First and foremost, a gargantuan and endless THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our Grand Opening a success (yes, I am calling you all out one by one). As a token of my appreciation, our Grand Opening participants are currently enjoying a priority access period to our reservations calender to book our kitchens during the high demand Holiday season. These guys are all rock stars and will be taking the Houston food scene by storm!
To everyone who attended our celebration, thank YOU. It wouldn’t have been any fun without you. As a new business with a somewhat abstract concept that has never advertised, I am truly amazed at the crowds we managed to draw in. We hope you all had a great time and hope to see you again soon at one of our upcoming events. Our Events page is being updated daily and you can now reserve private parties online!
For those of you who missed it, pictures are on our Facebook Page with a few highlights below.
A few awesome ladies that I love:
Let the thank you speech begin…
To my incredible and supportive boyfriend and Chief Engineer of Kitchen Inc extrordinaire, Jesus Acosta of MatadorMoto, for being there every step of the way, fixing everything that breaks, creating brilliant solutions to the most complex of problems, carrying the heaviest of kitchen equipment, designing extravagant custom lighting displays out of basic plumbing supplies, keeping me calm, indulging me when I need indulgence and reprimanding me when I need to be put in my place…the life time I plan on spending trying to thank you will never be enough.
To my mom, Audrey Archuleta, who began contributing to Kitchen Inc nearly two decades ago when she nurtured my very first entrepreneurial efforts as early as Kindergarten. For those of you who met her, she needs no introduction. Thank you, for your faith in me, support when I need it but never overbearing when I don’t, for never judging your crazy daughter when she quit her cushy six-figure job to pursue a wild dream, for raising me to do things for myself and giving me the skill set I needed to make this happen, and for all your last minute hard labor pulling our opening together!
And to our participants, thank you for your incredible understanding and ability to pull through in the face of adversity. I’m so happy to have you all at Kitchen Inc, wish you all the best of luck in your new ventures and am so certain of your success! Thank you to PeopleFood for bravery in doing our first Chef Demo of the day even though she had never done one before; to the sisters of Redbird Marketplace for manning our Kids Corner and brightening our café with your beautiful aprons; to Fandango Catering for a delicious demo and amazing gazpacho; to Chef Sandra Shafer for pulling through an incredibly seafood tasting withOUT ovens, as if by magic; to Cuisine by Sallie for making ravioli and preserving sanity with all your chafing dishes; to Lucia’s Especialidades Argentina for frying all your empanadas by hand on that little electric cooktop and completely rocking the Demonstration kitchen with your passion and humor; to TX Girls Pint Out and Troy Witherspoon of Petrol Station for making our beer and dessert pairing; to Alex Gregg for keeping the crowd entertained well into the night with your awesome mixology; to Artisana Bread for all of your hard work and understanding in the gas fiasco, being always lovely no matter what curve balls are thrown at you, making the best bread in the City and completely wowing all of our guests with it; to LaCake Petite for waiting for us for TWO whole years and sweetening up our kitchens with your heavenly cakes; to Pure Catering for handing out fresh and delicious food throughout the entire afternoon and evening with such a lovely display; to Offenbacher Fudge for awesome presentation and a untiring team who greeted our guests with fudge from start to finish; to SlimRITAS for getting our guests started off right, with a margarita, and letting us enjoy your great company well into the late hours of the night; and to Kristi’s Kitchen, Porch Swing Desserts, Salad Secrets, New Mexico Green Chile, Desserts ‘n More, Jill’s Crumbles and Grizzaffi Coffee for adding your specialties to the deliciousness of our evening……
Still here? There’s a few more:
Thank you to Adam Brackman of Urban Deal for finding Kitchen Inc the perfect home (all landlord issues aside) and all of your incredible connections; to the Downtown Management District for hosting and publicizing the Night in Market Square that drew such an awesome crowd for our event, Sarah Kuntz of Accion Texas for making our small business loan happen (we’d have no equipment if it weren’t for you), St. Arnold’s & No Label for your bada*s brews, my best girlfriend for understanding when Kitchen Inc took over from proper attention to her birthday, and anyone else I may have forgotten who helped make Kitchen Inc a reality and our Grand Opening a success!