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Pampered Chef: Bookings First shows Demo Suggestions

  1. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Hey all! Anyone have any advice on good demo's to start with for newbies (those aside from the ideas in the kit b/c they do not even appeal to me)? I want to practice whatever I make before I bomb it on day 1 so I'm just trying to get ideas from all of those who have great experience and know first hand what works and what doesn't.

    Thanks so much!

    -Melissa :chef:

    "For most people, it's not what they are that holds them back, it's what they think they are not." -John C. Maxwell
     
    May 15, 2009
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  2. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    the 3 cheese garden pizza that is detailed in your kit is Fabulous!!!!

    Also the Californis club pizza is Fab!!! (in the Seas. Best and the video is on the DVD in your kit)
     
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  3. BeckyC5830

    BeckyC5830 Member

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    If you have the Deep Covered Baker, the Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco from the current Seasons Best is wonderful and foolproof. Serve it with the Parmesan Dipping Seasonings mixed with Olive Oil, and Baguette slices and you'll have a wonderful restaurant quality recipe to share with the guests. If you don't have the grill, which I don't, saute the chicken in the Executive 8" saute pan or have your host do it ahead of time. This recipe is a winner!
     
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  4. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    The last 2 recipes in each section of every Seasons Best cookbook are recipes that can be made using only the products in your New Consultant Kit.

    So, right there you have 2 appetizer, 2 main dish, and 2 dessert recipes that were formulated with new consultants in mind.
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
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  5. I know you said beside the ones that come in the kit but tonight was my first cooking show and I did the 3 cheese garden pizza and it was a hit! Everyone loved it and asked for the recipe and I sold 3 large bar pans to people who said they were getting this pan just so they could make that recipe again!

    It's super easy to make, I made it earlier in the week at home to try out. It's pretty much foolproof and uses a lot of the products that come in the kit! To be honest, when my host picked it I wasn't that thrilled to make it but when I tried it at home I couldn't stop eating it!
     
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  6. Jolie_Paradoxe

    Jolie_Paradoxe Senior Member Gold Member

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    I agree....it doesn't sound like a yummy recipe....but once you try it, you'll swear everyone has to make it! It is really tasty. Which PC products do you have? Another good and easy pizza is the Spinach Carbonara in the Fall Season's Best, 08
     
  7. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Remember PC does alot of research on guiding PC recipes for consultants especially new consultants. Think about why it does not appeal to you? Is there an ingredient you do not like? Either leave it off or discuss it with your cons. I persoanlly leave mushrooms and olives out of any recipe it calls for. But before I became a Cons. The gal doing my shows suggested we leave them on. My guests always wanted everything. I just had to pick it off. My friends still tease me about not liking black olives. My good friend/former host and new tema member now will tolerate bell peppers because I have persented them in 2 recipes that she likes.
     
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  8. cwinter474

    cwinter474 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    I did not know this! Thanks for the info
     
    May 16, 2009
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  9. Melissa78

    Melissa78 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Wowsers thanks! I did not know that little secret about the SB cookbooks. Ironically I just got the new Spring/Summer 09 one as my order just arrived today from the last party I attended. Move over shoes and purses - my mix n chop is in the house!

    As for the recipes - a coworker just told me about the pizza she had at a party and loved it (garden veggie). I'm not a veggie lover so I get easily turned off and if I want to test them first before I make them, I need to be able to eat them. I would not eat the pizza with veggies on it. The Chicken and Pasta dish I've wanted to try myself as its in the catalog and looks fab! I do like the idea of making recipes though that push key products. That's how I originally ended up with the mini muffin pan and everything the consultant used on a recipe one nite b/c I was going to make the recipe again (ham/cheese cups/puffs?)

    As always, I greatly appreciate your input and feedback! I'm off to go play with my new PC order. :D
     
    May 16, 2009
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  10. etteluap70PC

    etteluap70PC Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I was this way too and never would have tried the pizzas with the veggies on it. I tried them at training events and was in disbelief that I asctually kinda liked them. Also making recipes that use the new consultant kit make the biz look easier to recruit leads.

    Not every recipe is a good demo recipe either. I find desert shows are lower in sales and some are just too complicated for some people to want to recreate.

    All that being said this is the great thing about PC and direct sales. It is your biz and you can work it how ever you like!
     
    May 16, 2009
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