Regal Fare

Regal Fare
3 supporters
$175 pledged
funding goal: $4,000
funding ended
4K
7K
Funding period: 26 Jun 2014 - 26 Jul 2014
(minimum funding amount
has not been reached)

3 people
pledged

What is Regal Fare?

Regal Fare is a new cooking show coming to TV this fall. Our program is a New American cooking show that is heavily influenced by rustic Italian cooking and is dedicated to supporting local farms and using sustainable ingredients. In each episode, we will demonstrate how professional chefs execute modern techniques that are simple enough for any home cook to master.

Regal Fare's philosophy is that creating refined cuisine doesn't have to be difficutlt, it's about showcasing fresh and delicious products from local fishermen, farmers, foragers, bakers, cheese makers and other artisans in the Hudson Valley area. A community of specialty item providers is what creates the simple and elegant cuisine we will share on Regal Fare.

Who will host Regal Fare?

I am Ian Brahmstedt, a Vermont native, who was raised in my parents' restaurant and has worked under many great chefs including Tom Colicchio, Marco Canora and Traci Des Jardins. Growing up in my parents' restaurant, the Chez Moustache in Jeffersonville, Vermont, I always knew that there was something electric about a busy restaurant, something I was very attracted to. 

When the time came for me to make a desicion about my career path, going to the New England Culinary Institute, where my mother worked, was the obvious decision.  After studying the culinary arts in Vermont I knew that there was more to learn so I moved to San Francisco, California where some of the best wineries in Napa Valley, the French Laundry, and Chez Panisse were just a short drive away.  In San Francisco I worked for Traci Des Jardins at Jardinière, where I was exposed to a plethora of fine California produce and sea fruits from the Pacific.

After several years in California, it was time to come back to the East coast, to New York City. Once I was here in New York, it became very obvious who the big chefs in town were, Daniel Boulud and Mario Batali both had began accumulating Michelin stars, but after a meal at Craft one evening about a month after I had been here, I knew that Tom Colicchio had the bold rustic flavors that I associated with great cooking. And I went to work at Craft, where I learned all the stations and began to develop relationships with the farmers and specialty purveyors that the best chefs in New York kept secret from the masses. From there I went on to become the Sous Chef at Hearth restaurant in the East Village where I learned how to make Marco Canora's rustic Tuscan classics like his braised rabbit with olives and his Cresta di Gallo with pork ragu and ricotta. Now after all these years in some of the best kitchens in the country I have developed my own style of cooking that I want to share with the world.

What does Regal Fare need to complete it's first season?

Regal Fare is just a few months away from its first broadcast, and we are diligently searching for corporate sponsorship to help fund our production.  We hope to work with companies that share our passion for sourcing local, sustainable and wherever possible organic ingredients. We are currently discussing sponsorship relations with several Hudson Valley artisans, but still the search continues.  We are hoping to have the majority of our sponsorship secured by late July. The remaining cost of filming is right around $24,000, and we need your help to reach our goal and complete the filming on time.

I was recently featured on Business Profiles with Mickey Burns where I discussed my career and how it has led to the production of Regal Fare.

Where can I find more information about the show and Chef Ian?

You can visit the Regal Fare website. You can also watch me battle in Kitchen Stadium on Iron Chef America, with Franklin Becker and Jose Garces.

 

 

 

Funding goals:
4K
Get us into the studio
$4,000

This goal will cover some of the very basic filming costs including, studio time, recipe ingredients and some of the basic editing.

7K
Complete the editing and closed captioning
$7,000

The post production costs are quite large and the cost of editing through hours of video with techinical equipment and adding closed captioning are also rather substantial. 

Pick from rewards below and support this project:
$5+: Production Asistant

With this pledge you will be listed on the supporters' page of our website and we will give you a "thank you shout out" via our social media accounts.

$10+: Researcher

With this pledge not only will you receive the benefits of the Production Assistant but you will also receive access to the first episode of Regal Fare on Vimeo which will include a download link.

Chosen by 1 supporter (89 of 90 still available)
$25+: Script Reader

As a Script Reader you will receive the benefits of the Researcher and you will also receive, via email, six of the recipes from the Official Regal Fare Cookbook, due out in December.

Chosen by 2 supporters (40 of 42 still available)
$50+: Script Editor

As a Script Editor you will receive all the benefits the Script Reader would along with an autographed copy of the Regal Fare pilot DVD.

10 available
$250+: Assistant Producer

Not only will you receive all the benefits of the Script Editor, but you will have the opportunity to be in the kitchen during the filming of an episode of Regal Fare.

4 available
$500+: Producer

Not only will you receive the benefits of the Assistant Producer, but you will have the opportunity to interact briefly on camera with me! This is your chance to be on national television. Please note that this is not an opportunity to promote a product.

5 available
$1,000+: Executive Producer

In addition to the benefits of the Producer you can place an object on set for the filming of an episode of Regal Fare. This is an excellent opportunity for your product to get some national media exposure. This must be a kitchen-related product.

5 available
$1,495+: Director

Seal the deal. Are you planning a special night where you want to have guests over for dinner whom you really need to impress? Are you planning to propose or celebrate an anniversary with an extra special three course, candlelight dinner? Do you want to make your next Valentine’s Day extra special? I will come to your house and cook an all inclusive 5 star meal for you and up to five other people.  New York or Metro area only.

21 available
$1,500+: Corporate Sponsorship, Bronze Level
  1. Your products will be prominently displayed on our set.
  2. You will be included in all of our social media promotions.
  3. Your company logo will appear at the end of all thirteen episodes of this upcoming season.
  4. I will use your product in at least one recipe.
  5. Your company logo will be listed at RegalFare.com and will link to your website for the remainder of the season.
5 available
$5,000+: Corporate Sponsorship, Silver Level
  1. Your products will be prominently displayed on our set.
  2. Your company logo will appear at the end of all thirteen episodes for five seconds with a "This program was made possible by funding from your company" announcement.
  3. We will use your product in at least four recipes.
  4. You will be included in all of our social media announcements and promotions.
  5. Your company logo will be displayed on the front page of RegalFare.com and will link to your website for the remainder of the season.
  6. I will create two unique recipes using your product, with a two minute demonstration for promotional use.
  7. I will write a testimonial on the products that your company represents.
3 available
$9,500+: Corporate Sponsorship, Gold Level
  1. We will film a segment at your company's facility, and we will feature a representative from your company in the segment.
  2. Your company logo will be part of the beginning of each episode.
  3. Your products will be prominently displayed on our set.
  4. Your company logo will appear at the end of all thirteen episodes for five seconds with a "This program was made possible by funding from your company" announcement.
  5. We will use your product in at least seven recipes.
  6. You will be included in all of our social media announcements and promotions.
  7. Your company logo will be displayed on the front page of RegalFare.com and will link to your website for the remainder of the season.
  8. I will create five unique recipes using your product, with a ten minute demonstration for promotional use.
  9. I will write a testimonial on the products that your company represents.

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