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    Metro DC Cooking and Entertaining Show Photos

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    The banner WildBaor had made was bright and I thought it was the best banner at the show. Certainly it was the most original.

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    Our initial booth set-up was done so the knives would be given the best visibility to the attendees. The corner was open to the main aisle and a side aisle as well.

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    The knives did generate a lot of interest. Almost everyone who pased by at least gave the display a glance. The tuna sword Butch brought was a real attention getter.

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    The floor was quite full on Saturday morning. Although I believe the attendance was a little lower than what was predicted, the people who were there knew what they liked and paid attention to the displays. David (WildBoar) talkeed non-stop for both days and engaged everyone who showed even the slightest interest.

    I hope next year was can do it again and maybe with a larger booth and more participation.

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    Great to hear that it worked well, especially when you were competing against a stand with the world's best cutlery (see last picture)

    Stefan

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    Yeah, you should've challenged the cutco guys to a knife fight!
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    I found one blog already up that features the show. They have a pic of the Werther Cutlery booth, and the blogger was commenting on how it scared him a little that the knives were out front on a magnetic strip...

    Our booth was much cooler -- you could walk up and we would encourage you to pick up the Tuna Sword
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    Some more pics

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    What a nice looking booth! My wallet shivers in fear upon seeing such a sight!!!
    Is that a 50lb bag of onions on the floor over there, or are you just happy to see me !!!!
    Seriously, what did you do with the onions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knyfeknerd View Post
    Is that a 50lb bag of onions on the floor over there, or are you just happy to see me !!!!
    Seriously, what did you do with the onions?
    Sadly, nothing!

    The game plan was to chop/ slice up onions, carrots, celery, eggplant, potatoes, etc. in the booth and cook up batches to hand out in sample cups (got a couple skillets and an induction burner tucked away back there). I was figuring handing out food samples would draw people to the booth. Only it was so busy, I did not have a chance to chop up anything, let alone do any cooking.

    My wife and I also baked 3 batches each of lemon/ black pepper biscotti and almond/ cinnamon cantuccini on Thursday/ Friday, and she made 6 loaves of a rustic Italian bread. But we barely handed out any samples of the biscotti/ cantuccini, and no bread. Well, she did give a nice slice of bread to one French guy we befriended who was working a nearby booth. Turned out the cutting boards, Tuna Sword, Meteorite Knife, etc. were enough of a draw that we didn't need the food after all.

    Suffice it to say there will be a BIG batch of onion soup ready for our monthly cooking club this Sunday night
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    I hope the boards sold, and you didn't have much to take back to the shop.
    Chewie's the man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apicius9 View Post
    Great to hear that it worked well, especially when you were competing against a stand with the world's best cutlery (see last picture)

    Stefan
    I wanted to haul a REAL knife down to their booth but thought better of it. I didn't want to embarrass them (yeah right) and I was a little afraid of cutting someone accidentally as I walked down the aisles. Besides, we were busy enough I really didn't have that time to waste.

    On the other hand, I did speak with a lady who bought a board who had purchased a set of Logo knives (Guy Ferere) earlier. And she seemed to be a very smart lady?!

    I did sell a lot of boards but I had hoped for more. Maybe the election has given people the jitters. Some were willing to spend, others seemed very apprehensive. If we attend next year maybe the results will be better.

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    Nice booth gentleman !

    Better not to scare the cutco guys there just kids anyway .
    A clever cook can make good meat of a whetstone.” Erasmus

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