Kickstarter Rewards!

On July 10, 2014, and with the support of this amazing community, The Commissary's Kickstarter campaign was funded. Thank you. Thank you thank you. On November 16, 2014, The Commissary opened our doors for business and our very first Block Party. 

This page is a way for our fantastic supporters to track the progress of some of our rewards that are not quite done yet.   If you did not request delivery, please come to The Commissary and pick up your reward!

STICKERS!
You're our hero! You'll receive our eternal gratitude and a Commissary sticker delivered right to you.

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


SPOON!
We are going to hang a wooden spoon engraved with your name or message on The Commissary's main wall. You will also receive our gratitude and a Commissary sticker.

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


LETTERPRESS PRINT!
We are going to send you an 8x11 "Food is fun. Let's cook." poster printed at Igloo Letterpress, heaps of gratitude, and a Commissary sticker. We'll also be hanging a wooden spoon engraved with your name or message on The Commissary's wall. (You can also add $25 to any other pledge level to receive this beautiful poster.)

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


T-SHIRTS!
You are appreciated at the t-shirt level! In addition to a wooden spoon engraved with your name or message hanging on our wall, you will receive a sticker and Commissary t-shirt.

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


MARKET BAGS!
You will receive a custom printed Commissary Baggu (foldable market bag) that will quickly become your go to bag for market days, a Commissary t-shirt, sticker, and your spoon on our wall. Have we told you that you are awesome and appreciated? You are. Thank you!

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


GIFT BASKET!
We have the perfect gift for someone that loves food and the community: a gift basket (a Cambro, actually) with some of the best food and drink that Columbus businesses have to offer, a Commissary t-shirt and sticker, and a few of our favorite kitchen tools. In addition, your name or message will be engraved on a wooden spoon to hang on our walls. Thank you!

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November. Baskets are available for pick up.


MEAD MAKING!
Oh how we are grateful for you! Eric Drake, a founder of Brothers Drake Meadery, is going to teach you how to make mead. Each supporter at this level will make a 1 gallon batch of traditional mead with his guidance, receive a kit for future mead making experiments, a Commissary t-shirt, and sticker. A wooden spoon will be engraved with your name or message and will be hanging on our wall! Thank you.

  • Stickers are designed, printed, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Spoons are stained, engraved, and hanging on our wall. You will always be able to buy another spoon with our Wooden Spoon Campaign which benefits a community scholarship, a non-profit with a focus on community and food, and the purchase of more equipment for all of our guests and makers.
  • T-shirts have been designed, printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled.  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.
  • The tool kit has been ordered.
  • These classes are currently being scheduled!

DAVE SCARPETTI TEACHES BREAD!
This level of appreciation can best be matched by baking a rustic hearth bread in the very space you are helping to build. Dave Scarpetti will guide you through the process of baking free form rustic white bread. No baking experience needed. In this class you'll mix your own dough, form, bake, and eat delicious bread. You'll leave with a Commissary t-shirt and sticker; the recipe, skills, tool kit, and dough required to recreate the experience and bread at home.

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


SASSAFRAS BAKERY PIE CLASS!
Get your sass to class! AJ Perry from the delicious Sassafras Bakery will lead you through a step-by-step workshop on pie crust making and apple pie baking, just in time for the holidays. This is a hands-on course and you'll go home with your very own five-inch apple pie and the recipe for Sassafras Bakery's Signature Apple Pie.You will also get a Commissary rolling pin, a Commissary t-shirt, sticker, and your wooden spoon on our wall. 

COMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.

MATIJA BREADS TEACHES FOCACCIA!
The maestro behind Matija Breads, Matt Swint, will introduce you to the art of bread baking and give you hands-on instruction for a delicious, adaptable focaccia. You'll leave with a basket of fresh baked focaccia, the Matija Breads special focaccia recipe, a set of Darista Dips, a Commissary baking tool kit, a Commissary t-shirt, sticker, and your wooden spoon on our wall.

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


BLOCK PARTY!
We want to shake your hand and say thanks. You'll get admission to our Commissary Block Party (food, drinks, music, tours) and a custom printed Commissary Baggu (foldable market bag), t-shirt, and stickers. While you are here, check out your wooden spoon hanging on our wall. 

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


CHEF LAURA LEE'S KOREAN+MEXICAN DINNER!
Chef Laura Lee of Ajumama is going to mix things for this one. For one night only, she will prepare a four course meal bursting with Korean + Mexican flavors. Contributors at this level will get 2 tickets for the whole meal, including drinks. Tickets to this special dining experience will not be available to anyone else until the Kickstarter is funded. You'll also get a Commissary Baggu (foldable market bag) with 2 Commissary t-shirts and stickers, and your Wooden Spoon on our Wall. Thank you so much!

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


HELEN'S DUMPLING CLASS!
Thank you! Helen of Helen's Asian Kitchen will teach you how to make Xia Long Bao (soup dumplings), Guo tie (potstickers), and Jiaozi (steamed pork dumplings) in the community space you are helping to build. Instructors from the Columbus School of Chinese will join us to teach pronunciation, the history, and to share dumpling stories. You will leave with recipes, skills, the tools to make dumplings at home, a Commissary Baggu market bag, t-shirt, and stickers. Your name or message will be engraved on a wooden spoon to hang on our wall. 

