CHEF WOO CAN INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT FOR PAMPERED CHEF!
During this difficult time, many have had to reinvent themselves to do something while waiting for responses from companies. My view on this is simple, "Don't Put All Your Eggs In One Basket."
Start a home business. There are so many possibilities. You avoid renting or leasing space, utilities, no employees but it should be something you have a PASSION for. Why, if you have the passion, it will show in your product quality and literature.
Keep all your options open. What I did was apply for an LLC. (Limited Liability Corporation. This will protect you as an individual if something goes wrong in your prospective business.
Review the competition, look at what they are offering in terms of products, pricing, demographics and demand. and ask yourself this question; "How will I be different from the rest?
Think of a product that can be sold year round and has a long shelf life.
My name Chef Woo Can, You Can Too was developed intentionally. In life anything is possible and despite the pitfalls, I always got back on my feet and moved forward, so If I can do it, you can too!
I'll use myself as an example to hopefully inspire you and will place this article to various sections. I worked in the corporate world as an analyst but my side interest was cooking and my personality was very inviting, everyone loved having conversations with me, the ease of communicating. Took my abilities and taught at various colleges as an instructor for continuing education. Then I cooked meals for my friends, then went on the road and taught class at peoples homes and organizations, then Covid-19 happened. Sitting home cooking meals for friends, then thinking "sweets" is an aphodisiac to everyone. Peanut Brittle? Yep, how would I be different, offer flavor varieties outside the box from traditional flavor.
Then as we connect with friends came across a good friend that sold me on the idea of being an Independent Consultant for Pampered Chef, learning the ropes and looking to be successul in all my endeavors.
So, I ask that you support small business (includes me) and purchase a box of Chef Woo Can Gourmet Peanut Brittle at chefwoopeanutbrittle.etsy.com. I wasn't surpirsed at the demnd for my product but I'm sure its the variety of flavors that I offer. Please support me and other small bsuiness.
but I feel that the Millennial generation is taking a huge hit on their lives, from the Pandemic, to job loss to raising a young family and trying to live the American dream. Yes, the Baby Boom Generation is responsible for the mess we are in right now. Baby Boomers being laid off or satisfied with the 9-5 job from our college degree and not rocking the boat, we just for the most part got by with a fairly good life. But maybe not enough for our children to go to college but looking back, many successful individuals became very well off without a college degree, so either our children appied for financial aid or took student loans out.
Today, times have changed and if you happen to be a small bsuiness person, your business has been hit by a virus that invisible and deadly. Did we expect this, plan for this type of an emergency?
Do we ever think of a backup plan? Never until now.
Remember Chef Woo Can You Can Too!
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Aah Ramen Noodles!
Ramen noodles, the quick fix in college for breakfast lunch and dinner. Just add hot water, cover with the lid and in 2 minutes you have an instant meal. It become one of the most popular easy noodle dishes in America. Then we have Korean Ramen noodles, spicier version then there are the Thai Noodles along with Chinese and Japanese noodles. The flavor packet was the flavor enhancer. Spicy, mixed flavors ranging from chicken, duck, beef, curry sauces. I buffet of varieties.
Now, Ramen noodle restaurants have popped up all over now. In the Chinatowns, there is wonton noodle that is prepared in front of the restaurant with fresh roasted duck, fried pork bellies, fresh vegetables and the broth is delicious.
Are you busy? Hmmm, taking care of your new born bablies, or taking the kids here and there, budgets kind of tight, busy bysy busy.
The quick fix is get a ramen instant noodle.
Well, let Chef Woo Can jazz it up. Ingredients are readily available. Now, thee are 3 types of ramen containers at the supermarket. One is the cup of noodle soup, then there is the bowl of noodles inherently with Korean ramen noodles and the last one is the individual packets of noodles that must be cooked in a pan with water.
Depending on your appetite, its your choice.
Ok, ingredients. I am a seafood lover, so I would buy frozen shrimp, or if a beef lover, if you barbeques or grilled steak and have leftover, just slice it thinner. Chicken is always a favorite, any left over chicken, just slice it thin. Now, veggies, you can slice up some onions, onions give a sweetness or scallion, some taste and carrots slice thinly. Mushrooms, why not, fresh crushed garlic or garlic powder is fine. sesame oil is always good. Pepper for added spice why not or even a couple of pieces of lettuce.
What you created is a delicious healthy meal. You might just have to get a bigger bowl to accommodate all the goodies.
