About Beach Bistro - 'the return of 'beach spirit'
Project 2017-09-05 20:05:39 +1200
Hi, my name is Vivian, we probably haven’t met, but if you live or dine around the East Coast Bays you may know my mum and dad, Anita and Steve (the lady in white and the man in the flowery shirt) of Browns Bay’s Beach Bistro.
You might also know that back in April 2016, having just celebrated Beach’s fourth birthday, there was a fire at the restaurant. As a result of the fire, Beach has been closed for the past 18 months. While this has been devastating for Anita and Steve, I know it’s also been tough for their fabulous regulars and friends. While they had hoped to reopen in October 2016, delays that were out of their control [insurance companies] saw the work on the restaurant repeatedly pushed back. Trying to keep a business that is closed viable has taken a serious emotional and financial toll on them both.
In August 2017, the family got the great news that work could start, and I’m happy to say that works are underway and the reopening of Beach is imminent. It won’t be easy, but we will make it better than before.
And that’s where you come in. I would like to introduce you to Beach LifeSavers. We are asking the Beach family for their help so that Beach Bistro can open on a positive footing, which will allow my mum and dad to get their business going and, in return, continue to support their community. If you need reminding of what a special place Beach is, just take a moment to read the moving story of ‘The Legend of Beach Spirit’, which was written by my uncle Rick after the fire. You will understand that Mum and Dad (the lady in white and the man in the flowery shirt) are some remarkable people and Beach Bistro is a very special place, supporting their community, the local CoastGuard volunteers and passionately caring for their regulars.
Link to book: www.beachbistro.co.nz/beachspirit
Beach Bistro is a company, however, we are a family with our staff & customers.
|Anita||(Head Chef, Camp Mother & 'Lady in White)|
|Steve||(Frontman, Ambience Styler & 'the man in the flowery shirt')|
|Monique||(our 'smiler' & dessert queen)|
|Melody||(happy pie girl)|
LifeSaver reusable Travel Mug:
We have spent the past year searching for the perfect replacement of the paper takeaway cup, we'll still have paper cups but these are Awesome!
A reusable, stylish sipper that won't burn your hands while keeping your beverage at the perfect temperature. Introducing Mo-Chic!By reusing your Beach Bistro travel mug, we will take $2 off the price of your drink and donate $1 to the Browns Bay Coastguard, supporting our volunteers.
We are so impressed with these chic mugs that we will be selling them for $25 ea in store. They will be a different colour, branded differently and will come with your first coffee or tea free and each time you use your mug we will reduce the price by $2 and donate $1 to Coastguard.
Anita & Steve understand that 20 months is a long time to wait for the taste of the world famous Beach Bennies. So, we have arranged exclusive opportunities to share your passion and addiction for these signature dishes before the public get their fill.
If our French Toast was your passion, don't panic! we will have a special event just for you. An opportunity to share with a friend your love of Anita's Coconut treat.
Here in Browns Bay, there is a group of amazingly generous and dedicated volunteers, our North Shore Goastguard!
Over the years they have inspired and supported Beach Bistro hugely. Their dedication to keeping boaties safe is why the lady in white and the man in the flowery shirt have kept them 'caffinated' before going on duty. With your help we want to do more, Feed them!.
On your behalf, Beach will provide a lunchbox for a Browns Bay Coastguard volunteer when they’re out on duty. This saves the Coastguard team from having to buy their own lunches and is one small way we are able to help out in the community.
Introducing 'The Coastie Lunchbox' with your name on it. Check out the rewards to see how you can participate.
Pre Opening Events:
We want to ensure we are ready to meet the expectations of our decerning and patient patrons. We have a new restaurant, new staff but the same desire to impress and satisfy you.
So, we are going to take some time to get it right before unleashing Beach Bistro on the public. Don't panic if you miss out on these opportunities because there are other occasions to enjoy and share with friends by pledging support here.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our project, if you do pledge your support you'll get a Huge 'virtual hug' from me. I'm sure you will join with me in wishing the speedy return of the Beach Spirit that the Lady in White and the old man in the flowery shirt bring to Browns Bay, our neighbourhood and community.
p.s Mum & Dad are seeking to 'adopt' new members into their family of staff. People with attitude, passion & heart desiring to learn and care for our customers & each other.
'Skills can be taught, attitude can not' If you know anyone like this, share this link with them www.beachbistro.co.nz/staff, thanks!
The People Behind Beach Bistro - 'the return of 'beach spirit'
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Elmarie Faurie2017-09-12 15:32:38 +1200
Elmarie Faurie has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Cannot wait for you guys to open again. We miss you, Elmarie & Johan”
Richard & Fay2017-09-12 14:46:37 +1200
Richard & Fay has pledged on 1 campaign
Paul Hill2017-09-12 11:03:30 +1200
Paul Hill has pledged on 1 campaign
“Hi Stevie, Paul Hill here. Great to see you again. I will pop in for a coffee when you guys are up and running! All the best. :)”
Adam Tallentire2017-09-11 15:28:22 +1200
Adam Tallentire has pledged on 1 campaign
Karen Henderson2017-09-10 19:42:19 +1200
Karen Henderson has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Good luck and thank you for all your support when Mike was sick and after.
Thanks Karen & Sooty”
Ross Hedges2017-09-10 12:30:13 +1200
Ross Hedges has pledged on 2 campaigns
“We really appreciated your incredible support during "our" difficult time. Looking forward to your re-opening Ross and Lynn”
Anton Pienaar2017-09-08 11:27:21 +1200
Anton Pienaar has pledged on 1 campaign
“Happy to have the Beach Bistro back- have missed it dearly and have missed Steve and Co!”
Tony and Ann Harkins2017-09-08 10:14:40 +1200
Tony and Ann Harkins has pledged on 1 campaign
“Good luck and good coffee!”
Gary Davis2017-09-08 09:23:39 +1200
Gary Davis has pledged on 1 campaign
“Nice buddy :-) get a new shirt!”
Jan Willem Strijker2017-09-08 08:41:18 +1200
Jan Willem Strijker has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Can't wait! So exciting! We love Beach! Jan and Marieke”
Kate Deen2017-09-08 08:16:31 +1200
Kate Deen has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Good luck. Great idea. Can't wait for your doors to be open again. Kate Deen”
Lisa Stephenson2017-09-08 07:50:45 +1200
Lisa Stephenson has pledged on 2 campaigns
“So sorry you have been through such a tough time. Look forward to seeing your smiles and your wonderful cafe back in action!
CareyLou Jones2017-09-08 07:44:10 +1200
CareyLou Jones has pledged on 2 campaigns
“So pleased for the progress. Thanks for the updates - looking forward to opening day!”
Catherine Chimney2017-09-08 07:35:01 +1200
Catherine Chimney has pledged on 2 campaigns
“Zoe Waffles (the black lab) and I have since moved overseas but after the fire. I think this is a great way to give to the community”
Karen Desborough-Story2017-09-08 07:09:32 +1200
Karen Desborough-Story has pledged on 1 campaign
Rick Laird2017-09-07 23:48:18 +1200
Rick Laird has pledged on 1 campaign
“I am looking forward to having this in December”
Mark Peddie2017-09-07 23:37:06 +1200
Mark Peddie has pledged on 2 campaigns
Jon Cooper2017-09-07 23:28:07 +1200
Jon Cooper has pledged on 1 campaign
“Best of luck guys! Wish I could offer you more, but I really hope to see you back up and running soon. Browns Bay wouldn't be the same!”
Sean Davis2017-09-07 23:25:10 +1200
Sean Davis has pledged on 1 campaign
“Good luck hope you get there, Sean Davis. ”