Dear friends of Canada and poutine lovers, The Poutine Kitchen needs your support! Please join #TeamPoutine and help us to succeed!
Over a year has gone by since my dream became a reality and The Poutine Kitchen
finally opened its doors last April. The road to the opening was very eventful. Many of you have followed us during this journey, as we were making the early steps in developing Germany's first cheese curds production, and at last witnessed the grand opening of our restaurant in Berlin's historic Arminius Markthalle!
It's unbelievably touching to see all the encouragement we've gotten from you in creating this little piece of Canada in the middle of Germany's capital. For this, a big thank you to all of you who have supported us along the way!
It makes me happy to see that we've created something very unique for Berlin and Germany. The Poutine Kitchen
has become more than just a restaurant, it’s a place to celebrate German-Canadian friendship. The Québécois food icon is a delicious ambassador and gives a mouth-watering taste of Canada, similar to the love I felt for poutine when I had the first bites back in Montréal in 2007. It has also become a place for the Canadians abroad when they are a little homesick and need the familiar flavours of fries, gravy and cheese curds.
As wonderful as our first year of business has been, it has also come with a number of costly experiences, leading to unexpected expenses for the restaurant. Right after a great start to the business last spring and our smashing Canada Day party www.facebook.com/canadadayberlin/videos/2054304767914362/
with more than 2.000 poutine enthusiasts, we ended up in one of the longest and hottest summers in more than a hundred years. The kind of summer that you always hope for but difficult for an indoor location in such a historical market hall. The heat-related sales losses were painful for us and still effect us.
While the day-to-day operations of The Poutine Kitchen
are now sustainable, we need additional liquidity to cover our past expenses. We have a plan to successfully work through the coming summer, which includes continuing to serve our delicious poutine at festivals, markets and a another epic Canada Day celebration, and getting our products (gravy and cheese curds) ready for an online shop & retail to make sure you get your full poutine treat directly delivered to your doorstep anywhere in Germany. But to make this happen, we need your support!
With our goal of 10.000 Euros, we ensure that The Poutine Kitchen
is ready for the second year. All the money donated will be used to help build the future of this business and our continued development of this company.
I would like to refer you to this fundraising campaign and look forward to receiving your support! Please join #TeamPoutine and help us to reach the bright future ahead of us!
Every donation with more than 12 Euros will be rewarded with a voucher/gift card for a poutine of your choice and if your donation reaches 25 Euros you will get a limited #TeamPoutine
T-Shirt on top. With donations of 500 Euros and more, you'll get a poutine + drink every day for one year. If you support us with 1.000 Euros and more, you'll receive a life time membership for #TeamPoutine
, including free poutine and drink every business day!
Thank you so much for your support and hope to see you soon!
Holger and the entire The Poutine Kitchen team