Kuma's Kitchen

is creating cooking videos of original recipes by Kevin Riley

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Kitchen Helper
per month
Your help in the kitchen is much appreciated. To reward you for helping Kuma's Kitchen to keep bringing out original recipe episodes, you'll get access to a plethora of exclusive, interesting, and helpful videos and other posts here at Patreon:  
  • Kitchen Tech – Learn how we do things at Kuma's Kitchen to make cooking easy and successful.  
  • Focus on Ingredients – Get a close look at what ingredients are used in Kuma's Kitchen and how they're selected.  
  • Interviews – Get the lowdown from interviews with chefs, cooks, vendors, selected Kuma's Kitchen members, and others involved with food and cooking.  
  • Osaka Foodie Time – Discover foods and cool food places in the foodie capitol of Japan  
  • Shopping with Kevin – Tag along as Kevin goes shopping in local markets, specialty food stores, and a real cool street dedicated to restaurant equipment.  
  • Slices of Life – Find out what makes Kevin Riley tick and what he's doing when not in the kitchen (hint: it involves bears, mountains, camouflage, coffee shops, and much more).  
  • What Went Wrong? - Learn from the mistakes of others and avoid nasty surprises in your kitchen.  
  • Your Own Cooking Show – Get a behind the scenes look at how Kevin Riley shoots, edits, and produces videos and get advice for creating your own cooking show. Look over Kevin's shoulder as he creates an episode.  
  • Secret Recipes – Get exclusive access to some special recipes that are not published on Kuma's Kitchen.  
  • This Is Japan – See even more of Japan as Kevin takes you to temples, shrines, castles, festivals, big metropolises, ancient towns, farming communities, and so much more that is Japan. 
  • Meet the Japanese - meet farmers, shop owners, real ninjas, Buddhist priests, fish mongers, carpenters, salarymen, foreign residents, school kids, bar tenders, food stall owners, street performers, and all the others that make up Japan.  

You'll also get a Kitchen Helper badge, which you can proudly display on your website, blog, social media, and other places online. Yep, bragging rights.

Sous Chef
per month
  Congratulations! You've graduated from helping around the kitchen and now can do some serious cooking. You'll get a number of rewards for your role in making Kuma's Kitchen a success:  All of the same access to videos and posts as Kuma's Kitchen Helper, plus...  
  • Original Recipe Postcard – Receive a recipe postcard from Japan (with a beautiful Japanese stamp) every month. Yes, you get real mail from Japan every month*. Postcard has a beautiful photo of the dish on the front, and the recipe directions on the back. Also includes a personal, handwritten note from Kevin. Collect all of these recipe postcards. Keep them on hand in your kitchen. 
  • Bonus Box - Remain a Sous Chef patron for one year, and receive a Kuma's Kitchen recipe box to hold your postcards.  
  • Original Recipe Wallpaper – Decorate your computer display with original wallpaper from Kuma's Kitchen. A beautiful photo of a featured dish, with the recipe written tastefully beside the image. Display your favourite recipe on your computer, or place it on your partner's computer as a subtle hint. Wallpaper comes in standard 1920x1080 size.  
  • Have Your Say - Add your input on what you want to see, know about, get answers to, and more.
  • Sous Chef Badge – Get the next level badge for even greater bragging rights on your website, blog, social media, and other places online. (After 3 months as a Sous Chef, you'll receive a set of sticker badges in the mail* – yes, more real mail) 

  * To ensure your postcards and badge stickers arrive safely, please double check your address when becoming a patron. Note: All addresses are kept confidential and only used to deliver your rewards. 

Master Chef
per month
Wow! Now you're cooking with gas. You'll never know just how much your help in Kuma's Kitchen is appreciated, but hopefully these rewards will give you an idea of our gratitude.  

You'll get all the same access to videos and posts as Kuma's Kitchen Helper plus all the postcards and wallpaper that the Kuma's Sous Chef gets, plus...  

Instant Reward

  • Shout-Out & Soapbox – Receive the recognition you so richly deserve. A special video will be created – all about you* (of course, only as much as you want to share with the world). Here's your chance to get on a soapbox, tell the world what you think, and have some great bragging rights for your friends and family. 
  • Master Chef Badge – Get the top level badge for the greatest bragging rights on your website, blog, social media, and other places online. (You'll also soon receive a set of sticker badges in the mail** – yes, more real mail) 

Every Month  

  • Your Name In Bright Lights – Your name* (unless you prefer to remain anonymous) will appear in the credits of all recipe videos published while you remain a Master Chef patron. This can be your name or your business name if you're looking for some exposure. 
  • Monthly Roundup Video – You'll be a star in the new monthly round-up videos. These will be aired publicly on our YouTube and Facebook, so if you want some extra publicity be sure to let Kuma's Kitchen know what name* (or business name) you'd like to have aired. Each monthly round-up gives a quick overview of the recipes published that month and a shout-out of each of the current Master Chef patrons. More appreciation of your support. 

