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So you think you can cook?

By Donna Bianca
Posted Friday, August 16, 2013

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Pittsboro, NC - Here's your opportunity to show off what you know. Since Bella Donna's is closed Sunday evenings, we are offering our kitchen to chefs (novice and professional) to come in and strut your stuff.

Make up a menu of the items you would like to offer the public, which is typically two appetizers, three entrees and two desserts - but you make your own rules. Hey, maybe you just make the best fried chicken or barbecue pork on the planet, come up with some sides and desserts, slide into Bella Donna after their Sunday Brunch ends, work your tail off for about three hours and get ready to serve at 5 pm. Again, you make the rules.

We had two very successful PoP-uP series in August and have two more scheduled for September. We will advertise for you and we expect that you will tell all your friends to come and support you.

We are in charge of all the drinks (alcoholic and otherwise), you are in charge of all the food.

You will need a Square Up (or similar) card reader and that only takes a week to be completely set up. All the money for food goes to you (minus 10% for building use and advertising) and you will have to pay your servers (you can borrow ours if you would like), the dishwasher (we prefer you to use ours so we know all dishes get put back where they belong) and you are in charge of cleaning the kitchen before you leave. I have people that would do that for you too, just let me know. We would prefer that you have Serve Safe training but if not I will stay on hand to make sure all food safety rules are being followed.

Give me a call if you are interested. One month advance notice needed mostly for advertising purposes so we can do everything in our power to make sure you have a successful event.

Take the leap!

Donna Bianca is owner of the Bella Donna Restaurant at 440 East Street, Pittsboro, NC 27312. 919.545.0900

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