But, always remember, moderation is very important. Ramen noodles is basically fried noodles softened up by hot water. But on occasion its a great meal.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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THANK YOU MILLENNIALS, WHAT A MESS WE'RE LEAVING YOU GUYS!
Right now Chef Woo Can doesn't feel very good about what's going on in the world. The baby generation of which I'm a part of just went along with ways we might not have agreed with but felt powerless to do anything. Yes, we were silent in terms of social injustice. Your generation has changed that and local, state and federal governments are listening, private corporations are reevaluating everything and change is coming. If you've been a follower, you'll note that I have wrote extensively on the Millennial generation and the relationship they have with food manufacturing companies. Yes, you definitely impacted that industry in more ways than one. Today food companies are listening, your generation is the focus of their marketing strategy. The move to eliminate fructose and go all natural to organic is key. But as you know food companies are always trying to find other ways to produce goods cheaply. The flood of palm oil in candies, chocolates, the use of GMO specifically in corn chip related products are on the radar with you guys.
Now, your delaying marriage or maybe not even contemplating marriage, renting more than purchasing a home because you just don't feel like having a heavy mortgage, or now looking to move into a bigger house because of a growing family, things are changing but you'll have a definite impact on us all given the time.
Join me in one of my Zoom Virtual Classes and find out ways to cook simple easy and nutritious meals in your home like you never did before. And of course you'll be helping me as an entrepreneur trying to survive during this pandemic.
Don't forget me Chef Woo Can You Can Too.
I hope my website has been educational, fun and interesting.
Tell your friends and fmily about me. Not only do I teach or create Asian dishes, I try to include American, Italian and New Orleans
Chef Woo Can
CHEF WOO CAN'S SUMMER SPECIAL ZOOM VIRTUAL COOKING CLASSES (Book/Register a class at a low rate of $35 and get a 2nd one FREE!)
Register and Book a class now at a discounted price of $35. You'll receive a code form with your individual special code to be used for your "2nd class for FREE"! (Check out the Zoom Virtual Cooking Class tab for more details).
Tell your friends and relatives about Chef Woo Can You Can Too!
Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce Recipe
Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce
I admit that I lag in this area of Gluten free products. The first ingredient sauce that I will using is Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce. It's interesting as Hoisin sauce which represents sweet is paired with salty Oyster Sauce.
I found this recipe for Gluten Free Hoisin Sauce:
1/4 cup light soy sauce
2 tablespoon natural peanut butter
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 clove garlic grated
1/3 teaspoon of black pepper
1/2 teaspoon of Korean chili paste
1/4 teaspoon 5 spice powder
1/4teaspoon of 5 spice powder
by Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
Zoom Cooking Classes
Chef Woo Can right now is offering Zoom Live Cooking Classes. Check out the tab for Zoom Cooking Live and click on a favorite date and see what class is being offered. No only will I be offering Asian but Italian, New Orleans cuisine and basic American fare.
I will be making homemade facemasks for those that need one.
For more details click on Zoom Live Virtual Cooking Classes and register.
Call Chef Woo Can at 410 294 1544 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
I have also included simple easy recipes under the tab of simple easy recipes, try them.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
Contemplating getting married in 2020 "The Year Of The Rat?" Have you considered the Chinese Lion Dance at your wedding reception?
Contemplating getting married in 2020 "The Year Of The Rat?"
It's a good time, mortgage rates are at a all time low, economy is doing well and things are looking up, but you guys want to change things up a little. First is the engagement, that's a private moment then there's planning the wedding? Hmm, traditional weddings for the most part are in the past, the new generation the Millennials want something different, exciting and you create your way of planning your future.
Did you ever consider the Chinese Lion Dance? Well, traditionally the dance is performed during the Chinese New Year. Sometimes you want a different flare of excitement or just want a little Chinese tradition. The Lion dance represents for the most part, Prosperity (Making a lot of money), Good Health (we always want good health) and Peace! I just want to include a You Tube video of the lion dance performed at a wedding. You'll get the feeling of excitement, interesting and very lucky!. Here you go.
If your interested in having a Chinese Lion Dance at your wedding reception, feel free to call me Stu Woo and leave a message at 410 294 1544 or email me at email@example.com.
Dear Maryland Millennials,
I'm writing to you to let you know about 2 services I am offering in Maryland. I truly believe you may have interest in a least one of them. I know your generation is seeking to eat better even when its overwhelming temptation is to order fast food delivery. Think of ALL the money you can save! Are you really eating healthy? It sure taste good but did you ever think of what they added to make it taste soooo good? Maybe lots of sugar and salt?
