Who We Are

We are The Blind Pig Supper Club of Asheville & Raleigh-Durham.

 

The business was founded by Chef Mike and Darlene Moore in 2011 and registered as a licensed S Corp and eventually a N.C. LLC in 2015. The Blind Pig Supper Club is a network of creative and independent chefs which collaborate together to produce amazing culinary events for its members. It gives continued awareness and financial support to localcharitable causes. We have helped bring the food and beverage scene closer together and we continue our work in other parts of this great state. Along with producing creative and memorable meal experiences which bring folks together, we have proudly served and supported our community in many dynamic ways.

The Blind Pig Supper Club has cooked with over sixty five reputable chefs within our expansive network and produced over one hundred tasting menu experiences which have helped raise the bar of standards within our local food scene. These unique dinner events have supported local farmers and food producers, spotlighted local cooking talent, introduced chefs, authors, and talents from other cities and supported our local community financially with charitable donations. We are proud to make our locale a better place. We believe strongly in personal connections as well as collaborations and taking care of one another within the beautiful place in which we live.

It is our goal in 2017 to expand our services and to acquire essential equipment which begin our long term goals in the creation of a community based commissary kitchen. This campaign is focused on reducing our overall financial production costs and helping us to diversify and expand our services. This capital campaign is financially important to ensure that we continue to grow and meet our long term goals to become a reputable network and service which connects statewide. Your financial support as a contributor can help us continue our passionate work to build a network within our chef community and grow as a grassroots company.

What We Need & What You Get

This capital campaign is set at $25,000.00.

Our goal and objective with this capital campaign is to reduce our reliance upon rental equipment and lower our overall production costs. This will allow more capital to be absorbed into a savings fund in order to reach our long term goals and will greatly make our productions more proficient.

We have completed a pie chart of our typical projected operational costs (per fundraising event) as follows:

Within six years of business, we have worked to streamline all of our costs to manageable percentages. Collectively, we have proudly given so much to so many within our community. We now ask your help in reaching our goal which will allow us to continue our work with less cost to our business. We will continue to work hard so that we thrive financially and grow proficiently. We believe that the purchase a mobile delivery vehicle and essential equipment will be greatly beneficial on a monthly basis for our productions as we have relied on our personal vehicles thus far at every production.

With your help we plan to acquire the following key equipment:

  • Mobile Commercial Range with Oven and Portable LP Gas Tank...$2,300.00
  • Event Plateware, Glassware, Portable Caddy Racks...$5,224.00
  • 8" Banquet Tables x 18...$963
  • Collapsible Banquet Chairs x 110...$1,980.00
  • NSF Stainless Steel Prep Tables and 48" Portable LP Griddle Surface...$2,044.00
  • Used 2001 Isuzu NPR Box Truck with Liftgate...$8,300.00
  • Event Par Can Lighting...$450
  • 3 Compartment Wash Sink...$345
  • Noble Under Counter Hi-Temp Dish Machine...$3,279.00

The purchase of this equipment is our goal as we continue our productions. Should this capital fundraiser not be successful in reaching our maximum funding goal, we will use the capital that is obtained toward a minimum acquisition.

As always, we are very grateful for the support in whatever amount you can donate. $10 donations add up so quickly, if you can spare the change you can help make such a productive growth for us! Supporting our campaign also gives you bragging rights forever - the chance to say “I was there when they grew.”  And most importantly, your contribution is a chance to feel great about the fact that you are making a real difference in growing the roots of US as we continue the work that we are doing within our food community.


Fresh Mountain Blueberries

$10

Fresh Mountain Blueberries

Our endless gratitude and respect.

Items included:

  • Our endless gratitude and love.

Pickled Green Tomatoes

$20

Pickled Green Tomatoes

Thank you for your donation! Enjoy this custom BPSC fridge magnet.

Items included:

  • BPSC Refrigerator Magnet

Ripe Mountain Peaches

$30

Ripe Mountain Peaches

Can't remember where you put those Blind Pig tickets for next month's dinner? No worries, now you can hang them on the freezer door and relax with a beer. 

With your donation, you will receive a Blind Pig Supper Club refrigerator magnet and one BPSC logo pint glass.

Items included:

  • BPSC Refrigerator Magnet
  • BPSC Logo Pint Glass

Basket of Henhouse Eggs

$45

We have some very cool custom T-Shirt designs coming in 2017. Donations at this level will recieve our BPSC logo Tin white/black. Yes. It is the Ramones font.

Items included:

  • BPSC Refrigerator Magnet
  • BPSC Logo Pint Glass
  • BPSC Logo T-Shirt

Bushel O' Creasy Greens

$55

Inspired by the Music Television of our youth. This new BPSC T-Shirt design has 1988 nostalgia written all over it. Enjoy it as a perk with your donation.

Items included:

  • BPSC Refrigerator Magnet
  • BPSC Logo Pint Glass
  • BPSC Nostalgia Design T-Shirt

Smoked Country Bacon

$80

Wear your bacon with pride. This custom designed tee is one of your favorites! Thank you for your donation. 

* Raleigh Skyline also available

Items included:

  • BPSC Refrigerator Magnet
  • BPSC Logo Pint Glass
  • BPSC Bacon Custom T-Shirt

Aged Country Ham

$100

She's back!

