(Closed) Chef World Bridal – HELP?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

it sounds like one to many calls i’ve gotten…all a result of going to david’s bridal. i acutally got one today asking if i had booked a photographer, dj, or musican yet (i forget the name of the company as i stopped listening once i regonized the type of call). i told the women we have already booked everyone (which is true) and she hung up so fast i couldn’t believe it.

don’t buy into it. it’s a scam and i’m sure this isn’t the last of these type of calls you’ll be getting

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I wouldn’t go.  I agree with Sand Dollar – they got your name from somewhere and they are trying to sell you something.  Don’t waste your time.

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Hey bees,

I too got this phone call and actually went down to the product display. It was quite informative. The products are really nice and the representative was hysterical. There were a few other couples with us so my fiance and I were comfortable. We ended up purchasing the cookware because we liked it so much. There were 4 other couples there and only one other couple bought. As they told me on the phone, there was really NO purchase necessary to receive our gifts. This actually made us want to purchase even more when the other couples didn’t buy because we felt we weren’t being pressured and we watched three of the copules just take their gifts and leave. I am sure they all had their reasons for not wanting to purchase but who am I to judge? I am happy with our decision! I am sure the other couple that did purchase along with my fiance and I are as happy with their products as we are! If anything, for those of you that are skeptical about going down, I can reassure you of two things. You WILL get your gifts whether or not you buy, and you will definitely enjoy yourselves and learn something while you are there! Good luck to all of you with your wedding plans!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We just got a call today too! We decided it was too much effort and suspicious sounding.

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I just got the call today – has anyone taken the vacations?? This sounds a lot like Simplicity Bride

Post # 8
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Wannabee

Hey girls, bad news.

I’m about to sue this company… if I can ever figure out what their address is or who they are!  Their website, chefworldinc.com, is the most vague website I’ve ever seen.  I register to attend about half a dozen bridal shows in the Philadelphia area every year because I’m forever planning for “someday.”  However, sometimes, I don’t get to go to the show because something else comes up.  These retards STILL call me for DAYS after the show trying to get me to listen to their scam.  I’ve begged, pleaded, screamed at them to put me on a do not call list and they still call.  I’ve contacted the better business bureau and without more information there’s no way for them to find them and stop them.  They purchase your information from the bridal show registry and telemarket the “prize” to EVERYONE.  It’s sick.  I swear to god if I ever see them at another show, I’m going to take all their stuff and push it off the table and light their stupid tableskirt on fire and punch their ugly booth woman in the face and tell her to take THAT back to wherever she came from!!!!

I don’t like being harassed.  It just ain’t right.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Wow. It’s okay. May I suggest not putting your phone number on the next registry?

Post # 10
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Wannabee

IT’S NOT A SCAM!!!!….I received a phone call from a Chef World rep last week. My fiance and I were curious to see if it was a scam so we went to the presentation and we were pleasantly surprised. 

There is a presention for the Chef World Cookware. We thought the cookware was pretty cool and enjoyed the presentation. We were at a 6pm session with one other couple. When its over you do receive a voucher for a 3 day 2 night stay at a list of locations and $1000 worth of grocery coupons just for showing up. 

If you decide to purchase one of the cookware packges you also received a free 5 day cruise.

Overall it was a nice experience and you are not pressured into buying anything and you get a free trip just for sitting through the presentation. We opted to buy the cookware and I can’t wait for it to get here!!!

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I noticed this post on weddingbee while googling Chefworldinc, as i just got this very same phone call this weekend. My Fiance and I were pessimistic at best about this being a legit deal. Upon looking it up today, we finally agreed not to go to the presentation. The thing i find weird is that all of the bees that have posted on this thread that are positive about chefworldinc have only posted one time on weddingbee. I am curious to see if any “active” bees have gone to this presentation and actually got the free trip. It just seems like if it were a real deal more bees who do their research and blog on this site would have posted about it. Thanks for your help.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Chef world is not a scam, how ever the could better there apperence not seem like such. My fiance and i were the same as much of you, got the call, blah blah blah, we liked what we seen, we got the free package before we were asked if we like anything. We decided to go for for simple reason. They offered if you buy a cruise. Well what we have done is put the free hotel stay and cruise jointly and wala there is our honeymoon. We paid 700 for the merchandise, for about 2000( i did the research) in hotel and cruises. so we paid very little for what seems to be a good honeymoon coming up. We’ll let yah know as soon we take it.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

I wouldnt go if I were you. I too got calls from them. Ive done some research on them and have been to things like this before. Basically, they are trying to get you to come to them so they can sell you cookware. I dont know why they target brides since most brides would register for that kind of stuff and therefore wouldnt be the best candidate to buy that stuff. They just try to hard sell you. Im not saying it is a scam but Im not saying its not. Ive heard that they change their name all the time. Chef World kept calling me and finally gave up, but then after a week another cookware company started calling me. Since I heard they change their name, I naturally assumed it was Chef World. Also, even if they are legit, they try and decieve you. I was told that I would win a $1,000 GIFT CARD that I could use at any grocery store in the US and that when I recieved it, I would have to activate it.This was not true! It was $1,000 worth of cupons and it wasnt even a card! Im sorry but a gift card that needs activating is not the same as coupons. Yes, you could still save money with the coupons but I can clip my own coupons and dont have to sit through a bull sh** 90 min hard selling siminar to get them. Ive heard the do have good cook ware but I wouldnt buy from anyone who tries to decieve me. Ive also heard that when you get free nights stay in hotels, that there is a hidden cost you have to pay in order to get it. Ive heard $100 deposit. Im not sure, being that I didnt go through with any of their offers but Ive done lots of research and this is what Ive come up with. THEY ARE LIARS,

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just got a call from them about 10 minutes ago and immediately went online to google it because I was so skeptical.  The person gave me a claim number and phone number to call, but had no details about what I had actually “won.” 

I don’t post here often, but like Min, I do find it very interesting that there are so many new bees (with 1 or 2 posts) who are speaking oh-so-positively about them.  Hmmmmm, I wouldnt’ trust ’em, nor would I trust Chef World. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Okay, one more thing — I did go to a bridal show, but I don’t remember seeing their exhibit.  I was careful about not giving any of the vendors my phone number, so I’m really curious as to how they got my phone number.  Do bridal shows sell or give the information to them? 

Post # 16
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Helper bee

nerak31: even if you didn’t sign up or give your phone number out to any venders, you will still get called and sent stuff in the mail and emails, etc. I went to my first show recently and only signed up to win a few things that I didn’t already have for my wedding. Now I get email, after email saying “Thanks for stopping by our DJ booth at the Bridal Show” or photography booth or something. Well before I went I already had DJ and Photo. so I know I didnt sign up with those people. When you sign up with the actual people that are hosting the bridal show, they give your info to every single vender in the place……including Chef World. Which I think is wrong of them to do. I dont want my info given out to all those people and dont want to be bothered on my work email with people I dont even need for my wedding. Sorry, Im informing and venting at the same time.

Just be careful going to bridal shows. They will give out all your info to all vendors.

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