The Pampered Chef: Direct selling offers flexible and affordable solution for those seeking additional income

Contact:

Amy Schram

Independent Director

For The Pampered Chef®

414-422-1089

Muskego, WI August 3, 2009 — With unemployment rates at an all time high, thousands of Americans are taking on second jobs — or beginning new ones — in order to keep their families financially afloat. In fact, a recent survey conducted by The Pampered Chef, the nation’s premier direct seller of high quality kitchen tools, revealed that nearly half of all Americans are considering taking on a second job to earn additional income. (1)

Those looking for supplemental income continue to turn to direct selling because of the flexibility, convenience and unlimited earning opportunity. In the first quarter of 2009, The Pampered Chef experienced nearly a 6% increase in new Consultants joining the company. In response to this demand, the direct seller has announced a new career stimulus plan to help people start their own businesses for only $65.

From April 1 — December 31, The Pampered Chef will offer a new Mini-Kit, as an inexpensive way to jumpstart a career in direct sales. For only $65, this kit features $200 worth of essential Pampered Chef products, training and marketing materials, and professional business supplies-everything a new Consultant needs to start her or his own business.

For an even greater value, the New Consultant Kit at $155 features a selection of 25 high-quality products, like the Food Chopper and signature stoneware, as well as all the training, marketing and business materials a new Consultant needs. This kit is valued at $570.

For More Information

To learn more about becoming a Pampered Chef Consultant or host a Cooking Show, please call Amy Schram, Director for The Pampered Chef, at 414-422-1089 or email [email protected].

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About The Pampered Chef®

The Pampered Chef is the premier direct seller of high quality kitchen tools and part of Berkshire Hathaway. At in-home Cooking Shows, guests see and try products, prepare and sample recipes, and learn quick and easy food preparation techniques and tips on how to entertain with style and ease — transforming the simple to the spectacular. For more information call 1-800-266-5562 or visit http://www.pamperedchef.com. The Pampered Chef is a registered trademark.

(1) Omnibus survey of 1,000 consumers, ages 18 and over, conducted by independent research firm Wakefield in Oct. 2008