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Who picks the recipe?

ooshmeister

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Nov 9, 2005
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Hi everyone! I have loved reading all the information. I have been a PC for 1 year and still love it. For the most part, do you offer several recipes per month and let your host choose which one. I need suggestions for deciding which recipe to make. There are so many in each reference...PUG , cookbooks, emails from my director, it can be overwhelming...any suggestions would be helpful. When host coaching , I can decipher what my host likes but then it's the whole process of learning that recipe and buying the ingredients. It gets expensive!
 

krzymomof4

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Jun 27, 2005
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I usually have a standard list of 3 desserts and 3 main dishes for my hosts to chooses up to 2 from. I also have different recipes for themed shows ie brunch, chocolate, mexican. If it is a free show then I don't give them a choice and prepare what I choose.
 

Chef Kearns

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Feb 8, 2005
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Celebrations

For this past year I have stayed to the Celebrations themes. It is alot easier and there are 9 recipes. From each category there is one I prefer to demo and those are the ones I try to get her/him to choose from. I used to change my recipe offering every month, but I got tired of it and now stick to Celebrations. Pampered Chef has done the work for you. You know what to cross-sell with, in what order you should do things, and what can be prepped ahead of time. All you have to do is read the pamplet that comes with the Celebrations folder.

I like it that way. So far I haven't gotten bored with the recipes. It helps me not concentrate so much on the food because I can do them in my sleep. I can interact more with the guests.

Just my 2 cents.
 

Jennie4PC

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May 24, 2005
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I have always let my host pick the recipe so that they can go off their budget and see what they have in thier pantry i have not had any problems with that.
 

ooshmeister

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Nov 9, 2005
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thanks

Thanks for your replies. I will review my celebrations folder. It does seem like it's an easy menu since PC has done the work already. I'm intrigued by the "krzymomof4" (may have misspelled) stating you have a standard list of desserts and main dishes. May I inquire what those are? How do you squeeze 2 recipes in and still have time for everything else like door prize slips and games (if applicable)? :)
 

janel kelly

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Feb 19, 2005
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I have a dessert recipe or a "succulent" recipe and my hosts can choose which one they want for their show. If a host doesn't seem like they would like either one I picked out then I try to find something different that I have done in the past and am familiar with. Now if I have a host that does a theme show then the recipe will be different. Otherwise I try to keep it simple for me and my hosts. This month I'm doing recipes that feature the cookware since its the host special for February and I want to get alot of bookings for next month.
 

krzymomof4

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Jun 27, 2005
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Right now on my recipe sheet is the Taffy Apple Pizza, , Banana Toffee Pizza, Strawberry Margarita Squares(made in advance), Tiramisu Brownie Squares, Bistro Chicken Twist, Garden Ranch Pizza, Savory Cheese Crostini, Taco Ring and Chicken and Broccoli Ring. I usually go back through it every 3-4 months and add new ones that I like and take off ones that just aren't working well for me.
 

ooshmeister

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Nov 9, 2005
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Very helpful

Thanks so much Janel and Krzymomof4. Those suggestions were just what I needed to move forward! :)
 
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