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Le Local, culinary incubator from the field to the plate

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Le Local

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Le Local is a restaurant which will display a chef kitchen and a dining room to let young talent make a name for themselves in restaurant industry and design. This will be done by training them to circular economy / 0 waste.

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You are curious about that but you are wondering if it’s not –again- a organic-boho-false place ?

Not at all, follow us!

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“Us” started with me, Aubane.

After 10 years working on excels sheets in multinational corporations around the world, I woke up one day feeling that it wasn’t me.

Thus, I thought about what really matters to me? Eating & organizing, I got it! And I need something more: make people smile!

 

Yes, indeed, building lower and lower budgets wasn’t a good way to make anyone smile.

 

I launched a local food market : La Ruche qui dit Oui St Gilles ! I met producers and I learnt about terroir & farming. La Ruche opened – customers and farmers were smiling for real- but it made me feel like I could do even more.

 

Next step is Le Local and that’s how I met Laura.

 

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« Us » is also me, Laura !

 

After studying arts courses at university, I decided to switch to culinary school and get trained in chef’s kitchens I admire such as Chez les Filles in Bruxelles or Ottolenghi in London. Since then, cooking which has always been my passion also became my job.

 

The cuisine in Le Local will be creative, young, subtle and also respectful towards products and nature. “Zero waste” will be our motto in all the recipes and will be shared with all the people working with us in the kitchen and outside.

 

 

 

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The two of us are really yearning to save the world with a fork because it feels like there is a fresh new impulse to give to the restaurants industry.

 

Our long way vision is a stronger human commitment and an inner will to raise awareness among people about the upcoming food challenge. Le Local is all about that, the first culinary incubator and talents showcase is born!

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By going back and forth local farms to find producers, we made some alarming observations:

-Lands are expensive

-Time is precious

-Working according to organic principles is time consuming and producers can’t be in two places at once.

 

Thus, we want to help them : Chantal, Félicie, Thierry et the others

 

Thus, how can we do?

 

By committing ourself next to them in every day life, by insuring them a worthy income, by helping them in their ecological transition (recycling, reducing organic waste, restricting packaging) and finally by optimizing their logistical flow to gain time and to reduce carbon footprint.

 

 

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It’s quite a thing – we know - but that’s something we can do since we are already working with all that producers in our local organic market : La Ruche qui dit Oui!

 

Why should it matter to you ? because in your plate, 100% of the products will be sourced directly from the farms and 80% of them from local producers.

 

Indeed, the 20% missing is that we don’t want to say goodbye to the chocolate cake on the menu thus we are committed to look for chocolate coming from direct and organic farms locally.

 

Transparency and consistency will be our motto to provide you with organic products with a real taste!

 

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Now the crop is done so let’s go behind the stoves!

 

Since we are really into food concepts and restaurant industry, we realized that there are many little hands behind the scene who are willing to open their own restaurant but they have no money for.

 

How can we help them ?

 

By opening a restaurant to rent ! Le Local will enable fresh culinary talents to be the chef for one lunch or one dinner by cooking a 4 hands menu with Laura or an eponymous menu. (warning, cultural tip : eponymous means to give their name)

 

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Ok but what we gonna eat ? That’s where Laura keeps her weather eye ope !

 

Rules are simple: cooking according to farms’ delivery!

 

Raising up tastes and flavours thanks to a fresh and simple cuisine is our philosophy and it will help to rediscover the real taste. And by rediscovering we also mean making you aware of 0 waste interest.

 

Food wastage is a real plague in your modern society. Each year just in Belgium, 3 600 000 T of foods are throw away, that’s non sense!

 

Our answer : teaching and training the chefs to the “0 waste” philosophy, using our grand-mothers' tips.

 

 

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It makes your mouth water? then let’s have dinner in the dining room, but not in whichever one!

 

Le Local is also a showcase place where freshly graduated artist will be able to express their art through the entire dining room : chairs, tables, walls, everything you will see!

 

Same observation that in kitchen : many young graduated designers or craftmen are facing some troubles to make themselves known and also financial obstacles.

 

Le Local will give them a little help !

 

Circular economy will rule the restaurant, thus : everything will build and make of second hand materials & salvage stuff to upcycle them and make them desirable.

 

Have you ever dream to get a piece of some restaurant décoration ? Well at Le Local, it will be possible since everything is for sale.

 

What is the benefits for the artists ? a showcase for their creation, a springboard to be known and a financial income to make a living of their work!

 

 

 

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As we don’t want to be just a trendy restaurant which get out of trend – the last straw. Every 6 months, the restaurant’s theme will be changed : chef, menu, design, setting.

