BEACHBIRD - the new Californian coffee shop in Aix en Provence

Let's make this coffee shop AMAZING!

Visueel van project BEACHBIRD - the new Californian coffee shop in Aix en Provence
Geslaagd
84
Backers
05/11/2019
Einddatum
€10.123
Voor €8.000
127 %

BEACHBIRD - the new Californian coffee shop in Aix en Provence

 

BEACHBIRD is a soon-to-be coffee shop in Aix-en-Provence, in the south of France, serving homemade pastries and drinks, fresh savory dishes, and specialty coffee. It is a hybrid of French and American flavors and textures with a relaxed California vibe. Ingredients will be seasonal, locally sourced, and organic as much possible. 

The bird, that's me! Originally an inside joke, a nickname given to me by my one and only, I grew to love what a bird represents: Free to fly across borders, and make a home where he pleases, not unlike my own experience. BEACHBIRD is inspired by the different places I've lived in, most of which a short distance from the beach: I grew up in California, studied in Barcelona and in Brazil, and am just settling in in Aix-en-Provence.

Behind BEACHBIRD is a fierce redhead looking to bring a fresh twist on American sweets. I grew up in a family in the culinary business and since food has always been my priority.

After a short (too long) detour in the FMCG world, I quit my corporate job to study French pastry at one of the finest culinary institutes, Ferrandi Paris, earning my CAP Pâtissier diploma. I interned for inspiring female entrepreneurs: with Bérénice Leconte at VG Patisserie, where I learned to bake delicious vegan pastries, and with Johanna Roques at Jojo&Co, where creativity was bustling and new recipes were created on the weekly. Since, I've been researching and testing my own recipes to bring you new, innovative dishes, desserts, and drinks.

The coffee shop will be based in the historical center of Aix-en-Provence, in a quiet street, a bit off the beaten track.

The actual shop location needs work, but there is a lot of potential, and that's where you come in!

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The location is spacious, with high ceilings, and an interior courtyard. Already a great start, but to make it amazing, we're going to need to clean it up, repaint, retile. We want an open kitchen for more transparency and an airy interior courtyard for you to soak in the sun. 

Thanks to your donation, we'll be able to finance the glass partition in the kitchen, estimated at about 7 000€, which will really transform the space. You'll be able to spy on yours-truly baking away, and maybe pick up on a few baking secrets ;)

If by chance we exceed our goal, the extra budget will finance kitchen equipment and interior decoration: stylish chairs and stools, the custom built countertop, and lighting. 

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