People connect through food. Maybe that’s why folks from every conceivable corner of the food-universe have used Kickstarter to tell their story, build an audience, and embrace their creative independence. Whether you’re a homebrewer, a sustainable farmer, or a molecular gastronomist, there’s a seat for you at this table.
- As a first step, we recommend checking out our Creator Handbook.
- These food creators share their tips on preparing for your project, planning your rewards, building a community, and planning for shipping.
- Jenn de la Vega left the tech world to pursue her dream of starting her own catering business, here she shares how she did it with the help of her community.
- Move, a project by Chai Mishra, is a digital supermarket that aims to provide a new way to buy groceries.
- Chef Jonny Hunter used Kickstarter to launch the first open-source guide to the meat-curing safety standards, to help others understand the complicated process.
- Ovenly’s Agatha Kulaga spoke with our friends at The Creative Independent about how to turn your creative outlet into an actual career.
- Interested in learning more about food photography? Jenn de la Vega, a yolk popping pro, shares her tips.
- Jen Monroe, an artist and chef, talks about giving people something to chew on.
- Waris Ahluwalia, who you may recognise from some Wes Anderson movies, turned to Kickstarter to launch his elevated herbal blend that promotes self-care and community.
- Chef and owner of Superiority Burger, Brooks Headley, talks about how running a restaurant is like being in a band.
- Leanne Brown launched her project, Good and Cheap, and unexpectedly built a food movement.
- The Heilala Vanilla team reflect on a decade of supporting communities in Tonga, and launching their new line of flavored extracts on Kickstarter.
- Looking for some food-focused reward inspiration? We’ve got 50 bite-sized ideas.
- And lastly, check out this creator hangout with Carla Hall, a chef and television personality who was a contestant on Top Chef.
If you’re looking for some inspiration, take a look at the Food Explore page. We’ve also shared some of our favorite projects below:
- HOUSE of WARIS started with a simple pop-up tea room under the High Line, then launched the first in their line of proprietary organic, herbal tea blends on Kickstarter.
- Brooklyn’s first dessert and cocktail bar, Butter & Scotch, were able to raise the last bit needed to sign a lease, move forward with their big plan, and bring their idea to life!
- Chef Gary Usher has opened six bistros, five of them with the help of Kickstarter backers. A documentary was even produced to follow his bid to open Pinion.
- Eat Offbeat: The Cookbook is the first of its kind - it features recipes and stories written by refugees who are now working as chefs in NYC.
- After two years of development in their private kitchen, Sichuan Chili Crisp finally made its debut outside of China with help from over 1,600 backers.
Ready to take the plunge and start your Food project? Go ahead and begin building it now - we're excited to see your creative idea come to life!