Mbombo: LA's first Indigenous restaurant hub

After 5 year being a nomadic restaurant, Mbombo is opening a hub embracing the indigenous voice thru our cuisines, traditions and practices

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Project Ends on December 12, 2018

Project Description

Dear Tribe: 

It is close to the end of 2018,  yet the cuisines and cultures of the motherland and the indigenous worlds are still foreign to most western societies. A neo-movement of spirituality and wellness have submerged in LA, but the indigenous communities are still erased in the mainstream platforms.

For 5 years, our team has dedicated itself to bringing unity in this world, setting up an effortless medium that creates problem-solving and critical-thinking conversation while providing mesmerizing performances through the medium of FOOD.

 

At Mbombo, we believe that food is one the few ways to create unity without any discrimination or judgment. People come together with the common grounds of enjoying what they like to eat and sharing great company. Over the years, we have traveled in many places to spread this movement. Conscious eating through mindful consumption and human connection.

Our team is now taking the vision to the next level by creating a collective space/movement known as THE HUT, and Venice is the perfect city to embrace it!

In the summer of 2019: we will open Los Angeles's very first indigenous hub that will bring people together through our cuisines, our traditions and our practices. THE HUT will be layered with 3 different segments:

  • an immersive restaurant showcasing Mbombo's signature dinners , as well as resident chefs with aligned visions
  • a second- floor for collective and private gatherings for events, meetings, and lectures that reflect on the enhancement of our world, with a special focus on transformational work and herbal medicines
  • an outdoor garden that will be available for ALL communities, including wellness practitioners, and spiritual healers.

 

Having a physical base will bring the following blessings:

  • becoming a voice for the African and Indigenous cultures via our interactive immersive dinners and related events while bringing unity within all races, cultures etc by celebrating LA's authentic diversity 
  • solidifying  the movement by bringing a consistent calendar on a monthly basis as opposed to seasonal collaborations that can challenge our momentum
  • Reduce rentals expenses to enhance resources that will be bought and not borrowed for additional cost for all residents of THE HUT
  • establishing a residency program through membership to enable fellow chefs and artists with aligned projects to build conscious entrepreneurship with significant leverage

Since opening a restaurant is very expensive, the money raised will help us launch the bigger campaign to find the proper funds.The $30,000 will be used for the following:

  • covering the cost of our 10-month dinner series campaign: we will host monthly gathering with special focus such as a media spread or cultural awareness to preserve our momentum to maximize our opening. 
  • covering labor cost behind our campaign: In order to maximize the success of our vision we need to have an-all star team of professionals such as a brand creative agency, a PR company etc..
  • covering projection cost: to ensure clarity of our pitch and business plan, we need to hire professional to set our pitch deck, our architectural and interior designs and other projections need to reinforce our success in getting the proper funds

 

Our team is composed of 3 women with a special focus and forte

Gladys Nyoth: Founder and Executive Chef

Deanna Diaz: Executive Coordinator

Paige Murtaugh: Hospitality Manager

 

We also have a roster of seasonal chefs and artists that participate to the creation of our projects as contractors. 

 

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Shelley Bruce
10/16/2018
Mbombo's Hot Pepper
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rrdesignprp@gmail.com
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Mbombo's One and Only
$111
10/14/2018
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$33
Kristine Surla
10/12/2018
Mbombo's Hot Pepper
$33
alua
10/12/2018
Mbombo's One and Only
$111
10/12/2018
Monetary Contribution
$25
10/12/2018
Mbombo's Lucky Charm
$77
Magalie
10/12/2018
Mbombo's Hot Pepper
$33
Justin Allen Kornmann
10/11/2018
Monetary Contribution
$20
10/08/2018
Mbombo's Hot Pepper
$33
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

18 Supporters
Contribute
$33
Mbombo's Hot Pepper

For taking the first leap into building this restaurant, we will give you a jar of our infamous hot pepper sauce. If you haven't had this sauce prepare to find a new culinary addiction cuz it is to die for. We will send you a personal letter with it to tell you why you mean so much to us and to the world 

