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Pampered Chef: Theme Show A pantry sampling style show?

  1. I'm planning on doing a couple of upcoming shows where we will be 'sampling' some of the new pantry items including the Pineapple Rum Sauce, the dipping seasonings etc..

    These shows are for repeat Hosts who want something a bit different. I'm curious if anyone else has done this, and if so, do you have any helpful tips or ideas?

    Thank you so much! :)
     
    May 26, 2009
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  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I've been doing this at many of my shows the past 3 months!

    I do a 30 Minute Chicken to demo the DCB, and then I do oil dipping seasonings w/ warm french bread, and pineapple rum sauce over cream cheese, served with crackers, and ginger wasabi sauce served with carrots and cucumbers for dipping. (pretzels sometimes too). Then, if the host wants, we also peel and core a pineapple. I put the chicken in the micro, and then slice small chunks of bread, and serve it with the oils, and show the UM, and the knives for slicing carrots and cucumbers, and also the pineapple, along with with the pineapple corer. I serve it all on Dots and Bamboo. People have been loving it!
     
    May 26, 2009
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  3. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Becky....my brain isn't working. You use the UM for slicing bread? Which blade? I have zero luck with bread and so always buy it sliced! This would be great if I'm reading correctly.

    TIA!
     
  4. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    No....I might have put the comma in the wrong place.:eek::p

    I slice the bread with a bread knife...I use the UM to slice cucumber. :D
     
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  5. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    Dang....I was so hoping it was possible! lol

    Thanks!
     
  6. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    That's a great idea for a simple summer show. I think I'll suggest that to some of my upcoming hosts.
     
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  7. Aunticooks

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    I use the Green Bread Knife and it works like a dream! Also helps me to sell quite a few to those who don't have the money for the Forged Cutlery.
     
    May 26, 2009
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  8. Aunticooks

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    Becky:

    How to you cut the chicken when it's done?? How do you display it. When I cook the chicken at home, it looks like it's been massacered (?SP) by a hungry tribe of 3 year olds. Haven't done it at a show yet because of this.
    :chef:
     
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  9. Thank you Becky - I appreciate your input and glad to hear that this type of show is working for you!
     
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  10. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Yep, that's exactly what mine looks like too!:p

    I show it to them when I take it out of the micro, and say something about taking a good look while it still looks pretty, because once I start hacking at it, it won't look like this anymore.
    I have found though that using the kitchen shears to cut off the legs, and the thighs, and split the breast before slicing it helps some - and people are always amazed at how easily the shears cut through the chicken bone, that I usually end up selling at least one pair!

    I serve it on the Dots Oval Platter, with the small bamboo tongs and the little bamboo fork.
     
    May 26, 2009
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  11. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    You'reso awesome and helpful Becky! Thanks!
     
  12. Ok, I've seen several posts about the UM, but to be honest I don't even bother with mine anymore. It just doesn't work for me. :cry: Am I doing something wrong? Everytime I even try to slice a tomato it looks as if I'm making salsa! It mutilates everything I put in it. I'd love to use it at shows, especially a sampling show.
    ~Kel
     
  13. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    There is a Product Demo video on Consultant's Corner. I'd start there.

    Consultant's Corner > Products and Recipes > Pampered Chef Products > Demonstration Videos > Product Demo Videos - Then select "Cutting Edge" to find the Ultimate Mandoline.
     
    May 26, 2009
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  14. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Don't feel bad Kel! I have both the USG and UM and don't use either:eek: I cut myself bad with the USG at a show (did get a 1K show that night though!) and never did get the hang out of the UM even after watching the video a few times. So they both sit in the dark depths of my lower corner cabinet. At least they're not alone though - they have each other! ;)
     
    May 26, 2009
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  15. esavvymom

    esavvymom Legend Member Staff Member

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    maybe you can bring it to your next cluster meeting (if you have one), and ask your director to help you?
     
    May 26, 2009
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  16. melindagilbert

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    Last month at my Cluster Meeting, our director, went over the UM. She went over the whole process, a huge help to me! Especially with it being summer time and people are likely to buying it :)
     
  17. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Am I the only one who reads the title of this thread as a panty sampling style show? I do a double-take every time I see it. Then I giggle.
     
    May 28, 2009
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  18. kcjodih

    kcjodih Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Naughty, naughty Rae! Ann yesterday and you today! :)
     
    May 28, 2009
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