Welcome to our story!
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
We are Toby (29) and Dési (30) from Switzerland.
Years ago we made an apprenticeship as a carpenter and paintress before leaving our jobs for the hospitality industry. A great decision!
People were laughing at us when we were talking about our goal of opening our own restaurant one day. Having a location in New York and Hawaii is unimaginable and impossible for us they said.
We became globetrotters working in the hospitality industry in the most beautiful places all over the world. St. Moritz, St. Barth, New York, London, Beijing... After 5 years of studies in hotel management and 10 years of professional experience, we took all our savings and opened our own restaurant in Switzerland.
Two years ago we put everything on one card and rebuilt a former grocery store into a beautiful little coffee shop and bistro. We invested all our savings and all our heart and soul into this project and opened this first location in January 2018.
PROJECT 1: CAFÉ BAR LOCKENTOPF / LOCKENTOPF ON INSTAGRAM
With hard work, passion and attention to detail, we quickly had the success necessary to operate profitably.
The demand was way greater than expected and we had to enlarge the kitchen in order to increase the capacity, hire a chef and 2 server. After only 8 months we already had 12 employees.
In March 2019 we decided to open a second restaurant; Upper class, but still easy going. We came across an unspectacular office building with a beautiful vaulted cellar and rebuilt it into a trendy restaurant. All through personal contribution, lots of good friends help and tireless efforts.
PROJECT 2: DORY & DU - eatery bar café / DORY ON INSTAGRAM
After only 2 years we now have a wonderful team of 25 employees for whom we would go through fire.
Opening a location in New York and Hawaii is an ambitious but realisable goal. We can make it!
CORONA became more than a beer.
As of now we were able to pay everything out of our own pocket without any financial debt. As independent restaurant owner it is important to us, to keep this independence. Due to the lockdown there was no income from one day to the other.
Your support is highly appreciated!
Help us to preserve what we have built up with all our heart!
ODER A VOUCHER AND GET AT LEAST AN EXTRA 10% RISE IN VALUE:
DORY & DU order line: [email redacted]
LOCKENTOPF oder line: [email redacted]
OR DRINK YOUR FICTIVE $4 BEER HERE.
Every financial support helps us to get through tough perode. Every dollar, every dime is highly appreciated.
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