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Pampered Chef: Bookings Need some input

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  1. monica_sweetconsultant

    monica_sweetconsultant Advanced Member Silver Member

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    I have a show on sunday afternoon between church. The party starts at 2 and is about 30 minutes from where I live. It wouldnt be much of a problem except my church starts at 5!! My shows usually last about 1 1/2 hours or so depending on the attendance. any ideas on how to shorten it? we are doing the ice cream sandwich torte and zesty crab salad in cucumber boats. neither take long to prepare but I am really nervous. I dont want to interfere in anybodys church services. thanks in advance.
     
  2. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    I would say do as much prep work as you possibly can. I know that's hard for the ice cream portion of it. Or buy the ingredients yourself and have the host pay you. Then you can do a lot of prep work during other times of the day. That's just one suggestion!
     
    Aug 18, 2005
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  3. monica_sweetconsultant

    monica_sweetconsultant Advanced Member Silver Member

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    i am buying the ingrediants for the cucumber boats. i guess i will just have to talk really fast. but when i do that i end up really confused!! i dont know...it will be ok...i will get it rolling and it will come out good. i just have to stay positivie!! thanks for the advice.
     
  4. janel kelly

    janel kelly Advanced Member

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    I have done one show on a Sunday in between church services. My church doesn't start at 5 though! Hey, if your a little late for church its not a huge deal. The preaching doesn't normally start for about a half hour after church starts anyway. :p Don't sweat it. I tell people I don't do shows on Sundays. The only reason I did that one time was it was a rescheduled show and that was the only time she could do it.
     
    Aug 18, 2005
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  5. Ice cream torte

    I've done the ice cream torte (which was a big hit) and my best advice is to make sure all the ice cream sandwiches are unwrapped ahead of time (you could even ask your hostess to do this, and put them back, unwrapped in the freezer). That takes up a lot of unnesessary time.

    D.C.
     
  6. monica_sweetconsultant

    monica_sweetconsultant Advanced Member Silver Member

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    thanks for the advice. I have made the torte many times at home and at shows...its amazing!!! the only reason i agreed to do a show on sunday is because this woman used to be my sons sunday school teacher and i have known her for years. i dont think i will be offering anymore though. we cant be late for church because my husband is the song leader for the congregation and we usually sing the specials also so we have to be there. the good thing is i am familiar with both recipes so i should be able to breeze through ok. how was your attendance on sunday afternoons? i am a little worried that the attendance wont be to good. i worry to much!!!
     
  7. amya

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    I have had one show on a Sunday afternoon. I did it on Sunday because it was for my future sister-in-law. Anyway, I made everything ahead of time and just talked about the products. I passed the products around the room so the guests (there were 4 counting the host) could touch everything and I shared tips for the various items. It seemed to work pretty well. The host had quite a few outside orders and did most of the selling for me after that Sunday. I don't usually do Sunday shows, but this one was OK.
     
    Aug 19, 2005
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  8. SBinkley

    SBinkley Novice Member

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    Sunday shows

    I have had really great experiences with Sunday shows. We usually schedule them around 1 or 2:00, after people have had morning service and had time to come home and change, or whatever they need to do. Saturdays, it seems to me, that lots of times people have the kids activities planned....ball practice, ball games, etc. I guess you just need to find out what works best for you...
     
    Aug 19, 2005
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  9. kitchen queen

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    I think Sunday afternoons are great!

    I have had great luck with my Sunday shows that start around 2p.m. People really seem relaxed and happy when they come to those shows. They are feeling good from going to church & they usually have just eaten a nice meal.
     
    Aug 19, 2005
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