shirt “I back Mawa’s”

Pledge $1,000 -$5000 - Executive Level
      Your Name will appear on the Mawa's Kitchen 2020 Wall-Of-Fame as an Executive Level Contributor.
      Winter Dinner Preview Invitation for 4 at Mawa's Kitchen.
          Dates subject to availability and does not include alcohol, or tip.
      One signed copy of “Toques in Black” Cookbook - A Celebration of Black Chef’s.
      T-Shirt “I back Mawa’s"

Pledge $5,000 o-$10000 - Silver Level
     Your Name will appear on the Mawa's Kitchen 2020 Wall-Of-Fame as a Silver Level Contributor.
     Private 3 course dinner for 10 guests in our dining room or patio.
          Dates subject to availability and does not include alcohol or tip.
     One signed copy of “Toques in Black” Cookbook - A Celebration of Black Chef’s.
     One Bag of Mawa’s GrainFreeNola
     T-Shirt “I back Mawa’s”

Pledge $10,000 -$25000 - Gold Level
    Your Name will appear on the Mawa's Kitchen 2020 Wall-Of-Fame as a Gold Level Contributor.
     Private catering party for up to 20 guests at your private home or our restaurant. 
              Includes appetizers, three course dinner and wine pairing. 
              Dates subject to availability and does not include tip, or rentals.
     One signed copy of “Toques in Black” Cookbook - A Celebration of Black Chef’s.
     Three Bags of Mawa’s GrainFreeNola  
     T-Shirt “I back Mawa’s”
 
Pledge $25,000 or more - Platinum Level
    Your Name will appear on the Mawa's Kitchen 2020 Wall-Of-Fame as a Platinum Level Contributor.
     Private catering party for up to 25 guests at your private home or our restaurant. 
           Includes appetizers, four course dinner and wine pairing. 
           Dates subject to availability and does not include tip, or rentals.
           *Restaurant will be closed for your private event.
     One signed copy of “Toques in Black” Cookbook - A Celebration of Black Chef’s.
     Five Bags of Mawa’s GrainFreeNola     
     T-Shirt “I back Mawa’s”

If you have questions about making your contribution, please call us at 970.544.4862.
Remember, your contribution is a tax write-off!

Donations

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  • Sandra Johnson 
    • $25 
    • 6 d
  • Dave Starensier 
    • $250 
    • 12 d
  • Ellen Dube 
    • $300 
    • 12 d
  • Christian Coste 
    • $1,000 
    • 12 d
  • Janet Crown 
    • $250 
    • 15 d
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Organizer

Mawa McQueen 
Organizer
Aspen, CO

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