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Volunteer for WGBH Food & Wine Festival: Food Fight

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WGBH Volunteer Programs | Brighton, MA
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October 10, 2019
October 13, 2019
One-time only

The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival will return this October 10-13, 2019. Here’s your chance to volunteer during one of the largest food and wine festivals in New England, where variety truly is the spice of life! The multi-day festival will feature chef tastings; cooking demos; specialty craft beer and wine; LIVE music; beautiful décor; chef competitions and more. Thousands of guests are expected to join us for a weekend full of delicious festivities.


Please review all festival volunteer opportunities listed below and email me at jaime_reese@wgbh.org no later than Monday, September 30, if you would like to help. Please make sure to include the following information in your email response:

  • Your full name
  • Preferred activity (including date)
  • Preferred shift (if there are multiple)
  • Prior related experienice (e.g. volunteer work, customer service, food service, TIPS certification, etc.)

Volunteers should be comfortable standing for 4-6 hours. Set-up and breakdown volunteers must be 16+ years of age and volunteers working during events must be 21+.


Saturday, October 12: Food Fight Set-up and Vendor Welcome

Positions: Set & Greet Volunteer

Shift: 3:45-7pm

Position Description: Responsibilities of a Set & Greet Volunteer include last-minute set-up tasks and greeting and leading Food Fight exhibitors to their designated area within the tent. Set volunteers must be able to lift at least 10-15 pounds and be on their feet throughout their shift.


Saturday, October 12: Food Fight: Head 2 Head Challenge

Positions: Ticket Sales/Will Call, Ticket Taker, Bag Check, Glass/Program Distributor, Certified TIPS Pourer/ID Check, ID/Wrist Band Greeter, Table Runner (refill water pitchers, replace ice, clear trash around booths), VIP Lounge Assistant (restock magazines, replenish water station, keep area tidy), Volunteer Photographer and Photographer’s Assistant, WGBH Prize Wheel, Photo Station Line Manager, Merchandise.

Shift: 6-10pm

Event Description: If our Chef's Gala takes you down the red carpet, our Food Fight moves you with a magic carpet! Diverse and talented chefs will transport guests through the streets of Bangkok, alleyways of Oaxaca, and the dusty roads of the East Bank to enjoy delicious bites from 20 chefs competing in different categories. Our panel of pro judges onsite will choose the winner in each category, culminating in awarding one chef the title of champion, chosen as the "Best Bite" of the day. *Event volunteers must be 21+ years of age.

 

Saturday, October 12: Food Fight Breakdown

Position: Breakdown Volunteer (Food Fight breakdown volunteers will receive a FREE ticket to the new Cider Session event on Sun, 10/13 from 4-6:30pm.)

Shift: 9:45pm-12am

Position Description: Responsibilities of a Breakdown Volunteer include folding and stacking tables, removing tablecloths, returning materials to the catering kitchen, taking down signage, etc. Breakdown volunteers must be able to lift at least 10-15 pounds and be on their feet throughout their shift.


The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival helps to support the great educational and cultural programming on WGBH, and we need your help to ensure this year’s festival is even bigger and better than ever! We hope to work with you in October!

               

Bon Appétit! 

The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival will return this October 10-13, 2019. Here’s your chance to volunteer during one of the largest food and wine festivals in New England, where variety truly is the spice of life! The multi-day festival…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

How to Apply

If interested, please email WGBH Volunteer Manager Jaime Reese at jaime_reese@wgbh.org and include the following in your email response:

  • Your full name
  • Preferred activity (including date)
  • Preferred shift (if there are multiple)
  • Prior related experienice (e.g. volunteer work, customer service, food service, TIPS certification, etc.)

If interested, please email WGBH Volunteer Manager Jaime Reese at jaime_reese@wgbh.org and include the following in your email response:

  • Your full name
  • Preferred activity…

Location

WGBH Studios

1 Guest Street, Brighton, MA 02135

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