Food2611 Restaurant Start Up

My name is Chef Brad and I started my personal chef business nearly 3 years ago.  I've been a reguarly featured Chef on the WEYI morning show (Thanks WEYI) and provide my services to clients throughout the state of Michigan.  Creating food has always been my passion and dedication.  We now have the opportunity to introduce some new levels to Food2611.  That dream is just within our reach!  We have already secured the building, liquor license, food license and start up capital which is a $119,000 investment but we need a little more help to revamp the interior and purchase some additional kitchen equipment.  Whether we raise $50.00 or are blessed enough to reach our goal, we will be opening February 3, 2015.  Any funds beyond our goal will be used in the foundation of our non profit organization, Chefs with Wings.

Our restaurant will not only be a place where patrons can dine on a menu based on Michigan themed food and drinks, but will also serve as a base for our food delivery service and catering.  All of our meals will be hand crafted from scratch, from fresh pasta to grinding our own meat.  We will also use local produce to keep revenue in the community and our menu will be seasonal, changing as the seasons change. Our beverages will be focused on Michigan beer and wines and we're hoping to work with a local distillery to stock our shelves.  But, what we are most excited about is the non-profit aspect that is planned!  In the past year I had the honor of working with youth in the State of Michigan's Foster Care program.  I am working with this organization to continue mentoring these kids in the kitchen where they can learn a valuable skill and gain experience and ethics in the workforce.  The focus of these teens will be the non-profit organization I'm putting together called Chefs with Wings.  They will learn to make meals to be provided to families who have a child suffering from a terminal illness.  Not only will these kids get work experience, but they will get a sense of gratitude knowing that they are providing relief to families who are going through a difficult time.  

With your help we will be able to update the building to make it more suitable for our mission.  The funding will help to purchase 2 sous vide machines and additional burners to accomodate extra staff in the kitchen.  It will also go towards fresh paint to brighten up the interior, building a private wine room and updating the bathrooms with new tile.  This building was a former bar and our goal is to transform it into an American Bistro styled restaurant.  In the upcoming days, we will post a video touring the building and talking more about our plans for the future.

I sincerely thank you for your consideration and I understand that not everybody is in a position to donate, but would greatly appreciate if you could share my story with your friends and family!

Thank you, again!


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Brad Valley 
Saginaw, MI
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