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Feel free to sign up and become members. Then once you do, begin a thread to introduce yourselves (one thread per company, principals ONLY please, include name, address, phone number, website, and all other pertinent information about your company). And once you do, please feel free to send PMs to anyone who posts about a catering need.

To all individuals posting about advice for a catered event: I'm going to assume it's okay if caterers PM you about your event. If it's NOT okay, please state that explicitly in your posting. In your posts, please give as much detailed information about your event as possible so caterers can know whether or not it falls within their areas of expertise.

Cheers,
Rocks.

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Calling all caterers, including private caterers and restaurants,

You are now front-and-center on the home page of the most influential food website in the Washington, DC area. If you don't use this to your business advantage, you're throwing away free opportunity and costing yourselves a lot of money. Here's what you need to do:

1) Sign up and become a member - "Click Here to Become a Member" is at the top of the home page. IT'S ALL FREE.

2) Once you're a member, start a thread for your catering business in the "Catering and Special Events" forum, towards the bottom of the page.

3) Inside that forum, click on "Start New Topic" on the right side of the page.

4) Enter the name of your business in "Topic Title," don't worry about the "Topic Tags," and type your hello, introduction, and tell us about your business in the rectangular block just below. When you're finished typing, click on "Post New Topic."

5) (I will tweak your title and add tags to optimize Google results, so don't spend too much time on that.)

It's as simple as that. It's absolutely free PR for your business, and all of our readers - thousands upon thousands of viewers - will know about your company. It won't cost you a dime, and it will take you about ten minutes. No-brainer? Yep, no-brainer.

Please feel free to write me at donrockwell-at-dcdining-dot-com with any questions.

Cheers,
Rocks

NB - The last post in this forum was on December 27th. If you had posted on December 28th, your post would have been directly clickable on the front page of the most important regional food website in the United States for almost an entire month (this forum is not as active as the others... yet). Your call, but I know what I'd do ...

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Calling all caterers, including private caterers and restaurants,

You are now front-and-center on the home page of the most influential food website in the Washington, DC area. If you don't use this to your business advantage, you're throwing away free opportunity and costing yourselves a lot of money. Here's what you need to do:

1) Sign up and become a member - "Click Here to Become a Member" is at the top of the home page. IT'S ALL FREE.

2) Once you're a member, start a thread for your catering business in the "Catering and Special Events" forum, towards the bottom of the page.

3) Inside that forum, click on "Start New Topic" on the right side of the page.

4) Enter the name of your business in "Topic Title," don't worry about the "Topic Tags," and type your hello, introduction, and tell us about your business in the rectangular block just below. When you're finished typing, click on "Post New Topic."

5) (I will tweak your title and add tags to optimize Google results, so don't spend too much time on that.)

It's as simple as that. It's absolutely free PR for your business, and all of our readers - thousands upon thousands of viewers - will know about your company. It won't cost you a dime, and it will take you about ten minutes. No-brainer? Yep, no-brainer.

Please feel free to write me at donrockwell-at-dcdining-dot-com with any questions.

Cheers,

Rocks

NB - The last post in this forum was on December 27th. If you had posted on December 28th, your post would have been directly clickable on the front page of the most important regional food website in the United States for almost an entire month (this forum is not as active as the others... yet). Your call, but I know what I'd do ...

Caterers: read the above 10 times. This post will be deleted in 10 ... 9 ... 8 ...

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Caterers: read the above 10 times. This post will be deleted in 10 ... 9 ... 8 ...

Is THAT what it took to get you to read this? Get your mind out of the gutter, and tell us about your catering company.

Caterers: look at all the views per post in this forum - each post is getting like 300 views. Start your own thread, post in it up to twice a month to promote your catering business, and your bottom-line will increase ... or your money back!

(And ... it's free.)

Free! Free! Free!

Free advertising on one of the USA's most influential food forums! Tens of thousands of readers every month!

It's free!

Click HERE to register - it's fast, easy, completely private, and ... it's free!

