Kitchen Volunteers CFT 2013 [Updated!]

Greetings, Fellow Campers!

Xander here with a CFT Kitchen Special Report: we are cranking down to the registration deadline, so now is time to get your paws ready to kick everything into high gear!

What does this mean? Well we are looking for sla-… volunteers in the kitchen to help monitor, prepare, and serve food at each meal. Interested? Take a look at the slots/schedule available below.

Job requirements - But first, there are a few little stipulations. In order to work in the kitchen or serving staff you must::
0. have already registered for CFT before claiming a volunteer spot.

  1. have a current (over the CFT weekend) Oregon Food Handlers Card. If you do not have one and want to work with the kitchen you can obtain one here for 10$ – (yes, it is an official website despite the name).
  2. not be afraid of knives. You will be working with one a lot. Chopping and preparing food will go a lot quicker if you know your knifework (yes, that’s the actual term for knowing how to use a knife in a kitchen). Actual prep cook experience is not required, but it would be handy.
  3. be willing to work in the kitchen during your time slot. I will personally come find you if you do not show up. Kay! :3
  4. be willing to work in the heat and be talkative to keep your kitchen-mates level-headed. Yes, I know you are coming to CFT to have fun. But realize, out of all of the staff, the kitchen is under the most stress. Every camper depends on the kitchen three times a day.
  5. be willing to work after meals to help clean the kitchen and prep it for the next meal. If you disappear on me, I will come find you. :3
  6. be aware of the Kitchens Operations Manual provided once you have confirmed your volunteer status. It’s not a packet, its a couple pages of things you will need to know. :3

What do you get for being a volunteer? Well, whatever meal you volunteer for will land you that Patron meal! Yeah, that’s right. It’s a kitchen perk. But you have to work for it. See how that works?

Volunteer Job Description - They are pretty basic, but you will need to be ready to do each others job if necessary.

Food Prep -
Your primary responsibility will be in the kitchen. You will be handling foods and vegetables, peeling potatoes, chopping meat and vegetarian materials, or watching water boil; all while balancing on a beachball. It will be hot in the kitchen, bring a gallon jug or something to dispense personal water for consumption. However, you will also be responsible for helping the Food Service volunteers when the meal is ready to be served.

Food Service -
Depending on the meal, you will be watching campers, monitoring the food service, or escorting food to the tables. However you will be assisting the kitchen staff and Food Preps while preparing the meal. There are minor differences in your job, but we will discuss those before your shift begins.

Cleanup (applies to both Prep and Service) - If you work in the kitchen at a given meal, you are also responsible to help in the kitchen cleanup in the prior meal. For instances, I am cooking lunch. This means I must be in the kitchen to help clean up breakfast and prep it for Lunch. This rotating manor will insure that there are between four and six people in the kitchen cleaning after every meal. If i am cooking lunch, I must stay in the kitchen to help clean up lunch until the dinner crew is satisfied that the kitchen is properly prepped for dinner.

Volunteer Schedule - If you want to volunteer, you can take as many shifts as you like. But remember, you are responsible for that shift. And I do recommend taking at least one shift off a day (but you don’t have to).

Updated 23July12

Wednesday (Staff arrival and primary setup, must be on site by 2pm)
Dinner- Okami, HawkFeather,

Thursday (Camper Arrival and Secondary setup)
Breakfast - Devin’s Mom,
Lunch - HawkFeather, Dru_Anderson
Dinner - Okami, HawkFeather, Critter, ,

Friday (First Full Camp Day)
Breakfast - Devin’s Mom, ,
Lunch - HawkFeather, Dru_Anderson, Critter,
Dinner - Okami, HawkFeather, Dru_Anderson, ,

Saturday (Second Camp Day)
Breakfast - Devin’s Mom, ,
Lunch - HawkFeather, Dru_Anderson, Critter,
Dinner - Okami, HawkFeather, Koinu, Dru_Anderson,

Sunday (Third Camp Day)
Breakfast - Devin’s Mom, Koinu,
Lunch - HawkFeather, Dru_Anderson, Critter,
Dinner - Okami, HawkFeather, Dru_Anderson, ,

Monday (Final Camp Day and Teardown)
Breakfast - HawkFeather, Koinu, Devin’s Mom
Staff Lunch - HawkFeather,
Staff Dinner - Okami, HawkFeather

Tuesday (PullOut Day)
Breakfast - HawkFeather, Devin’s Mom

Great! You seem interested in helping. Good! Either post the slot you are interested below, send me an email with the appropriate information, or send me a dmsg on twitter. @x_panther

Just as last year, and the one before it, I’m looking to help out wherever I am needed in the kitchen. I got plenty of experience prepping and slinging the food, and am pretty much willing to drop in anywhere I am needed. though it isn’t 100% confirmed at this point in time, but I do plan to be there for setup and take down to help with those meals as well. I will do what i can to help offer as much forewarning if that happens to change between now and then!

And to those that may be reading this, helping out in the Kitchen - even if to just to help do the dishes - is a pretty big deal. We work nearly all day, every day of the event to help keep you all happy and full of food. And apart from the guaranteed hot meal for whatever meal you lend us a paw with, you also get our undying love and adoration. Its hard work, but its worth the thanks and nice warm fuzzy feelings you get for feeding your fellow campers and taking a bunch of the stress off of Xander and our Chefs.

So i have cash to be able to go to cft this year but no bank account or paypal. Im trying to work this out with friends so i really wsnt to volunteer this year.

if you managed to register, let me know what times youd like to volunteer for! the schedule, unfortunately, is still fully open XD

I got registered in imma try to b there for prep and teardown so im good with any times you want to put on me… although im not very good in the mornings…

I have a card and am happy to do food prep for lunch and/or dinner a couple of times.

What days/shifts would you prefer to schedule for specifically?

You can put me down for prep for dinner Friday and lunch Saturday. If it works out and you need people I can take more shifts.

I will have Xander pencil you in then! And we will keep in touch if we need you for more, though we don’t want to over work you guys, Thanks :>

My card is current.

Put me down for a meal on Monday, Sunday and/or maybe Saturday Dinner. (People should be done showing up by then.)

D’oh… Apparently the food handler’s card needs to be applied for 30 days before the start of work? I am definitely down to help out however I’m allowed to without one. Dishes, maybe?

Hey I’m good for any times not breakfast and Im goin to definitly be there for teardown and most likely for set up and I have a current food handlers any time you need me just say

i have my food handlers card still as well as resort kitchen experience as well i can prep for some of it

Dru & Toxic:
Is there specific time slots we should schedule you for? I can’t speak for Xander, but We’d prefer you guys for specific time slots so we know what to expect. That isn’t to say we don’t want you folks on call for random meals too. If you folks don’t have a preference, let me or Xander know and we assign a few slots for you guys, pending your approval of coarse!

Mr. Mutt:
We don’t currently have anybody scheduled for clean up at all, so if you don’t mind helping with the dishes, just let us know when you’d like to step in! :smiley:

Saturday Dinner is a must, Its usually our peak meal so we’ll get you in there. And if you’re up to it, would Sunday dinner work for you too?

Im happy to work any time you guys need me for. As I said earlier I dont wake up to well so breakfast can happen but not preferable.

Alright boys! I’ve updated the list! If your name isn’t on it, POST AGAIN BELOW! and I will PUT you somewhere >;3

General note: Food Handlers cards just need to be obtained before working at CFT. There is no ‘required’ waiting period. :3

wheres the list???

first page of this thread, first post :stuck_out_tongue:

oh, well… whatever… I knew that… :stuck_out_tongue:

Guess my services aren’t needed.