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Pampered Chef: Bookings Jan 20 SHOW URGENT!!!

  1. cookinthehouse

    cookinthehouse Member Silver Member

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    HELP.... ok this website has tons of brilliant minds... i need your help.

    I have a show this FRIDAY night. this is an "annual" show not with me though. she dumped her consultant... found me. which is GREAT FOR ME... BUT... she says that they eat, drink and talk... and are just interested in the new stuff no games, not much talking either...

    She already has 350.00 in sales and 8 confirmed guests, she is looking at 15 at her show.

    she is having kielbasi, wings, mississppi sin and cake. She is leaving the demo up to me....
    WHAT can i do to SHOW big$$$ product that they will buy and will also WOW them

    I also NEED bookings from THIS.!!!

    HELP :D
     
  2. pchefinski

    pchefinski Advanced Member

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    Do you have any of the cookware pieces? The Executive set is both a new item and a big ticket one, so you could kill 2 birds with 1 stone by demo-ing some cookware.. be it Executive or whatnot.

    If so, the rice demo is really good. I posted it under product tips -- amazing cookware demo.

    good luck and let us know how it goes. :)
     
    Jan 17, 2006
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  3. WendyAebi

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    I just saw someone do a demo of a spinach artichoke appetizer out of the new stoneware cookbook that was really impressive. It shows (off the top of my head, and going by memory :eek: ) the small round stone, the microplaner, food chopper, prep bowls, ultimate slice & grate, batter bowl (except that I now always use the stainless steel bowls). Hmph, so much for my memory, that's all I can recall. I do remember her saying that it would easily serve 8 to 10 and could be stretched to serve up to probably 16...which I would think would work given what else your host is serving. There is something similar in All The Best cookbook, which tastes incredible, but doesn't have the WOW factor that this recipe has. Hopefully you have the Stoneware Inspirations cookbook, or I'm rambling pointlessly!! LOL

    Maybe your host could serve her stuff in/on Simple Additions pieces. You could also do (and by that I mean that you absolutely should do) a quick speil on the different cookware lines, and that would logically lead into the February special for hosts which would also logically lead into the new products being released March 1--IF you're ready to start booking March. If your February isn't where you want it, don't offer them March dates.

    Hope this is helpful, and I hope the show goes fabulously for you!!
     
    Jan 17, 2006
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  4. cookinthehouse

    cookinthehouse Member Silver Member

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    jan 20 show

    ok b4 i get too excited.... the exec cookware can be used as the host special 60% off correct?
     
  5. luvs2sellit

    luvs2sellit Advanced Member

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    Yes it can. It is now on the February host flyer.
     
    Jan 17, 2006
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  6. cla519

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    YES that's correct.
     
    Jan 17, 2006
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  7. Sooner PC

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    Do you have the roasting pan?? I took it to a few of shows and was able to sell 2 of them. I tell everyone that I make big batches of stew in it then freeze it. Everyone likes that idea.

    If you have a small skillet you can do the Italian garlic bread in it and bake the whole thing in the oven - to show how durable it is.

    Boomer Sooner
    Shannon Overstreet
     
    Jan 17, 2006
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  8. cookinthehouse

    cookinthehouse Member Silver Member

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    garlic bread

    recipe for that please.... i have the small prof saute pan???
     
  9. chefautumn

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    Pull- Apart bread! Here ya go!

    Good luck with your show :)
     

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  10. Marg

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    I doubled that recipe and did it in the skillet at our Cluster meeting last night - everyone raved about it! :D
     
    Jan 17, 2006
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  11. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    Is it the Artichoke & sundried tomato tart?
     
    Jan 17, 2006
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  12. WendyAebi

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    Oh, yes, that's right. Not spinach; sun-dried tomatoes. It uses phyllo dough, right? That's what gave it the wow.
     
    Jan 18, 2006
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  13. Sooner PC

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    I do those but not with Grands biscuits. I use the cheapest biscuits possible and tear them into 3rds. They turn out wonderful everytime.

    Boomer Sooner
    Shannon Overstreet
     
    Jan 18, 2006
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  14. kimmers

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    Woven selections

    Do you have any of the woven selections? They are great for using to make a centerpiece, you can serve drinks on the Woven Round Tray. You can also put the Sweetheart towel (if you have it) in one of them and put chips, or bread or any other finger foods in it to serve on.

    Also, you can mention that any 9 x 13 pan or dish will fit in the Woven Rectangle Server.

    All of the woven selections have steel reinforced handles so that they can hold up to 40 lbs. :eek:

    You can also mention how when you place the seasoned round stone in the Woven Round Tray, it makes the colored seasoned part almost disappear. It just kind of blends into the tray.

    The stones can be taken right out of the oven and placed on the trays to put on the table.

    I Absolutely Love Mine.

    Hope this helps too.

    Kim
     
    Jan 18, 2006
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  15. cookinthehouse

    cookinthehouse Member Silver Member

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    jan 20

    Thank you all so much... i have so many ideas I think i am starting to get NERVOUS... i have never been nervous about a show before.

    I just got off the phone with her and her outside orders are now at 500.00 plus 2 bookins and she thinks there will be more than 15.

