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  1. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    I have a freind who was interested in having an office show after a confrence meeting for lunch show. Has anyone done such a thing? And how did it go? What format ie. traditional show or express did you do? He said his office has 60-80 agents there. Huge potential I would say! :eek: Any tips, advice, suggestions would be greatly appreciated! :)

    thanks!
     
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  2. pamperedalf

    pamperedalf Senior Member Silver Member

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    I never done an office show, but my director has and here is the flyer they send over the office, and she always does an express show, because not everyone can stay the whole time, and their lunch is only so long. Good luck! :D
     

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  3. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    thanks!

    I will maybe use that!
     
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  4. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Here is another flyer

    Here is the flyer I found on this website. I haven't used it yet, but would like to try express after work shows.
     

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  5. I have done 2 office lunch shows....

    I have done 2 office lunch shows at realtors offices. The first one was a big success because the host was a friend of mine and she talked it up for awhile ahead of time. The second one had only two orders because the office won it as a prize at a fair and my contact didn't really work with/for me there. So I would suggest first making sure you have someone there getting people excited about you coming. All I did was bring in a lunch ring (Lemon Herb Chicken RIng). I had catalogs and order forms as well as hosting info, etc.. I positioned myself in the conference room with the food and stayed for about an hour talking to people and helping them with any questions. I didn't do any type of presentation. The people at the office talked one another into buying stuff. :) I did however offer door prizes and followed up on every person who stopped by. This got me a couple re-orders. Hope this helps!
     
    Jan 4, 2006
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  6. Ps

    I forgot to say that you would need more than one ring to feed 60-80 people. Perhaps get 2 people at the office to also bring food or to pay for it and offer them the host benefits.
     
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  7. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    thank you for your info!

    My friend is not a PC customer really, he just wanted to help me out! So I don't know how much talking up he will do for me. Maybe if I created and passed out the flyer it will generate some interest? I have two examples I can use!

    I offered him the host benefits so maybe he will pay for the ingredients? Or I can just make a cheap recipe or something? I have a month to think about it and plan I guess.

    Thanks for all your input!
     
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  8. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I have heard

    That having the office do box lunches on the day of the show works well. Then you can make a salad (Mediterrian (sic) :confused: Cafe Salad is awesome, and a microwave cake in the fluted stoneware pan or rice cooker plus.
     
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  9. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    cafe salad?

    what is that and do you have a recipe for it?
     
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  10. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Mediterranean Cafe Salad

    Dressing
    1/4 c olive or vegetable oil
    3 T red or white wine vinegar
    1 envelope (1.2 ounces) savory herb & garlic soup mix (lipton)
    1 garlic clove
    Salad
    1/2 medium cucumber, scored, seeded and sliced
    1/2 c kalamata olives, pitted and halved, or pitted ripe olives, sliced
    1/2 c diced red bell pepper
    1/2 c chopped red onion
    1 small carrot, julienned or grated
    2 c diced cooked chicken
    1 package (10 ounces) hearts of romaine lettuce (8 cups)
    1 can (15.5 ounces) Great Northern (white) beans, drained and rinsed
    1/2 c crumbled feta cheese (optional)

    1. for dressing in small bowl or measure, mix & pour, combine oil, vinegar, soup mix and garlic (Pressed); whisk until blended and set aside.
    2. for salad, score cucumber lengthwise; remove seeds. Slice with US&G, cut slices in half. Pit olives with cherry pitter; cut in half. dice bell pepper. chop onion; grate or julienne carrot.
    3. Place vegetables, chicken, lettuce and beans in serving bowl; pour dressing over salad and toss to coat; sprinkle with feta cheese. serve immediately with Lacy Cheese Crisps. Yields 6.

    This is an excellent salad. I make for potlucks at work every month. It is always the dish with no leftovers.

    Lacy Cheese Crisps are Colby & Jack cheese. Slice block into 12 1/4" slices. cut each slice in half. Place 2" apart on large round stone and bake @ 375 for 14-16 minutes or until cheese is lacy in appearance and edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute on stone; remove to cooling rack using large spreader.
     
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  11. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    thanks!

    sounds good!
     
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  12. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    It's awesome

    It is such an easy recipe and it is so good. If you are in a hurry and do not have leftover chicken, or cubed chicken, canned will work. And it is best if you use the klamata olives, just be careful pitting them. The pitter shoots the pit out of the olive like a bullet and the pits have a very sharp pointed end! :eek:

    Enjoy!
     
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  13. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    do they not come already pitted?

    I dont' have a pitter. do they sell them pitted ?
     
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  14. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Not sure

    I have the pitter so I have never looked for them pitted, so I do not know if you can buy them that way. It not, you can always just use the quikcut paring knife and cut the olive in half and then pit.
     
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  15. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    thanks!

    didn't even think of that! will do if I can't find pitted ones!
     
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  16. RachelNguyen

    RachelNguyen Guest

    pitting olives

    One way to easily pit an olive without a pitter is to slightly flatten it with the side of a knife. (The Chef's knife is perfect for this.) Then just slit the skin and the pit should come right out.

    Love,
    Rachel :)
     
    Jan 18, 2006
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  17. they sell them pitted. :)
     
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