As I'm sure everyone in their life have experienced at least once the desperate feeling of choosing the right thing to do over their real vocation, I am asking for some financial helping in order to turn my life upside down and follow my dreams.
I have studied all my life and now, at 28 years old, I am stuck in a job with no future that gives me barely what I need to get to the end of the month.
Me and my girlfriend are passionate persons who both love food and the joy and love we recieve when we have the chance to cook for others.
I like to believe that this passion was transmitted to me by my grandpa. He moved to the US during the great italian migration in the 30s and 40s. While there, he worked as a sous chef in an italian restaurant, struggled his way to the top and saved enough to open an italian restaurant named after my grandma.
The restaurant was a great success and was open until the 60s, when my grandpa decided to move back to Italy because he was feeling too nostalgic and missing his family too much. So, he and my grandma, together with their 4 children (one of them was my dad), came back to his hometown, a tiny little village near Avellino.
Unfortunately, no one was able to inherent all the recipes and the skills my grandpa had, and now that he is suffering from Alzheimer, all he knew is lost. That is why I want to start a new thing from scratch on my own, as I believe I will never be able to imitate him.
My biggest dream in life would be to follow his steps and keep alive the legacy he built. The money would help me study in Japan at the Tokyo Sushi Academy.
The reason behind this choice is because I would like to build a successful restaurant in Italy using the typical fish we eat in Southern Italy. I believe this idea would give a fresh new look at the italian way of dealing with fish. Another reason is because the big specialty in my grandpa reastaurant was seafood (he loved cooking it).
I am not asking for the money to open up the restaurant, but for a special contribute that would enable me to study and get the Knowledge that is the key for every field in life.
I will, of course, write down every of the name that will contribute at the project and you will dine for free at my restaurant as soon as it's open!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart,
PS: I don't have digital photos of my grandpa's restaurant. I will try to convert them and upload as soon as I can!