21 Supporters
None available
$77
Mbombo's Lucky Charm

With this award you'll get a jar of our special hot pepper sauce , as well as west African beignet delivered to you by our team with the same message of acknowledgement by shared to you verbally 

 

2 Supporters
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$111
Mbombo's One and Only

With this rewards, you will have the opportunity to be part one of our upcoming immersive dinner starting in October. We will email personally to remain in communication so you get all the 411 to experience our vision via our mesmerizing communal dining, as well as a special shout out (my shout out are quite colorful) on our social media platform

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9 Supporters
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$555
Mbombo's Secret Traveler

With this rewards, we are taking you to a camping getaway. THAT"S RIGHT! IN november, we will be organizing a special getaway trip with all of 555 contributors to be one with you all in the midst of the woods to organize an indigenous dinners showing our never ending gratitude. If you have never combining food, travel and human connection wrapped with pure magic and authenticity..watch what we are going to do for you 

1 Supporter
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$2,222
Mbombo's Golden Honorary Guest

Have you had any restaurant create a special evening in your honor? Well upon the opening of our restaurant , we will select a calendar date to establish an immersive dinner ...PERSONALLY DEDICATED TO YOU. 

You and a guest of you choice, will have the pleasure to witness  a full production honoring your essence. Menu will personalized according to your preferences and the performance aspects will be an homage and dedication to your generosity 

If you have heard of our Alice in Motherland dinner, you know that we are very serious about out dinner show 

0 Supporters
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$8,888
Mbombo's Soul of Abundance

With this reward: you pretty much get it all 

  • monthly delivery of our special hot sauce for 12 months 
  • an invitation to be part of our honorary table for the opening of our restaurant in 2019 
  • 2 personalized event production in you honor during in our 2019 calendar with 2 extra comped ticked for each event
  • a 6 month free residency membership to use the facilities and perks of our experimental space
0 Supporters
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Venice, CA
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

18 Supporters
Contribute
$33
Mbombo's Hot Pepper

For taking the first leap into building this restaurant, we will give you a jar of our infamous hot pepper sauce. If you haven't had this sauce prepare to find a new culinary addiction cuz it is to die for. We will send you a personal letter with it to tell you why you mean so much to us and to the world 

21 Supporters
None available
$77
Mbombo's Lucky Charm

With this award you'll get a jar of our special hot pepper sauce , as well as west African beignet delivered to you by our team with the same message of acknowledgement by shared to you verbally 

 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$111
Mbombo's One and Only

With this rewards, you will have the opportunity to be part one of our upcoming immersive dinner starting in October. We will email personally to remain in communication so you get all the 411 to experience our vision via our mesmerizing communal dining, as well as a special shout out (my shout out are quite colorful) on our social media platform

12 Left
9 Supporters
Select this reward
$555
Mbombo's Secret Traveler

With this rewards, we are taking you to a camping getaway. THAT"S RIGHT! IN november, we will be organizing a special getaway trip with all of 555 contributors to be one with you all in the midst of the woods to organize an indigenous dinners showing our never ending gratitude. If you have never combining food, travel and human connection wrapped with pure magic and authenticity..watch what we are going to do for you 

1 Supporter
Select this reward
$2,222
Mbombo's Golden Honorary Guest

Have you had any restaurant create a special evening in your honor? Well upon the opening of our restaurant , we will select a calendar date to establish an immersive dinner ...PERSONALLY DEDICATED TO YOU. 

You and a guest of you choice, will have the pleasure to witness  a full production honoring your essence. Menu will personalized according to your preferences and the performance aspects will be an homage and dedication to your generosity 

If you have heard of our Alice in Motherland dinner, you know that we are very serious about out dinner show 

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$8,888
Mbombo's Soul of Abundance

With this reward: you pretty much get it all 

  • monthly delivery of our special hot sauce for 12 months 
  • an invitation to be part of our honorary table for the opening of our restaurant in 2019 
  • 2 personalized event production in you honor during in our 2019 calendar with 2 extra comped ticked for each event
  • a 6 month free residency membership to use the facilities and perks of our experimental space
0 Supporters
Select this reward