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Pampered Chef: HELP NEEDED - unusual show tomorrow night

  1. dannyzmom

    dannyzmom Legend Member Gold Member

    I have a show tomorrow night for the owner of one of those "Mr Foods" type of places. Those are the places where you go in and go down an assembly line of pre-prepped foods and put together your meals for the week.

    Anyway - she wants to do Mr Foods recipes using PC tools. She gave me the recipes (which are hardly recipes at all) and the menu for this & next month so I will not what tools to bring.show...I need some brainstorming help if you wonderful cheffers wouldn't mind assisting:

    Here's her email:
    Hi Carolyn

    I plan for us to demo cooking one or two of the attached recipes. One would need a sauté pan and the other a grill pan (I do have one at home if you need me to bring in?). Do you have a cooking element that you use? I have one.

    If you have a salad recipe that you would like to demo, that would be good, we do not have one on the current menu. If so, let me know what ingredients you need me to get.

    For the desserts I already have the Three tiered Stand to display on and the appetizer plates and caddy set.

    Feel free to bring anything you like to demonstrate. As I mentioned we have a Pot roast coming up in October so the stoneware baker would be great to show as something to cook that in. A lot of the prep work for our recipes is done in the store, so if I were you, I would focus on showing cookware, micro cookers, nylon cooking tools and entertaining display items to compliment our recipes.

    It might be helpful if you take a look at our menus so that you are familiar and it may spark some ideas for you:
    This meal is sure to bring the kids back to the dinner table! Lean, ground beef is seasoned just right, then covered with a touch of sweet, mild chili sauce. Serve with our potato skins stuffed with mashed potatoes, cheddar cheese, bacon, and fresh green onions. You'll want to stock up on this family pleasing meal. It's perfect for any occasion.

    Flaky Atlantic salmon is stuffed with a King Crab and topped with a lemon and garlic infused white sauce. This is an elegant meal that can be served to family, or as a great entertaining meal you can cook up in minutes.

    Lean boneless pork chops are jazzed up with apple juice, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar and tart granny smith apples, then gently flavored with allspice and herbs. Simply sear the chops on the stove top, add the sauce and simmer.

    These lean steaks are seasoned with our unique southwest rub, blending the deep flavors of cumin and chili powder for full bodied flavor, then brightening it with the freshness of cilantro. These are easily grilled or oven broiled and when combined with one of our Chef Touched sides you have a restaurant quality meal prepared in minutes!

    Always a favorite and a San Francisco classic, our cioppino is full of shrimp, scallops, tender white fish and sea bass all simmered to perfection in a flavorful broth of garlic, tomatoes and herbs. This is a healthy, hearty stew that is a great way to end your day.

    Just one bite of this colorful chicken and you’ll think you’re in the Mediterranean eating in a local bistro! Tender, juicy chicken breasts are seasoned, pan-fried, and topped with a savory sauce of tomatoes, capers, kalamata olives and rosemary with a touch of Dijon mustard whisked in for creaminess. All this served over pasta and topped with Feta cheese crumbles.

    Full of flavor and ready to grill or oven broil. Lean and juicy sirloin steaks are marinated in a sweet yet tart mixture of balsamic vinegar, thyme, garlic and molasses to give these steaks their fabulous flavor.

    This crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside chicken was such a hit we’re bringing it back. You may want to stock up this time; we won’t have it on the menu again this year!

    You marinate this roast at the time of preparation so it’s ready to cook to succulent perfection. Serve drizzled with our tropical pineapple sauce and you’re sure to please whether serving family or guests for dinner.


    Perfect for an autumn dinner, this tender cut of beef sirloin is braised in a rich, satisfying beef gravy. Serve with our fluffy mashed potatoes (provided) for a traditional meal you’ll be proud to serve any night of the week! This is a great dinner for the crock pot as well.

    Our lean pork loin is roasted and glazed with a delicate blend of maple-flavored syrup, herbs, Dijon mustard and a touch of cider vinegar creating a sweet, yet savory, roast. Cooked until tender and succulent, the aromas of this meal call the family to dinner!

    Below are the "recipes" they provide the customers with so these are the steps the customers will follow at home (thus the need for the grill pan and 12" skillet)

    Southwest Steak
    1. Thoroughly combine herb ingredients in bag; cover all sides of steaks with rub.
    2. Grill on med-high or broil for 3-5 min. per side (internal temp.145°F).

    Cider Braised Pork Chops
    1. Spray large skillet with pan spray. Over med. high heat., brown chops 3-4 min. per side.
    2. Add sauce mixture to pan & bring to boil.
    3. Reduce heat and simmer, covered 12-15 min. (internal temp. 145°F).

    So - what I need from my cheffers is a list of tools I should bring with me...help!??!?!
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2009
    Aug 31, 2009
  2. Shell Northway

    Shell Northway Member

    Do you have to carve any meat after it is cooked?? If so, then bring forged cutlery. Don't forget the Simple Additions for serving. How about the new digital therm.??
  3. chefcharity

    chefcharity Advanced Member

    Prep bowls for sauce...scrapers to

    have her get a clove of garlic and show the garlic tools

    A potato can show the mandoline and the knives
    The New RUFH trivet

    How about the batter bowl to reheat the mashed potatoes (if that is what needs to be done to them)

    I would take what she suggests and also really sell the cookware and DCB...

    how about a simple recipe in the bamboo or SA bowl or a layered salad in the trifle bowl?

    oh! can you use the salad choppers for the meat? just curious. Don't know if it would work or not

    when you helping with the recipes in the skillet, make sure to tell them that aeresol sprays will cause a build up on their cookware. they should use just a little oil if they need it

    good luck. i was just throwing some ideas out....hope it helped
    Aug 31, 2009
  4. pampchefsarah

    pampchefsarah Senior Member Gold Member

    I was thinking a trifle for the dessert, also, then you can use her dessert plates and caddy (and, the holiday plates, if you have them!).

    As mentioned, the Digital Thermometer would be great, since she makes a point of saying what the internal temp should be.

    Maybe the oil-dipping seasonings with the Bamboo Appetizer bowls?

    I'd like to hear how this goes for you. We have one of these businesses in our area, and I was wondering how to approach them.
    Aug 31, 2009
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