The alternative, Chef Woo Can Cooking Classes. You play host and Chef Woo Can will demonstrate the art of stir frying, the origins of the wok, special herbs used and the health benefits, the preparation process and demonstrate and participate in stir frying your first dish, "Chicken in Lettuce Wrap" You'll experience a new way of preparing a meal without using measurements but instead using taste.
Chef Woo Can Cooking Classes are available now under "Booking Now" tab.
The second service being offered is a Asian Market Food Tour. You made the decision to eat healthy. One of the ways was to check out Asian vegetables in your local supermarket. You go and you see bean sprouts pre-packaged, very big Bok Choy and some Napa Cabbage but the veggies look brownish wimpy and the bean sprouts look a little brownish and a lot of moisture. The ginger looks wrinkly and very dry.
Is the produce fresh? how long has it been sitting in the produce section? Sell, Chef Woo Can will be your guide to an Asian Food Market and he will point out all the fresh produce that Asians frequent, so it must be fresh. He's offer you a guide of each produce that's popular and will explain the various taste and skills needed to make a fresh delicious meal. Chef Woo Can will show you the different food aisles where frozen pre-packaged goodies are located, Ramen Noodles, Asian kitchen pottery, various sauces, condiments and to top it off a nice Ramen Noodle lunch. For any shopping you'll receive 10% off and your lunch is included in the price. A wealth of healthy information along with easy and simple recipes.
So, start off the New Year right "Year of the Rat" and eat healthy and feel good!
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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Phoenix Companies, LLC
As you all know the next generation that is molding our world is you guys: The Millennial Generation! All companies are studying your style, your preferences and your desires. Tradition no longer applies. What was once a no brainer with your parents, the Baby Boom Generation, traditions that we have followed was just that. Now you guy want different and I'm aim to please.
Phoenix Companies, LLC was formed specifically to address your potential interest.
More and more Millennial couples come from different ethnic background and a majority may want a little tradition, just a little bit.
I'm sure everyone has heard of the Chinese Lion Dance used primarily during the Chinese or Lunar New Year. Well, did you know that the Lion Dance heralds in the new year and bring prosperity, good luck and peace. Did you ever consider starting your new life with Lion Dance for the new, good fortune, health and peace!
Consider that your wedding will be interesting and most memorable. And as Asians believe, things are better in pairs, so you can have a pair of Lions dancing around the reception room bringing good fortune . health and peace to all you guests.
So, if your looking to get married in 2020, contact me, Stu Woo, I am the Event Coordinator. I'll be more than happy to discuss any concerns you have. Call me at 410 294 1544 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the coming moths I will also introduce a Hawaiian type reception for weddings, a Caribbean Calypso Band instead of the traditional type bands or DJ's. Add a little flair to your special day. Check often under Phoenix Companies, LLC.
By Stu Woo at Phoenix Companies, LLC
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Milennial Sriracha Ketchup Shrimp
This is one of the Woo family favorite dish. Sriracha Ketchup shrimp. Every Sunday when we drove to Chinatown, my grandma would make this delicious finger licking tasty shrimp. We loved it especially the sauce as gravy added on top of a bowl of rice.
It so simple to make. You need shrimp, I would get size 16-20 which if you didn't know, 16 to 20 shrimp make up a pound. The higher the number the smaller the shrimp. The idea that shrimp is advertised as extra large or jumbo is ridiculous.
1 stalk of scallion. The purpose is to give the dish some color and additional flavor. Ketchup is the base sauce, worchestershire and some shao shing wine, Sriracha sauce and a slurry solution (corn starch mixed with water and mixed together is a slurry. Fresh clove of garlic smashed. Fresh ginger cut in slivers. A little gnger flavor, garlic flavor and scallion flavor . Oil is needed first to cook the garlic and ginger and scallion. Dice the scallion or cut length wise about 2-3 inches.
In a separate bowl, add ketchup, shao shing wine, worchestershire sauce, water and a slurry solution all together.
Heat pan on medium for non stick. play it safe, add oil, add garlic and ginger, stir with a wooden spoon, add scallion, then add shrimp and stir fry until all shrimp turns orange color. Take one out and test texture. It should not be mushy, you cooked too long, then add sauce and mix thoroughly. The sauce will thicken as you stir fry.
No need to show pictures of the final dish.
Now do you feel that you created a dish based on your taste. Add more garlic or add more ginger if you want.
No time limit, did you enjoy and most important I'm sure it taste delicious.
Lastly, always taste your dish. This will tell you if you want to add more or less.
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com