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  Topic: Dressing the part pays off...
marvsbbq

Replies: 58
Views: 10004

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Mon Feb 08 10 5:15 am   Subject: Dressing the part pays off...


You've got to much money Marv!

Ha ha seriously, that is a great looking set up you have there. Def. one of the nicest out there.
  Topic: Why can't clients just say....
marvsbbq

Replies: 27
Views: 4962

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Mon Feb 08 10 4:04 am   Subject: Why can't clients just say....
the information you are seeking.
  Topic: Taking matters into my own hands...
marvsbbq

Replies: 6
Views: 1801

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Mon Feb 08 10 3:59 am   Subject: Taking matters into my own hands...
Due to the inability to limit spam through PM's on the ring and due to the WAY too many derogatory PM's from Louie in the past couple of weeks (pushing 50), including but not limited to demanding that ...
  Topic: Need some quick help
marvsbbq

Replies: 22
Views: 4596

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Mon Feb 08 10 1:45 am   Subject: Need some quick help
At least the guy is honest (maybe too honest) in telling it like it is.

I agree with you Mike, I can appreciate guys who are honest and tell it like it really is. It's the one's that say one thing ...
  Topic: Why can't clients just say....
marvsbbq

Replies: 27
Views: 4962

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Mon Feb 08 10 1:32 am   Subject: Why can't clients just say....
..not my first rodeo. Shocked Laughing
  Topic: Generators
marvsbbq

Replies: 21
Views: 5225

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sun Feb 07 10 11:56 pm   Subject: Generators
One option for propane bottles on COLD days is the use of a thermo blanket
  Topic: Generators
marvsbbq

Replies: 21
Views: 5225

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sun Feb 07 10 11:29 pm   Subject: Generators
I have my generator mounted in a place where it is far away from any guests activity so you can barely (if at all) hear it.

I know of a guy that vends BBQ at the BX (base exchange) on FT Lewis, th ...
  Topic: Why can't clients just say....
marvsbbq

Replies: 27
Views: 4962

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sun Feb 07 10 11:15 pm   Subject: Why can't clients just say....
That's why we get deposits, and signed contracts Marv!Wink

You and I (and the rest here) knew this would probably go this way.

Sorry that it did, but not unexpected.

No, was not unexpected ...
  Topic: Steam Table / Chaffing Pan alternatives
marvsbbq

Replies: 7
Views: 6246

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sun Feb 07 10 11:12 pm   Subject: Steam Table / Chaffing Pan alternatives
3 of these?


I just bought 2 of these at a quarterly sale our local business Costco was having. The normal price was $79.99 and they were on sale for $20 off.

I wished I had bought at least o ...
  Topic: Need some quick help
marvsbbq

Replies: 22
Views: 4596

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sun Feb 07 10 9:16 am   Subject: Need some quick help


If I remember correctly, a ring forum called the guy and told him over the phone that he is operating his business wrong and brought up the forum so he could learn to run his business correctly a ...
  Topic: Why can't clients just say....
marvsbbq

Replies: 27
Views: 4962

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sun Feb 07 10 6:30 am   Subject: Why can't clients just say....
Well we came to terms to do something for her but when I said we needed to be pre-paid, all of a sudden she said that the place would not allow outside catered food...and here it is a week away. :sho ...
  Topic: Eat More Barbecue
marvsbbq

Replies: 44
Views: 5573

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sun Feb 07 10 1:31 am   Subject: Eat More Barbecue
Yea, I probably shouldn't of done that.
  Topic: Charities
marvsbbq

Replies: 10
Views: 2106

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sat Feb 06 10 3:19 am   Subject: Charities
Personally, donating to a charity is a good thing, using it as a marketing gimmick is another; most charities will be glad to accept your donation but could be viewed with suspicion.
Before you donat ...
  Topic: Charities
marvsbbq

Replies: 10
Views: 2106

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sat Feb 06 10 2:29 am   Subject: Charities
Schools are a good start and almost EVERY charity would be EXTREMELY happy to get something donated....especially GOOD FOOD.

Anymore, auctions are common place and schools are no exception.

Othe ...
  Topic: Eat More Barbecue
marvsbbq

Replies: 44
Views: 5573

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sat Feb 06 10 2:25 am   Subject: Eat More Barbecue
A few ideas...

Go around town and offer some samples of your food, leave a flyer so they have the number and where to get it. When we started I would bring a “Feast for 10” as I called it to variou ...
  Topic: Makes me wonder
marvsbbq

Replies: 24
Views: 3982

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sat Feb 06 10 1:16 am   Subject: Makes me wonder
Curt and his lovely wife have helped us cater a number of events in South Florida. In fact I would be meeting up with him this evening in Punta Gorda (100 miles south of me) this evening if he wasn't ...
  Topic: Eat More Barbecue
marvsbbq

Replies: 44
Views: 5573

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Sat Feb 06 10 1:13 am   Subject: Re: Rib-Fest:
Anyone else???
  Topic: last nights BBQ show- trailer jack double wheels?
marvsbbq

Replies: 12
Views: 3287

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Sat Feb 06 10 12:56 am   Subject: last nights BBQ show- trailer jack double wheels?
Here is one site http://www.nextag.com/trailer-dolly/shop-html

But just do a GOOGLE search on trailer dolly wheels and there are several sites where you can get them.
  Topic: I can't believe our luck, we're also jumpin in
marvsbbq

Replies: 122
Views: 33199

PostForum: Commercial BBQ   Posted: Fri Feb 05 10 11:23 pm   Subject: I can't believe our luck, we're also jumpin in
I don't know if you have done this or not but a lot of places that have a good take out side, offer a separate counter (register) for those customers that seem to be in a hurry.

I remember a place ...
  Topic: Makes me wonder
marvsbbq

Replies: 24
Views: 3982

PostForum: Catering   Posted: Fri Feb 05 10 11:15 pm   Subject: Makes me wonder
Looks good, great job.. You the man!!

Oh wait....that's what they say in the GENERAL and COMP section to keep from having any backlash on their posts. Laughing Laughing Laughing
 
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