Have you ever dreamed of starting your own restaurant? What concept do you think would be the most successful? Would you serve specialty cocktails, micro brews, wine, coffee or all four? How big would the kitchen be? Would you have a brick and mortar establishment or a mobile food truck? Would breakfast, lunch and dinner be on your menu or just dessert? What would the name of your dream restaurant be? Would your restaurant have a great view or be located in a trendy dining area? Where would you go to hire your employees? Will your restaurant be seasonal or open year round?
Becoming a restaurant owner is always fun to dream about but what if you got one chance to make your dream a reality? Would you do it?
Tundra Restaurant Supply has just launched its first ever “Dreamstaurant Contest”. This contest offers a unique opportunity for one lucky winner to realize their food service dreams. From October 1st through December 31st you can enter to win a $20,000 restaurant design and equipment/supplies package for your dream restaurant concept. Jeff Katz, the VP of Tundra Design Group – Former Principal of Katz Company, will help the winner design their dream restaurant space and pick the best equipment and supply package for their concept. The equipment and supplies packages will include products from Cambro, T&S Brass, Comark, Robot Coupe, Mercer Cutlery, Star Mfg and Nor-Lake refrigeration.
Tundra will also be offering $500 shopping sprees to two home chefs who enter the best kitchen ideas. This is a great opportunity for foodie bloggers, residential cooks or anyone else who is passionate about cooking get commercial grade supplies for their home.
The contest will be judged by a panel of judges including Chef Kelly Liken, Chef Ian Kleinman and Jeff Katz.
Chef Kelly Liken owns and operates Restaurant Kelly Liken in Vail, CO – an Open Table Diner’s Choice Winner in 2012. Chef Kelly hails from Pittsburgh, PA but has always thought of herself as a “small town girl at heart.”
She graduated first in her class at the Culinary Institute of America, was a finalist on Bravo’s Top Chef in 2010, a two-time James Beard semi-finalist, and has been called one of America’s most promising female chefs.
Chef Ian Kleinman is a pioneering molecular gastronomist and owner/operator of The Inventing Room , a unique catering and food entertainment company based in Denver, CO.
Chef Ian has been cooking since the age of seven, when he helped out on the line at his father’s restaurant in Breckenridge, CO. Since then he has worked behind the scenes at many popular Denver restaurants, including O’s Steak & Seafood, The Rialto Cafe, and Rattlesnake Grill.
Now that Tundra can get you through the first step of opening your dream restaurant, is it time to pull the trigger? Do you think you have the creativity and determination to be a restaurant owner? If so, sign up for the Dreamstaurant contest. There is a chance you could WIN!