Hey Everyone! I'd like to introduce myself. I'm Heather Jean Wilson, the new Kitchen Manager here at Corner Brewery.
A little bit about me: I'm graduating from Washtenaw Community College in May with my Culinary Arts Associate's Degree and a Business Certificate. A lifetime Ypsilantian, I grew up in Willow Run schools. I have strong family ties to the area, and while I enjoy traveling, Ypsi is and will always be home to me.
My long-term goal is to open up a restaurant right here in Ypsi, so I'm really looking forward to this opportunity to enhance my skills and learn some new techniques.
A little bit about what I'm doing here: Some of you may have noticed the style of menu the Corner Brewery has been serving lately. It's been a great start! I've been hired to develop a new menu, with some more substantial food items. The menu will focus on good eats, few unnecessary ingredients and preservative, local suppliers, and sustainable options. Watch for announcements about upcoming specials, and details about our kick-off party in the Spring.
Most importantly, I want to unveil an exciting way that you, the local neighborhood and community, can get in on this project. You are the heart and soul of the Corner Brewery, and we want to honor that! So here's the deal:
Next time you're in the Corner Brewery, grab yourself a Contest Ballot. Fill out your name, email address*, and one item you'd like to see on the new menu. Anything you want, no matter how outrageous! No limit on how many suggestions you can submit, but you should write them each on a separate ballot. Write out or attach a recipe if you want, or leave it up to other creative minds to take the idea and run with it. If your food idea is chosen, your ballot will be put into a drawing for a prize to be announced and awarded at the big kick-off party this Spring.
* Why do we need your email? If you contribute a menu idea, then we're guessing you want to know when the big kick-off party is going to be, whether your idea will be included in the new menu, and if you won the contest (in case you don't make it to the party). We won't sell it or spam you.
So that's the plan. I look forward to meeting everyone, and encourage you to share any and all suggestions you may have.