 

Parce qu’on ne veut pas être un restau à la mode qui passe de mode – le comble !-, tous les 6 mois, le thème du restaurant sera changé : chefs, menus, designers, décors.

 

The atmosphere change but the values are the same.

 

The experience in the room and in the mooth will be fresh and brand new everytime.

 

The sustainable commitment will stay the same and the 0 waste philosophy will be our signature!

 

Le Local will create sustainable renewal : it’s new and it’s sustainable!

 

 

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We showed our hands from the beginning: we do not want to be a trendy restaurant, we want to be the restaurant of tomorrow.

 

To imagine and build Le Local, we were inspired and motivated by movies like Demain, En quête de sens and movements such as Les colibris.

 

We strongly believe that is the individual initiatives which will drive collective strength. Then it may sound utopian and naive, we swear we are neither hippie nor hermit. We are two thirty at ease in their sneakers; we have very well in mind our modern society challenges and we want to bring a change to our scale.

 

Very little can be done to build a sustainable economy without being concerned by ecology because without the Earth, what can we eat?

 

 

 

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Allocation of funds

Le Local needs you !

 

 9000€  what for ?

 

-A friendly eco-designed kitchen which reduces its ecological footprint.

->To restrain energy waste through virtuous loop between appliances

 

Did you know ? You can heat up the water for the dishwasher by using the heat released by the refrigerator compressor.

 

 

->To restrain water consumption by re-using black and grey water

 

Why wouldn’t the water of the dishwasher be used to flush ? If you have to waste water, better do it twice!

 

 

- >To restrain energy consumption by using less energy consuming materials and cooking techniques.

 

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-The top of the top of composter, the one which will enable us to quickly compost your organic waste to send them directly back  fertilizing into the soils of our producers!

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11 000€ what for ?

 

-An air refreshing green wall to add a green nature to our urban life and to filter the air for unbeatable lungs experience!

 

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Up to 20 000€ - indeed we believe that you can be our santa claus!

 

- An industrial canopy to make our kitchen an actual culinary open stage!

 

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And if we reach 1 000 000 euros, we leave straight to The Bahamas to chill and relax!

 

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No, we don’t, we are kidding !

 

We open a Le Local in every single city where we have a crowdfunder. After all, Le Local starts in BXL to give the impulse but our goal is to make changes happening everywhere across restaurant industry.

 

 

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Choose your reward

For €5

°° Pas un radis °°, you have peanut but you are open-handed, thus you will receive a super giant « Thank You » by email with an extra usefull tip on food waste.
  • Backers: 3
  • Delivery November 2017

For €10

°°Chaud Patate°°, you are super excited about Le Local, so this pack is for you ! You will receive a super giant “Thank You” and you are invited to the private opening night with a free drink!
  • Backers: 22
  • Delivery November 2017

For €15

°°Rond de jambe°°, Do you fell like setting your name in stone? This pack is for you! You will receive an engraved napkin ring which will take center stage on the kisskissbankers’ wall and will be display on your table each time you visit us! Included :+ Pack "Chaud patate"
  • Backers: 17
  • Delivery November 2017

For €20

°°Marre-credi°°, toi aussi le mercredi, le week-end passé te paraît trop loin, et le week-end à venir pas assez proche ? bouh, yen a marre! On a ce qu'il te faut : le pack "Marre-credi". Viens découvrir qu'apéro rime avec local et 0 déchet, tous les mercredi au Local. Marre-credi c'est deux boissons locales + tapenades pour deux!
  • Backers: 6
  • Delivery November 2017

For €25

°°Ramène ta fraise°°, you are dying to see what Le Local will look but you need a good reason to, don’t you? Come to enjoy a brunch! Included : + Pack "Chaud Patate" + pack "Rond de jambe"
  • Backers: 62
  • Delivery November 2017

For €35

°°Fête Nationale°°, c'est bien tous ces packs mais toi tu veux du concret pour savoir quand manger? Alors réjouis toi, on organise deux tables d'hôtes spéciales Fête Nationale le 14 et le 21 ... SEPTEMBRE, on aime être différent au Local! Rdv dans un endroit encore secret pour déguster un diner 3 services accords mets et bières! Une cuisine fraiche & subtile sublimée par la bière, vous dites oui? alors zou, que 2 fois 10 places de dispo!
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 19/20
  • Delivery September 2017

For €40

°°Ratatouille°°, you always dream of going behind the stoves, this pack is for you ! One cooking class to choose between the two followings : “no pity for brioche” or “give me your sauce” Included : + Pack "Chaud Patate" + pack "Rond de jambe"
  • Backers: 21
  • Delivery November 2017

