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Unread 11-20-2009, 09:31 PM   #46
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Here's my site that I threw together with an old copy of Microsoft FrontPage that I had from a former life. It's nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.

www.sweeneysbarbecue.com
Thanks Brian...looks good to me! I'm sure we'll get it dialed in before too long...
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Had a good meeting with Don at the local VFW...he is taking my request to his BOD for approval. Also got a line on a future comp and possibly 25-30 catering gigs... The last guy he recommended turned out some pretty bad Q and left a bad taste in the locals mouths...his loss...our gain...me and the Swamprb don't turn out bad Q...period!
VFW shot me down......back to the drawing board...
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VFW shot me down......back to the drawing board...
Sorry to hear that the VFW shot you down. There's a guy not too far from me to got setup selling que at a VFW on Friday's and Saturdays. He actually built an outdoor brick pit in the back of their parking lot. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had success approaching VFW's and how do you approach them? What do you say to them, whats the benefits to them for allowing you to cook on their property? I'm just curious because I'd like to do something on the weekends to try and make some extra money.

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Sorry to hear that the VFW shot you down. There's a guy not too far from me to got setup selling que at a VFW on Friday's and Saturdays. He actually built an outdoor brick pit in the back of their parking lot. I'm just wondering if anyone else has had success approaching VFW's and how do you approach them? What do you say to them, whats the benefits to them for allowing you to cook on their property? I'm just curious because I'd like to do something on the weekends to try and make some extra money.

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Thanks Patrick...I've got a line on a local Grange Hall and pub that may have a kitchen available...no worries...I'll find something. In the meantime I'll just do private gigs.
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The Grange Hall is a go @ $20.00 per hour. Now for the bad news...I have to pay $347.00 for the inspection...and $697.00 per year for the permit! Dayum...this catering stuff is pricey...initially...

How does that compare to fees in your areas?

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The Grange Hall is a go @ $20.00 per hour. Now for the bad news...I have to pay $347.00 for the inspection...and $697.00 per year for the permit! Dayum...this catering stuff is pricey...initially...

How does that compare to fees in your areas?

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My family has an agreement with local bar.
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My family has an agreement with local bar.
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Your family is cooking barbecue at a local bar? Is it in Philly? Do you know what kind of arrangement they have with the bar owner? I'm interesting in doing something in Montgomery County on the weekends.

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I should change the title of this thread to "Headache License"... Trying to find a catering kitchen that doesn't cost an arm and a leg is getting ridiculous. Most folks that I have talked with do not have a kitchen that is up to code and want me to pay for the certification...ain't happenin'! Most other folks are flaky as hell...they talk a good game but don't back it up with actions.

I'm just gonna stick with the personal chef / private catering for now...if something comes together for a kitchen then I'll start doing public gigs...
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Here's a place in Seattle 25 miles away from Duvall, they may know of somewhere closer?

Cookspace LLC

501 2nd Avenue West, Seattle, WA
(206) 283-6003‎

And here's a whole slew of them for Washington.

Battle Ground City Grill
360-666-7015
1710 SW 9th Avenue

Commercial Kitchen Rental
509-868-5774

Common Kitchen
778-386-9877
1441 Clark Dr. Vancouver, BC V5L3K9

Creative Kitchen Works LLC
425 251-6963

Farm Kitchen
360-297-6615
24309 Port Gamble Road NE Poulsbo, WA 98370

Freighthouse Square
206 920 2000
430 E 25th st #204M Tacoma WA. 98421

Joys Affordable Catering Plus
425-343-2741
4808 Glenwood Ave Everett, WA 98203

Odd Fellows Hall
360-376-5640
Odd Fellows PO Box 1286 Eastsound, WA 98245

The Culinary Cooperative
206-229-3676

The Easy Entree
360-734-5502
4163 Hannegan Rd Bellingham, WA 98226

Wellspring Gourmet Naturals
206.919.7631
P.O. Box 3614, Bellevue, WA 98009-3614
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Wow! Thanks for the great links, SoEzzy.
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Unread 12-17-2009, 05:12 PM   #57
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Thanks SoEzzy...most of those places want an arm and a leg for hourly use or a monthly contract of at least 800.00 per month. I'll plug along on my own for now...I have another plan of attack that I'm working on for next week.
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