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The Chef’s Toolbox offers income, fun and socialising – Australia & NZ

Posted in The Chef's Toolbox with tags , , , , , on November 14, 2008 by lickthebowlcomau
Have fun while you earn!

Have fun while you earn!

The Chef’s Toolbox offers a fantastic business opportunity for anyone looking for a fun and flexible career.  Chef’s Toolbox Consultants enjoy high average sales and earn profits of up to 35%.  On top of this, you have the opportunity to achieve a range of extra incentives, including free trips to exciting domestic and overseas destinations, free kitchenware and many other fantastic rewards.  Consultants receive free monthly cooking and business training and are fully supported every step of the way.

Enjoy fantastic work/life balance!

If you’re looking for a career that lets you work from home at hours that suit you and your family, being a Chef’s Toolbox Consultant could be for you.  Earn the income you want, whilst having a great time!

You can even aim for higher levels of achievement such as Team Leader or Manager, where the rewards are even greater!

How to find out more

Simply Contact Me by sending me an email.  It truly doesn’t matter where in Australia or New Zealand you are, I’d love to hear from you and tell you how and why I personally love what I do!

The Company

The Chef’s Toolbox is one of Australasia’s fastest-growing party plan companies.  The business is about more than just selling quality kitchenware: our goal is to make cooking FUN for our cusotmers.  We aim to show that by combining our high quality cooking tools and simple recipes, it’s easy and enjoyable to prepare fabulous, healthy meals and achieve authentic flavours without having to reach for a packet or jar.

When a lovely host books a cooking party with you, you will visit their home and show the host and her friends how to prepare two easy, delicious recipes using the Chef’s Toolbox’s stylish range of knives, cookware, silicone bakeware and utensils.  As well as getting to see the products in action and even trying them themselves, hosts will pick up some handy cooking tips and hints along the way, AND get to taste the results!

What kind of income can you earn?

Some Chef’s Toolbox Consultants earn a full-time living from doing this while others work part-time to supplement their main source or income or to fit around home and family duties.  Chef’s Toolbox Consultants come from all walks of life: there are qualified chefs, teachers, army officers, IT professionals, farmers and full-time mums, among many others.  Some had never achieved much more in the kitchen than boiling an egg before joining the Chef’s Toolbox!!  What we all have in common is a passion for the products and for sharing our knowledge – however small or vast that may be – of how to make cooking FUN!


The Chef’s Toolbox is a proud member of the Direct Selling Association of Australia & NZ and abides by its Code of Ethics.


Cookware survey results – Live It Up subscribers

Posted in Articles with tags , , , on October 25, 2008 by lickthebowlcomau
Knife Sharpener $45

Knife Sharpener $45

Live It Up Lifestyle Products subscribers were offered the chance to take part in a cookware survey recently, with the incentive of receiving a $45 Chef’s Toolbox Knife Sharpener.  The winner was D Albert, congratulations!

The survey was aimed at finding out who cooks what, what influences their cooking habits, what kind of cookware people have in their kitchens and whether or not they’d like to replace it – sooner or later.

Cookware ownership

39% said their kitchen equipment could definitely use updating and 36% lamented that they wished they could afford to replace their old things.  You all have an amazing range of brands from Renaware, Bessemer and Kitchenaid to Baker’s Secret, Tupperware, Wiltshire, Global and Breville.  Click here to view the como advanced range of cookware from The Chef’s Toolbox.

Cooking habits

An astounding … and very pleasing … 78% of you said you cook dinner most nights of the week.  You’re all putting me to shame!  Finding the inspiration to cook is a big factor for many people and all too often, we revert to the same old tried and true recipes.  But the most important influence on how often you cook, based on the survey results is the need to ensure the family enjoy a healthy and balanced diet.  That’s great news!

54% said healthy, balanced meals were their favourite type of cooking, and 25% confessed to a love of baking.

Cooking is back, baby!

State-of-the-art kitchen!

There are some excellent home chefs out there with 18% saying they have ‘top notch, practically professional’ skills!  12% believe they are known as ‘the good cook’ of the family, 20% are confident but a little jaded with their repertoire and 49% said they ‘do ok’ but wish they were better cooks.

Influence on desire to cook

There was a big range of answers here!  Some said their desire to cook was influenced by talking to friends about their favourite meals; others mentioned overseas travel, TV cooking shows and even the weather!  The most popular places to find recipes are health-related websites, newspapers, magazines and TV cooking shows.  Here are some other ideas on how to get inspired!

Party plan

I also wanted to find out who has been to a party plan party recently, what people like and don’t like about party plan and who would be interested in hosting or attending a Chef’s Toolbox cooking party.

41% said the last time they attended a party plan party – for any company – was more than a year ago.  Tragically, 23% said they hate party plan and would never consider attending!  Understandable … we’re a busy society for one thing and the other big factor is that there seems to be a perception of being under pressure to buy and pressure to support the host.

49% said they love seeing what’s new and getting together with friends to do some home shopping.  18% said they enjoy going along but choose not to host their own parties.  10% were happy to confess that they’d go along to the opening of an envelope!!  17% prefer not to be invited at all.  Fair enough.

It’s unfortunate that pressure to buy and pressure to attend are the big negatives about party plan when really, it’s just a chance to get together, look at some gorgeous products, have a glass of wine or a cup of tea and buy if you want to.  I understand the sentiment and strongly steer towards the no-pressure approach!

Party people

For me, it was rewarding to learn that there are quite a few of you out there who are interested in holding a party.  20% indicated that they would at least like to hear more about the concept (even though Chef’s Toolbox was not yet mentioned) and about a dozen respondents basically said “book me in!!” so I will be contacting those people individually and discussing further.

Even if you don’t live in Brisbane, you can still achieve all the host gifts by conducting an online or catalogue partyEasy peasy, minimal effort and maximum reward!

Please know that I appreciate all responses and the honesty was very gratifying.  As I said, it’s not my aim to pressure people into being at all interested in my little Chef’s Toolbox business but obviously, I need to learn what I can in order to contact those who expressed a desire to know more.

The best thing I learned?  Cooking is not an obsolete skill!!  Good on you all!!

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!