The thing about food, is, you have to try before you buy, right? So I hand out samples at quite a few events (see previous post). It’s how I meet many clients and contacts and just plain interesting folk. I tend to do community events — which is part of my community nutrition mission — but sometimes I’ll break out, such as at last Friday’s Wedding & Wellness event at Ambiente Gallerie in NE Mpls. Here are a few pics of my exhibit table.
There were a variety of vendors from make-up & hair services, massage to and body wraps, nutritional supplements and wedding DJ.
The one other caterer, Crave (the local restaurant chain), brought BLT cream puffs and truffle pops. Very pretty, exactly what I expected. (Not enough filling in the cream puffs though.)
Positioning myself as a Caterer specializing in vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free food, I had brought Green Olive Polenta Squares (gluten-free) and Curried Leek Soup shooters (vegan + GF). In bio-degradable compostable cups. Ok, not as sexy. I’m ok w/ that.
VIVE LA DIFFERENCE!
Some folks seemed wary of the literal greenness of the soup. “What IS that? … Oh.” [nervous smile]. It kills me how some people are so timid? fearful? anxious? about trying new tastes. If you don’t like it, that is OK! That’s what the garbage can is for.
I also displayed my Whole Grain & Bean Tool Kit, which I bring to all my private and community cooking classes, as well as to some demos. These dried beans and grains are all readily available in the Twin Cities, particularly from the bulk aisles at co-ops and grocery stores.