Every Three Months  

  • Bikkuri Japanese Food Basket – Receive a basket (well, OK, actually a box) with cool Japanese snacks, ingredients, and other foodie stuff from Japan**. All items are personally selected by Kevin Riley. The word 'Bikkuri' is Japanese for 'surprise' and every box will pleasantly surprise you with a new selection of Japanese goodies. In fact, look for the little non-food surprise in each basket (er, box).  
  • Original Kuma's Kitchen T-Shirt, Hat, or Mug – Every month that you remain a Master Chef patron, you'll receive an original design T-shirt, hat, or mug with a witty kitchen or food related illustration by Kevin Riley. Look forward to a pleasant surprise in your mailbox**.  

Every Six Months  

  • Original Kuma's Kitchen Apron – Designed by Kevin Riley, these sturdy aprons are exclusive to Master Chef level patrons. Aprons identify you as a member of the Kuma's Kitchen Cooking Club and are decorated with witty illustrations (after all, we're here to make cooking fun again) created just for you by Kevin. Receive a new apron every six months**.

Every Year  

  • Collectors Only Kuma's Kitchen Cookbook – This cookbook is exclusively published for Master Chef level patrons, and contains all the recipes from the previous year (Kuma's Kitchen publishes about 110 recipes every year). You will receive a personally autographed copy (real book, not digital) in the mail**. You'll even be able to request your own custom dedication or message in the front of the book.  
  • Your Own Personalized Custom Recipe – Make your name legendary with an original recipe designed for you and carrying your name. You'll choose the type of recipe you'd like, and Kevin Riley will design a unique recipe for you, shoot the recipe video, and give you a massive shout-out. Not only will you have your own personalized custom recipe on video, but it will also be published (with your name and photo if you like) in the next year's Kuma's Kitchen Cookbook.

 At Christmas Time  

  • Kuma's Kitchen Christmas Cookies & Card – All patrons who have been a Master Chef patron for three months or more prior to Christmas (in other words, you became a Master Chef patron before September 25) will receive a box of Kuma's Kitchen Swiss Christmas cookies**. You'll also receive a Kuma's Kitchen original design Christmas card with a hand-written greeting from Kevin Riley. 

 * Unless you let Kuma's Kitchen know otherwise, your Patreon name will be used.

 ** To ensure your postcards, T-shirts, hats, mugs, food baskets, aprons, cookbooks, and badge stickers arrive safely, please double check your address when becoming a patron. Note: All addresses are kept confidential and only used to deliver your rewards. 




In Kuma's Kitchen, I share with you the fun, delicious, sometimes eclectic dishes I have developed and perfected over the past five decades. My mantra is “make cooking fun again” and there's a focus on fun dishes that are quick and easy to make.

At Kuma's Kitchen, I publish two cooking videos every week, and a TGIF drink every last Friday of the month.

Here on Patreon, I'm bringing you a whole lot more. Check out the long list of types of interesting and helpful videos and other posts – over there on the right. To show my overwhelming appreciation for your patronage, I've created a bunch of really cool rewards – stuff that no one else gets.

Come join me in the kitchen,
Kevin Riley

About Rewards Deliveries

  • All videos and other posts (accessible by Kitchen Helpers, Sous Chefs, and Master Chefs) will appear in the Patreon post feed below.
  • All Kitchen Helper, Sous Chef, and Master Chef badges will be personally sent to you by Kevin Riley via e-mail.
  • All Sous Chef and Master Chef recipe postcards are mailed* from Japan within the first week of the month, and usually take 3-6 days to arrive. The bonus box will be shipped* from Japan within the first week of the 12<sup style="background-color: initial;">th</sup> month of your patronage and usually takes 1-2 weeks to arrive. Note: Delivery times may vary depending upon your country's postal service.
  • All Sous Chef and Master Chef wallpapers will be delivered within the first week of each month in the Patreon post feed.
  • All Master Chef physical rewards (Bikkuri Japanese food basket, T-shirts, mugs, hats, aprons, and cookbook) will be shipped* within the first week of their respective delivery months. Shipping times vary depending upon item and destination.
  • Christmas cookies will be sent to get to you in time for the Christmas season. These special Swiss cookies are long lasting and can be kept in a tin for many weeks.
  • For other Master Chef rewards (such as the shout-out video and custom recipe) you will be contacted by Kevin Riley to discuss details.
Please note that individual rewards are only sent during months you remain a patron at the reward's designated level.

PS: Kuma's Kitchen reserves the right to add more fun rewards, but never take any away.

*Important: Be sure you enter your mailing address perfectly to ensure delivery of your physical rewards. Capitalize names. Check street numbers, postal codes, zip codes. Check that your address meets the formatting requirements of your country.
John Brown
112 Pine Street
Butte, MT 59701

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Upon achieving our first 100 patrons, Kuma's Kitchen will shoot a special shout-out and thank-you video in a scenic location in Japan, while creating a special outdoor recipe on a barbecue.
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