Staplehouse - A Purpose-Driven Restaurant

Staplehouse is a modern farm-to-table restaurant that will support an industry.
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Jennifer Hidinger
Food
Atlanta, Georgia
United States
6 Team Members

Total Contributions (5/23/13) = $40,500 + Current Indiegogo Total

Our story starts in 2009

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This is the year we introduced Staplehouse, our underground supper club. Each Sunday we (Ryan and Jen Hidinger) invited 10 people into our home in the Grant Park neighborhood of Atlanta, GA.  And each Sunday we had a chance to chat with new people, hear their thoughts on food, the city and all the possibilities. Over that time, we built many strong and lasting relationships, and shared some pretty amazing food.

Staplehouse Image 2On Labor Day weekend of 2009, we hosted a 200-guest, one-of-a-kind, whole pig roast in our backyard, showcasing handcrafted drinks alongside fresh tacos and scratch pazole. The next year we teamed up with the “#6 Beer Bar in the WORLD 2010,” Brick Store Pub, and hosted an intimate 40-guest family-style dinner.  Then just last fall, we teamed up with one of Atlanta’s premiere Urban Farms, Love is Love Farm, and served a farm-to-table bounty.

In 2009 we won “Daily Candy’s Sweetest Things.” In 2010, we made Urban Daddy’s “Perfect ’10 – Everything That Was Important in 2010” list.  Then in 2011, we made the front page of CNN.com and landed a full feature story on Eatocracy. Things were going amazingly well as our dream of opening a restaurant became more and more a reality.

Staplehouse Image 3Then, everything changed.

On December 21st of 2012 Ryan, 35, was diagnosed with Stage IV gallbladder cancer. Overnight, the years of positive momentum came to a screeching halt. Staplehouse was put on permanent hold.

But in the days and weeks that followed our friends, family, Atlanta community and Ryan's Cancer Treatment family surrounded us with a tidal wave of love and support that forever changed our Staplehouse Image 4perspective on life. An early morning phone call from Ryan Turner (a Partner in Muss & Turner’s, the restaurant where Ryan has been chef for almost eight years) added the final jolt of energy we needed to jumpstart the dream. Staplehouse had to become a reality. But, it would be re-purposed to tell a story of hope and positivity. Staplehouse is going to become a restaurant that will support an industry. 

Staplehouse Image 5We’ll bring inventive, beautifully prepared seasonal food to the Atlanta community and put every bit of the restaurant’s profits after taxes into a non-profit that will support members of the culinary community who encounter unexpected financial circumstances.

Staplehouse will be the first-ever modern, farm-to-table restaurant, powered by award-winning chefs that will never make a single cent! 

But chef Ryan won’t be able to do it alone.  Staplehouse Image 6He’ll be joined by his future brother-in-law and fellow chef Ryan Smith. Smith, currently Executive Chef of Atlanta’s top restaurant, Empire State South is also Food & Wine’s People’s Choice Nominee for “Best New Chef” 2012. This family affair will continue to be supported by Jen Hidinger and new addition Kara Hidinger, currently general manager of James Beard Foundation award-winning Atlanta restaurant, Abattoir.

 

Wanna help us open a restaurant?

If you love food, contribute
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If you like good people, contribute.

If you hate cancer, contribute.

If you effing hate cancer, contribute.

If you think Staplehouse will make Atlanta a better place, contribute.

If you want to take care of the industry that’s taken care of you, contribute.

If you want to make history, contribute.


If you like awesome chefs with beards, contribute.

If you like to contribute, um, contribute.


If you're still reading this, you're awesome.

If you don’t have money to contribute, share.

 

Wanna little sumpin’ sumpin’ in return?

Take a look at our Perks here!

 

Oh, and in case you’re interested.

Here’s what your hard earned money’s going toward -->(construction budget).  To make Staplehouse look like this, click here!

Thanks for giving a shit!

 

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  • $10USD
    Name on Staplehouse Website

    Get your name listed on our Staplehouse website as recognition as a Founding Member.

    43 claimed
  • $25USD
    Founding Member Bumper Sticker

    Receive a Founding Member bumper sticker! + Staplehouse website recognition

    39 claimed
  • $50USD
    Small Batch Marmalade

    Receive a seasonal Small Batch marmalade made from local Georgia peaches! + Founding Member bumper sticker and Staplehouse website recognition

    59 claimed
  • $75USD
    Founding Member Mesh Hat

    Receive a limited edition Founding Member "trucker style" mesh hat! + Founding Member bumper sticker and Staplehouse website recognition

    15 claimed
  • $200USD
    Seasonal Dish or Cocktail

    Create a seasonal dish or cocktail and we will name it after you! Dish or cocktail developed with Chef’s Hidinger and Smith. + Founding Member Sticker, Staplehouse T-Shirt and Staplehouse Website Recognition Remember to tell us your size t-shirt when you contribute!

    46 out of 52 claimed
  • $250USD
    Name Engraved Patio Brick

    Get your name engraved on a brick on our patio! + Founding Member Sticker, Staplehouse T-Shirt and Staplehouse Website Recognition Remember to tell us your size t-shirt when you contribute and the 1 or 2 lines you want engraved on the brick!

    49 claimed
  • $500USD
    Name Engraved Patio Tile

    Get your name engraved on a large tile on our patio! + Founding Member Sticker, Staplehouse T-Shirt and Staplehouse Website Recognition Remember to tell us your size t-shirt when you contribute and the 1 or 2 lines you want engraved on the tile!

    18 out of 100 claimed
  • $750USD
    Name Engraved Dining Chairs

    Get your name engraved on a unique metal plaque tag on one of our dining, patio or private dining room chairs! + Founding Member Sticker, Staplehouse T-Shirt and Staplehouse Website Recognition Remember to tell us your size t-shirt when you contribute!

    2 out of 84 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Test Nights of Pre-Opening

    Enjoy a seat at our soft opening 1 of 2 nights directly before the opening of Staplehouse. You will get a sneak peak at the menu and the restaurant prior to opening night! + Founding Member Sticker, Staplehouse T-Shirt and Staplehouse Website Recognition Remember to tell us your size t-shirt when you contribute!

    6 out of 100 claimed
  • $1,250USD
    Name Engraved Dining Tables

    Get your name engraved on a unique metal plaque tag that will be permanently adhered to the side of one of our dining room tables! + Founding Member Sticker, Staplehouse T-Shirt and Staplehouse Website Recognition Remember to tell us your size t-shirt when you contribute!

    2 out of 16 claimed
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    $1,500USD
    Name Engraved Bar Stools

    Get your name engraved on a unique metal plaque tag on one of our few bar and Chef's Table stools! + Founding Member Sticker, Staplehouse T-Shirt and Staplehouse Website Recognition Remember to tell us your size t-shirt when you contribute!

    12 out of 12 claimed
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