Gusto Bread
Community Fundraiser!

by Gusto Bread

  • $50,000

    Funding Goal
  • $22,825

    Funds Raised
  • 49 Days to go
  • Target Goal

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
45.65%
Minimum amount is $ Maximum amount is $
$
Long Beach, California, United States (US)

Gusto Bread

1 Campaigns | 0 Loved campaigns

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Campaign Story

  • $50,000

    Funding Goal
  • $22,825

    Funds Raised
  • 49 Days to go
  • Target Goal

    Campaign End Method
Raised Percent :
45.65%
Minimum amount is $ Maximum amount is $
$
Long Beach, California, United States (US)

Gusto Bread

1 Campaigns | 0 Loved campaigns

See full bio

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Ways to Contribute to our Community Fundraiser

DONATE by entering desired amount above and click the “BACK CAMPAIGN” button (no rewards)

GET REWARDED by selecting desired one from the options below >>> (hover over image of reward + will take you to check out)

 

 

I taught myself to bake bread in a cob oven.

Chopping wood, building a fire, and baking handmade loaves just for friends and family. This slow way of working took me out of the city without having to leave my backward. And it opened me up to the wonders of bread that still fascinate me to this day.

My name is Arturo Enciso and I’m a baker.

 

My partner, Ana, and I set up Gusto Bread out of our living room in 2017

– starting really small, with the support of local customers and restaurant owners, the business grew from pop-ups to consistent daily production.

In these two short years, our community has grown so much that

we’re ready to move operations out of our house and into a bigger space.

We’ve still got the same passion for bread as when we baked those first California loaves. We’ve got a great team that is eager to do more.

 

And we’re excited to say that we’ve found the perfect spot near Retro Row in Long Beach for Gusto Bread to become the storefront bakery you all want and deserve!

 

 

Building a commercial bakery from scratch is expensive and we’re asking for your contribution to help make this vision a reality.

Investing in us now means that you’ll have a warm and inviting bakery serving artisanal food for YEARS to come.

Up until now, all our growth has been organic and we’ve constantly re-invested in the business to keep it moving.

This next step is going to require us to take a HUGE leap and we can only do it with the full support of our community behind us.

If all goes as planned, Long Beach will have an artisanal bread bakery by mid 2020…

We hope you’re as excited as we are!

 

We love the cottage!  Why change it?

We love it too, but being a cottage business is so limited… We are ready to grow – and you’ve shown us you’re ready too!

We want to be able to offer you more quantity, more varieties of old-world breads and pastries, in a place that’s open daily with regular hours so you can pop in any time for a baguette or a quick snack. We’re eager to have the chance of more capacity, to share our heritage in fun new ways, and to offer warm and comforting foods that encourage homemade meals and friendly gatherings.

To round out the bakery, we’ll also have a small retail area featuring the finest ingredients (cheese, oils, honey, jams, spices, etc) made by local vendors to inspire your dishes and create deliciously memorable gift baskets.

What your donation means to us.

We are constantly overwhelmed by the support we receive from all of you on a weekly basis. You have shown us that we have a viable business and that is priceless.

With this campaign, we are giving you the chance to say a wholehearted YES to the future of Gusto Bread. To be a part of the next chapter, while being able to boast that you knew us “back when they were out of a house.”

We hope the levels of rewards offered are fun and interesting enough to fit our diverse community. We’ve got custom-named starters, new boat bags and enamel mugs, loaf subscriptions, gift certificates, pizza parties and workshops, AND a loaf-every-time-you-come-in level of commitment.

How will the community funds be used?

The money we gather on this platform will be used first and foremost for planning and permitting costs, as well as the down-payment on our largest piece of equipment: the bread oven!

To give you a sense of the entire scope, we need to raise $300,000+ for this project from start to finish. Whatever we can gather through this community campaign will allow us to offset our need for high-interest loans.

