Volunteer for WGBH Food & Wine Festival 10/11/18
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by WGBH Volunteer Programs
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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 (Thursday):
Thursday, October 11: Chef’s Gala Set-Up
Position: Set Volunteer
Position Description: Responsibilities of a Set Volunteer include setting up tables, steaming tablecloths, deploying materials to different vendor stations and placing signage around Calderwood Studio. Set volunteers must be able to lift at least 20 pounds and be able to be on your feet for extended time.
Position: Registration, Ticket Taker, Greeter, Glass Distributor, Floor Service (keep areas tidy, empty trash, dump buckets, distribute ice, pour water), Wine Pourers (must be TIPS certified), Volunteer Photographer and Photographer Assistant. Volunteers must be 21+ to participate.
Shift: 5-10:30pm (Floor Service volunteers will receive a FREE ticket to the Artisan Taste on 10/13 from 5-9pm)
Event Description: The Festival kicks off with the Chef’s Gala featuring the cuisine of 21 award-winning chefs. This magical evening features select pairings of wine and craft beer for each enticing dish; live music; beautiful décor and dazzling lights. Those with VIP access will enjoy special experiences including tastings in the VIP Lounge and an exclusive gift.
Thursday, October 11: Chef’s Gala Breakdown
Position: Breakdown Volunteer
Shift: 10pm-12am (Breakdown volunteers will receive a FREE ticket to the Artisan Taste on 10/13 from 5-9pm)
Position Description: Responsibilities of a Breakdown Volunteer include folding and stacking tables, removing tablecloths, returning materials to catering kitchen, taking down signage around Calderwood Studio, 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