Tuesday, April 29, 2014

UPDATE: Successful Support of A Food Allergy Cooking Show

Wow!!!! Scratch Test Kitchen by Stephanie Crugnola reached their fundraising goal through the +Kickstarter fundraiser.  I couldn't be more excited for them right now. I believe that their goals are realistic and reachable in order to produce a professional show series.  I think that this show can help so many people.  It's official, this show WILL begin production this fall.  

They really couldn't have done it without the constant support of each and everyone who shared the link and donated.  THANK YOU to everyone who supported the Kickstarter campaign to make Stephanie Crugnola's dream a reality!!!!

Scratch Test Kitchen plans produce a cooking show geared towards helping people affected by food allergies find easy, fun and delicious recipes that they can make at home. They know how hard it can be to work around food allergies in the kitchen, especially when you’re a young adult living on your own or a parent who has more than one hungry and unique stomach to think about. They want to help people create meals that everyone can enjoy whether they have allergies or not! 

An online search for cooking with food allergies will yield many groups, websites, and blogs that give recipes and support, but no cooking shows that guide you step by step through meals. No television network offers a show of its kind either! It seems crazy to think that with the recent dramatic rise in food allergies and intolerances that there is still this void, but I am confident that they can fill it. 

Their show is not just for people with food allergies—it’s a chance to raise awareness as a community that includes friends and families. If you’ve ever tried to cook for someone with food allergies, it can be just as stressful as if you have them yourself. Scratch Test Kitchen will help. 

Each episode will take your requests for what specific allergies they focus on, favorite foods that you miss, or ideas for party foods that you can make and share with a whole group of people. 

Their Goals: 

All donations will go towards producing their first season which will include a full scale pilot episode that can be proposed to networks and to allergy-friendly food companies for support, while continuing to create shorter online episodes. 

Their budget goals are in place so they can maintain a level of professional quality that will allow Scratch Test Kitchen to grow and become the standard in food allergy cooking. The film crew is comprised of professionals who have worked on national and international broadcast commercials and films. They have already donated their time to help make this Kickstarter video, and this budget will allow them to keep working with this talented crew. Along with the crew, they have food to buy, a studio kitchen to rent, guest chefs to bring in, as well as other marketing costs.

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