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


BIKE JERSEY!
The Commissary is easily accessible by highway and the bike paths. In fact, the Scioto Trail Greenway crosses by our parking lot. Ride your bike to The Commissary Block Party, pick up your new Commissary cycling jersey, Baggu bag (foldable market bag), t-shirt, and stickers. We'll engrave your name or message on a wooden spoon to hang on our wall. Thank you!

  • Stickers are designed, printed, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Spoons are stained, engraved, and hanging on our wall. You will always be able to buy another spoon with our Wooden Spoon Campaign which benefits a community scholarship, a non-profit with a focus on community and food, and the purchase of more equipment for all of our guests and makers.
  • T-shirts have been designed, printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Baggus have been printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled.  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.
  • The Block Party was fantastic! We are going to have to do this again next year!
  • The jersey has been designed and we are awaiting Hincapie. An email was sent to backers at this level to confirm sizes.

STRATEGY SESSION!
Are you interested in starting a kitchen incubator? Supporting your local food supply chain? Food maker entrepreneurship? Join us for a Skype conference! Meet the founder of The Commissary, talk about the entrepreneurship journey, market research, take a look at the details of our business plan, and ask all of the questions. We'll send a Commissary t-shirt, Baggu (foldable market bag), and stickers; and, of course, we want to engrave your name or message onto a wooden spoon for our Supporter's wall. If you find yourself in Central Ohio, join us for our Commissary Block Party! Thank you so much.

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


COMMISSARY WORKSHOPS!
We want to keep good people like you around. With this level, you will be able to participate in four workshops throughout the year. At each, we’ll provide the ingredients, tools, instruction, recipes, snacks, and space (that you are helping us build). You will help prepare, assemble and finish each project. At the end of each workshop, you will leave with half of the fruits of your labor and the other half will be delivered to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. You'll also receive a Commissary tshirt and sticker, and a spoon with your name or message to add to our collection.

  • Stickers are designed, printed, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Spoons are stained, engraved, and hanging on our wall. You will always be able to buy another spoon with our Wooden Spoon Campaign which benefits a community scholarship, a non-profit with a focus on community and food, and the purchase of more equipment for all of our guests and makers.
  • T-shirts have been designed, printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled.  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.
  • The workshop dates have tentatively been chosen. The announcement and reservation RSVP emails will be sent out:

Winter (2.22.15): Tamalada! We will work together to make a variety of tamales (including vegetarian and gluten free tamales) while sharing stories, tasks, and guacamole. 

Spring (5.24.15): Just in time for peas, asparagus, and herbs, we will work together on fresh pasta and ravioli making (including vegetarian raviolis and gluten free pastas).

Summer (7.20.15): Let’s pickle everything! With this workshop, we can make quick and vinegar-brined pickles to take home and could start the process of salt-brined or fermented pickles. Types of pickles would depend on seasonal availability but could include garlic scapes, peppers, green fruits, and cucumbers.

Fall (9.27.15) : Freezer pies are single serving pies prepared in one cup jars. They go from freezer to the table in less than an hour, making them perfect for dinner parties and gifts or extending the taste of summer into winter.


A BEBIDA DINNER BY CHEF MATTHEW HEAGGANS!
You will receive 2 tickets for an unforgettable, dynamic dining experience prepared by Chef Matthew Heaggans of Swoop! Food Group and Bebe at the HeyHey. For one night, Chef Matthew will be unveiling his master restaurant plan for Bebita in the dining space that you helped build. Tickets to this taste of the future will not be available to anyone else until the Kickstarter is funded. You'll also get admission to the Commissary Block Party where you can pick up your Commissary Baggu (foldable market bag) with 2 Commissary t-shirts and stickers, as well as your Wooden Spoon on our Wall. Thank you so much!

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.


A SPECIAL DINNER BY CHEF KEVIN CASKEY!
Chef Kevin Caskey of Skillet Rustic Urban Food is known for his commitment to seasonal and sustainable eats. He is going to wow you with a feast in The Commissary community space that you helped build. Tickets will not be available to anyone else until the Kickstarter is funded. You'll also get admission to the Commissary Block Party where you can pick up your Commissary Baggu (foldable market bag) with 2 Commissary t-shirts and stickers, as well as your Wooden Spoon on our Wall. Thank you so much!

