Rachel Arent Kade is planning to open a new vegan restaurant in Salt Lake City called Frisch Compassionate Eatery.
Kade has her eye on the former Rico Market building at 779 S. 500 East. But she needs to purchase equipment and make some plumbing upgrades before she can open the doors.
Not surprising, she's a little short on cash and is hoping a few generous Utahns will help her launch the project through a "Kickstarter" donation.
Kade will take whatever you’ve got $1, $50, $200 or more. No matter how much you pledge, you’ll get a unique return on your investment from a shout out on Facebook to free food and maybe even a menu item named after you.
Kade doesn’t have a lot of time. She needs to raise $8,000 by Sunday May 20, for the project to move forward.
A vegetarian for 12 years and a vegan for almost four, Kade has worked in the food service industry "pretty much forever." And she’s no stranger to operating a small business. She and husband Leigh George Kade have had successful ventures as self-employed arts and crafters.
If Frisch (German for fresh) gets enough investors, Kade said it would initially be open for lunch and offer take-away items. All recipes would be animal-free and made using as much local produce as possible.
Visit Kade's Kickstarter page to make a pledge, learn more — or just see some of her culinary creations including delicious-looking "nomelettes," bite-sized kale and mushroom fritattas; as well as the gluten-free almond butter crispies (shown here.)
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