I’m catching up on my blog posts, and I realized there’s been so much I haven’t shared. I’m going all the way back to February when we did the premiere reception for “The Yellow Handkerchief.” It was one of those events when 300 folks come out of the screening and we need to be ready to serve! We’re real good at this kind of reception, and we can do it on a tight budget too.
First we set up the trays while the folks are watching he movie.
300 Salmon Canapes ready to go
I hire a great staff….
And we decorate a little bit.
Lighted Orchid Centerpieces
Come and get it!!
Vegetable Tapenade on Endive Spears
We are ready and waiting to serve you! This event was at the Silver Screen Theater at the Pacific Design Center. They are sticklers for the paper work and insurance nonsense, but the easy to work and elegant venue always creates a successful and enjoyable evening.
I’m looking for my mini me. Someone who can cook and answer the phone, talk nice to clients, help with shopping, day to day operations, and give me a day off (or two) every week.
You must be level headed, intelligent, an excellent chef with a catering background. The ideal applicant is not afraid to work early in the morning and is a driven by the love of food, and the need to create excellent meals served graciously everyday. This person must be a dedicated hospitality professional, love people, and my dog Maizee. (Just seeing if you’re paying attention)
My mini me (and I say that only because I’m 6 feet tall) is proficient in EXCEL, WORD, can sound like me when posting on the blog, and help with the viral marketing I already have in place.
How much for this fabulous position? I’ll let you know after I see your resume. It will start as a part time job on an hourly basis, with the option of working parties at party rates. I will tell you this. I have never offered this much before. I’m willing to pay because I need help and I need to trust the Shoppe will run well in my absence. There will be a trial period with 3 candidates before anyone is awarded the position.
Please submit your resume and tell me why I should pick you in a cover letter. My e-mail is on the side of my blog. And I look forward to hearing from you.
Update: the Lovely Eliza Swords has stepped up as the GM for Jennie Cooks and as my mini me. She’s doing well. Feel free to give her a call and encourage her to give you the best deal possible. Let’s see what she does… Yes – this is a trick.
A Very Clever bride with a soda Shoppe theme created these centerpieces using old fashioned fountain glasses and carnations. Mel and Gio are trying to get to the bottom of things. Love the straw!
Is this the same couple who just celebrated their 50th in younger years?
- My beautiful and attentive service staff
No, it’s not.
Here we are after our amazing open house – musing about all the fun we had.
After party at the Shoppe
Rachel held it down at Make it and Take it. At our annual Open House, the guests made over 100 pies for their Thanksgiving Meal. We also had cranberry relish, gravy and Stuffed Pumpkin Kits for purchase.
The girl knows how to bake it
The future looks good!
While the pies were baking, Eliza did Angel Card readings. Kind of like Tarot, but different. Check out her website at http://www.angelize.us