Enjoy this custom BPSC "Hamerican Goth". Local Asheville artist Dustin Spagnola's awesome creation with adorned the garage door at Seven Sows Bourbon & Larder is now available on a tee.

Items included:

  • BPSC Refrigerator Magnet
  • BPSC Logo Pint Glass
  • BPSC Hamerican Goth T-Shirt

Wild Boar Donor

$250

You and a friend are granted free annual memberships for life. As a Wild Boar level VIP, you can enjoy a few extra perks and surprises at our dinner events! Please email your name and contact information to us upon purchase.

Items included:

  • BPSC Refrigerator Magnet
  • BPSC Logo Pint Glass
  • BPSC Logo T-Shirt
  • Lifetime Annual BP Membership

Fat Sow Donor

$500

As a Fat Sow you will get TWO VIP seats to any BPSC of your choice, a lifetime annual membership perk, as well as all lower level perks.

Items included:

  • BPSC Refrigerator Magnet
  • BPSC Logo Pint Glass
  • BPSC Logo T-Shirt
  • Lifetime Annual BP Membership
  • VIP Seats to any BPSC of your choice

Sounder of Swine Donor

$1000

Chef Mike Moore will prepare a custom and personal tasting menu for you and a very special guest in your home. The menu will be comprised of your favorite things through a personal chef consultation. Please email us with your contact information upon purchase.

Items included:

  • BPSC Refrigerator Magnet
  • BPSC Logo T-Shirts (2)
  • Lifetime Annual BP Membership
  • Personal Chef Dinner with Mike Moore

Go Whole Hog

$2500

Enjoy a lifetime annual BPSC membership as well as your own whole hog barbecue dinner. In collaboration with Carolina Heritage Farms, the BPSC team will prepare a traditional Eastern Carolina whole hog barbecue meal for you and your closest friends. It doesn't get any more fun than this! The menu will be comprised of your favorite things through a chef consultation. Please email us upon purchase.

Items included:

  • Lifetime Annual BP Membership
  • Whole Hog Pigpicking Party

Raise Our Roof

$3500

Your donation extends to you a Full Season Pass to BPSC. This will include two seats to each to four months of BPSC events or eight seats to any event of your choice. Email us your contact information upon purchase.

Items included:

  • Lifetime Annual BP Membership
  • Full Season Passes to BPSC

You Bought the Farm

$5000

You and a guest will join us as our lifetime VIP members to any (not sold out) BPSC event. We will reserve your seats with at least three weeks advance. You will also receive a personal chef dinner, two each of our custom BPSC shirts, and a BPSC logo pint glass. Email us your contact info upon purchase. 

Items included:

  • BPSC Custom Design T Shirt (2)
  • BPSC/Bacon Custom Design T (2)
  • BPSC/Hamerican Gothic T (2)
  • Personal Chef Dinner
  • BPSC Logo Pint Glass
  • BPSC tickets (2) for LIFE!

Our History & Our Impact

 Asheville has seen a burgeoning growth in this decade as tourism and local population has increased by leaps and bounds. Neighborhoods have solidly redeveloped and independent restaurants, breweries and small businesses have indeed flourished. The Blind Pig Supper Club was launched in Asheville in this time of great reconstruction just after the economic recession. We launched in 2011 as an idea and attempt to gather like minded and independent chefs through collaboration and creative spirit. The Blind Pig Supper Club took wings in Asheville then spread to the Triangle by melding the talents of both creative and bold spirit in cooking and art with a firmly seated philanthropic mission to our community.

It takes the continued support of our community as well as an amazing team of passionate and hardworking people that believe in our cause. Today, we have produced over 112 culinary events and plated approximately 56,350 courses of food from creative and memorable tasting menus. These events have educated the public, raised awareness of cultural cuisine through experience and storytelling and effectively supported an array of charitable causes within our community. These causes which we have supported have ranged in spectrum from the local arts, health and education, poverty and hunger, child and veteran welfare, animal welfare, environmental and cultural preservation, land conservancy, and human rights.

In the past six years, the Blind Pig Supper Club has financially supported over 90 charitable organizations and donated more than $72,000.00 in funds to our community. Our most successful fundraiser to date has raised over $10,000.00 in contributed funds to an important community organization which provides skills training and job placement.

We continue to raise the bar on an unmatched experience with food and we host reputable chefs from across the United States to the Asheville food scene. We have successfully built a unique community business model that continues to be an example for others. We offer an opportunity for Asheville locals and tourists alike to spend their money with a 'positive-plus' impact.

As a group of cooks, chefs, farmers, servers, and artists we stand with very clear intentions about what we do. Furthermore, our productions build healthy relationships with both the land and with our community partners. We have a unique educational aspect to our service in that we teach about the importance of food in the broader context of environment, sustainability, community, health and great taste. There is no doubt that the impact we have made, because of your continued support, has been truly encouraging and positive.


Spread the Word

We thank you for your help and contributions. Don't forget to help spread the word about our story and goal. Bend the ear of your neighbor. Use the share tools provided on this Indiegogo website for social media. The more the word spreads the closer we get to our goals!