Monday, May 21, 2018

Seafest 2018; or how to make lunch amazing

Seafest 2018 was amazing.  Lunch for 750 people cooked on campstoves and barbecues by 71 volunteers.  Here are some of my organizer  keys to success.

Start early with a good plan based on what was successful in previous years.

Pay the same good attention to everything.  Excellence truly is in the details. 

Use real food, and honor the people who provide it by telling their stories.

Have helpers who are preferably tall, and certainly calm, set up the venue.

Be there for the volunteers, not for the crowds or profit.  

Give visitors a chance to see old time skills, and meet the people who have them.

Provide entertainment so lively and tuneful that everyone wants to dance. 

Pay as much attention to break down as to set up. Maybe more.

Pay even more attention to having good help doing the dishes. 

What a pearl of a day!  Thanks to the residents and visitors on Cortes Island, to Gorge Harbour Marina Resort and to all our helpers and volunteers, from Kristen  and John. You can see lots more images of Seafest by Richard Trueman.