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If there isn't a single caterer out there who is interested in advertising their businesses for free, I'm going to go ahead and shut this forum down this week. I'm sitting here holding out free money, and nobody even wants it.

Your loss, my friends, not ours. Glad you're all kicking so much ass that you don't need free advertising!

When you decide you do, you can take out an ad and pay for it just like everyone else.

If there's one opportunistic caterer out there who is smart enough to recognize a gift when they see it, act within the next few days; otherwise, it's bye-bye.

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If there isn't a single caterer out there who is interested in advertising their businesses for free, I'm going to go ahead and shut this forum down this week. I'm sitting here holding out free money, and nobody even wants it.

Your loss, my friends, not ours. Glad you're all kicking so much ass that you don't need free advertising!

When you decide you do, you can take out an ad and pay for it just like everyone else.

If there's one opportunistic caterer out there who is smart enough to recognize a gift when they see it, act within the next few days; otherwise, it's bye-bye.

I would like to nominate Monty's Steakhouse & Lounge's Catering. We have been busy putting "meat on its bones" and thus catering while keeping a low profile.

Beginning May 31, 2013 (our one year anniversary), Monty's Distinctive Catering arm will be in full swing.

Thank you Don Rockwell for being such a valuable asset to so many people & businesses. We will begin the thread in the next few days. Please continue your fine work & support of our community!!

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I would like to nominate Monty's Steakhouse & Lounge's Catering. We have been busy putting "meat on its bones" and thus catering while keeping a low profile.

Beginning May 31, 2013 (our one year anniversary), Monty's Distinctive Catering arm will be in full swing.

Thank you Don Rockwell for being such a valuable asset to so many people & businesses. We will begin the thread in the next few days. Please continue your fine work & support of our community!!

I originally didn't want to take restaurants who have their own threads, but at this point, it's (maybe) better than nothing. Thanks for your kind words, Khash.

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I originally didn't want to take restaurants who have their own threads, but at this point, it's (maybe) better than nothing. Thanks for your kind words, Khash.

Words & sentiments are sincere.

You are providing a valuable service. With a fragmented audience and constant stimulation & distractions hitting us "at the speed of light", it takes time, repetition & persistence to get people's attention. Thanks Don.

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I originally didn't want to take restaurants who have their own threads, but at this point, it's (maybe) better than nothing. Thanks for your kind words, Khash.

Don.

I want to thank you again for the benefits you provide the community. I am happy to inform your members that we have taken advantage of your advertising offer and have started a new thread entitled, "Monty's Distinctive Catering." Hope you like it.

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Don.

I want to thank you again for the benefits you provide the community. I am happy to inform your members that we have taken advantage of your advertising offer and have started a new thread entitled, "Monty's Distinctive Catering." Hope you like it.

Thank you, sir. Please put some contact information in that post and/or link to the part of your website that has catering in it (if there is one).

I'm going to tweet about it after you do - the best way to get participation here is to support our participants.

I hope other caterers are reading this. Caterers, this is a chance for you to have free PR - the only "restrictions" are that you should post about your own businesses a maximum of twice a month (anything more than that, and it comes across as a bit much). Other than that, people want to know what you're up to, so please feel free to take advantage of this resource.

Given our readership, I just don't understand why other caterers aren't using this, but if you, Khash, are the only one, then I guess you'll get all the attention and business - okay by me (he says, shrugging his shoulders).

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Professional Bartending School Grads: A Free Staffing Source for Caterers

Our school has probably been the largest single source for catering staffers for decades (we've been around since 1968). We are the largest bartending school in the region and provide free staffing resources for employers.

We are in touch with over 1400 grads at any moment and can provide huge response to your staffing needs

We currently are in quick contact with well over 1400 recent and old experienced graduates interested in work. The lists grow and shrink as new grads and old grads use our contacts and some folks disconnect from us. We could expand this list as we could reach out to over 10,000 grads over the last some years that aren't using this resource but at this time this list seems to satisfy most employers that contact us with leads.

