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Post By sakuramiyabi. 05/01/10, 10:18 pm


UPDATES


10 Jan 2010
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As the old thread was getting much too messy I have created a new one for the general planning of this event.

If you would like to express, excitement, anything unrelated to the planning of this event please do so in THE OTHER THREAD

If you would like to express interest in volunteering please do so in THE VOLUNTEER THREAD

. I will mercilessly ask for the deleting of your post if I find it entirely irrelevant. Thank You.

PLEASE DO READ AND CONTINUE TO CHECK THE TOP POST (I.E. THIS POST) FOR MORE UPDATES before posting in the thread or I will not be impressed >|

Also please take note that

THIS IS A BUSINESS AND I INTEND TO RUN IT AS SUCH.

Any suggestions/ideas are welcome.
Please don't hesitate to post them or PM them to me. They will be considered.

Though much thought will be put into it as to whether it would really work as we have to consider not only are we able to cover costs but we also have to consider our position with GNC as well.
Thank You.

I know this is blunt and I'm not saying that you do, do this, but please do not kick up a fuss if I don't take to your idea or I turn it down straight with nothing but a 'no'. If you would like to know the full details as to why it would not work. PM me and I will answer.

BUT ANYWAYS


The main points which will answer some questions previously asked:

- The cafe will be held on the GNC premises which is a 2 min walk from the Hyatt Hotel
- Shifts will be rostered
- We will be selling our own food as well as food found in GNC (coffee and tea will be provided by GNC)

Regarding safety

- There will be a set list of rules of expected rules of conduct for patrons clearly displayed at the entrance
- We have the right to remove anyone we feel is a danger to the staff, the merchandise or GNC as a whole (i.e. I will be taking KittenSlave's and TinTango's offers of help - complimentary food will be provided any excess after that will have to be paid for though ^_^)
- The safety of our staff, the merchandise and GNC is my utmost priority. As such I will be taking as many measure as I can to ensure a working environment where we can work safely.

Regarding Staff and Service

- While this may sound offensive but many of you guys who have volunteered (which I am eternally grateful for keep in mind <3~) have no experience serving customers/working. As such Tammy and I will give you guys some basic training before the actual event during the holidays. We will also be sending out a PM with basic pointers in the best way to deal with customers
- If you run into any difficult customers please do tell me, Zage/Berry or Tammy so we can deal with them as peaceably as possible before resorting to throwing them out. This is afterall a business (a non-profit one nonetheless) and as such I intend to run it as one.
- The pointers when sent out will also be posted HERE in the top post in a spoiler tag so please do keep checking back.
- While we will have rules of expected conduct for the patrons, there will also be rules for you guys as staff. This will be in aid of dispelling the image that cosplay cafe = fetish cafe. And yes it does lie in how you act around people.
- The atmosphere and image we wish to create for this cafe is cute (well not necessarily cute but at least enjoyable) and attentive service, so there will be some things not normally offered in normal cafes (e.g. decorating of cookies, cupcakes by the staff themselves before they are served - probably have some pre-decorated before the start)
- While it would be awesome to refer to the customers as goshuujinsama and ojousama but hurr cultural barriers. Sir and Madam/Ma'am will be better.

Food to be Served
Savory/Actual Food
- Sandwiches (2 types)
- Onigiri (2 types)

Sweets
- Cookies
- Cupcakes

This will be further discussed with Seong as we must comply with Health and Safety Regulations imposed on GNC - so there will be restrictions on what we can and cannot sell. I also don't intend to sell that much food, concentrating mostly on drinks, easy refreshments and good service.

Not all foods displayed here will make it onto the menu due to reasons stated above.

I know this is rather TL;DR but it is of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE that you guys do read this before posting.

Please include: "Bad Apple. I am me and that's it" in your first post as proof that you have actually read the main part of this post. Thank You.

I will also be setting up rosters as soon as I receive the schedule for the event.