More Info About The Rewards

Gusto Bread Starter $40

(Local pick-up only)

Take home the same starter we use to make our loaves! Each jar will have a custom name given by Arturo. Made with organic California-grown whole wheat, milled by Grist & Toll in Pasadena. Includes instructions for keeping it alive and happy.
Available NOW

“Gusto al Gusto” Market Bag $75

Hand-lettered design of the words that inspired our bakery’s name. This spacious market bag has an exterior and interior pocket plus a clip for your keys. Ana’s original design in her take on Argentina’s “Fileteado” decorative art tradition.
Available NOW

Commemorative Limited Edition Enamel Mug “Gusto Bread + Friends”: 2 mugs for $100 

Limited Edition! Will not be re-printed. To commemorate our two years in business (and building a storefront), we had these mugs custom made featuring our “Gusto Bread + Friends” illustration done by local artist, Jonny Bummers.

Available NOW! 

California Love – 6 Month Loaf Subscription $200

Get 1 California Loaf per week for 6 months / starting July 2020 Our flagship offering, this naturally leavened bread features Organic California whole grain flour sourced from local millers, Grist & Toll.

Starts July 2020

Bread Fam Gift Set (Shirt, Market Bag, Enamel Mug, + $300 gift certificate)  $500

(Note shirt size at checkout) 

You’re already a part of our fam, so why not be drenched in Gusto swag to show it? This rewards gives you a Gusto Bread T-shirt (note size), “Gusto Al Gusto” market bag, “Gusto Bread + Friends” enamel mug, PLUS a $300 gift certificate for any bread or pastries your heart desires.

Mostly Available NOW (except shirt to be redeemed in Jan 2020)

Private Pizza Dinner $1000

Enjoy a dinner of freshly made naturally leavened pizzas with your friends! We will host OR come to you in Long Beach. We can bring our portable live-fire oven to make delicious pizzas with specialty ingredients. Get your guest list ready… it’s going to be special.

Date to be coordinated for Spring 2020.

Private Bread Making workshop at the cottage $2000

Experience a day of baking at our cottage with baker Arturo Enciso (up to 6 people). In this workshop, we will make a pain au levain (French natural sourdough recipe) using freshly milled flour.

Each participant walks away with a freshly baked loaf of bread + dough prepared in class to bake at home, a recipe booklet, sourdough starter, a bread basket, AND the hands-on knowledge of how to bake what’s taught at home! Great for beginners and experienced bread-makers alike. Lunch (including freshly baked bread) is provided!

Date to be coordinated for Spring 2020.

“Gusto Bread Lifer” : Enjoy a loaf EVERY time you visit! $4000

This one is for all you loaf lovers (loafers?)!

Pick up a warm loaf of freshly baked naturally leavened bread EVERY time you come in – starting the first day we open our doors at the new bakery!

Redeemable at the new bakery – 2020

ID Name Email Amount
1125Stelet Kimstelet@gmail.com$50
1124Tarek mokhtartarooky@earthlink.net$50
1122Angie perezangieeperez12@gmail.com$40
1120Susan Paolillisuepaul11@gmail.com$100
1119Sophia + Jim Sandovalgustoandgratitude@gmail.com$150
1118Raffle tickets Cash (other)gustoandgratitude@gmail.com$115
1117Raffle tickets CC -Shopifygustoandgratitude@gmail.com$80
1116Raffle tickets Cashgustoandgratitude@gmail.com$105
1115Ricky Yarnallgustoandgratitude@gmail.com$50
1114Oswaldo Stoutgustoandgratitude@gmail.com$50

Rewards

$40

Gusto Bread - California Whole Wheat Cottage Starter (each jar uniquely named by Arturo!)

December, 2019

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Reward no longer available.
52 backers
0 rewards left

$75

"Gusto Al Gusto" market bag

December, 2019

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19 backers
16 rewards left

$100

TWO Limited Edition Enamel "Gusto Bread + Friends" Mugs

December, 2019

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59 backers
89 rewards left

$200

California Love - 6 Month Loaf Subscription

July, 2020

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8 backers
2 rewards left

$500

Bread Fam Gift Set (Shirt, Market Bag, Enamel Mug + $300 gift certificate)

December, 2019

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9 backers
16 rewards left

$1,000

Private Pizza Dinner for 8 people

April, 2020

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4 backers
0 rewards left

$2,000

Private Bread Making workshop at the cottage

April, 2020

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1 backers
1 rewards left

$4,000

"Gusto Bread Lifer" : Enjoy a loaf EVERY time you visit!

