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Food or no food?

dkitten13

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I have a vendor fair on Saturday (not too big) and my question is should I bother to have any sort of food? I have learned not to do too much as it never seems to make a difference so I don't want to kill myself to make something if no one thinks its worth it.

Thanks!
 

chefann

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I've found that having food doesn't necessarily increase sales. People just treat the booth as a snack buffet. :grumpy: If you feel the need to have something, make it something simple that we actually sell - sauces or dipping oils. I have had decent success selling those (cash and carry) when I had samples of them out. Even better, it takes very little prep time and is not expensive.

Also, check with the organizer if it's OK to have samples. If it's in someone's home, you'll be OK. But if it's in public, you may not be able to have samples because of health code regulations.
 

chefjeanine

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I would say no food. Many places will not let you have food at your booth because of health department rules (at least that is true in Michigan).

Keep it simple, smile and have fun.
 

Jules711

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I never bother with food. If they'll only stop for food, I don't want them in my booth. I have no problem keeping busy. Plus, I have a general ick factor for food that's been sitting out and touched, breathed on...whatever by other people, esp this time of year. I would love them to taste the sauces though. Yum...
 

dkitten13

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Thanks guys! Like I said the less I prep the better off I tend to do!
 

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