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Help Chef Tracie Finish The Stonewood Kitchen
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Imagine a place where you could learn how to cook in a rustic and relaxed environment. A place that values traditional cooking methods, old-fashioned skills and utilizes fresh ingredients. A place where you get in touch with nature again.

Hi! I'm Chef Tracie. I want to ask you a question.

"Can you Cook?"

Most people these days can't cook or don't have the time. Many lack basic pantry items in their kitchens right now to make even one single meal. They eat out at restaurants and buy ready-made boxed food. Eating like this can be unhealthy and expensive. 

My mission with the Stonewood Kitchen Cooking Venue is to teach people how to get fresh, local food and cook it from scratch, like grandma used to. We will teach old-fashioned skills using modern-day techniques.

My husband, Peter and I have been funding the project and doing most of the work ourselves. But, we could use a little help.

Once it's up and functional, the kitchen will feature an outdoor kitchen with a wood-fired oven and an open fire pit where students will learn the skill of harnessing fire to cook and bake with. There will also be an indoor learning kitchen and dining space where students can learn to cook rustic recipes on more traditional equipment. The classes will be small, so each student can receive individualized attention.

We are about halfway finished with the construction. Any amount of money you can donate would be great.  To show our appreciation, there will be 3 levels of gifts you can receive for your donation:

  • $10 or more - Invitation to the Private Kick-off Party (date yet to be determined)

  • $25 or more - You'll receive a Special "Gold Club" Apron, Membership in the Gold Apron Club which features 10% off any tuition for Stonewood Kitchen cooking classes.  And an invitation to the Private Kick-off Party

  • $50 or more - All of the above plus FREE tuition to 1 cooking class of your choice at the Stonewood Kitchen with Chef Tracie.

Peter works full-time, so we could also use some volunteer helpers, especially in the outdoor part of the kitchen. We need people to help finish laying the pavers for the patio and doing masonary work installing the stone veneer on the retaining walls.  The volunteers will be credited at $10 per hour.  That won't be cash, but a credit toward the perks.  For example, for 1 hour of work ($10 equivalent)  you'll receive an inviation to the launch party.  For 2.5 hours of work, you'll get invited to the party and a gold apron.  And, for 5 hours of work you'll get perk #3.

Thanks for taking the time and effort to support this cooking school project.  This will be a wonderful place once it's finished.

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$10 USD
Invitation to our Private Kick-off Party
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For your donation of $10 you'll be invited to attend the Private Kick-off Party. (Date yet to be determined)
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$25 USD
Embroidered Gold Club Apron and Membership
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Estimated delivery Jan 2015
With a donation of $25 or more you'll receive an invitation to the Private Kick-Off party, and a specially embroidered gold apron which signifies that you are a member of the Gold Apron Club. As a member of the Gold Apron Club you'll get 10% off any class taught at the indoor/outdoor kitchen and other future gifts and perks.
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$50 USD
Free Tuition to One Cooking Class
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With a donation of $50 or more, you'll receive an invitation to the Private Kick-off Party and Free tuition to one cooking class offered at the indoor/outdoor kitchen.
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