List of Staff <-- please do read and confirm

Spoiler:
 

Thank You
kagerouhi~


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Post By Cactiberry. 06/01/10, 07:06 am

"Bad Apple. I am me and that's it"
Fairy bread/simple foods could also be good? Or tarts/miniature pies, that kind of thing?
Lol, I know there will be a limited range and that, but yeah >>' just suggesting ideas?
I'm really looking forward to this! <3
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Post By Basaka. 06/01/10, 07:27 am

Quote :
Main Problems

- Supple of Whiteware (i.e. cups, plates, teapots, etc.)'\

My dad works at a food packaging distributor so I can get hold of plastic cups/plates/forks at very reasonable prices. 8D

Also, put me down as staff too! XD
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Post By _Yuki. 06/01/10, 08:47 am

Bad Apple. I am me and that's it.

;3
I wanted to be part of this from the beginning. Please add me to the list <3

YES MAID.
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Post By Tamoo. 06/01/10, 09:37 am

kagerouhi on Tammy's account

@Cacti: <3~ THANK YOU I LOVE YOU GUYS~

@Basaka: while I will keep this in mind disposables are not whiteware ... whiteware is actual cups and plates so we want a slightly finer touch. Also you didnt post the sentence =w=;;

@Yuki: Done~ and lol I misworded the sentence you was supposed to express interest in the other thread. But it's okay 83
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Post By Cactiberry. 06/01/10, 09:43 am

Tammy wrote:
kagerouhi on Tammy's account

@Cacti: <3~ THANK YOU I LOVE YOU GUYS~

@Basaka: while I will keep this in mind disposables are not whiteware ... whiteware is actual cups and plates so we want a slightly finer touch

@Yuki: Done~ and lol I misworded the sentence you was supposed to express interest in the other thread. But it's okay 83

....I wondered what had gone wrong with Tammy, then I read the first sentence 8D
I have mild cooking experience if you need someone to make easy stuff. Lol.
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Post By PIe. 06/01/10, 09:51 am

Bad apple, I am me and that's it

Definitley confirming my interest as being on the staff. I also thought I might include I have experience working in cafes (2 to be exact) so I know how to treat customers if that's relevant to anything
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Post By Icarus. 06/01/10, 09:59 am

Bad Apple. I am me and that's it

Confirm me too! I'm currently a waitress if that means anything *shrug*
but very extremely happy about this~!!
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Post By Static. 06/01/10, 11:54 am

"Bad Apple. I am me and that's it"

Health restrictions on the sale of food basically come down to how you're keeping stuff warm/cold - we sold mystery soup as a fundraiser at a festival once, and just had to show off our state of the art (lol) chilly bins. I'm keen to help out, whatever keeps me busy - totally fine with washing dishes/cleaning up after people! I have oodles of retail experience, but haven't waited tables in about four years. I can't take photos all day, and would love something to do!
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Post By Duckeh. 06/01/10, 12:02 pm

Bad Apple. I am me and that's it.
Jacksan and I want to help, bro. C: If you want us. <3
Sounds great so far.
Uhrm. Butyeah. I'll probably talk to you on msn if I come up with any ideas. Busy-ish now. <3 Loveyoulongtime.
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Post By Kitten Slave. 06/01/10, 12:08 pm

"Bad Apple. I am me and that's it"

Im busy tending to my private pain atm, but you know Im good for bouncering!
Static darlin, you bringin my hat?!

Me and tango will be like... like... Robin and hood!

whee

Edit: I just realized something. What does the second paragraph of Alenas post say? Have any of us adhered to it?
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Post By Wishe. 06/01/10, 12:14 pm

"Bad Apple. I am me and that's it"

I haven't posted in the other thread but would like to help out too if I can? (whether it's serving people or washing the dishes, I don't mind)~ ^^
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Post By JVCA. 06/01/10, 12:27 pm

Bad Apple. I am me and that's it.

I think fairy bread, but using cookie cutters to cut the bread into cute shapes would be neat. C:

...and that's about all I wanted to say, lol.
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Post By Guest. 06/01/10, 12:36 pm

'Bad Apple. I am me and that's it.'

