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Pampered Chef: Bookings What to do before my kit arrives

  1. nicolles27

    nicolles27 Novice Member

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    Hello everyone, I just became a Kitchen Consultant and have been browsing
    this site. Everyone has such wonderful ideas! I was just wondering if anyone
    had any suggestions on what I can get started on before I receive my kit?
    I have already printed tons of flyers to post around town, but wondered if
    there was anything else I should be doing so that I am all set when my kit arrives.
    Any suggestions????
     
    Oct 3, 2005
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  2. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    Congrats on joining a great company!! This flyer is something I got off this site and it's really helpful. I know you'll get some great input from other consultants too. Once you get your consultant number, I'd recommend browsing Consultant's Corner just to see all the great information on there! Also, be sure to apply for the Debit Card through there as soon as you can. After that, you're able to sign up for a website if you choose to do that. Ask out of town friends and family to host catalog shows for you. It's even easier when you have a website! How's it going getting your shows lined up? Good luck to you! Just keep posting questions on here because everyone is SO helpful!
     
  3. nicolles27

    nicolles27 Novice Member

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    New consultant

    Thanks a bunch....As for bookings, I am a little nervous but I am sure that
    after I have my first few parties, they will pick up. As of right now I am going
    to have an open house this month. I may have 2, but I didn't know if I could
    do that :confused: Other than my own, I have 3 parties lined up. Two in
    Nov. & 1 in December...I am hoping that when I pass out the flyers I will
    get more for next month. My recruiter has been great though and my
    sister was actually going to have a show with her, but she said I could
    do her's myself. My only other problem is that she wanted to do the "Chocolate" theme, and I don't believe in my starter kit that I will
    have all the products? Should I order them at my show? :confused:
     
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  4. pamperedbecky

    pamperedbecky Legacy Member

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    YES! You can host as many shows as you want....as OPen Houses or however you want to promote them. It's a great way to do it. Some people offer one Open House on a weeknight and one during the following weekend. That way you catch everyone with different schedules. Even if you don't have all the tools for the "Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate" Celebrations show, there are tons of chocolate recipes you can use to do a Death by Chocolate show. I think one that would work is the Rocky Road Delight. That uses the small oval baker and that's in the kit. It uses the food chopper, the crinkle cutter, cutting board, measure-all cup, whisk, and batter bowl off the top of my head. I'll post the recipe since it was in an old version of Season's Best.

    Sounds like you're off to a good start!
     
  5. nicolles27

    nicolles27 Novice Member

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    Thanks!!! Yes, that is how I wanted to do it, one during the week & then
    on the weekend. I have about 34 people so far to invite and figured whomever
    couldn't make it on the weeknight, would come on the weekend...Thanks so
    much again for your help & insight! And for the recipe! :eek:
     
    Oct 3, 2005
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  6. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

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    You may not hae all the tools for the chocolate silk mousse in crispy shells...the only one I think you would be missing is the easy accent decorator, my suggestion would be to either see if your director will let you borrow hers or The Season's best book has Chocolate banana phyllo bundles that are a great alternative..I've seen a lot of consultants around here do it...I haven't done it for a show yet, but I have done it at home plenty of times and they look beautiful! They also show off a lot of great tools! Good luck and welcome to the family!
     
  7. nicolles27

    nicolles27 Novice Member

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    Thanks a bunch! I spoke with my director earlier and she told me she would
    help me out with products if I didn't have them. She is so awesome, I am
    so glad I decided to do this!! :D Where would I find the recipe for the
    Chocolate Banana Phyllo Bundles????
     
    Oct 3, 2005
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  8. Laurenncraigory

    Laurenncraigory Member

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    It is in the new Season's Best Fall/winter 2005 cookbook. It comes in your kit, but it is also only $1 so I'm sure you can either buy one from your director until your kit arrives or see if you can have one of hers and replace it when you get yours so you can try it before your show
     
  9. chefbilyeu

    chefbilyeu Member

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    You can also find the recipe on Consultant's Corner. Just go to the Products and Recipes tab, then Recipes, then Season's Best, and look up the recipe!
     
    Oct 3, 2005
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  10. nicolles27

    nicolles27 Novice Member

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    thanks!

    Thanks everyone, you guys are such a big help!!!! :)
     
    Oct 3, 2005
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