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Theme Show Open House Show/Need booth ideas???

kimdeb

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Nov 28, 2006
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My host has finished her remodel. Wants to have a Pampered Chef party, but doing it as an open house. Would like me to set up 4 stations w/ new product to try & use at each station.

Looking for cool neat ideas for each station. Got any???

She is cooking ahead of time PC recipes for her guests, all I have to do it show up w/ the product & 4 station ideas.

Thanks for your suggestions!!! I have not done a live show in several months, just catalog shows. This show is a Thurs the 16th.
 

patty42240

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May 17, 2009
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This sounds like a wonderful idea and I hope you have a lot of success/sales with this show. One thing that I think you have got to do is show the deep covered baker. A big hit is the 30 minute microwave chicken. Before my last show I cooked the whole chicken and used 2/3 of it to make two different dishes (grilled chicken penne al fresco--substituted the microwave chicken for the grilled chicken, and the mexican chicken lasagna). I took the remainder of the chicken that I did not use for the other 2 recipes and put the chicken in the batter bowl (kept lid on to keep chicken moist) and had guests taste a sample of that chicken so they could see that it was not rubbery. The guests loved it. With this station be sure to display any of the rubs you may have on hand...this could help your pantry sales.

Another station you could set up is one to promote the mandoline. Display items such as the cutting board, large batter bowl (mandoline fits over top), and knife and bring some vegetables like yellow squash, zucchini, and potatoes so your guests can see how easy it is to use. If you have the vegetable peeler you could display that as well with this station.

Another station could be items you would bake with--mini muffin pan, stackable cooling rack etc.

With each of these stations be sure to have your product care cards displayed as well as a variety of recipes your guests can use when they use each of the products.

I hope this gives you a few ideas. Good luck with your show!
 

scottcooks

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Jul 7, 2005
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QUESTION: What do you want out of the event- sales? -bookings? -recruit leads?

SALES: Put order forms and catalogs at all 4 stations
BOOKINGS: Put order forms and catalogs and host specials info, and feature upcoming host special items
RECRUITS: Put order forms and catalogs and recruiting info, and feature only items in starter kit

Do a simple bread dipping station - you can not only feature our Basil Blend and Garlic canola oils, you can feature the Bread Dipping Seasonings.

Cookware: Do a turtle fudge skillet cake - have extra hot fudge in a pan people can drizzle over their serving to experience the easy pour capabilities.

Stoneware: Either Chicken Fajitas in DCB or 3-2-1 miracle cake in fluted stone in microwave.

Simple Additions: pair with the Wine Pourer and WBO and have some SA stems out for folks to sample. If you don't have them, possibly host's own wine glasses and just serve crackers/chocolate on SA

Forged Cutlery: leave out a rustic snack next to the wine station where people can slice their own french bread, slice their own cheese off a hunk, slice their own sausage, cut down their own apples and pears. Maybe leave out some cleaned celery and carrots and ask them to 'experience our Forged Cutlery'.

Good luck; let us know how it goes!
 

Porchechef

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Jun 13, 2009
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Wow- I am having my Open House next week- this is very helpful! I have been on a hiatus due to being on bedrest and giving birth. I am looking forward to it! Thanks!
 

shelly.nurse

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May 28, 2009
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Don't forget the food chopper, I sell alot of those to women. They like that they get to pound on something!!

Maybe do sundae station theme:

Ice cream dipper with SA bowls at one station

hot fudge caramel, other syupy toppings, bananas at a station

Nuts with the food chopper and easy accent decorator with whipped topping.
 

kimdeb

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Nov 28, 2006
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My show went really well. I set up the Pineapple Wedger w/ the Apple Wedger, then the Ultimate Mandoline, The Garlic Peeler & Slicer Set and last the Serrated Peeler, Julienne Peeler & Zester. My host had all the recipes (her pick) ready when I got there. Put my stations up in different areas of the kitchen. When the guest arrived, the host served a glass of wine & told the ladies to help themselves to the food she had prepared.
The got their plates, searched the catalog, asked lots of questions and then played w/ the items at the different stations. The favorite of the night was the Garlic Peeler/Slicer set. Thanks for the tips and I will probably suggest this one again. It was very layed back, no pressure and the ladies loved it!!!!
 

kimdeb

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Nov 28, 2006
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Oh, and the following day I did an out door event/booth style. Took the Pineapple wedger & the Garlic Slicer/ Peeler set. Sold 3 of those right off the bat. Everyone loves the new garlic pieces. Looking fwd to my next party:chef:
 
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