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Family, Food & Faith / B'More Made with Pride

B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen & Cafe. A culinary hub where cooks can legally create great food and families can enjoy it.

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Hello, My name is Natasha and I am the owner of Natasha's Just Brittle / B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen & Cafe. I was a young girl contemplating suicide because of bulling when God sent an Angel disguised as my Grandmother to save my life.  On that hot summer day in 1983 when I tried to take my life, My Grandmother Martha Lee told me three things that would mold me into the woman I am today..

1.  My Life was not my own to take.

2.  I was here to serve God, Family and Community.

3.  I was here for a purpose.

I always knew that I would be an entrepreneur and I try to implement my Grandmother's words of wisdom throughout my life. It is my mission to support entrepreneurship, It is my mission to create job opportunities for the youth of Baltimore City, It is my mission to become a leading manufacturer for the small business owner, It is my mission to create great food, fun and a positive environment for my community, It is my mission to build a legacy for my family. 

Located inside of Natasha's Just Brittle Manufacturing Plant is B’More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen & Café.  Built on Family, Food & Faith, our incubator is a shared kitchen for food artisans who need a licensed, clean, affordable & accessible place to cook their food and to make their products.  I am looking to provide rental space for up to 40 businesses who are bakers, caterers and food truck owners.  Our cafe serves a breakfast & lunch menu and some of the products made within the kitchen. We provide fun for the entire family with cooking classes, cooking birthday parties for the youth and cake decorating classes, chocolate & wine sips and crab cake wars for the adults.

                                                                                             

We have made progress over the last two years as a manufacturing facility and on November 16th we celebrated one year in business as a dual Commercial Kitchen & Cafe. There are some things that the Kitchen needs to help the businesses reach their full potential and to serve our customers to the best of our ability.  We need a bakery Case, candy case, gas convection oven, brewing station, commercial toaster and a commercial warmer, but most of all, funds to pay for seasonal production help.  Check out the awesomeness that you will receive for your support in our rewards column. 

 

Should we exceed our goal of $5000, here is a wish list that will help B'More Made with Pride grow. 

 

1. A marketing brochure of the businesses not in the Main Street District.  I would call it "The Harford Road Business Circular." The brochure will highlight all the businesses along Harford Road between White Avenue and Northern Parkway.   

2. New equipment.  We have maintained the business for almost three years with used equipment.  It would be wonderful to not have to constantly have our old equipment maintenance. We could use two new stoves, a freezer, washing machine and a commercial dishwasher.  

3. Full time production help. Many of the businesses in our culinary hub work full time or part time work outside of their businesses.  I want to create a full time production team to assist all the businesses within.  I am envisioning about eight youth who are interested in the culinary industry that would work a day shift or a night shift assisting the businesses.  An opportunity like this would give our youth a new skill set in manufacturing and it would give our businesses some much needed assistance to grow.

4. Key less entry lock door.  I work seven days a week managing Natasha's Just Brittle, B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen and my part time job.  It would be great to have a key less entry lock door so that the different businesses who have servsafe management qualifications can let themselves into the facility to cook. 

5.  Air ducts in the Commercial Kitchen.  We have air and heat in the back of the facility, but we need to extend the duct work on to the kitchen area

.  When it's hot in the kitchen, it's hot and when it's cold in the kitchen, it;s cold.  

 

The businesses that use our culinary hub:

 

* Looen Teas

*Blondies Doughnuts

*Freakin Sweet Jars

*Brown Sugar Cake Bakery

*Flair Cuisine LLC

*The Brunch God's, LLC

*Bee Hoss LLC

*The Brunch God's 

*Your Traveling Chef'

*Cakelady Desserts LLC

*Mama T's Food

*Ambrose Island Cuisine and Sweeties LLC

*Tasty Treats by Sharde'

*Cuples Tea House

*Ruby & Romalia's Kitchen

*Viola's Southern Cuisine

*Real Food Real Tasty

*Ethnicity Catering

*Duarte's LLC

Small businesses close everyday so I am asking you to support with a monetary donation, share & encourage someone else to contribute and spread the news to those who need a licensed facility to start their food business.  In keeping with the mission of supporting entrepreneurship, I promise to pledge 10% of the proceeds to assist small businesses in the food industry. 

Thank you for being apart of the B’More Made with Pride team.  #Family #Food #Faith

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Dinomartin
12/18/2019
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Ikiel Doughty
11/30/2019
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Levin Wainwright
11/25/2019
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$10
Terence Bethea
11/25/2019
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$10
11/22/2019
A New Tradition
$100
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Just Because I Care.  

