Many of you know me as Tania Lopez, Coqui the Chef, or just Coqui. I LOVE it when people call me Coqui! I'm so used to it that I respond to Coqui all the time, but sadly, I haven't heard anyone call me Coqui in a few months especially our little chefs.
Like many small businesses in the Bronx, New York, Coqui the Chef is going through some hard times. We rely mainly on teaching kids in-person with hands-on cooking lessons in public/private schools and local community centers. Sadly because of social distancing and shelter in place, we can't get close to our little chefs and teach them how much fun it is to cook with their friends. It has not been easy but our hearts and desire to teach our little chefs the importance of eating healthy to combat diabetes, asthma, and obesity give us the strength to move forward. Their smile is always our reward. #smallbusinesssrelief
Today, I ask my friends, family, neighbors, community to Help Keep Coqui the Chef Alive. We don't qualify for Government Small Business Loans/Grants because we are basically a one-man show, in this case, a one-woman show and an amphibian.
There are several ideas that we are working on that could help revolutionize the way we teach cooking classes. But, innovative techniques require high development costs, so your donation will help us move forward.
Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated and I'm very frugal so your donation will go a long way. #SmallBusinessRelief
Gracias and remember always cook with passion,
Stay Safe and Be Well!
You can also help by purchasing chef gear for kids at Coqui the Chef Online Store #smallbusinesssrelief
DonationsSee top donations
- Dr German Reyes
- Celine Zinante
- Edward DeFranco
#1 fundraising platform
More people start fundraisers on GoFundMe than on any other platform. Learn more
In the rare case something isn’t right, we will work with you to determine if misuse occurred. Learn more
Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more