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Pampered Chef: Breakfast on Day 1

  1. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Well, once again it looks like I'll be simply a lowly consultant at National Conference. This means that I could easily be wandering aimlessly around Chicago on Thursday morning. In order to keep this from happening, I'm inviting any of my non-Director, non-First-Timer Cheffer friends to join me for breakfast.

    Last year we ate at Corner Bakery. They have a pretty wide range of foods at fairly reasonable prices. It's also pretty close to the Chicago Hilton--just a few blocks away. (That means the few blocks' walk back gives us a good start on working that breakfast off.) Barring another great idea, I'll probably plan to return to Corner Baker, leaving the Hilton at about 7:30 a.m.

    Anyone is welcome to join me. Just PM or email me your name, screen name, and phone number. I'll reciprocate so we can touch base either the night before or that morning. Of course, if you just want to show up and join us, you're more than welcome. Be warned, though, we might decide at the last minute to change the time and/or place.

    I realize this may seem premature to some people, but we only have 3 months to plan, people!
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  2. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Rae, you make me laugh! Could you try not being so last minute with everything?:p

    I'd love to meet up with you if you are still there when we get in. We don't come until the morning of, but last year we were there by about 8:45. So, if you haven't made it over the the booths, etc...by then, I'll be looking for you. I :love:LOVE:love: Corner Bakery! (Oh - and your company, too!:D)
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  3. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Sounds good. I'll PM you my cell number. Just call when you're checked in so I can let you know if we're still there or not. If I recall, we were headed back to catch the shuttle about that time.
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  4. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Oh, yeah, and I've got to stop putting things off.
     
    Apr 16, 2009
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  5. Chef Bobby

    Chef Bobby Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I'd love to go to breakfast, but I signed up for the 7 am home office tour on the first day.
     
    Apr 22, 2009
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  6. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    That makes sense, Bobby. Enjoy your tour.
     
    Apr 22, 2009
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  7. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    We are coming in Wed afternoon, and my director will be at her director training, so I can prob meet you, with another one of my cluster friends...sounds good!
     
    Apr 22, 2009
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  8. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Sounds good. As we get closer I'll PM you my cell number.
     
    Apr 22, 2009
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  9. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    Hi! Last year was my first conference. We're coming in on Thursday. I don't remember for sure, but it seems like last year we were a little pressed for time. Are you all coming in on Wednesday? I actually haven't registered for conference yet. I'm still trying to decide which workshops to sign up for... it's really hard to choose!!! Any suggestions???
    Thanks!
     
    Apr 23, 2009
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  10. chefsteph07

    chefsteph07 Legacy Member

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    My group is coming in on Wed because my director has a training event early in the morning. Even if she didn't, we might come in Wed night anyway because it's just too hectic to get there by registration. We did that 2 yrs in a row and it was a crazy day! Coming in Wed makes things alot more relaxing and you can be refreshed on thurs morning.
     
    Apr 23, 2009
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  11. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    We always arrive the day before. It just helps us to settle in and feel relaxed for the first event of the day.
     
    Apr 23, 2009
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  12. DEBBI

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    raebates, did you get my PM about DAVE AND I

    Any other burgh girls (guys) joining us
     
    Apr 24, 2009
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  13. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I was out of town, but I got it this morning.
     
    Apr 26, 2009
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  14. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Bumping because we're getting ever closer. :)
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  15. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

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    I'm in Wave 2, but my D and I are leaving late Wednesday, so we don't miss even a minute of Conference! Afterwards we'll play tourist at Navy Pier before heading back to the airport. Is anyone from Wave 3 coming in early afternoon?
     
  16. pcsharon1

    pcsharon1 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Oh, I am coming in on Wednesday night and don't have plans for Thursday. 7:30 is early for me but I plan to make the most of everything so I might be able to make it.
     
    Jun 20, 2009
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  17. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Anyone staying at the Sheraton want to meet for breakfast? I would love to meet up with you Rae but it may be a bit early for me and would need to take a cab over.
     
    Jun 21, 2009
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  18. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    The funny thing is that it will be a late breakfast for me. LOL!
     
    Jun 22, 2009
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  19. Karen

    Karen Member Gold Member

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    Rae,

    I very much enjoyed having breakfast with you last year, however I won't be attending this year :(. I'm know you will have a wonderful time and I will anxiously be waiting to hear all about it!

    BTW, will you be the red head with the green purse again this year or is the purse changing colors? lol.
     
    Jun 22, 2009
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  20. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    I'll miss you!

    No change of colors. I'll be the woman with the flippy red hair and the bright green purse.
     
    Jun 22, 2009
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  21. NooraK

    NooraK Legend Member Gold Member

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    I think I signed up for a morning HO tour too...
     
    Jun 22, 2009
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