For €50

°°Ramène ta fraise & Beyonce°°, T'avais envie de ramener ta fraise mais pas tout seul? Des pancakes c'est mieux à deux surtout après une orgie de fromages locaux? Ce pack est pour toi : brunch for two! Et bien sûr : + Pack "Chaud Patate" + pack "Rond de jambe"
  • Backers: 28
  • Delivery November 2017

For €60

°°Cœur D'Artichaut°°, you do love the project and you want to try, don’t you ? thus come and enjoy a lunch for two! Included : + Pack "Chaud Patate" + pack "Rond de jambe"
  • Backers: 33
  • Delivery November 2017

For €70

°°Live my life°°, you always dream of being a farmer, a butcher or a market gardener? we will give you this incredible opportunity thanks to our producers! On tap: Theoretical information and practical workshops. During a half-day, you will leave either with a basket of vegetables, or a cheese or a pâté, made of your proper hands! Included + Pack "Chaud Patate" + pack "Rond de jambe"
  • Backers: 2
  • Delivery November 2017

For €75

°°Lune de Miel°°, 10 mariages cet été et tu trouves que participer au voyage de noces, c'est pas assez original ou drôle ? Offre leurs le pack "Lune de Miel" du Local! Initiation à l'apiculture pour deux : avec découverte des ruches et dégustation de miel. Les deux amoureux repartiront avec chacun un pot de miel personnalisé. Ils n'habitent pas BXL ? pas de soucis on a le bras long niveau Ruches en France et en Belgique! On fournit également une jolie carte personnalisée à glisser dans l'urne le jour J.
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery November 2017

For €80

°°Petits Oignons°°, come and enjoy a dinner for two, we will look after you with the greatest of care! Included : + Pack "Chaud Patate" + pack "Rond de jambe"
  • Backers: 34
  • Delivery November 2017

For €90

°°TopChef°°, Your ultimate dream is to know how to sharpen a knife ? Come and follow our chef "Laura" during a three courses cooking class! Included + Pack "Chaud Patate" + pack "Rond de jambe"
  • Delivery November 2017

For €100

°°Terrois&Talents", you really have a maker soul, this pack is the perfect fit to make your dreams come true ! Come & learn how to make your own 0 waste beer or how to build your own salvage chair. Included : + Pack "Chaud Patate" + Pack "Rond de jambe"
  • Backers: 15
  • Availability: 5/20
  • Delivery November 2017

For €200

°°Le Signature°°, if as Charles Aznavour you see yourself topping the bill, your pack is the signature! Come and elaborate, with the help of our chef Laura and in our kitchens, your eponymous dish that will occupy the menu for a season! Tasting included as of “Petits Oignons” pack Included : + Pack "Chaud Patate" + pack "Rond de jambe
  • Backers: 9
  • Delivery November 2017

For €300

°°Bruxelles ma belle°°, you really want to eat at Le Local but you are not living in Bruxelles ? By waiting for us to open a second one next to your place, enjoy a gateway week-end in Bruxelles for 2 : 2 hotels nights + Dinner @Le Local + Brunch @Le Local + a Locavore private Tour in Bruxelles
  • Backer: 1
  • Availability: 9/10
  • Delivery November 2017

For €400

°° The Gold °°, Le Local you are thrilling to go there but on your own, no way! The Gold is for you! Let's gather with 6 of your friends and come to live an experience of madness around the host table of Le Local where one learns by eating! Included: +pack "Chaud Patate" + Pack "Rond de jambe"
  • Backers: 3
  • Delivery November 2017

For €600

°°Tout est bon dans le cochon°° ,The terroir that's your thing, isn't it? And good meat too! Then we offer you a unique experience: Le local mechoui in spring 2018 for 10 people! Talk to your friends and gather around a good pig! Included: + pack "Chaud Patate" + Pack "Rond de jambe"
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery Mai 2018

For €1,000

°°Happy Dance°°, You want it all and you do not know which one to choose? Besides Le local it's so you, then you want to be part of ? Happy Dance Pack is for you : all the packs in one (except for °° Brussels Ma Belle °° and °° Everything is good in the pig °°) + the gold card of Le LOCAL for life To be VIP at all the vernissages of Le Local
  • Backer: 1
  • Delivery November 2017

For €10,000

°°GSM°°, you are so into it that you want to invest more than 10k? Hey I just met you And this is crazy But here's my number So call me maybe
  • Delivery November 2017

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