Thursday, March 24, 2005
Manager met with an investment group yesterday, and they've asked for a second meeting.
This is the first group she's met with who approved of her unconventional opening hours and quickly overlooked her age when she was able to answer all of their questions confidently. And they liked that she displayed enthusiasm for her business as well as confidence.
The second meeting is to clarify a few more points and to get samples of her products.
The second meeting is scheduled for the day after MedFaire ends.
We will be sooo busy.
Starting this coming Monday, we'll be baking the sample cookies we will give away at MedFaire. We'll bake the Fyne Cakes and Gyngerbrede that are in The Cauldron Crack'd for that, and our signature Cauldron Cokies.
Then, for our volunteers and helpers, we're making Scottish Eggs, Banbury Tarts, Orange Cinnamon Rolls, Pumpkin Cookies, Sourdough (out of Heike or Penelope, most likely), Bacon Bread, and adding a roast shoulder of venison, some sausage, and some cheese and fruits. Our volunteers always eat well.
And during all of this, we must also plan the samples we'll present for the second investment meeting. Sunday morning, we can set the Bacon Bread and Pepperoni Bread to a slow rise and bake it that night. Sunday night, we can bake a Baklava Cheesecake, a bread pudding (with some of the leftover MedFaire bread - it will be just the right age for that), and possibly some small Chocolate Chai cakes. We'll need to include a muffin, a sweet pie, a savory pie, and a few other cookies to round out the sample basket. I'm not sure what we'll do for the beverages; we lack an espresso machine for making most of the coffee types. But we could provide a pot of brewed coffee, a couple of herbal teas, and a signature cocoa.
The newest trend in beverages is hot cocoa all year youd. It's not just for winter anymore! Our concept of having a Chocolate Sommelier was ahead of the trend (and is still cutting edge!).
So, busy days ahead.
I'll post pictures as we take them.
If you can't be here in person to enjoy the results of our activity, you can at least participate vicariously.