The Gourmet By Numbers Vision
What if you could improve your diet, create stronger bonds with family and friends, and give back to your local community just by changing what you eat for dinner? Well, you can. In just 30 minutes a day with the help of Gourmet By Numbers, you can take advantage of the benefits of home cooked food.
Gourmet By Numbers is launching because we know the value of cooking at home. We also know that people are busier than ever and that finding the time to plan meals, grocery shop, prep ingredients, cook and clean up can be a major headache. While we know firsthand the challenges of getting a homemade meal on the table and we also know that sometimes convenience is the biggest factor in deciding what to eat.
The goal of Gourmet By Numbers is to make cooking at home convenient so that making the choice to give yourself the benefits of home cooked meal is a little easier. You don’t have to be a chef. You don’t need any fancy equipment or tools. You don’t even need to know any recipes. Gourmet By Numbers will do all the planning, shopping, and chopping for you so have more time for the things that are important to you.
Here’s how it works:It’s that simple.
Not only does Gourmet By Numbers help you get dinner on the table, we’re also helping the local community by using local ingredients whenever possible and partnering with local non profits. In fact, a portion of the fees from this crowd funding campaign will go directly to Keep Austin Funded, an organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs get the funding they need. We’re also partnering with Keep Austin Fed to give them 10% of all the proceeds from the Line Cook Package.
How we’ll use the funds
Our goal with this funding is to secure and renovate a retail location in Austin, TX. We believe that a brick-and-mortar location will make Gourmet By Numbers more convenient and help us to become part of the community. This campaign will cover the costs of renovating a location to make sure we’re able to provide high-quality meal kits in a way that will be convenient and easy for you!
Who are we?
I’m Heather Amalaha, the founder of Gourmet By Numbers, busy mom of two, and passionate home cook. I got the idea for Gourmet By Numbers while working on a class project on emerging food trends while studying Nutrition and Food Studies at NYU. I knew there had to be a way to make cooking at home easy and let people be their own chef. Even though I had this idea, life had other plans for me. After love, marriage, a baby carriage (or two), an MBA, and a couple years working in corporate America, I had a much clearer understanding of obstacles that stand in the way of cooking at home. Now I am on a mission to help other people overcome those obstacles and keep Austin cooking!
Other Ways To Help
Even if you can't contribute financially, your support is important to us. You can help us get the word out by:
- Using the sharing buttons right below the video
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About The Perks
The complete list of perks and rewards can be found on the right side of this page but here's a little more information to help you decide what you want!
Mobile Loaves & Fishes
Mobile Loaves and Fishes has been serving the homeless in Austin since 1998 by providing food and clothing and promoting dignity. The organization operates several social outreach programs including Community First! Village, ROADS (a micro-opportunity business program) and the MLF Trucks. To help give back to the local community, Gourmet By Numbers is donating 10% of the contributions from the Line Cook and Pastry Chef packages to help them continue their amazing efforts. To learn more about MLF, check out MLF.org.
Dinner Kit Choices
For the Pastry Chef and Saute Chef packages, you get to choose what dinner kit you want. Below is a sample menu so you know what kind of meals we'll have. Once the campaign finishes, we'll send a survey to everyone that purchased one of those packages to find out which kit you want and how you want to get it (pick up or delivery).
Several of the perks include a one-of-a-kind, limited edition Gourmet By Numbers apron. When you order one of those perks, you'll be cooking in style with this (available only during this campaign!):
The Backer Dinner
The backer dinner is going to a super fun night of eating and socializing. Be among the first people to try our meal kits at this dinner which will include a LIVE cooking demonstration! We'll be using Gourmet By Numbers recipes so you'll have a chance to try the amazing meals we'll be offering. This perk is in limited supply!! So take advantage of the Chef or Executive Chef package to secure your tickets now!
What if I don’t live in Austin?
No problem (but you may want to consider moving here :) )! If you don’t live in Austin, you can still contribute. As for your perks, you have a few options:
1.You can choose “No Perk - I just want to contribute” when you check out.
2.You can choose a perk without a meal kit or tickets to the backer event.
3.If you choose a perk with a meal kit or tickets to the backer dinner, you can give those to someone in Austin or we can donate your meal kit(s) to an organization fighting hunger in Austin. We’ll send out a survey when the campaign is over for you to let us know what you decide! And we can still send you an apron and put your name on the founder’s wall!
Plus, we’re working out the logistics of shipping nationally so that Gourmet By Numbers
can deliver outside of Austin in the future.
Do I need to have a PayPal Account?
No! You can also pay by credit or debit card without having a PayPal account. You will still be redirected to Paypal.com since they will process the payment. Just click “Pay with a credit or debit card.” You can uncheck the “Save this information with a PayPal account” box on the check out page if you don’t want to create a PayPal account.
Can I contribute if I’m outside the US?
Yes! Indiegogo is an international platform so anyone can contribute.
Can I check if my contribution went through?
If you tried to contribute to the campaign but haven’t seen the charge in your account yet, you can check here to see if your contribution went through. If you don’t have a PayPal and want to pay with a credit card, be sure to uncheck the “Save this information with a PayPal account” box on the check out page. That way you can check out faster without creating an account.