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What do you bring to your shows?

chef.katie

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Does anyone have a checklist of what they bring to a show?
 

heat123

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alot of people just bring what they use for the recipes. I on the other hand, bring everything I can fit in my crate, plus my tool turn about loaded with gadgets! I like to talk about as much stuff as I can during my presentation inc. stoneware and cookware. To each is own!
 

soonerchef

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I bring everything for the recipe plus any new products plus my Tool Turnabout with everything I normally keep in it.
 

KellyTheChef

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I bring all the products needed for the recipe, guest/host specials, TTA with all my gadgets, all the cookbooks, the small Exec. Saute pan, and maybe a few "new" items if we have just started a new catalog. If I feel like I am bringing too many items, I will leave the guest/host special products at home!

HTH
 

Sk8Mom209

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I also bring whatever is required for the recipe I will prepare and TTA LOADED with gadgets, at least one piece of stoneware and cookware, the new products and some SA pieces. But I always bring the following items and demo, even it not needed in the recipe:

Ultimate Slice & Grate (demo with a potato or lemon)
Apple Peeler, Corer, Slicer (I always use a granny smith apple - I find they are the firmest and work the best)
Rice Cooker Plus - talk about everything you can do in it, rice, mashed potatos, steamed veggies, cakes, etc.
All of the cookbooks and recipe cards - spread out around the living room or whereever people will be sitting.

Most of the time I do not bring the batter bowls and always use the SS bowls - just as functional and a higher priced item ;).
 

chee65

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Jan 31, 2006
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I usually bring too much. I load up 2 crates. My back keeps telling me to cut back but my brain says I might need it. LOL. As soon as I earn the SS bowls I believe I will start using them instead of the Batter bowls. A little lighter and pricier. I should earn them by the end of this month. Lord willing.
 

chefjeanine

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Here's a tip that I use because I don't have a great memory. I have a spiral notebook listing what tools I need for each recipe. When I'm going to do a new recipe I take out my notebook and write down everything I will need (or can use-- cross sell) to make the recipe. The name of the recipe (and what cookbook I got it from) goes at the top of the page.

I do many of my recipes as repeats so this allows me to grab my notebook, find the correct recipe and know exactly what I need to pack for that show.

What else do I take? TOO MUCH. I don't feel like I take that much extra, but I can't get into to the house in less than 3 trips. I do take my own table (and run it back to the car or leave it there if I have another good surface to work on).
 

AJPratt

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Shari-- same with me! I got a great suggestion for the new products. Use a large basket and take them to your shows in that. Its one more thing to carry, but it isn't heavy and I don't have to worry about the display or it looking like I haveto lug a lot around. It looks gorgeous!
 

Cindycooks

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I have 2 awesome wicker "crates" that I got from Ikea. One carries my lapboards, extra catalogs, packets for bookings, a basket of ink pens, our cookbooks, a Walmart plastic bag for dirty dishes, etc...the other has the new stuff in it & my USG. My tool-turnabout goes in the bag we won last year and the middle sized bag for the demo supplies. I usually also bring a couple extra stones and ALWAYS the small executive saute pan. I sold 4 at my last show and I know it is because I had it there.

This way, packing like this, when I arrive, I am pretty much already organized. The two wicker crates are great for displaying items around the demo table and I spread things around the room too.
 

COOKINWITHSHERRI

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Have you though about putting your supplies in a roller type suitcase? I have two and they are a life saver. (Got one for Xmas and the other one I baught at the local Good Will store for $1.98. - Can't beat that!) I put all the product I can manage in one. (which is alot....) I put paperwork in the smaller one and I have a box of prizes. I'm looking to ad to my collection, because of my monthly BINGO shows I've learned to take as much stuff as I can to display. The days I don't are the days that someone would have wanted to see something before they buy it. Draws them in. The office for the place I live is in the same building and it's open when I usually have my afternoon Sat. thing. And it gathers those walk-in's...
 

Ginger428

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I was having problems with the little things, so I bought another tool turn around & another case for it, now I'll have plenty of space. I dont know about anyone else, but since I started taking the meat tenderizer, I have sold 15 of them.
 
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