This event is a lot of fun, but it does have a lot of moving parts, and we definitely need your help in order to make the entire event successful.
We have a wide range of needs which can be in areas such as: Helping at the box office with ticket salesWelcoming consumers into the eventAnswering questions at the Information CenterHelping check wristbands at the VIP LoungeChecking in Cooking Class participants and having them sign the waiver and photo releaseHelping check wristbands for the 4 different Grand Tasting Pavilion eventsMaking sure each chef is ready for their demo before their start time on the demo stages*Helping with the autograph signing sessions*Helping with coat check and package checkThanking consumers for attending and asking them to provide feedback on a very short surveyAnd much more!(*please note that we cannot guarantee time with any of the celebrities nor chefs) While we will try to accommodate any preferences that our volunteers may have, we do request each volunteer’s flexibility as well as a willingness to help out wherever we have the most urgent need at the time. The most important attribute any of our volunteers can have is a positive, can-do attitude and always display a warm and friendly smile! ☺
We do recommend that that our volunteers wear comfortable shoes as this event has a lot of standing as well as a lot of walking around the show floor. We also recommend bringing a bottle of water as our volunteers do interact and speak with attendees and exhibitors a lot (as well as our team). We also prefer business casual dress (i.e. slacks or appropriate-length skirt and a nice top/blouse or sweater)....we also request that volunteers do NOT wear jeans and no clothing with any rips nor any holes.
In exchange for volunteering for one 5 hour shift, Fantastic Food Fest will provide our volunteers with the following benefits (over $55 in value): A Fantastic Food Fest apron for you to borrow and wear during your shift (we ask that this be returned to the show office at the end of your shift)One Fantastic Food Fest t-shirt for you to keep ($10 value)2 General Admission one day tickets ($40 value) for you to use when you are not volunteeringA parking pass for the Fairgrounds ($5 value) so you do not have to pay to park Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes before your scheduled shift time and come directly to the show office to sign in and receive your apron and your assignment.
If you have questions that are not answered here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Once you have completed the form, we will email you to confirm that we have received it, and we will then mail your parking pass.