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Pampered Chef: No Cooking Show?

  1. Anyone tried doing a "no cooking" show? I have a host who wants just a demo. Short & sweet.
     
    Mar 27, 2009
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  2. scottcooks

    scottcooks Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Start with "instant salsa" - (you can pre-make the chips with tortillas you drizzle with lime juice and grind salt on to - baking stone for about 8 minutes at 350.) cherry tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, opt. lime zest or lime, onion. Use the SALAD CHOPPERS in a PINCH BOWL or SMALL BATTER BOWL.

    Offer an appetizer of a softened brick of cream cheese, with either GINGER WASABI or SPICY PINEAPPLE RUM sauce and crakers.

    Do the Fresh Pineapple Torte - or maybe a no-bake Cherry or Berry Cheesecake (Look back to the Easy as Pie cooking show about 4 years back).

    Or just do what Tom Marsten used to do -- come with the recipe already cooked. The host just has to portion and serve it up. One of his favorites (home cooking staple in Pennsylvania) was pineapple upside down cake.
     
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  3. Fluffy215

    Fluffy215 Member Gold Member

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    Whenever I have a host that wants a short and sweet, no baking show I just do a trifle. You can make one of the numerous chocolate ones and have the cake/brownie already done on the large bar pan so you can discuss it while cutting it up for the trifle. It's very quick and easy.
     
    Mar 27, 2009
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  4. janezapchef

    janezapchef Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Ditto! But, I'm loving Scott's ideas too! My director has been doing the cream cheese and sauce things and setting up a bread and oil dipping platter with the new oil dipping seasonings with HUGE success!
     
    Mar 28, 2009
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  5. legacypc46

    legacypc46 Senior Member Gold Member

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    Hey Debi! I know a gal who does only 'no cooking shows'. She's a consistent TPC and Level 3 achiever, so go for it. You can put out seasonings with bread (as already suggested) and make the Cappacuinno (sp?) Mousse Trifle (you know, the one we went so crazy about!).
     
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  6. missyciccolella

    missyciccolella Advanced Member

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    I agree with Scott & Jane...maybe bring a few "try me" veggies for various products (knives, madoline, etc)...chances are they are quite familiar with PC so really want to see the new stuff.
     
  7. chefann

    chefann Legend Member Gold Member

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    One of my clustermates used to do a no-demo show all the time. She'd take a recipe already done, serve it, and then talk about the tools while people were eating (which kept them from interrupting her too badly). She loved it because she could to the recipe at home (usually a layered salad in the trifle bowl or a trifle) when she had time, and she'd do the same recipe all month to save on ingredients. She'd have hosts reimburse her for the ingredients. It also cut down on her time at the show - less dishes to wash.
     
    Mar 28, 2009
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  8. lauradahl

    lauradahl Member

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    Rae does a GREAT no cooking show...it's in the files here somewhere....if I can find it I'll try to lead you to it.....
     
    Mar 28, 2009
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  9. wadesgirl

    wadesgirl Legend Member Gold Member

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    I do a lot of my shows with no demo. I premake the recipe at the host's house and then just talk about the products. Or any of the no cook desserts are good and quick.
     
    Mar 28, 2009
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  10. stefani2

    stefani2 Veteran Member

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    I do better with No-Cook Shows than regular Cooking Shows. Plus my Sales are generally $1,000 per show with no-cook.
     
    Mar 28, 2009
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  11. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    What exactly do you do instead of cooking? Do you have an outline?
     
    Mar 28, 2009
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  12. stefani2

    stefani2 Veteran Member

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    I just bring a few extra products to show people IF they want. I ALWAYS show and pass around the 'big 4' - plus a few other favorites (of mine or my Top 5 Sell). Sometimes I play a game. If I do a recipe that I made ahead of time - it is usually a Chocolate Trifle (because everyone LOVES chocolate). People comment all the time that they love being able to see and try the products themselves.

    As far as an Outline - I make one out to re-educate myself every once in a while - but overall I don't decide what I am going to do at a Show until I get there and 'get a feel' for the group, KWIM?
     
    Mar 28, 2009
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  13. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Mar 29, 2009
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  14. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Mar 29, 2009
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  15. caraighan

    caraighan Member Gold Member

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    Hi, Rae,
    I've been reading about your no-cooking shows in the other thread. I was wondering if you've incorporated the booking slide in your walk-through-the-catalog shows?
    Thanks!
     
    Mar 29, 2009
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  16. my first show was a no cooking show, literally no cooking and all i did was stand up, talk about each piece that i had and pass them around, lol. i still made some sales but if you can bring something simple to show it will be good as well =-D
     
    Mar 29, 2009
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  17. raebates

    raebates Legend Member Staff Member

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    Yep. I've added it right at the end, just before I have them fill out their surveys. I say something along the lines of:

    Now, before we end, I want to remind you that there are lots of reasons to host a PC party with me.

    That's when I flip open the slide. I get lots of reaction.
     
    Mar 29, 2009
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