We want to raise funds for a live/work space where we can host popups on the ground level and also make it our home. It’ll be like coming over to your Auntie’s house for Sunday supper only you’re being served liquid nitrogen halo-halo! It’ll be a space where we bring in the community closer together through the arts and good food.
I know what you all are thinking, why not just open up my own restaurant, right? Well, as many of you know, the restaurant business is risky business. We have to really think about the logistics of owning, running, managing and staffing a restaurant. Not to mention the rent for the space in an ideal location can cost anywhere from $80k to $100k per year with a minimum lease of at least 5 years.
With having our own live/work popup space, we are still able to provide everyone the restaurant ambiance people are looking for but in a far more unique setting. If you guys know me by now, then you’ll know I am anything but typical! And that also speaks about my food. It’s anything but traditional though I do inject subtle nuances of traditional Filipino flavors in my dishes.
Filipino food hasn’t completely hit mainstream in Orange County yet and neither is a Filipino Female Chef who actually grew up in the Philippines. I would like to be the one to initiate that change! So I am asking for everyone’s support…please, please like, share and donate!
If this project succeeds with everyone’s generous contributions, the money will go towards paying the lease for the space for a year (to help us get our feet off the ground), designing the space, licensing fees, insurance, and purchasing of furnitures, fixtures and equipment.
I am extremely passionate about this project and the food I make. If anyone can tell you one thing about me, it’s that my passion overflows and I love, love, LOVE to feed people! So I would like to thank you all in advance for helping make this dream of mine a reality. Maraming, maraming salamat po!