  • Stickers are designed, printed, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Spoons are stained, engraved, and hanging on our wall. You will always be able to buy another spoon with our Wooden Spoon Campaign which benefits a community scholarship, a non-profit with a focus on community and food, and the purchase of more equipment for all of our guests and makers.
  • T-shirts have been designed, printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Baggus have been printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled.  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.
  • The Block Party was fantastic! We are going to have to do this again next year!
  • This dinner is currently being scheduled with Chef Caskey. We expect this will be in early 2015. An email will be sent to backers at this level at least 3 weeks before the event. More information will be available soon.

fRESHsTREET!
This level is for you from us with gratitude. You will receive 2 tickets to a very special dining experience in the community space you helped build. Kenny Kim & Misako Obha, the wonders behind Freshstreet and our original Columbus pop-up maestros, are going to come back to Columbus just to break in The Commissary and feed your faces. Tickets will not be available to anyone else until the Kickstarter is funded. You'll also get admission to the Commissary Block Party where you can pick up your Commissary Baggu (foldable market bag) with 2 Commissary t-shirts and stickers, as well as your Wooden Spoon on our Wall. Thank you so much!

  • Stickers are designed, printed, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Spoons are stained, engraved, and hanging on our wall. You will always be able to buy another spoon with our Wooden Spoon Campaign which benefits a community scholarship, a non-profit with a focus on community and food, and the purchase of more equipment for all of our guests and makers.
  • T-shirts have been designed, printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Baggus have been printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled.  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.
  • The Block Party was fantastic! We are going to have to do this again next year!
  • These dinners are tentatively scheduled for early March 2015. We will let you know once plane tickets have been purchased.

COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF HANDKE!

You clearly like the best in life. You will receive 2 tickets to a very special cooking class and dining experience in the community space you helped build. The cooking class will include a demonstration by Chef Hartmut Handke, CMC; a copy of the menu, wine notes, recipes, & dinner with drinks selected to complement the cuisine. Tickets to this class are limited and exclusive - they will not be available to anyone else until the Kickstarter is funded. You'll also get admission to the Commissary Block Party where you can pick up your Commissary Baggu (foldable market bag) with 2 Commissary t-shirts and stickers, as well as your Wooden Spoon on our Wall. Thank you so much!

  • Stickers are designed, printed, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Spoons are stained, engraved, and hanging on our wall. You will always be able to buy another spoon with our Wooden Spoon Campaign which benefits a community scholarship, a non-profit with a focus on community and food, and the purchase of more equipment for all of our guests and makers.
  • T-shirts have been designed, printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Baggus have been printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled. If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.
  • The Block Party was fantastic! We are going to have to do this again next year!
  • This class is currently waiting on a date with Chef Handke. Given his schedule and our status in the brewery/liquor license process, let's tenatively say this year. An email will be sent to backers at this level at least 3 weeks before the event. More information will be available soon.

BREWING CLASS! 

The Commissary is all about collaboration and experimentation. We will fill a day with you, and up to seven of your friends (choose wisely!) to join one of our own collaborators, Actual Brewing. They will lead a hands on class in our Experimental Brewing Space; there will be plenty of swag (t-shirts, stickers, etc) and refreshments (the latest flavors from Actual and snacks from our kitchens). Three short weeks after this class, your creation will be bottled. (21 and over only)

  • Stickers are designed, printed, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Spoons are stained, engraved, and hanging on our wall.You will always be able to buy another spoon with our Wooden Spoon Campaign which benefits a community scholarship, a non-profit with a focus on community and food, and the purchase of more equipment for all of our guests and makers.
  • T-shirts have been designed, printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled.  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.
  • Brewing - we are still working on construction in the brewing space, equipment, and licensing. Let's plan on 2015.

SPONSORSHIP! ($500)

Your pledge gave a local food maker time (45 hours) to grow their business in any of our kitchen spaces. You can choose the maker or we can help pair you up with the next big thing. We'll also send a Commissary t-shirt, Baggu (foldable market bag), stickers, and gratitude your way.

  • Stickers are designed, printed, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Spoons are stained, engraved, and hanging on our wall. You will always be able to buy another spoon with our Wooden Spoon Campaign which benefits a community scholarship, a non-profit with a focus on community and food, and the purchase of more equipment for all of our guests and makers.
  • T-shirts have been designed, printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled. 
  • Baggus have been printed by Alison Rose, sorted, and labeled.  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.
  • Sponsorship. If you have not done so, please contact us to set up your criteria or to name the maker of your choosing.

VIP! ($1000)
We appreciate you and want to give you all of our swag. You will receive admission to our Commissary Block Party where you can pick up your engraved cast iron skillet, a Commissary rolling pin, Baggu (foldable market bag), t-shirt, hand inked Igloo Letter press print, stickers, and anything else we can find! Your name or message will be engraved on a wooden spoon for our wall. You will be added to our VIP list that will get first dibs on tickets for all public events and classes and because we appreciate your support, the first 4 tickets are on us. 

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November


BIG SPOON!  ($3000)
You are our Big Spoon! We want you to name either one of our kitchens or the community space you helped build. We'll make the signs, we'll update the website, and we'll tell the world about your honorary space. You will also get all of our swag and admission to the Commissary Block Party. We will add you to our VIP list for first dibs on tickets for all public events and classes and the first 4 tickets are on us. Finally, your name or message will be engraved on a really Big Wooden Spoon to hang on our wall. Thank you. Thank you so much.

OMPLETED!  If delivery was requested, these were mailed at the end of November.

  • Big spoon is being crafted - this has been trickier than expected..