    I decided to do the Italian sausage side by side calzon, it is easy and it serves 24. Also a prelude to the CUCINA ITALIANA celebrations....

    All your ideas are very helpful and i am going to use some of them with my future jan shows... THANKS AGAIN SO MUCH...

    now just pray for my NERVES to calm down
     
  16. KathyG

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    demo pans

    My director last night showed us an easy way to demo pans. Either during your demo or before burn a piece of cheese onto your professional pan. after the cheese cools it just peels right off! This is an easy demo and shows how great the pans are!
     
    Jan 19, 2006
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  17. cajunchelle

    cajunchelle Member Gold Member

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    Don't forget also as a host in FEB she can use her half priced, free and discount to buy the new cookware also. ONLY HOST can buy the new cookware and for the booking benefit of a past host.
     
    Jan 19, 2006
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  18. DZmom

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    Be careful with the burnt cheese demo. I always try this stuff at home first and when I tried this one my whole house filled with smoke! :eek: It took a good 3 hours to air out!
     
    Jan 19, 2006
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  19. Sk8Mom209

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    I have heard

    You can do the demo with rice or oatmeal also.

    But, my feeling is if you can make a recipe, such as the garlic parmasean pull apart bread, that's better. It shows the durability of the cookware in the oven and the bread just slides right out of the pan on your serving dish (achieving the same effect as the burnt cheese) then you get to eat it and it's great!
     
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  20. scottcooks

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    Cookware Recipes

    I agree - I'm urging my PC friends to do either pull-apart type biscuit+ recipes, or the cake-in-a-pan recipe. First, go to your favorite drug store or superstore and get a plug-in burner and an extension cord. Costs about $12 for the burner, and from $2-10 for the cord depending on what you get. Just the single burner is enough--they're very powerful!

    Do this demo right in front of people for... sizzle sounds, yummy smells, and the turnout at the end...right in front of the crowd. (Practice at home first!!)

    Since my last National Conference, I promised myself to demo either stoneware or cookware. An awesome cookware demo is the choc. cake in the family skillet (melt 1 tablespoon butter/margarine, have it coat the bottom, then turn off burner. pour in an entirely made-up choc cake mix, pop it in 350 oven for 22 mins, TAKE IT IN FRONT OF THE CROWD, turnout onto LARGE SimpAddtn square or round Serving Platter, show them the clean, clear pan. Then in micro-cooker, melt 1 cup (food prep bowls!) choc, chips with 1/2 bottle caramel topping and drizzle it on top - then I drizzle rest of caramel over top of that, and add nuts to a portion - yummy, gooey, and shows cookware beautifully.

    Attached are my biscuit recipes... one is savory, garlic/parmesan/tomato/basil or parsley/Ital. seasoning.
    ...other is sweet, apple, cinnamon/sugar, possib. raisins, possib. nuts

    Good luck, happy cookin' and SELL THAT COOKWARE!!!
     

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  21. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Love the Variations

    Scott - I love the adding of tomatoes and apples to the pull apart. I will have to incorporate these into my demos!
     
    Jan 20, 2006
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  22. cookinthehouse

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    RESULTS of my show

    Well she ACTUALLY had 15 guests there.... i was not able to do the pull apart because she had something cooking in the oven, i was bummed, but i am doing at my show tomorrow...

    She decided to keep her show open till monday... and currently she is at 950.00 in commissionable sales!! WOOOOHOOOO

    I went over "where she is at" with her free products ect... 285.00 free plus 3 50% off items... i was like MAN I WISH I COULD BE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE... ha ha ,.. and guess what... she is purchasing COOKWARE SET!!!! yipppeee!!!!

    Well thanks for all your ideas and for the encouragement!! It really helps and i LOVE THIS WEBSITE!!!
    :D :D :D :D
     
  23. Sk8Mom209

    Sk8Mom209 Advanced Member Gold Member

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    Wow

    Way to go on a last minute pickup show! Great job.
     
    Jan 21, 2006
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  24. pchefinski

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    WAY TO GO! Wow, I can't wait for a show like that to come along!
     
    Jan 21, 2006
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  25. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    WOW! What a GREAT last minute show!! I'm sure she'll get it over the $1000 mark for you!!

    Not to burst your bubble but the cookware you sell in January does not count toward the Pan-o-rama. The cookware sales part is Feb-May. The recruiting part is Jan-Feb. Just wanted to be sure you weren't disappointed later.
     
    Jan 21, 2006
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  26. cookinthehouse

    cookinthehouse Member Silver Member

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    Garlic Pull Apart Bread

    OMG :D
    That was the best demo for cookware as well as to eat! My guests loved it and was so amazed that i had the pan in the oven... too bad no one purchased any, but i did get the ohhs and ahhs.. definatley something i will continue to do... thanks for the idea!!! AWESOME!!!!
     
  27. Thanks for the recipe

    I will definitely use this. This is the only pan I have so far. Thank you.

    Tara
     
    Jan 24, 2006
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  28. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    What kind of cheese?
     
    Jan 24, 2006
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  29. WendyAebi

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    Susan, I used a slice of plain ol' American
     
    Jan 25, 2006
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  30. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

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    On low? Does it smell as it burns? How long did it take to burn?

    Thanks so much!
     
    Jan 26, 2006
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