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Restaurant Start Up

$950 of $70,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 32 months
My name is Cindy Sengsourith. My family and I are one of the many Southeast Asian refugees who came to the United States in the early 1980s as a result of the Vietnam War. After the Communists took over Laos, we came to the United States to escape persecution and for a better life. I am now a US citizen and I am very proud to call the United States, this new land of opportunity, my home. As a citizen, I would like to take this opportunity to make something out of my life. My dream is to open a unique restaurant that caters authentic Laotian Food in the Bay Area, CA.

In Richmond, CA, my parents raised us on a foundation of strong ethnic, traditional culture and family values. As a result, I grew up eating and preparing a variety of home-cooked ethnic food from many different Lao regions. I developed my cooking skills further by experimenting in the kitchen with many talented local Khmu and Lao chiefs. I learned how to use a combination of different ingredients to enhance the food that I prepared. My experimentation led me to healthier ways of cooking, such as baking and steaming rather than deep frying.

For the past 3 years, I have been working for a company called Guckenheimer as a special guest chef. I have added Lao dishes to the menu. My dishes are a hit and has mass appeal to all my customers. Most of my customers gave wonderful reviews to my manager, Annria Rossouw and they are requesting more Lao food to be served. They also asked me to open up a local Lao restaurant. Getting compliments from friends and family are nice but getting them from the general public is even better because that's an indicator of a potential successful start up. 

I would like to combine my cooking skills with my passion of excellent customer service and entertainment. By opening my own restaurant and having a small business, I will truly be able to experience the dream that I always wanted as well as to have other people experience the wonderful Lao cuisine that has yet to be tried by many. I have come up with a SOLID BUSINESS PLAN and have been taking courses with the local SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER and getting advices from mentors who are current restaurant owners and from SCORE. 

I do not have much money saved up to invest in a restaurant business; I need a startup fund. Every dollar that you can donate to help me would be greatly appreciated. I am a highly motivated, energetic, and passionate individual. Cooking is my heart and soul. Please help me fulfill my dream and see that your contribution makes my dream a reality. Thank you for your time and generosity.

Respectfully yours,

Cindy Sengsourith
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My name is Cindy Sengsourith. My family and I are one of the many Southeast Asian refugees who came to the United States in the early 1980s as a result of the Vietnam War. After the Communists took over Laos, we came to the United States to escape persecution and for a better life. I am now a US citizen and I am very proud to call the United States, this new land of opportunity, my home. As a citizen, I would like to take this opportunity to make something out of my life. My dream is to open a unique restaurant that caters authentic Laotian Food in the Bay Area, CA.

In Richmond, CA, my parents raised us on a foundation of strong ethnic, traditional culture and family values. As a result, I grew up eating and preparing a variety of home-cooked ethnic food from many different Lao regions. I developed my cooking skills further by experimenting in the kitchen with many talented local Khmu and Lao chiefs. I learned how to use a combination of different ingredients to enhance the food that I prepared. My experimentation led me to healthier ways of cooking, such as baking and steaming rather than deep frying.

For the past 3 years, I have been working for a company called Guckenheimer as a special guest chef. I have added Lao dishes to the menu. My dishes are a hit and has mass appeal to all my customers. Most of my customers gave wonderful reviews to my manager, Annria Rossouw, and they are requesting more Lao food to be served. They also asked me to open up a local Lao restaurant. Getting compliments from friends and family are nice but getting them from the general public is even better because that's an indicator of a potential successful start up.

I would like to combine my cooking skills with my passion of excellent customer service and entertainment. By opening my own restaurant and having a small business, I will truly be able to experience the dream that I always wanted as well as to have other people experience the wonderful Lao cuisine that has yet to be tried by many. I have come up with a SOLID BUSINESS PLAN and have been taking courses with the local SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER and getting advice from mentors who are current restaurant owners as well as from SCORE.

I do not have much money saved up to invest in a restaurant business; I need a startup fund. Every dollar that you can donate to help me would be greatly appreciated. I am a highly motivated, energetic, and passionate individual. Cooking is my heart and soul. Please help me fulfill my dream and see that your contribution makes my dream a reality. Thank you for your time and generosity.

Respectfully yours,

Cindy Sengsourith
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My name is Cindy Sengsourith. My family and I are one of the many Southeast Asian refugees who came to the United States in the early 1980s as a result of the Vietnam War. After the Communists took over Laos, we came to the United States to escape persecution and for a better life. I am now a US citizen and I am very proud to call the United States, this new land of opportunity, my home. As a citizen, I would like to take this opportunity to make something out of my life. My dream is to open a unique restaurant that caters authentic Laotian Food in the Bay Area, CA.

