Volunteer at Chicago Cook-Off Awards 2018



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One-time only


Chicago Cultural Center
78 East Washington Street
United States


Culinary Care's Chicago Cook- Off Awards will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at the Chicago Cultural Center.

More than 600 guests are expected to attend and will include: corporate sponsors, media personalities, philanthropists and guests. Funds raised at this event fuels Culinary Care's efforts to alleviate the stress of putting a nourishing meal on the table when fighting cancer.

The work of our volunteers is crucial to the success of this event. You must be 21+ in order to volunteer (unless helping with Set Up 1pm-4pm).

***Please note all volunteer times are tentative and subject to change. We will do our best to accommodate your volunteer role preference, but may need you to move to another role depending on our resources. ***

Volunteer Opportunities:

Set Up Crew- This team of volunteers will help prepare the Harris Theater for the event. This role includes some creativity and physical activity. This is a great opportunity for team bonding.

  • Shift Times: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Registration- volunteers will greet guest, check them in, give them their name tag and a program. Must be okay with a fast pace environment and be very friendly.

  • Shift Times: 5PM-9PM

Donation- volunteers will accept donations for Culinary Care and record all information. You will also walk around and encourage individuals to donate. Must feel comfortable talking to donors and accepting money.

  • Shift Times: 5PM-9PM

Greeters- will welcome and guide guests to the registration area. Greeters must have a positive and upbeat attitude to welcome guests.

  • Shift Times: 5pm-8pm

Ushers- will guide people to their seats. These volunteers create a welcoming environment and help attendees get to their seat.

  • Shift Times: 5-10PM

Dessert Reception- will support the chefs with any dessert reception needs and make sure everything is clean. This position requires standing up and welcoming guests.

  • Shift Times: 5pm-10pm

VIP Host- will greet VIP guests and see if they need anything. This position requires standing and a friendly attitude. We want to leave an important impression on our VIP guests and make sure they are having a wonderful time.

  • Shift Times: 5PM- 9PM

Clean Up Crew- will support the Culinary Care staff in cleaning and packing up the event. This role will include some physical lifting of boxes and other event materials.

  • Shift Times: 9PM-11PM

How To Apply


1) Click the website link to register

2) Email Aliya Prescott at aliya.prescott@culinarycare.org with the volunteer role you are interested in doing