B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen

A culinary hub where artisans can produce, the youth of Baltimore City get access to employment opportunities and children learn to cook.

Natasha
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Project Description

Let me tempt your taste buds with the sweet taste of Natasha's Just Brittle. My Name is Natasha Brown- Wainwright and I am the founder of Natasha’s Just Brittle and B’More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen.

I am also hailed “The Brittle Queen” and chief brittle maker.

In the summer of 2009, I simply wanted to teach my daycare children a lesson in business fundamentals.  PPLC Sweet Treats, the children’s sweet business, made cakes, cookies, brownies and smoothies.  I came up with an all- natural brittle recipe incorporating brown & white sugar, sea salt, butter and agave.

In December 2009, Natasha’s Just Brittle Online store was born. Fast forward to August 2016, I decided to close my daycare center after 21 years in the industry to produce and operate Natasha’s Just Brittle full time.

Fast forward to 2017, Natasha’s Just Brittle has since been featured on QVC and is now in Whole Foods and other grocers across the State of Maryland.

Fast forward to 2018, It was my absolute pleasure to receive an invitation to send in Holiday packaging and holiday flavors for consideration with Oprah's Magazine.  Natasha’s Just Brittle Production House also serves as a dual Commercial Kitchen so that other culinary artisans can grow their businesses.

My vision is to create a one stop sweet shop selling candy, scratch bakery goods, coffee, ice-cream & a unique brunch menu created by the B'More Made with Pride Artisans. It will be a place where the community can mix, mingle and be. A place where local Baltimorians can sell their wares. A place where the youth of Baltimore City can get experience, get exposure and get access to employment opportunities. A place where children and children at heart can learn to cook. 

Our facility is 80% finished and we need your help in bringing all the pieces together. Our team of 3 has been operating without working capital over the last 2 years. Women receive just 2.2% venture capital, so I have been Pitching my business to have access to capital. Over the last few months we have gotten behind on the rent ($6300). We need immediate assistance so that we can keep our doors open. We also have qualified for a facility improvement grant of ($6900) to make our store front more inviting, but the drawback is that we must come out of pocket first.  Contributors who support with a donation of $200 or more by April 5th will get a (Natasha's Just Brittle/ B'More Made with Pride) Tee shirt and mug.  Check out the other sweet rewards that you will receive for your support.  I along with the artisans of B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1/2 pound of our signature cashew brittle is what you will receive when you contribute to this category.  Your contribution will help B'More Made with Pride Commercial kitchen secure a Double Gas Convection Oven for us to bake at our hearts content.

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The Fan

Get Natasha's Just Brittle Ravenous Bay Popcorn/ Brittle Pack when you make a contribution to this category.  Contributions will go towards furnishing our office so that we can get work done when not cooking in the kitchen.

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The Foodie

Receive an artisanal basket filled to the brim with treats made by B'More Made with Pride's Artisans when you contribute to this category.  All proceeds in this category will help us finish our pantries.  

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"O" Most Box

On June 22nd I received an email from The Oprah Magazine requesting special packaging for the holidays with special holiday flavors. I put together a Holiday Box filled with my seasonal brittles, toffee, chocolates, and more. A Contribution in this category will help B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen secure the bakery cases needed to display and house or goods.  The "O" Most Box is sure to tempt anyone's taste buds.

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The Hero

Contributions to this category will help us employ up to 5 youth to function as Sous Chefs, store clerks and production staff.  It is my mission to support the youth of Baltimore with job opportunities. Our Heroes will receive the "O" Most Box, a B'More Made with Pride Basket and an invite to a private dinner party with offerings prepared by B'More Made with Pride's Artisans. 

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Artisan's Gift Package

Select this category to pay 1 month's rent for up to 40 artisans.  Philanthropist who support our businesses will get an "O" Most Box, A B'More Made with Pride Basket, An invite to a Private dinner party with offerings prepared by B'More Made with Pride's Artisans and mention on Natasha's Just Brittle and B'More Made with Pride's social media pages..

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Rewards

$50
The Contibutor

1/2 pound of our signature cashew brittle is what you will receive when you contribute to this category.  Your contribution will help B'More Made with Pride Commercial kitchen secure a Double Gas Convection Oven for us to bake at our hearts content.

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$100
The Fan

Get Natasha's Just Brittle Ravenous Bay Popcorn/ Brittle Pack when you make a contribution to this category.  Contributions will go towards furnishing our office so that we can get work done when not cooking in the kitchen.

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3 Supporters
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$200
The Foodie

Receive an artisanal basket filled to the brim with treats made by B'More Made with Pride's Artisans when you contribute to this category.  All proceeds in this category will help us finish our pantries.  

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1 Supporter
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$500
"O" Most Box

On June 22nd I received an email from The Oprah Magazine requesting special packaging for the holidays with special holiday flavors. I put together a Holiday Box filled with my seasonal brittles, toffee, chocolates, and more. A Contribution in this category will help B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen secure the bakery cases needed to display and house or goods.  The "O" Most Box is sure to tempt anyone's taste buds.

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$1,000
The Hero

Contributions to this category will help us employ up to 5 youth to function as Sous Chefs, store clerks and production staff.  It is my mission to support the youth of Baltimore with job opportunities. Our Heroes will receive the "O" Most Box, a B'More Made with Pride Basket and an invite to a private dinner party with offerings prepared by B'More Made with Pride's Artisans. 

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$3,000
The Philanthropist

Artisan's Gift Package

Select this category to pay 1 month's rent for up to 40 artisans.  Philanthropist who support our businesses will get an "O" Most Box, A B'More Made with Pride Basket, An invite to a Private dinner party with offerings prepared by B'More Made with Pride's Artisans and mention on Natasha's Just Brittle and B'More Made with Pride's social media pages..

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