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Pampered Chef: 1st Live Cooking Show

  1. lestat_de_leon

    lestat_de_leon Novice Member

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    Well I did my first live cooking show last night...there were 12 women and one guy (I wasn't alone...yeah!) It went wonderful! It was a good friend / neighbor so I did a bit more than was probably advisable for my first show:

    Chicken Mexican Lasagna
    Pineapple Salsa (while the lasagna was cooking)
    and I had made the Mojito cake beforehand

    All the ladies commented on how well I did...how I was the best PC "lady" they had had. Not turning out to be a HUGE show, only $300 so far, but she still has some outside orders coming so we might get to $400...but more importantly I had a great time with the ladies and made some yummy food!

    Jeff
     
  2. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    Congrats! You have done your hardest show and once you move from family and friends it'll get even easier. The key was you had fun too!

    So... bookings?
     
    Mar 20, 2009
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  3. lestat_de_leon

    lestat_de_leon Novice Member

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    I have 3 bookings off the show...one is another from the host in July for a grilling show. 1 is for a housewarming (date yet to be officially determined.) Other is in August for a bridal shower. (I will be qualified by then.)
     
  4. candiejayne

    candiejayne Veteran Member

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    Great job! The most important part of all of it is that everyone had fun including yourself!
     
    Mar 20, 2009
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  5. cookingwith_tara

    cookingwith_tara Advanced Member

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    Terrific! Sounds like you're off to a great start!
     
  6. tlag1986

    tlag1986 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Way to go! The first show is always the hardest.
     
    Mar 20, 2009
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  7. lestat_de_leon

    lestat_de_leon Novice Member

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    So I finalized the show and ended up just over $400 after outside orders. Not too bad for my first live cooking show!
     
  8. dkitten13

    dkitten13 Member

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    Great, I hope I do so well...my first is on 4/16 with second on 4/17. Am I crazy?
     
    Mar 24, 2009
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  9. doughmama

    doughmama Advanced Member Silver Member

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    No, actually two in a row is better. That way you don't have to relearn everything for the second show. Good luck!:)
     
    Mar 24, 2009
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  10. lauradahl

    lauradahl Member

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    Nope staying busy is what makes your shows more consistent. You'll be better off having those 2 in a row 'cause everything will stay fresh in your mind. Good luck!
     
    Mar 24, 2009
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  11. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Two shows in a row right off the bat? Good for you! My suggestion; make the same recipe for both. That way you can just wash your products and repack your kit. Good luck and have fun!
     
    Mar 24, 2009
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  12. dkitten13

    dkitten13 Member

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    Thanks all! Yes, I plan to do the same recipe but I have to get out there to book beyond! Those are my only two shows on the calendar! :0
     
    Apr 1, 2009
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  13. WLMcCoy

    WLMcCoy Advanced Member

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    YAH!! CONGRATS && Good Luck!!
     
    Apr 1, 2009
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