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The top 10 reasons to host a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party

Posted in The Chef's Toolbox with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 18, 2009 by lickthebowlcomau

Imagine calling a few friends together, cooking up a couple of delicious recipes, heartily devouring them and then scoring lots of free stuff and half price, top quality cookware!  That’s a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party for ya!

Cook up paella at your cooking party!

Cook up paella at your cooking party!

Why hold a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party?

  1. You get to try before you buy.
  2. Revive your enthusiasm for cooking.
  3. Share cooking tips with friends and family.
  4. Learn a couple of easy, delicious new recipes.
  5. Treat yourself to some top quality cookware.
  6. Start building your collection, piece by piece.
  7. Receive free cookware.
  8. Do some half price shopping.
  9. Introduce your friends/family to something new.
  10. Have a heap of fun, with very little effort!

The Chef’s Toolbox mantra is “cooking is fun”.  Whenever I say that, I see a few raised eyebrows in the room, but hey, you have to do it so you might as well enjoy it, right?  Frankly, there’s nothing fun about a sink full of baked-on, greasy, daggy looking pots and pans.  At a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party, you’ll be introduced to our gorgeous, practical cookware that enables you to cook more healthfully, and not tax your time with endless washing up.

“People always feel obliged to buy at these parties” …… not with Chef’s Toolbox!
Since the range is almost unheard of in Queensland – and we aim to change that – the very name is enough to intrigue your guests to come along.  And once they attend your cooking party, they will get to see what we’re all about.  Most people fall in love with it when they see how easy it is to use and clean, and they snap up a few pieces on the spot.  Others prefer to get to know it by buying one or two small items and consider holding their own party to build upon what they’ve bought.  That’s fine by us!  If we were into pressure, we’d be selling pressure cookers!

“I don’t have time to hold parties” ……
To host a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party, all you need to do is invite your friends and buy a few inexpensive ingredients.  We do the rest at your party!  We cook two simple recipes and eat them afterwards.  No dips, nibbles and munchies to put out.  Just a pot of tea or a bottle of wine and it’s all done.  This is meant to be fun, not work!

“My husband doesn’t like these ladies’ parties” …..
Who said cooking was just for the ladies?  Tell him to hang around and see how “the toolbox” will even get him to enjoy getting into the kitchen.  And since men are so practical, wouldn’t it be far better to be able to try something in your own kitchen, on your own stove, before you fork out for it?

“There’s no room in my kitchen” …..
We don’t need a kitchen!  How about a patio, the verandah, the garage or your living room?  With my handy dandy portable electric cooker, I can cook up a stove top pizza in a laundry as long as there’s a power point!

Look, whatever your sensitivity, no one wants to pressure you into holding a cooking party.  Just remember, there’s plenty to be gained – fun, new recipes, new cooking tips, free and half price cookware – and nothing to be lost.  Contact me if I can help :).


Hold your own cooking party for free at home!

Posted in The Chef's Toolbox with tags , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2008 by lickthebowlcomau

Forget spending hours preparing nibblies and drinks.  Don’t stress over anything!  The whole idea behind a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party is to ENJOY yourself while viewing gorgeous kitchenware, whipping up a couple of recipes and getting together with friends.


This is how easy it is, in a nutshell:

  • Phone 6 or more friends, or post or email their invitations.  I’ll even give you the invitations whether cards or an email you can forward.  Invite 10-15 so that 6-10 will come along.
  • I’ll give you all the information you need, and basically all you have to do is buy a small list of inexpensive ingredients and have them in your fridge when I arrive.  Don’t chop them or prepare them in any way as that’s part of the fun we’ll be having.
  • I’ll remind you a couple of days before the party, ask how you’re going and offer you any help you might need.
  • On the day of the cooking party, I’ll arrive about half an hour early and set up a simple display of the latest Chef’s Toolbox cookware and we’ll have a little chat about who’s coming and what you hope to achieve in terms of host gifts.
  • All your guests will arrive and you might like to give them a cold drink of a cup of coffee or tea, but don’t fill them up.  They’ll need their appetite intact for the cooking demo!
  • I’ll introduce myself, then I’ll show off the lovely Chef’s Toolbox range for a couple of minutes and then we’ll all move to the kitchen and get cooking!  Everyone’s invited to muck in and stir, cut, chop, pour or whatever it takes to prepare the easy recipes you will have chosen in advance.  Whilst the recipes are on the stove or in the oven, we’ll all get back to looking through the catalogue, everyone can have a play with the products, ask questions and hopefully, place their orders!
  • Once the dishes are ready, everyone can be served and enjoy their treats with tea, coffee or a drink.  A glass of wine usually goes down a treat!

Your ‘loot’

Chef’s Toolbox are very generous with their host gifts!  Here’s what you can look forward to, just for hosting a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party:

Half-Price Shopping
Depending on your total party sales, you can choose to shop at half price, from anything in the range.

Host Thank You Gift
You’ll receive a practical Chef’s Toolbox gift for your kitchen, regardless of sales levels.

FREE Flexibake OR “Cooking is Fun” Cookbook
Receive your choice of FREE Flexibake, OR our “Cooking is Fun” Cookbook, when you have two or more bookings from your party (valued at up to $42).*
* Speak to your Consultant about the terms and conditions.

Host Extra Reward
Earn more FREE cookware, knives or other products when you meet specified sales and bookings targets.

It’s really easy … the last thing I want is to turn your house upside down or put you to any great expense.  Contact me today to book your Brisbane cooking party!