The kitchen crew coordinated, and held the supremely successful dry-run this past Sunday. We determined that we can bake a maximum of 90 jumbo potatoes in the ovens at a time. It takes 90 minutes to bake a batch of jumbo sized potatoes.
We also discovered that the toppings that we will offer to customers at the Wapping
Community Fair, are totally delicious. (We elected to eat the sample potatoes and toppings after the dry-run). We also estimated the total amount of supplies that will be needed for the big event.
This week, we order the aprons and hats for volunteers.
The project is moving along nicely, with just over 2 weeks left until the big event. Progress to date is due to the enormous number of volunteer hours that have already been donated to this cause by good people stepping up and taking the lead on small tasks.
We still have open questions that we would like to have answers to. These seemingly simple answers have proven to be elusive so far.
1. How many potatoes have sold at similar events in the past? If we expect 20,000 fair goers, how many will purchase potatoes?
2. When will customers purchase them? At lunchtime on Saturday or on Saturday evening?
3. Which toppings have proven to be winners in the past?
Without these answers we are moving forward with our best estimates. If you have run a baked potato booth at a fair ground, please share your thoughts as a comment on this posting.
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