Hello all! I am Jay-Ar Isagani Pugao, the Executive Chef of No Worries. I spent the first 7 years of my life in the Philippines, where I gained a solid foundation of my culture, language, and lifestyle. Since, I’ve lived in Oakland for over 25 years and have gained a sense of home and aspiration for greater things for myself and community. The Filipino vegan cuisine concept was born out of wanting better options for my family and beyond. No Worries is the platform in which I wanted to instill this change in my community and, with the help of my family and friends, have consistently been available to the public for over 15 years.
Whether it was the No Worries restaurant, providing cooking workshops throughout the Bay Area, partnering up with health clinics and hospitals, or just catering a party, I have always intended for No Worries to be accessible for people. I love cooking and my family has been my source of endurance as I continue to showcase the Filipino food culture with an angle towards health and education.
No Worries truly believes in what it means to be a green business by transitioning from the brick-and-mortar into the mobile food truck. Lessening our carbon footprint while still providing meatless meals means we are accomplishing two feats at once. Our ultimate goal of sharing our food, saving the world’s natural resources, and being a health resource for our community is the dream that No Worries envisions. Now that we have our food truck, we can sense this vision coming to fruition and YOU will get us there!
The No Worries Food Truck campaign is all about getting the inside of
our truck upgraded so that we can be up to code with the Health Department. Your contribution will be allocated for furnishing the inside of the truck and each piece of equipment that we replace brings us a step closer to the big picture being realized. Accomplishing this huge feat will allow us to sustain ourselves, establish our presence, and truly make an impact. The quicker we are out in the streets feeding our people delicious and healthy cuisine, the quicker the community can realize for themselves that this lifestyle is possible and more importantly, accessible. Your small contribution will be a huge assistance to the completion of the No Worries Food Truck!
What We Need & What You Get
Here’s the scoop: We found our initial funding to purchase a used Chevy Catering truck. It is about 60% ready with the engine and body of the truck in good shape. After this purchase, we are left with enough money for insurance, registration, and the permits for the truck. However, we can’t get permits until the inside is upgraded. This is where you come in.
No Worries needs $10,000. This money will go directly to:
- 3 compartment sink parts and labor - $2,500
- Deep fryer parts and labor - $1,500
- 2 burner stove parts and labor - $1,500
- Resealing and caulking inside of truck - $500
- Electrical work parts and labor- $500
- Ventilation ansel system parts and labor - $3,500
No Worries Stamp Card
Buy five meals now that can be redeemed at any of the No Worries Food Truck locations. After the fifth meal is redeemed, receive one free plate! Locations TBA
No Worries Silver Donors will be honorably acknowledged on the official No Worries website. In addition, you will also receive a special off-the-menu recipe directly from the Executive Chef!
No Worries Gold Donors will be honorably acknowledged on the official No Worries website, receive a special off-the-menu recipe directly from the Executive Chef, and also receive 1 free ticket to our annual dining & comedy event, Eat Now, Laugh Later. Eat Now, Laugh Later is a June 2013 event that includes a 3-course meal, stand-up comedy, and a live cooking demonstration by No Worries' Executive Chef, Jay-Ar Isagani Pugao!
Platinum Donors will be highlighted on the official No Worries website, and receive a Personal Chef night hosted by No Worries' Executive Chef, Jay-Ar Isagani Pugao! The Chef will come into the comforts of your own kitchen and cook for your group of 10 people maximum and provide 3 main dishes and an appetizer.
No Worries' Diamond Donors will be recognized as the company's premium contributors on the website, as well as have their names officially posted on the No Worries Food Truck. Additionally, Diamond Donors will receive a 20% discount card applicable to every meal purchased for two years!
The No Worries Food Truck campaign is just as much for you as it is for the No Worries family. You have been our underlying inspiration as to why we do what we do. You are why we partner up with health clinics and hospitals to do healthy cooking demonstrations; you are why we go into the school system and find ways to show our children the way to handle themselves in the kitchen; you are why we donate to local organizations who aspire for a healthy community. This truck is for you because you have supported us and followed us and came to our restaurant, and requested our catering service, and requested our personal chef service, and patronized us at festivals, and, most importantly, you empathize with us. You want to see us succeed because when you see the No Worries family out there working hard, you see yourself. You see your own family. So when this truck hits the road, our entire community is represented. The No Worries Food Truck is not only a business venture, but a business that encompasses ethics, family values, and worldly consciousness.
Other Ways You Can Help
Your contribution is your resource! This is what we would appreciate so much! Although we understand that you may not be able to make a monetary donation, your resources are just as important! Please tell your family! Please tell your friends! Your colleagues and your associates! Whomever you believe will be interested in contributing to a family’s destiny; to a community based business; to a company striving to create positive change. The No Worries Food truck campaign needs your social network, your word of mouth, and your experience to be narrated to the world. Anything helps! Everything helps! Share me!