I am confirming~ <3 Hopefully I will be able to go over to Maddi's and Lizzi's house and bake some cookies :3

Would lollies be acceptable?

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Post By Blooberry. 06/01/10, 12:38 pm

'Bad Apple. I am me and that's it.'

C: As Nee said, maybe lollies? And some savoury stuff, like sausage rolls [but they could be made cute?] and rolls and such.
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Post By Guest. 06/01/10, 12:41 pm

Oh! That reminds me. When I went to japan they had seaweed cutters for sushi tht made the seaweed has chibi emoticon faces, they were so cute >w<

Maybe we can decorate some cookies like that as well except for the seaweed part... that would be...

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Post By _Yuki. 06/01/10, 12:42 pm

For food like cookies and cakes,

we would need a menu, right?

Or some sort of board that says what you'll get for what price, right?

If you have no time for one, I can draw one in poster format and send it to you, after a menu has been confirmed.
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Post By PIe. 06/01/10, 12:45 pm

If we serve anything that suits novelty straws, not sure what but maybe we could charge 20c extra for a curly, coloured straw, idk
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Post By Tamoo. 06/01/10, 01:01 pm

kagerouhi:

@everyone <3~ thanks so much for the input guys. Will post full replies when I get home tomorrow 83
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Post By _Yuki. 06/01/10, 01:11 pm

Oh, and should we steer away from the stereotypical cosplay cafe?
Because the food and drink items there are usually HORRIBLY, HORRIBLY OVERPRICED.

Most guests can only afford to have a piece of cake or something between them, but not only is it usually damn good cake, but they get a good look at uh, us, in this case.

Lol since we won't be doing omurice or anything like that, we could probably just have a more .... er... a more acceptable menu, and acceptable price tag for everything on it? It depends on how much everything will be costing, I guess.

:3 I'm full of ideas on how to design the menus and things, so LEAVE THAT TO ME KUFUFUFUFU >DDD
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Post By s-in-c. 06/01/10, 01:13 pm

"Bad Apple. I am me and that's it"

I am quite interested in this~

how about pre-cooked pancakes/pikelets/waffles
where we can draw whatever our goshujin-sama/ojou-sama requests with chocolate sauce or something????
*goes in as customer and requests tammy 8D*
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Post By Tamoo. 06/01/10, 01:18 pm

kagerouhi:

srsly ... that was the aim from the beginning =w=;; have you had food in the Hyatt? It's horrendous. This is one of the advantages I have put in the proposal.

I apologize if I don't let you guys see this because =w=;; it is my right to keep this proposal to myself and Seong. Sorry if that sounded harsh but its the truth and its what you do in business, you keep secrets from not only from the public but also from people that will be working there.

Yes I am harsh, and I will continue to be harsh because its the only way I can make this thing work.

kagerouhi~

@s-in-c: OHMAIGAWD SHINRII iloveusomuch ... totally didnt think of that <3~
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Post By _Yuki. 06/01/10, 01:23 pm

OH YES OMURICE STYLE. TOTALLY.
We should do that! We should do that!

Like when maids write 'moe' with ketchup on the top, yeah?
Just with chocolate sauce yeah? Ha ha, but not everyone needs to know how to write 'moe' or anything in kanji though.

Will the customer be able to pick who serves him, I wonder. There are cafes that have a menu of
A) THE MAIDS THAT SERVE YOU
B) THE DRINKS
C) THE FOOD
like that.

but that's not the best idea.... //shuts up now
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Post By Rolly. 06/01/10, 01:24 pm

"Bad Apple. I am me and that's it"

Um, for the novelty straw thing, a concern I have is that people may think that they don't need it/no interest/not a necessity, and we may end up at the end of they day with one or two used and like, a gazillion left over or something. So maybe the simpler the better?

=A=;;; OMG Hyatt.... IIRC, they were charging like $20 or $30 for a plate of chips.
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Post By Guest. 06/01/10, 01:27 pm

"Bad Apple. I am me and that's it"

Drinks: We can some how get some lamune and sell them?

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