Total loan: $15,000

Laura, Elizabeth, Tom & Ryan

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Baltimore, MD, United States / Food

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Laura, Elizabeth, Tom & Ryan's story

Well Crafted is owned by two couples who met at Bucknell University 14 years ago. After graduation we took different career paths, Ryan as an Electrical Engineer, Tom as a Civil Engineer, Laura as an International Education Specialist, and Liz as a Marketing and Special Event Coordinator. However we always shared a similar love of food and the amazing connections it can build. We talked about creating a business together that would support local farmers, businesses, and makers since graduation. We believe that the shared connection people have with food can change a community. In 2015 we started talking more seriously about starting a business. We all had a mutual love for wood fired pizza. Pizza is such an incredible blank canvas to expose people to the amazing foods that a region has to offer. So we decided to start a mobile wood fired pizza catering business to do just that. In April 2016, we purchased a restored 1949 Dodge Mobile Pizza Kitchen and catered our first event. Since then, we've catered over 150 events and made hundreds of pizza pals who share a similar passion for locally sourced wood fired pizza and community. In an effort to expand our impact on our community, we opened a permanent kitchen, Well Crafted Kitchen, inside the Union Craft Brewing Tap Room in September 2018. Since then, we have shared a meal with over 30,000 unique pizza pals and continue to connect people with the local food that surrounds them, provide new job opportunities for local residents, and create an even larger economic impact for our local farmers, makers, and vendors.