Sunday, August 2, 2015

Once in a Blue Moon Newsletter

Catering by KimBrûlée- 
“Creating catered and personal chef experiences as unique 
and as memorable as our company name!”

AUGUST 2, 2015 

    Catering by KimBrûlée is a registered trade name of KimBrûlée Personal Chef Service, LLC     


Congratulations! Chef Brittany is expecting! With her due date of November 7th fast approaching, we wish her health and happiness as she strives to be the best mom of all time! But don’t fret. We expect her to return to work sometime in December.


The Cleveland Browns are back in training camp again! And for the second season, KimBrûlée is providing meal service to defensive team members Mr. Karlos Dansby #56 and Mr. John Hughes #93. Last year, our Lobster Mash for Mr. Dansby made national news in the sports world.
Click here to see last year’s article from NBC Sports

Currently, Mr. Dansby and Mr. Hughes, along with four of the Cleveland Browns coaches and other professional athletes across the country participate in the Sari Mellman Diet.
Click here for more info on


It’s always a difficult thing to have to tell people that you have to charge more for social catering.
But it’s a fact of life in the catering world that due to extremely tight schedules, we must charge a premium for jobs booked on and around holidays. A Premium charge of 25% will be added to social catering orders for the week of November 22-24. November 25-27 will have a premium charge of 50% added. December 1-19 will have a premium charge of 20% added. December 20 – January 2 will have a premium charge of 50% added.
If the Cleveland Browns go to the Super Bowl, and you are a happy client who has endured the premiums listed above, we will offer a drop-off Super Bowl party catering spread for 50% off! Restrictions apply- inquire for details


Are you a current member of Humana? Chef Kim is the Healthy Cooking Demonstration Chef for the Humana Guidance Center in Parma Ohio. She performs cooking demonstrations and with samples at 2:00 PM on the first Monday of each month. Contact the Humana Guidance Center at 216-778-6810 for more information.


Did you know that KimBrûlée offers credits to happy customers who refer us to new happy customers? If you refer a new client who uses our services, we will give you a discount toward your next service!
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It’s still summer here in Cleveland. And most people we know are not looking forward to another cold and hard winter ahead. So let’s keep summer in our minds as long as we can. Click here for this simple summertime kid friendly Strawberry Dessert Pizza Recipe that we demonstrated on the Fox 8 Morning Show this past July 1st.


It’s a common question to be asked “do you cook from your home?” The answer is no. We operate out of the Cleveland Culinary Launch & Kitchen in downtown Cleveland. This is a shared kitchen dedicated to enhancing and growing new and existing culinary ventures. With several work stations available, our preferred station is pictured.


As small a company as we may be, we have a huge benefit to offer our employees. Aflac is a supplemental insurance policy that pays “you” cash when you are sick or injured! Contact our agent Shawn Torres to learn more. Click here 

KimBrûlée takes pride in helping out where we can. Cleveland American Veterans Association (C.A.V.A.) is a favorite charity of ours.
Contact Molly Carlin of C.A.V.A. or Click here to learn more about C.A.V.A.
If you are a veteran, you may qualify for discounted services from KimBrûlée.
Click here for more info

What is BNI? You see the link on our website and at the bottom of all of our emails. But what is BNI about?

BNI (Business Networking International) is the world’s largest networking organization passing over 6.6 billion referrals and translating to over $8.6 BILLION in worldwide sales between its members, based on last year’s numbers. Chef Kim is a member of the True North Networkers Chapter in North Olmsted, OH.

Business for KimBrûlée has increased over 100% since joining BNI in December 2012.

Here is an excerpt for you to read:
Our Philosophy The philosophy of this organization is built upon the idea of "Givers Gain®": By giving business to others, you will get business in return. This is predicated on the age-old idea of "What goes around, comes around."

The mission of BNI is to help members increase their business through a structured, positive, and professional "word-of-mouth" program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals.

Belonging to BNI is like having dozens of sales people working for you... ...because all of them carry several copies of your business cards around with them. When they meet someone who could use your products or services, they take out your card and recommend you.* It's as simple as that! It's simple because it's based on a proven concept by BNI Founder, Dr. Ivan Misner, called "Givers Gain®." If I give you business you'll give me business and we'll both benefit as a result.

Last year alone, members of BNI passed 6.6 million referrals... ...which generated over $8.6 billion dollars' (U.S.) worth of business for its members! BNI is a business and professional networking organization that allows only one person per professional classification or specialty to join a chapter.

Would you like to increase your business by 20%, 30%, 50% or as much as 100%? You can see results like this! Many have. Some participants have added as many as 50 new clients in the first 2 years!!! Successful businesses depend on word-of-mouth. Word-of-mouth advertising is the best advertising there is.

BNI provides a structured and supportive system of giving and receiving business. It does so by providing an environment in which you develop personal relationships with dozens of other qualified business professionals. By establishing this "formal" relationship with other people, you will have the opportunity to substantially increase your business.