July, 2020

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0 backers
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Stelet Kim $50 January 23, 2020
Tarek mokhtar $50 January 20, 2020
Angie perez $40 January 20, 2020
Susan Paolilli $100 January 18, 2020
Sophia + Jim Sandoval $150 January 14, 2020
Anonymous $115 January 14, 2020
Anonymous $80 January 14, 2020
Anonymous $105 January 14, 2020
Ricky Yarnall $50 January 14, 2020
Oswaldo Stout $50 January 14, 2020
Olivia López $50 January 14, 2020
Taylor + Becca Seger $100 January 14, 2020
Rene Correas $50 January 14, 2020
Sam Carlson $50 January 14, 2020
Sasha Schoen $50 January 14, 2020
Jen Stonionis $50 January 14, 2020
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Ollie Cigliano $50 January 14, 2020
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Terry Beebe $100 January 14, 2020
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Chris & Dawn G. $200 January 14, 2020
Silvia Goni $75 January 14, 2020
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Estefania Zavala $40 January 14, 2020
Anonymous $10 January 13, 2020
Christina Aliseo $100 January 13, 2020
Jonathan Ross $50 January 13, 2020
Marcella Corrales $100 January 13, 2020
Debbie Kanegawa $75 January 10, 2020
Rob Pooley $2,000 January 10, 2020
Brett Mizelle $100 January 08, 2020
Yuewen Chun $100 January 08, 2020
Patricia Raymer $500 January 07, 2020
Patricia Witt $50 January 07, 2020
Matthew Carr $48 January 07, 2020
Gary Oda $101 January 07, 2020
Nancy Downs $500 January 06, 2020
Nicholas Anderson $40 January 06, 2020
Stephanie Pogorelsky $101 January 06, 2020
Elijah Dobrusin $101 January 05, 2020
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Christine Wong $50 January 05, 2020
Aaron Nastaskin $90 January 04, 2020
Peter Phelps $90 January 04, 2020
Peter Phelps $75 January 04, 2020
Debbie Rodriguez $101 January 04, 2020
Kevin Wohlmut $58 January 04, 2020
Russell Doyle $100 January 04, 2020
Alison Marshall $40 January 03, 2020
Julie Tilsner $50 January 03, 2020
Terry Druehl $50 January 03, 2020
Soo Lee $40 January 03, 2020
Jowilla Rabor $100 January 03, 2020
Anonymous $1,000 January 03, 2020
Courtney Toya $500 January 03, 2020
Catherine Nuguid $25 January 03, 2020
Sarah Grant $100 January 03, 2020
Colby Karzen $200 January 02, 2020
Elena Mashin $100 January 01, 2020
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Jeremy Johnson $508 January 01, 2020
Gustavo Valle $100 January 01, 2020
Mindy Mechanic $100 December 31, 2019
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Anonymous $50 December 31, 2019
Eva Vuong $83 December 31, 2019
Brianne Cohen $100 December 31, 2019
Meghan Kane $50 December 30, 2019
Mychele Woolley-Fly $100 December 30, 2019
Betty Luk Lima $200 December 30, 2019
Nicole Ichtertz $25 December 30, 2019
Greg Adler $100 December 30, 2019
Kristy Frontiera $40 December 30, 2019
Anonymous $7 December 29, 2019
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Sarah Harvey $101 December 29, 2019
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Matt Kapko $100 December 28, 2019
Roxana Jullapat $100 December 27, 2019
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Lis Austin $25 December 27, 2019
Julia Huang $1,000 December 27, 2019
Danielle Yip $101 December 27, 2019
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