These past couple of months have been a whirlwind of details, details, details and more details (did I remember to mention details?), mixed in with much exhilaration, anticipation, and progress! The general contractors, kitchen designer, equipment suppliers, landlord, architect, electricians, plumbers, floor installers, marketing mentor, graphic designer, attorney, insurance agent, bookkeeper, city officials and, last but not least, close family and friends... have all been swirling around (or maybe it's me who has been swirling around!) in an extremely organized chaos! And, when I say organized, I mean organized! It has been a pleasure to work with the above-mentioned, collective group of professionals.... the Kitchen Local Team as they will forever be referred to by me!
It was last week though, when I stood outside and looked up at the at the brand-new 12" x 12" stainless steel vent pipe glimmering in the winter sun and running 3 stories up the outside of Cedar Street Studios, I was overcome (and, I must admit, overwhelmed!) with both joy and butterflies at what is about to unfold. This wasn't just any old vent pipe accompanied by a heat exchange and three condensing units, this was MINE (gasp!). A concept, born of a dream, has quickly become a reality.
This week, the butterflies remain while the excitement grows. I am preparing myself to say good-bye (for now) to much of the team who I became pleasantly accustomed to having around and welcoming a new team... the clients who will make Kitchen Local "home" for their businesses.
Keep on Cookin'! Lisa