Food2611 Restaurant Start Up

$1,940 of $7,000 goal

Raised by 28 people in 42 months
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!

Sincerely,

Chef Brad
Food2611
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Thank you Jody Darby. You an amazing women and I love and appreciate the support. Thank you :)
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Hi Frank Risso,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on our gofundme page. I see based on you comment your not a big supporter of this campaign. I wish you could have left your contact information so we could have sent this directly to you. A couple points I would like to clear up for you. 1. We have already opened and are enjoying the experiance very much. 2. We are not in downtown Saginaw. If you change you mind or would like to talk please email me or leave your contact information next time. Again thank you for taking the time out of your day to support this great cause.
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We are getting to the end game with the remolding!!! YAY. we still very much need your help to get this restaurant open. we are currently $2500.00 to open our doors on March 28th. Anything you can do to help support us is very much appreciated. Please share our page that will help out a ton. if anyone is interested in an investment please contact me.
Again thank you so much for all your support. I am complexly confident that we will open on the 28th
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I would like to say a big thank you to Becky Gilson for her donation.
Thank You Becky
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Roseann Buys
39 months ago

Hi Brad - so happy to hear of your success! Sorry that "Mr Rizzo" (using Mr lightly) had so many rude and nasty things to say, but I know how wonderful of a chef and person that you are. I wish that I could donate money to your cause, because it is definitely worth it in my opinion!!! Since my accident I have been doing a lot of catch up, but I would love to come to your restaurant and have a meal in the near future (I'll have to see if my CNA can bring me there). Much success to you and your endeavors!!!

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Joshua Grunow
39 months ago

Hey Frank Rizzo, based on your last comment you sound like a very well read an educated human being. I have been to Chef Brads restaurant and it was AMAZING! It's to bad you won't be able to enjoy it since I'm sure you don't get out of your parents basement very often and as far as you donating to support business in the community please don't, I'm sure your government check has already been spent on more important things. Have a wonderful life being hateful for no reason.

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Jody Darby
39 months ago

*the momey

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Jody Darby
39 months ago

Who the hell is this Frank Rizzo. Sounds very intelligent... NOT!! If someone does not want to donate money then don't! Some people may not have theoney to help but still send well wishes. I wish you the best of luck Brad! I love seeing people trying to make the tri-city a better place! Wishing you all the success God has to offer! Keep up the good work and remember Haters always going to hate! (Usually because they are jealous that they never got off their ass and made a new for themselves!)

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Frank Rizzo
39 months ago

so you want me to fund your business in downtown Saginaw? i thought you were pathetic with this cry for money, but i also see that you are fucking retarded. bound to fail let alone open! have a nice day douche.

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Raised by 28 people in 42 months
Created December 19, 2014
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BG
$50
Becky Gilson
40 months ago (Offline Donation)
KB
$10
Kimberly Bullock
40 months ago

No need for a hand written thank you note Brad, I can imagine how busy you are! Best of luck!

$50
Anonymous
41 months ago
$25
Anonymous
41 months ago
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1
JV
$50
Jill LaDouce Venegas
41 months ago

I am so excited, congratulations.

J
$50
Jeanie
41 months ago

Keep the faith......

DH
$50
Dave and Grace Hernden
42 months ago

Congrats again and good luck!

Roseann Buys
39 months ago

Hi Brad - so happy to hear of your success! Sorry that "Mr Rizzo" (using Mr lightly) had so many rude and nasty things to say, but I know how wonderful of a chef and person that you are. I wish that I could donate money to your cause, because it is definitely worth it in my opinion!!! Since my accident I have been doing a lot of catch up, but I would love to come to your restaurant and have a meal in the near future (I'll have to see if my CNA can bring me there). Much success to you and your endeavors!!!

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Joshua Grunow
39 months ago

Hey Frank Rizzo, based on your last comment you sound like a very well read an educated human being. I have been to Chef Brads restaurant and it was AMAZING! It's to bad you won't be able to enjoy it since I'm sure you don't get out of your parents basement very often and as far as you donating to support business in the community please don't, I'm sure your government check has already been spent on more important things. Have a wonderful life being hateful for no reason.

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Jody Darby
39 months ago

*the momey

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Jody Darby
39 months ago

Who the hell is this Frank Rizzo. Sounds very intelligent... NOT!! If someone does not want to donate money then don't! Some people may not have theoney to help but still send well wishes. I wish you the best of luck Brad! I love seeing people trying to make the tri-city a better place! Wishing you all the success God has to offer! Keep up the good work and remember Haters always going to hate! (Usually because they are jealous that they never got off their ass and made a new for themselves!)

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Frank Rizzo
39 months ago

so you want me to fund your business in downtown Saginaw? i thought you were pathetic with this cry for money, but i also see that you are fucking retarded. bound to fail let alone open! have a nice day douche.

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