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Pampered Chef: Do you wear gloves at shows??

  1. brendaziz

    brendaziz Member

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    curious.
    Thanks!
     
    Jan 7, 2010
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  2. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    No, I don't. I can't seem to get comfortable with them. Then again, I don't usually make food at my shows.
     
    Jan 7, 2010
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  3. Malinda Klein

    Malinda Klein Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I don't wear gloves either, and my shows are all interactive too
     
  4. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    Nope, no gloves. I wash my hands a lot though. I make it a point to wash good before I start and use a paper towel. I then try to not touch my face or hair. If we are doing an interactive show, I have everyone else come and wash their hands too. No one has ever rolled their eyes or made a remark. They just do it.

    For me, gloves just get in the way. I have short fingers and so the tips of the gloves are baggy. I am too nervous of not getting the "feel" of food and messing up. Especially when working w/ knives!
     
    Jan 7, 2010
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  5. ChefBeckyD

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    I wear gloves whenever I'm dealing with raw meat. I'm not always near a sink at my shows. I also keep them on hand for anyone who wants to help out with the recipe. (I don't force people to be interactive, but I encourage it, and often will have people who spontaneously want to try a product....with gloves they can do this more quickly than if they have to leave to wash their hands.)
     
    Jan 7, 2010
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  6. Sheila

    Sheila Legend Member Gold Member

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    I only do the interactive shows, so I have all the guests wash their hands & they do the prep. I wash mine too, but I rarely do anything but watch & give tips on how to use the products.
     
    Jan 7, 2010
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  7. Chefgirl2

    Chefgirl2 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    never. might slip and cut myself:)
     
    Jan 7, 2010
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  8. DebbieJ

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    I wear them when handling raw meat and jalepeno peppers.
     
    Jan 7, 2010
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  9. lauriedip

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    i ask the hostess if this is important to them and do accordingly, usually use when doing 30 minute chicken. but i like to use the suds pump always
     
    Jan 7, 2010
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  10. cookingwithdot

    cookingwithdot Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I have been because I use my hands a lot! and I know some people might be grossed out by that ... plus, I'm not constantly washing my hands ...
     
  11. lovescooking

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    I have used gloves and still do when handling raw meat at a show. I wash my hands before I start the show. I like to keep a wet towel beside my cutting board to clean up, if needed.

    I do the interactive show and I have the host ask everyone to wash their hands as they arrive. That way I am not the one asking. When I start the show I let everyone know that this is a hands on cooking show and that I will be asking each of them to help me with preparing the food they will eat. I have not had anyone yet that did not participate at the show.
    I also mention this when I host coach, that way the host is prepared. Plus, if the host booked from a previous show she has an idea of how this works.
     
  12. Symara

    Symara Member Gold Member

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    I wash my hands and then have a big bottle of hand sanitizer sitting next to me. This is for me and anyone that helps with the demo.
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  13. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Just a heads-up--most hand sanitizers are not food-safe.
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  14. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    Exactly....

    And I'm sorta a germaphobe in the kitchen.:eek: As a former Personal Chef, I had to be certified in food safety, and I KNOW that most people do not wash their hands well enough to be "food-safe" either. Especially women with long or fake nails. Under the nail is a breeding ground for germs, and those germs can very easily get transferred when preparing food.

    I would never trust having everyone just washing their hands and then everyone handling the food. You don't know who is rubbing their nose, or inadvertantly sticking a finger in their mouth, etc.... The thought of it makes me queasy.:yuck:


    (and yes, I do sometimes have a hard time going out to eat....I've left more than one restaurant because it looked/smelled unclean, or I've seen an unclean food-handling practice going on.)
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  15. nancycookspc

    nancycookspc Member Gold Member

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    I wear gloves for a couple of reasons-
    my hands get so dry and some times crack, the less I have to touch moist food the better. And sometimes I need a bandaid on my finger due to this so I wear the gloves and I feel its a better appearance.

    Heck I even use them in my kitchen sometimes.

    When I do an interactive demo I do offer anyone else gloves or they wash their hands.
     
  16. Symara

    Symara Member Gold Member

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    question, if the sanitizer completely dries, is it alright?

    Also, any part of the demo that involves actually touching the food, I usually do myself, unless it's the knives.
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  17. cookinforyou

    cookinforyou Member Gold Member

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    I wear gloves and I have had great feed back because of it. I do have interaction from the guest but I usually set it up so they are not touching the food or I offer them gloves.

    Don't forget if you are using gloves to get good ones especially for yourself.
     
  18. letmepamperu13

    letmepamperu13 Member

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    I do! I hate any kind of sticky-ness, goo-iness or anything on my hands! Plus, I have also had many people comment that they appreciate that I wear them. And they are uber-cheap at Sam's club!
     
  19. lovescooking

    lovescooking Member Gold Member

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    Do they carry the non-latex ones? I am allergic to the ones the company has for us to buy. Maybe if I could get some that did not give me a rash then I could start using them again during the entire cooking demo and not just when I handle the raw meats.
     
  20. cookinforyou

    cookinforyou Member Gold Member

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    I got mine from a restaruant supply store there are a ton in the box, non latex and they were not that much
     
  21. raebates

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    The hand sanitizer would not be food safe after it dries. You'd simply have dried alcohol on your hands.
     
    Jan 8, 2010
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  22. cookingwithdot

    cookingwithdot Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I bought mine at big lots. Great price!
     
  23. lovescooking

    lovescooking Member Gold Member

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    Thanks cookinforyou! I will check that out.
     
  24. PamperedchefDaly

    PamperedchefDaly Member Gold Member

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    Yes, I always wear gloves when I cook and serve food at shows. I work in a school kitchen every day and we must wear gloves at all times, so it is something I'm used to. I feel uncomfortable without them! I'm also Health Department certified in food safety, so I know why it's so important to have a barrier between your skin and the food. The stories I've heard can make your skin crawl! :eek:
     
  25. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Nancy, don't tell me. ;)
     
    Jan 9, 2010
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  26. danahv

    danahv Novice Member

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    I've been wearing my gloves I got from PC - I hate them :( sorry!!
    They ALWAYS tear. But I only keep them on while dealing with the really messy food - like cutting up chicken off of the bones or any raw meat - ESPECIALLY with hot peppers... Really need to be carefull with hot peppers - makes your face feel like it is on fire.... LOL
    I think I'll go to Sam's club someone mentioned to keep those handy.
     
    Jan 10, 2010
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  27. babywings76

    babywings76 Legend Member Gold Member

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    When I handle the hot peppers, I use sandwich baggies over my hands. The guests love that tip, because some would never try a recipe where they'd need to have to have gloves on hand for.
     
    Jan 10, 2010
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  28. RMDave

    RMDave Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I do not wear gloves. I did once and the first question asked was "Do you have a food allergy?" People don't normally cook wearing gloves. Its a red flag that something is "not right."
     
    Feb 7, 2010
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  29. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    No gloves for me. When it comes to handling raw meat/poultry, I use the hold n slice....I have 2 with me...raw meat for one, and cooked for the other.

    I heard Purell is food safe - Anyone know if this is true?
     
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