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Old 10-07-2007, 06:48 AM   #1
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Well, I did the local street festival yesterday. Made twice the money I had invested which I guess isn’t too bad. Some of the stuff I bought and is left over is earmarked for the next event. We had a few rushes that my crew handled with flying colors. I have enough beef left over for my wine festival in 2 weeks. The beef was fresh so I have it in the freezer already cubed and marinated. There are a few lessons to be learned here.

1. Chicken kabobs sell 4 to 1 times faster than beef.
2. Rice should be cooked ahead of time and reheated in food saver bags.
3. Tighten up the work are. We were too spread out.
4. Don’t get too far ahead with the kabobs.
5. The steam table is the way to go. Worked fantastic.
6. Trust your instincts, NOT THE WIFES 13 cases of water and I have 11 left, 2 cases of hot dogs, 1 ½ left.
7. Take the camera.
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Old 10-07-2007, 06:56 AM   #2
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Well....you made money and learned some things..sounds like it worked out...
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:06 AM   #3
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Take the camera would be the greatest and most useful lesson IMO.
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Old 10-07-2007, 08:59 AM   #4
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You said doubled your money. Did that include the cost for the leftovers that you will be using at the next event? If so, you more than doubled your money, you will be making a profit on that stuff later! Glad it worked good for you Bill.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:04 AM   #5
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Take the camera would be the greatest and most useful lesson IMO.
Did he really cater? I mean there is no photo evidence you know.


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Old 10-07-2007, 09:20 AM   #6
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wow, I'm surprised at the chicken to beef ratio!
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:22 AM   #7
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wow, I'm surprised at the chicken to beef ratio!
Yuppies and health freaks will do that all the time!
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:23 AM   #8
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Re: Lessons learned

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7. Take the camera.
What no pics
Time for a Public Noodle Whippin!!

Good lessons to learn, and you didnt loose any money to boot..
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Old 10-07-2007, 01:26 PM   #10
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You said doubled your money. Did that include the cost for the leftovers that you will be using at the next event? If so, you more than doubled your money, you will be making a profit on that stuff later! Glad it worked good for you Bill.
I agree. Double is about what I do and that covers insurance, tax accountant, website/advertising, and even an occassional contest. Double is great! Course that is, if you don't value your time for anything!
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