Oasis Digital Studios together with McCartney Multimedia and Renowned Chef and Entrepreneur, David Skinner Launch Gourmet NFTs for the Culinary Industry and Fans
Recipes from famous restaurants, award-winning culinary talents and chef’s kitchen recipes available as digital collectibles and NFTs.
Toronto, Canada / Los Angeles, California / Houston, Texas – October 19, 2021 – Oasis Digital Studios Limited (“Oasis”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. (CSE: LQID / OTCQB:LQAVF / FRA:4T51), a global blockchain, digital identity and fintech solutions company, is pleased to announce that together with McCartney Multimedia, Inc. and renowned Chef-owner of Houston’s eculent restaurant, and entrepreneur, David Skinner are working with award-winning chefs and culinary experts to officially launch Gourmet NFT. Creating NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) and digital collectibles for restaurant, tournament, secret and chefs’ own kitchen recipes, Gourmet NFT will enable foodies, fans and those that just want to be better and more diverse cooks to collect, organize and own legendary recipes. As part of the founding group and exclusive agency for this program, earning up to 35% from each sale, Oasis is leading the development of new technology to enable recipe holders to use their NFTs as “keys” to unlock web features for easy access to online videos, recipes and exclusive information and tips. NFTs can be resold, allowing new holders to have access to the online content.
According to Foodnetwork.com and their article The Biggest Food Trends We’ll Be Talking About in 2021, 2020 saw online grocery sales increasing by 53% and foresees the growth in online grocery sales continuing as the pandemic disrupted the way people cook and eat. With millions of North Americans spending more time at home, cooking everything from cookies to family meals has increased and many people are venturing to expand their culinary expertise. Users will be able to search the site by mealtime, allergen, food ingredients and a whole host of meta tags to hone in on the recipes they wish to download and collect in their wallet. Meanwhile Chefs and culinary creators will have a way to augment their income with residual royalties from their digital downloads.
Recipes will range in price allowing everyone who is interested in expanding their food knowledge and culinary repertoire to collect Gourmet NFT recipes. There will also be a higher price range for the true “unobtanium” type of recipes that fall into off-menu or “secret sauce” categories. In addition, a select few Chefs will be offering a one-off experiential NFT opportunity ranging from dinner with the Chef in person, to skip-the-line / golden ticket offerings for those impossible to get into restaurants.
“Chef and I have worked together on several projects over the last few years, including branding his Kemah, TX based Meticulous Spirits Distillery, and filming his record-breaking brainchild event “Around The World In 10,000 Bites”, where Chef and 43 of his closest, world-renowned chef friends from 10 countries fed a 101 course meal to 120 diners in the dinosaur exhibit of the Houston Natural History Museum. We’ve always had our eye on technology integration for marketing using QR, and now AR labels, and when we came up with GourmetNFT.com, the concept just seemed to fit right into the futuristic perception of Chef David’s reputation” said Ruth McCartney CEO and Digital Diva of McCartney Multimedia.
With over 650 recipes already submitted, Gourmet NFT advises that it is expected to start testing later this month, and go live before US Thanksgiving. Gourmet NFT is among the first professional platforms to empower the culinary industry to create residual value from their famous and unpublished recipes. Gourmet NFT has amassed over 400 leading restauranteurs, executive, private, celebrity and award-winning Chefs whose accolades include James Beard nominations and awards; Michelin Star recognition; A5 Wagyu Certification; UK’s prestigious AAA 3Rosette awards; Food Network, Discovery Channel and Fox TV featured Chefs as well as Instagram / social media sensations. The cuisines run the gamut from, North America to North Africa, England to Egypt, encompassing 15 countries’ foods. Gourmet NFT enables these culinary experts to share their family, secret and restaurant favorites directly on the upcoming sales pages or through active QR codes that can be scanned at their website and / or restaurant for easy purchase.
“I’m excited to be able to give my friends and peers a way to easily realize revenue from recipes in a much simpler format than publishing a cookbook. The added value that a Chef can earn RESIDUAL royalties on the blockchain aftermarket is also something the industry has never seen before. Plus, hopefully we will now finally be able to copyright our creations as digital files.” added Chef Skinner, proprietor of Houston’s eculent restaurant, which has a three-year waiting list.
