It's apple season, so where better to visit than Ellensburg, Washington, in the heart of the orchard country outside Yakima, home to CINDA'S, A CATERING COMPANY. Owned and operated by Cinda Kohler, CINDA'S, A CATERING COMPANY has been providing quality social catering in and around Ellensburg for the last seven and a half years. With a degree in foodservice technology from Central Washington University, Ms. Kohler specializes in adding a particular spark to the events that are the benchmarks of her client's lives -- weddings, bridal and baby showers, etc. -- as well as more casual gatherings, like company picnics.
A Culinary Software Services' customer since 1993, Cinda does her recipe costing and inventory control with the software from CSS. Since you can rescale recipes with the touch of a button, Cinda finds it easy to organize jobs for any number of guests. "For each event I print out menus tailored to the number of servings needed. It makes ordering and production run so much smoother!", Cinda says, about the software's capabilities:
|"After four years of using your software, I have 729 recipes and 1448 inventory items entered. I can't even imagine being without it. It's the lifeblood of my business!"|
Thanks to all the time Cinda has saved (say that three times fast), she has just made a successful run for the presidency of the Chamber of Commerce in Ellensburg. Madame President is working with her fellow members to bring about a change in thinking within the Chamber, adding a much needed dose of energy and renewed focus. In a smaller community like Ellensburg, WA -- population 11,000 -- the Chamber of Commerce can have a real impact on growth and development of opportunity for the entire town. Cinda sees great possibilities for a Chamber run like a business, like her business: forward-thinking, pro-active, dynamic!
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