Total loan: $5,000


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South San Francisco, CA, United States / Food

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A loan helped me reach more customers with my delicious, locally-made Eastern European pastries.

Ramni's story

After successfully repaying my first Kiva loan of $5000 - funded by 118 amazing lenders - I've been invited to go for my second $5000 loan. I am hoping to fund this quickly and urge you to be a part of the King Knish movement! My unique knish creations are a reflection of my eclectic background in fashion, event planning, and culinary curiosity. I moved to San Francisco in the late 1990s after stops in two other premier food cities, New Orleans and Manhattan. I opened Bistro 1650, a small restaurant in the City’s Richmond District. I successfully sold Bistro 1650 to move into catering which led me to found King Knish in October 2012, an “old world dish with a new world twist”. During my Bistro 1650 years, I learned more through experimentation and research. In 2005, I sold Bistro 1650 to fully dedicate myself to the art of catering. After the past few years in the private catering industry, I launched King Knish at San Francisco's popular 2012 Fleet Week Event, serving knish to leaders from some of the Bay Area’s premier business, community, and civic organizations. My vision for King Knish is to take my unique twist on this traditional Eastern European food and introduce it to new audiences in major cities through events, boutique food purveyors as well wholesale and retail distribution. In just one year, through my passion, dedication, and experience as a self-made chef, I have transformed King Knish from an idea into a tasty reality that 1000s of people throughout the Bay Area have come to enjoy. I am excited to introduce this new venture to Kiva US lenders and hope that they will share in my continued development and growth!