Sunday, April 21, 2013

Your Opportunity To Help Staplehouse & The Giving Kitchen Become a Reality

As I shared last week, Empire State South's Ryan Smith is joining the Hidinger's in opening Staplehouse. Turns out it will be a fully purpose driven business. Here's the scoop on their unique funding and business model:

The outpouring of love and support during Ryan Hidinger's battle with cancer has led them to update their dream for Staplehouse. With help of friends, they have started a non-profit called, The Giving Kitchen, an Initiative that will help support the metro Atlanta restaurant community by helping industry members dealing with medical or other unanticipated hardships.

This is a pretty unique opportunity to help someone achieve their dream and support those in need at the same time. Plus who doesn't want another top notch dining option in Atlanta?

From their site:

"Staplehouse is now the flagship of The Giving Kitchen, a casual fine dining experience with a purpose. A restaurant dedicating all (after tax) proceeds to The Giving Kitchen Initiative, a 501c3 organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to those in the hospitality industry, who find themselves in crisis.

The operation will be managed by seven Partners, Chef Ryan & Jen Hidinger along with Chef Ryan Smith and Kara Hidinger (Ryan's sister).  The business will be supported by Ryan Turner, Chris Hall and Todd Mussman and managed by the Unsukay back office support system called Basecamp.  For more info click here.

A beautiful and historic 2-story brick building (formerly a residence, never a restaurant) located in the heart of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta, will house Staplehouse downstairs, a cozy 50-seat restaurant focusing on sustainable, local ingredients, simplistic cocktails and an approach on hospitality like no other.  Upstairs will house the tGK office and a Foundation Function Room where guests can share dinner privately away from the hustle and bustle of the main dining room.  For photos of the space click here.  For a Square Feet Studio rendering of the main dining room click here.

This is the chance to be a part of building our dream restaurant Staplehouse, a purpose driven, world class restaurant built by the restaurant community for the restaurant community.

We have many options for you to contribute and be recognized as being a "founding member".  Donations can be made in many increments ranging from $10 for Founding Member name recognition on our website, all the way up to $1,500 for your name engraved on one off our few bar and Chef's table stools!

Any money raised over our project budget that is not needed for building Staplehouse will go directly to The Giving Kitchen. Your money will go to a good cause no matter what!

What We Need From You

$651,035.60 to turn our dream building into a purpose driven restaurant serving the people of Atlanta and the mission of The Giving Kitchen Initiative.

You can contribute in any denomination you woudl like!  Whether you can give $1 or $100, every dollar counts. Please give what you can!

Summary Construction Budget Breakdown by Brian Bollins of Choate Construction, a Company which is providing their services pro bono.

General Condition = $60,077.70
Demolition = $22,215.60
Concrete = $7,570.80
Masonry = $4,680
Steel = $37,908
Rough Carpentry = $59,698.80
Millwork = $29,047.50
Therm / Moist Protection = $1,350
Doors / Windows = $28,867.50
Drywall = $26,964
Flooring / Tile = $24,550.20
Painting = $22,860
Specialtes (Fire, Toilets) = $2,745.90
Plumbing = $63,000
HVAC = $94,500
Electrical = $61,862.40
Grease Trap = $22,500
Building Permit = $3,684.60
Expeditor Fee = $1,350
Builder's Risk Insurance = $252
Sub Guard = $7,575
General liability Insurance = $4,322
Contractor's Contigency = $59,580.90
Performance & Payment Bond = $3,872.70

Total = $651,035.60

What We Need From Others

We will be seeking our sponsorships from equipment manufacturers and reaching out to the non "crowd funding" crowd for the remaining contributions. Any money raised over our construction goal will go towards these expenses.

Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment
Refrigeration Units = $26,105
Storage = $1,465
Cooking Equipment = $31,925
Cleaning & Dish = $4,287
Disposal / Recycling / Compost = $2,674
Containers = $1,209
Smallwares = $4,611
Food Prep = $7,048
Service Opening Stock = $7,695
Office = $8,604
FOH Opening Supplies = $43,758

Total plus Taxes = $150,532

*We can also explore leasing equipment if need be.

Pre-Opening Personnel Salaries & Wages = $28,865
Landscaping = Volunteer Project
Opening Inventory = $11,000 (it is likely many of our suppliers will provide this for free or at a deep discount)
Communications & Branding Package = $3,750
Liquor License = $10,000

Total = $53,615

Our Skin In The Game: Already Covered from Pre-Diagnosis Staplehouse Contributors

Design & Architecture = Pro Bono courtesy of Square Feet Studio
Structural Drawings = $4,000
MEP Drawsing = $7,000
Filing Fees = $500
Reimbursables $750
Signage = $1,500
Legal Fees = $4,000
Lease Security Deposit = $5,310
Utility Deposits = $2,500

Total = $25,560

Total Project Budget = $880,742

Between the discounted services of our vendors and your contributions we can build this together!

What You Get

A chance to be a part of building our dream restaurant Staplehouse, a purpose driven, world class restaurant built by the restaurant community for the restaurant community.

We have many options for you to contribute and be recognized as being a "founding member".  Donations can be made in many increments ranging from $10 for Founding Member name recognition on our website, all the way up to $1,500 for your name engraved on one off our few bar and Chef's table stools!

The Impact

Comforting aromas, gurgling pots, a taste from a spoon—kitchens are a beating heart. In our communities, the professionals who work in restaurant kitchens draw from their own memories of childhood home kitchens. They learn the craft of cooking and make the choice to work hard, and turn their passion into service by deciding to labor in a professional kitchen. Delivering a delicious plate of food is their job but it’s also a reflection of care and hospitality with roots based in the heart of the home. Restaurants are the community places we, as customers, gather when we want to celebrate, work out business deals, gather with friends or for many of us, where we eat more often than at home. Each year, our restaurant community partners with dozens of incredible causes to raise a lot of money to take care of those in need. Staplehouse will be the economic engine and flagship to tell the story of The Giving Kitchen.  While we continue to help in raise money for so many others, it is now time to also take care of those in our restaurant community who face crisis.

Any money raised over our project budget that is not needed will go directly to The Giving Kitchen.

Your money will go to a good cause no matter what!

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