We are entirely FREE to Employers: Just contact us

We have never charged employers. We are not a traditional staffing company but we provide more people to more employers than any other sources around. Our grads are looking for work opportunities. Many of them work full time and want catering and special event opportunities. Among caterers in the area I believe Ridgewells has hired well over 1,000 grads in the last 4-7 years easy. As many caterers know they not only cater their own events but have a separate staffing company.

Will our graduates Serve, Set Up, and do other tasks besides bartending??? --> SURE

Just ask them...or tell them. Our grads are looking for part time work. Many of them do every task a caterer wants. Just ask them.

Our grads can be found region wide: They are available in DC Md North and South and Virginia South to Richmond

We are a large regional school we have grads from all over the greater DC metro region, throughout Southern Md, North to and beyond Baltimore, and South to Richmond and West toward .....pretty far West in Virginia. We can probably help find staff that can accommodate events throughout the region.

We have experienced and new grads who will work

Some of the people on our updated contact lists graduated from our school over a decade ago and have been bartending full time, part time or for events regularly. We can access grads with experience if you desire. This is especially more relevant to bar restaurant and hotel operators.

We do staff parties and events directly. We aren't a caterer and don't oversee the staffing...but then the event isn't paying us directly and isn't paying overhead for the staffing. They pay the bartenders direct. When we do staff events with multiple bartenders we will pair new grads with deeply experienced graduates.

Contact us for more information

Email contact for our placement office is PBSplacement@gmail.com School phone number is 703 841 9700.

We are quite a large source for all kinds of bartenders for all kinds of establishments. Roughly over the last 3 years we had graduates land about 1200 bartending jobs/year at least as far as we could keep track. In the last 14 months we counted over 560 graduates landing jobs in DC at over 200 different establishments of every type including venues, parties, large events, etc. I believe we staffed over 50 bartenders in two days of contacts for the inauguration events.

That 560+ does not include long time bartenders who are grads such as JoJo Valenzuela at the Occidental Grill or our friend Eddie Silva seen in this video and working at high volume Park at 14th. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LG5zrsvXCuY

The rest of our grads are usually split pretty evenly between finding work in Virginia or Maryland.

(and I guess that is the end of this little advertisement---:Dthanks, Don )

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A little recent update and admittedly shameless promotion focused on the employers in this region:

Our school did a job fair for the Homestead http://www.bartending-school.com/bartender-jobs-job-fair-the-homestead at our location last week: About 20 grads showed up to get information and interview for both bartending and other hospitality jobs at this noted resort 110 miles away and necessitating a relocation. We can call on in excess of 1500 both recent and old experienced grads for any kind of bartending gig. Our placement/ personnel services are free to employers.

Meanwhile, reaching out to that same large base, with regard to a particular upcoming story, we discovered mostly experienced grads bartending in Towson, Waldorf, on H Street, Adams Morgan, Arlington, and in in-house final training to get behind DC's longest bar at Ben's Next Door.

If you are in need of new, experienced or any kind of folks...we are a large great free service for bartenders and various other hospitality work. We also can supply endless grads direct for bartending for any party, event, wedding, corporate event, charity event...or anything you can think of. ;)

(shameless promotion over)

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Thank you, sir. Please put some contact information in that post and/or link to the part of your website that has catering in it (if there is one).

I'm going to tweet about it after you do - the best way to get participation here is to support our participants.

I hope other caterers are reading this. Caterers, this is a chance for you to have free PR - the only "restrictions" are that you should post about your own businesses a maximum of twice a month (anything more than that, and it comes across as a bit much). Other than that, people want to know what you're up to, so please feel free to take advantage of this resource.

Given our readership, I just don't understand why other caterers aren't using this, but if you, Khash, are the only one, then I guess you'll get all the attention and business - okay by me (he says, shrugging his shoulders).

Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Caterer

That is what I'd surely like to beeeeeeee!

Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer Caterer

I'd advertise in this forum for freeeeeeee!

And in the Spanish Classifieds, too.

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