Contribute what you can and be entered in our raffle to win some yummy treats made at B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen & Cafe.  I'll be giving away yummy treats like gourmet teas, sauces, hot sauce, pies, cakes, doughnut, sweet jars, and my brittle treats.  You will have 6 chances to win. Raffles will be announced live on Natasha's Just Brittle & B'More Made with Pride's Facebook Pages on November 23rd, 24th and 30th then on December 1st, 7th and 8th. Be sure to like my pages and tune in. 

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Community

Community is what helps a small business thrive.  Make a donation in this category and be entered in our raffle with 6 chances to win & get 1 of my delicious Snickerdoodle Brittle Crunch Cookies.  

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A New Tradition

As seen on QVC and in Whole Foods, I was honored when a few families made my artisan treats A New Tradition for their families.  Contribute to this level and receive an exclusive "New Traditions Brittle Box" containing my new Sea Salt Toffee Brittle Popcorn, snickerdoodle brittle crunch cookies, handcrafted chocolate treats and artisan brittle.  You will also be entered in our raffle with 6 chances to win & get 1 of my delicious Snickerdoodle Brittle Crunch Cookies.  

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200.00 USD
Family, Food & Faith Crew

This category is for that person who supports small businesses with a monetary donation and who puts out the word to their family and friends.  Donate $100 of your own money and raise another $100 by asking 10 family & friends to contribute $10 and you will receive an exclusive "Family, Food & Faith Tee Shirt and be entered in our raffle with 6 chances to win & get 1 of my delicious Snickerdoodle Brittle Crunch Cookies.  

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500.00 USD
My Brother's Keeper

With part time jobs, pitch competitions and the support of family & friends, I have been able to keep the doors to Natasha's Just Brittle/ B'More Made with Pride open for almost three years.  Women receive just 2% of venture capital.  As a small business, we need people to invest in us and  fight for us.  This category is for that person who supports small businesses with a monetary donation.  Donate $500 to receive a "B'More Made with Pride Brittle Basket."  It will be filled to the brim with Products, Goods and coupons from the artisan who work out of B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen & Cafe. You will also receive the  "Family, Food & Faith Tee Shirt and be entered in our raffle with 6 chances to win & get 1 of my delicious Snickerdoodle Brittle Crunch Cookies.  These funds will be used to pay at least 1 month's rent for all the Businesses working out of B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen. 

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care.  

Contribute what you can and be entered in our raffle to win some yummy treats made at B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen & Cafe.  I'll be giving away yummy treats like gourmet teas, sauces, hot sauce, pies, cakes, doughnut, sweet jars, and my brittle treats.  You will have 6 chances to win. Raffles will be announced live on Natasha's Just Brittle & B'More Made with Pride's Facebook Pages on November 23rd, 24th and 30th then on December 1st, 7th and 8th. Be sure to like my pages and tune in. 

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50.00 USD
Community

Community is what helps a small business thrive.  Make a donation in this category and be entered in our raffle with 6 chances to win & get 1 of my delicious Snickerdoodle Brittle Crunch Cookies.  

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100.00 USD
A New Tradition

As seen on QVC and in Whole Foods, I was honored when a few families made my artisan treats A New Tradition for their families.  Contribute to this level and receive an exclusive "New Traditions Brittle Box" containing my new Sea Salt Toffee Brittle Popcorn, snickerdoodle brittle crunch cookies, handcrafted chocolate treats and artisan brittle.  You will also be entered in our raffle with 6 chances to win & get 1 of my delicious Snickerdoodle Brittle Crunch Cookies.  

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200.00 USD
Family, Food & Faith Crew

This category is for that person who supports small businesses with a monetary donation and who puts out the word to their family and friends.  Donate $100 of your own money and raise another $100 by asking 10 family & friends to contribute $10 and you will receive an exclusive "Family, Food & Faith Tee Shirt and be entered in our raffle with 6 chances to win & get 1 of my delicious Snickerdoodle Brittle Crunch Cookies.  

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500.00 USD
My Brother's Keeper

With part time jobs, pitch competitions and the support of family & friends, I have been able to keep the doors to Natasha's Just Brittle/ B'More Made with Pride open for almost three years.  Women receive just 2% of venture capital.  As a small business, we need people to invest in us and  fight for us.  This category is for that person who supports small businesses with a monetary donation.  Donate $500 to receive a "B'More Made with Pride Brittle Basket."  It will be filled to the brim with Products, Goods and coupons from the artisan who work out of B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen & Cafe. You will also receive the  "Family, Food & Faith Tee Shirt and be entered in our raffle with 6 chances to win & get 1 of my delicious Snickerdoodle Brittle Crunch Cookies.  These funds will be used to pay at least 1 month's rent for all the Businesses working out of B'More Made with Pride Commercial Kitchen. 

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