We spent Sunday 6th Sept at the 2015 Portobello Village Show turning burgers into cash – very successfully. We won’t be giving up our day jobs but we did enjoy ourselves.
We ran the day in a very focused fashion and once we started we didn’t pause for breath until the last burger was sold.
Chefs at work
Emily promoting bbq
Hard at work
MC full of patter
In full swing…
Going like a fair…
Plenty of folk to eat burgers
Gillian, Mhairi & Emily selling their wares
We had Andres & Fergus on chef duty, Emily, Mhairi and Gillian serving up the lovely burgers and Larry and MC relieving punters of their cash. Lots of folk stepped in to help including Mhairi’s kids.
A massive effort from Fergus to get burgers and his famous “onions” at the right place & time. Mhairi did a
wonderful job with tasty salads. Andres connected with the wonderful ScotMid of Portobello who sponsored us by way of free burger buns – very handy and very much appreciated. In total we made £500 profit and given the demand we could have done it twice over.
The day itself couldn’t have been more perfect – the brass band, tug-of-war, cake stand and lots of happy people milling about. Our main competition on the “hot food” front was the boys brigade – but our queue was longer! A note for next year to myself – get masses of change for the float – nobody uses cash anymore.