OK—This is what Shannon Stafford, Gironda’s office director, said about us; “Their track record is excellent, especially when you consider that we order our supplies through them once a week and have never had a problem with a delivery being late; never had anything but excellent customer service; and always get the best quality products at the best prices.”
Mike Singleton, the Schweppe account rep for Gironda, says, “I don’t mind driving over there to bring them something at the last minute, and I have on several occasions. That’s just part of my job. If they need me, I’m there. Everyone at Schweppe works hard to be very accessible to our customers.”
Shannon adds that the whole Schweppe experience is professional, proactive, and enjoyable. “Mike calls on a fairly regular basis to see if he can help with anything or if we need anything,” she says. “When I call in the orders the people in the Schweppe office are very pleasant. They deliver products when they say they will—even the delivery people are very friendly.”
A number of factors have contributed to the success of the Frank Gironda, including the extra-mile service from suppliers like Schweppe. Mike says that he continues to keep a close eye on product prices for the salons. If something appears to be too high, he’ll negotiate a lower price with the vendor. If Schweppe receives a discount on an item from a vendor, he always passes the savings onto his customers.
“In addition to the fact that they are very loyal, I really appreciate Shannon’s input,” Mike says. “We work hard to improve our product line and stay on the cutting edge. If there is something she needs that we don’t have, I’ll get it for her and add it to our inventory.”
When asked if she would suggest Schweppe to others, Shannon didn’t hesitate. “I would absolutely recommend Schweppe to others and I have for a number of reasons,” she says. “Two that come to mind right away are pricing and customer service. I know that we are getting low prices and I have no desire to shop around. If something changes with the pricing or products, I know they that will let us know ahead of time. I’m happy to endorse them. They have great products and great service.”
Thanks Shannon—we feel the same way about everyone at Frank Gironda!
Where can you get a great haircut every time? Frank Gironda Salon & Day Spa, of course. And where do you get the best value for your money? Schweppe, of course.
Frank Gironda’s award-winning, legendary artistic team works hard to stay on the cutting-edge and continually improve their craft while innovating new techniques and approaches. In addition to their corporate offices in Wheaton, IL, there are 3 upscale Frank Gironda salons and day spas located in Naperville and Wheaton. The Frank Gironda management team relies on partners who will deliver on promises and go the extra mile. Schweppe is one of those partners.
From Schweppe, Frank Gironda buys kitchen supplies and also some salon supplies, such as hair foils, on a weekly basis. It’s important for them to work with vendors who know their business, know what they need, have competitive prices, and deliver reliable customer service. All four of these ingredients have contributed to an excellent, long-term relationship with Schweppe.
Schweppe has been providing kitchen equipment and supplies to Frank Gironda salons for more than 10 years. During that time Schweppe has demonstrated flawless customer service, competitive pricing, and industry-leading reliability. Shannon Stafford, Gironda’s office director, says so.
And what exactly did Shannon say? Read the next post and you’ll find out.
Wait! Don’t throw those burned cookies away, don’t give the overly dry meat to the dog…it can be saved. Here’s how.
If you’ve overcooked the pasta, just sauté it in olive oil or butter until it regains a sturdier consistency.
Put crusty cookies in a sealed plastic bag or container with a few apple slices or a slice of bread wrapped in a paper towel. The cookies should be fresh as a daisy in 24 hours. Five seconds in a microwave works if they will be eaten right away—otherwise it only makes matters worse.
First, scrape the burnt food that separates easily from the pan into a clean colander. Don’t scrape too hard because you don’t want anything charred in the colander. Then rinse the food under cold water till the water runs clear. Once that’s done, put it into another pot along with a little olive oil or margarine and cook it long enough to warm it back up. To remove the charred remains from the pot, boil with 2 cups water and one cup vinegar. The burned food should wash off easily.
Torn Pie Crust
Make a patch out of dough and place it on the torn area. Brush around the patch edges with lightly beaten egg white and lightly press it onto the main shell. The egg white keeps the filling from seeping out.
Pour the drippings into a pan, add stock, and bring to a boil. Then slice the meat, place it in a roasting pan or casserole dish, and pour on just enough stock to cover the meat. Cover the pan and place it in a warm oven for 5 minutes. The meat will regain some of its moisture.
This is tricky. The only way to reduce saltiness is by adding sugar or vinegar—if you aren’t careful, it will only make matters worse. Now that you know this, be very mindful when you add salt to a recipe. Always start with less than the recipe calls for and add more to taste.
Add a little cider vinegar, lemon juice, or a dash of olive oil.
Instead of risking the whole recipe, remove a small part of it, and experiment with different seasonings.
Broken Eggshell in the Food
Use another piece of eggshell to fish it out—it seems to attract its comrade.
This works amazingly well. Put stale bread in a slightly damp paper bag (closed with a twist tie) and put it in a 325 degree oven until the bag is dry.
If the coffee is bitter and you don’t want to brew another pot, just add a pinch of salt.
Ok, so now that you’re an expert on fixing cooking mistakes, you might want to arrive a few minutes early to all of those dinner parties you’re sure to be invited to.