It is over two months since this ad appeared in a west coast Craigslist: Tres Petite Creperie for sale. That started us thinking about doing a ready-to-eat food business at farmers markets, events and festivals instead of a restaurant, catering operation, bistro or cafe. On thing let to another, and yesterday we made crêpes for the public for the first time.
For savory crêpes we made Ham & Cheese, Turkey & Cheese, both with fresh spinach and tomatoes, with a nice Dijon/Mayo dressing. For sweet crêpes we made Nutella & Banana, Chocolate & whipped Cream, Maple Syrup (real of course) and butter, and Oregon Raspberry Jam & Butter.
We put up our new tent, which was good as it was pretty gusty. Took about 1 hour to get ready, and about 1 hour to tear down. Really should have at 1 1/2 hours to get started, but oh well. Cart, crêpe griddles, everything ran smoothly and went well. There were a few crêpes tossed out due to mistakes, but that is what we expected.
By the end of our 3 hour trial we made around 30 crêpes for children and adults alike. The feedback was very positive and made us feel good about the work we put into the day. It was a slow day, but a perfect day for practicing.
This is the last entry in the “Getting Started” category, as we are now started. Look for updates in the Events and Farmers Market Categories. Bon Appetit! Here are some pictures of the booth and the cart in operation, and some happy customers.