In Richmond, CA, my parents raised us on a foundation of strong ethnic, traditional culture and family values. As a result, I grew up eating and preparing a variety of home-cooked ethnic food from many different Lao regions. I developed my cooking skills further by experimenting in the kitchen with many talented local Lao chefs. I learned how to use a combination of different ingredients to enhance the food that I prepared. My experimentation led me to healthier ways of cooking, such as baking and steaming rather than deep frying.

For the past 3 years, I have been working for a company called Guckenheimer as a special guest chef. I have added Lao dishes to the menu. My dishes are a hit and has mass appeal to all my customers. Most of my customers gave wonderful reviews to my boss and manager, Annria Rossouw, and they are requesting more Lao food to be served. They also asked me to open up a local Lao restaurant.

I am now ready to pursue my lifelong dream of opening my own Laotian restaurant. I have been practicing and perfecting several authentic Laotian dishes. My specialty dishes include local seafood, fresh vegetables and herbs. I like to incorporate many local fresh ingredients to make wonderful healthy ethnic Laotian dishes.

I would like to combine my cooking skills with my passion of excellent customer service and entertainment. By opening my own restaurant and having a small business, I will truly be able to experience the dream that I always wanted as well as to have other people experience the wonderful Lao cuisine that has yet to be tried by many.

I do not have much money saved up to invest in a restaurant business; I need a startup fund. Every dollar that you can donate to help me would be greatly appreciated. I am a highly motivated, energetic, and passionate individual. Cooking is my heart and soul. Please help me fulfill my dream and see that your contribution makes my dream a reality. Thank you for your time and generosity.

Respectfully yours,

Cindy Sengsourith
+ Read More
My name is Cindy Sengsourith. My family and I are one of the many Southeast Asian refugees who came to the United States in the early 1980s as a result of the Vietnam War. After the Communists took over Laos, we came to the United States to escape persecution and for a better life. I am now a US citizen and I am very proud to call the United States, this new land of opportunity, my home. As a citizen, I would like to take this opportunity to make something out of my life. My dream is to open a unique restaurant that caters authentic Laotian Food in the Bay Area, CA.

In Richmond, CA, my parents raised us on a foundation of strong ethnic, traditional culture and family values. As a result, I grew up eating and preparing a variety of home-cooked ethnic food from many different Lao regions. I developed my cooking skills further by experimenting in the kitchen with many talented local Lao chefs. I learned how to use a combination of different ingredients to enhance the food that I prepared. My experimentation led me to healthier ways of cooking, such as baking and steaming rather than deep frying.

For the past 3 years, I have been working for a company called Guckenheimer as a special guest chef. I have added Lao dishes to the menu. My dishes are a hit and has mass appeal to all my customers. Most of my customers (of different various ethnic backgrounds) gave wonderful reviews to my boss and manager, Annria Rossouw, and they are requesting more Lao food to be served. They also asked me to open up a local Lao restaurant.

I am now ready to pursue my lifelong dream of opening my own Laotian restaurant. I have been practicing and perfecting several authentic Laotian dishes. My specialty dishes include local seafood, fresh vegetables and herbs. I like to incorporate many local fresh ingredients to make wonderful healthy ethnic Laotian dishes.

I would like to combine my cooking skills with my passion of excellent customer service and entertainment. By opening my own restaurant and having a small business, I will truly be able to experience the dream that I always wanted as well as to have other people experience the wonderful Lao cuisine that has yet to be tried by many.

I do not have much money saved up to invest in a restaurant business; I need a startup fund. Every dollar that you can donate to help me would be greatly appreciated. I am a highly motivated, energetic, and passionate individual. Cooking is my heart and soul. Please help me fulfill my dream and see that your contribution makes my dream a reality. Thank you for your time and generosity.

Respectfully yours,

Cindy Sengsourith
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$950 of $70,000 goal

Raised by 7 people in 32 months
Created July 4, 2015
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SC

Very happy and excited for you guys. Very great family and deserves nothing but the best. Can't wait to go eat. Best of luck

SL
$200
Seng Luangrath
31 months ago

Wish you all the best and many success to accomplish your dream and journey.

$150
Kaazim Summerville
31 months ago

I hope your dreams come true. You guys are a big inspiration .

DF
$50
Debra Ford
32 months ago

Looking forward to opening day.

KS
$100
Khonnie Silivongxay
32 months ago

Best of luck..when you get it open I will make a reservation.

$100
Anonymous
32 months ago
$50
Dawn Douangmala
32 months ago

I am happy for you and good luck. May your wish come true. I will support you.,

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