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Old 04-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #1
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I'm making chili for 100. Any advice?

Ok so much my husband and I are participating in a paranormal festival in our area. I came up with the bright idea to make chili and bread for 100 people and sell it for a profit. Does anybody have advice for me?

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Old 04-26-2013, 04:24 PM   #2
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16 or 20 ounce per person portions? That would be some 14 gallons, cooked down! Hope you have some big pots.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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Gas-X.

LOT'S of Gas-X!
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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100 real people, or are some of them entities?
That could affect how much you will actually need... or think you need.
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Gas-X.

LOT'S of Gas-X!
Lol and it's going to be in an electric roaster. With the extra in a cooler in 2 gallon ziplock bags. Oh yeah I can't wait to see if I planned well. The biggest pot is my canner so I'll probably use that.
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I know I am a bit of a worry wart but, I think this type of thing is a bad idea unless your paranormal group is taking this on as a project.

For an individual to get the proper permits, insurance etc to set up a legal food vending booth for one event is a lot of work and expense.

One spiritual entity with a bad case of the trots could ruin your life!
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Gas-X.

LOT'S of Gas-X!
A little epazote can ameliorate the whistle-berry effect.
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A little epazote can ameliorate the whistle-berry effect.
I've tried that herb before in my refried beans. Very helpful.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:08 PM   #9
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I know I am a bit of a worry wart but, I think this type of thing is a bad idea unless your paranormal group is taking this on as a project.

For an individual to get the proper permits, insurance etc to set up a legal food vending booth for one event is a lot of work and expense.

One spiritual entity with a bad case of the trots could ruin your life!
I agree, Aunt Bea. I wonder how the permit/insurance thing works with local chili cookoffs, where the public is invited to eat and judge the entries. Anyone can enter.

And epazote is a good thing.
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I know I am a bit of a worry wart but, I think this type of thing is a bad idea unless your paranormal group is taking this on as a project.

For an individual to get the proper permits, insurance etc to set up a legal food vending booth for one event is a lot of work and expense.

One spiritual entity with a bad case of the trots could ruin your life!
Yes, you must get the permits, insurance, and jump through your city's hoops. In the chili cook-off held in my town every year, the chili has to be cooked in a kitchen approved by the local health inspectors, with all ingredients listed, and where they were purchased, how they were cooked and prepared, what temp they were cooked to, how they were stored and at what temperature, how they were reheated, and finally, the pot of chili is tested with electronic thermometers on site before the public is admitted.

As was said, all it takes is one person who gets sick while eating your chili. They could even get it by eating at some other establishment, and then eat your chili. Law suits can ruin you. This is why a line from the band Metallica rings true - "Sad but True". There are things done in our society that break my heart.

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
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