“Gourmet NFT provides the opportunity for anyone who wants to collect or expand their culinary skills to own coveted recipes from some of the world’s leading chefs who may not yet have had the chance to publish an entire cookbook,” said David Lucatch, CEO of Liquid Avatar Technologies, and Managing Director of Oasis Digital Studios. “Oasis is proud to be part of this program as we expand our range of digital collectibles to the online market.”
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About GourmetNFT – www.gourmetnft.com
The Gourmet NFT digital download store is an online destination for foodies, home cooks and culinary collectors to search, download and collect rare, archival, celebrity and hard-to-find recipes.
Users can search by various criteria to hone in on their desired recipes and by using a simple checkout system powered by Shopify, they can pay using credit cards (Fiat) or Crypto, and then set up a 2-click wallet to keep, organize and even trade their recipe cards on the open NFT market.
With the meteoric rise in popularity of Instagram Reels and TikToks featuring food, and the multi-million views in the category, Gourmet NFT delivers a way to download, own and cook along from these multimedia files. It is also a platform which allows cooks and followers to financially support their favorite Chefs and restaurants post-pandemic in a micro-payment manner.
About Oasis Digital Studios Limited – www.oasisdigitalstudios.com
Oasis Digital Studios Limited (“Oasis”) brings together leading individuals and organizations in blockchain technology, computer graphics, augmented reality, entertainment, art, sports, gaming, music, media, comic book, memorabilia, and pop culture arenas to support the fast-paced and growing digital collectible and NFT marketplace. The Oasis business model is to create storytelling, experiential and collectible partnerships with artists, sports personalities, talent, brands, and commercial enterprises to create digital offerings and digital / physical product programs via digital collectibles and NFTs. Oasis uses multimedia, cinematics, animations, and other techniques to create unique products together with the latest Augmented Reality and virtual technologies to tell the Artist and Talent stories providing immersive experiences for Digital Collectibles and NFTs. The Oasis AR Enhanced NFT experience, powered by ImagineAR, will be available exclusively through the Liquid Avatar Mobile App, which features the ability for users to create digital icons that allow them to manage, control and create value from their biometrically verified digital identity, and is available on Google Play and in the Apple App Store.
About Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. –www.liquidavatartechnologies.com
Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. focuses on the verification, management and monetization of Self Sovereign Identity, empowering users to control and benefit from the use of their online identity.
The Liquid Avatar Mobile App, available in the Apple App Store and Google Play is a verified Self Sovereign Identity platform that empowers users to create high quality digital icons representing their online personas. These icons allow users to manage and control their digital identity and Verifiable Access and Identity Credentials, and to use Liquid Avatars to share public and permission based private data when they want and with whom they want.
The Liquid Avatar Verifiable Credentials Ecosystem (LAVCE) is being built to support all participants in a digital credential ecosystem, including the Holder, Issuer and Verifier, using state-of-the-art blockchain and open standards technologies initially as a node on the Indicio Network. The Company is a voting and steering committee member of the Trust over IP Foundation, founding and steering committee member of Cardea, a Linux Foundation Public Health project, member of the Good Health Pass collaborative, ID2020, DIACC, the Covid Credentials Initiative (“CCI”), The Linux Foundation and a founding member of the Lumedic Exchange.
The Company has a suite of early-stage revenue generating programs that support the Liquid Avatar Mobile App program, including KABN KASH, a cash back and reward program that has over 500 leading online merchants. In Canada, the Company also has the KABN Visa Card, a “challenger financial” platform that allows users to manage and control a range of financial services for traditional and digital currencies. The Company is currently exploring expansion of the KABN Visa Card program to other geographic regions, including the USA.
The Company’s subsidiary, Oasis Digital Studios, is a creative and development agency that supports a wide range of artists, talent, and enterprises with Non-Fungible Token (NFT) solutions.
Liquid Avatar Technologies Inc. is publicly listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the symbol “LQID” (CSE:LQID).
The Company also trades in the United States, on the OTCQB under the symbol “LQAVF” and in Frankfurt under the symbol “4T51”.
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