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Catering, Food Handling and Awareness *OnTopic* Forum to educate us on safe food handling. Not specifically for Catering or competition but overall health and keeping our families safe too.

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Old 09-26-2013, 08:02 PM   #16
somebody shut me the fark up.

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AcGuy, you make a good point, and I am one of those, that if I possibly can, I will kick in time. Just recently, I did that, helping the church I grew up in, by cooking a bunch of food for their fundraiser. I am still on the hook for an Outreach Cook that is coming up in Spring (although, full disclosure, that will be a large BBQ cook and I fully expect to enjoy that). If I was always asked for time, I would still have to say no at times, just how it goes.

And it is good trade, in truth, you get positive buzz. What I don't do, unless I want to goof off, is do things like Charity Golf tournaments etc...
me: I don't drink anymore

Yelonutz: me either, but, then again, I don't drink any less

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Old 09-28-2013, 10:08 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by HBMTN View Post
Good point AcGuy, there are both sides. I help where I can but the ones that get me are like Bamabuzzard said, they come in asking for donations and you never see them for anything else. In your case you are just helping someone else but many want you to support their cause or kids and never give you any business.
It's the nature of it. Public schools are the worst! Picture a well meaning "mom" shows up to a school meeting and gets talked into a project. She's going to spend days trying to get her project funded. Every school needs these types of "moms" to survive. But your not going to see much gratitude out of her.

Here's a tip for business: Talk to your CPA about donations to a 501c3. Different business entities get different advantages. Corps get the best! Sole props get the fewest. It's possible to write off the sale price of a donated BBQ. There are lots of conditions but, it can help you on a slow Sunday or some such.

I've been a business owner/manager for over 30 years. It's why I try to be appreciative. And, make no mistake, if you help once, I'll be back. So I want to try and build a win/win relationship.
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:35 PM   #18
Found some matches.

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I agree with the general theme that you have to say no more often than not - in order to survive. But I have been on the other side, as president of the local youth soccer club. My offer to business like a restaurant or caterer is that we have them cater one of our events and they provide the soccer club a small part of the revenue at that event. For example - come to our annual family night (300+ people attend) and sell your food. Give the club $1 for every plate you sell. It helps them make money, showcase their talent and not only provides some money for the club, but also makes the event better by having food there too. Hope this helps.
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