Volunteer for WGBH Food & Wine Festival 10/13/18




WGBH Studios
One Guest Street
United States


Calling all food and wine enthusiasts!

WGBH is excited to host the seventh season of The Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival October 11-14, 2018. We are again collaborating with the best chefs, producers, wineries and breweries to deliver the finest food and wine in the region. The multi-day festival will include an Opening Chef’s Gala Reception, The Artisan Taste, Brunch Bar and the return of the WGBH Food Fight. Thousands of guests are expected to join us for a weekend full of delicious festivities.

We need your help to ensure this year’s festival is even bigger and better than last year’s. Volunteer positions range from set-up crew, on-site event assistants and breakdown crew. This will be an amazing opportunity to get on-site events/festival experience and help produce one of Boston's most fun food festivals!

Please review all Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival volunteer activities listed below and email me at jaime_reese@wgbh.org no later than Friday, September 28, 2018 if you'd like to help. Please make sure to include the following information in your email response:

- Your full name

- Preferred activity including date (e.g. Chef’s Gala Set-Up – 10/11)

- Preferred shift (if there are multiple shifts)

- Prior related experience (e.g. volunteer work, customer service and food-related experience, etc.) **Please share if you’ve had prior customer service, culinary and/or food service experience!

Please note that volunteers should be comfortable standing for 4-6 hours. Volunteers working with set-up and/or breakdown must be 16+, and volunteers working during the event must be 21+. 

Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival Volunteer Opportunities (Saturday):

Saturday, October 13: Artisan Taste Set-up and Exhibitor Welcome

Positions: Set & Greeter Volunteer

Shift: 12-2pm

Position Description: Responsibilities of a Set & Greeter Volunteer include last-minute set-up tasks and greeting and leading Artisan Taste exhibitors to designated area within the tent. Volunteers will also assist the festival vendors in finding their spots. Set volunteers must be able to lift at least 20 pounds and be able to be on your feet for extended time.

Saturday, October 13: Artisan Taste

Positions: Ticket Sales/Will Call, Bag Check, Glass/Program Distributor, TIPS Certified Pourer/ID Check, 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. Volunteers must be 21+ to participate.

Two Shifts Available: 1-6pm or 5:30-10pm

Position Description: This event showcases tasty bites from nearly 30 of New England’s best chefs and more than 100 premium adult beverages from around the world. Live musical guests will be featured along with book signings from popular chefs and cookbook authors. Guests will enjoy a live demo in the culinary theater and the Marketplace with goods from 14 vendors, all while supporting WGBH, the local culinary community and small farmers.

Saturday, October 13: Artisan Taste Breakdown

Position: Breakdown Volunteer (Breakdown volunteers will receive a FREE ticket to the Food Fight event on 10/14 from 5-7:30pm).

Shift: 9pm-12am

Position Description: Responsibilities of a Breakdown Volunteer include folding and stacking tables, removing tablecloths, returning materials to catering kitchen, taking down signage, etc. Breakdown volunteers must be able to lift at least 20 pounds and be able to be on your feet for extended time.

The seventh annual Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival helps to support the great educational and cultural programming on WGBH. WGBH members, community friends, and a host of celebrity chefs will mix and mingle around their favorite topic: good food. Be sure to join us this year! Think your friends and family may also want to volunteer for this event? If so, feel free to pass this information on to them, too!



Volunteer & Marketing Manager, WGBH