Psst, want to hear a secret? Kitchen Manager is one of the most fun roles at WildFire! You get to make new friends, create delicious meals, have Disney sing alongs, and so much more all while building valuable skills. (It looks great on a resume, too!) If you’re interested, fill out the WF leadership application today! https://forms.gle/PXSAWm5TDJmBxLB79
Now that the secret’s out, I asked former KM Adam Larsen to share some of his favorite things about running the WildFire kitchen:
“I ended up as KM for my first event and it was great! I can be kind of shy, but working side by side was a really awesome way to make new friends and get to know everyone who volunteered for kitchen shifts.
It’s not just that I was new to WildFire, too, I was new to the flow arts community and came in without a prop or any experience. Being the KM gave me an immediate and tangible way to give back to the community while forcing me to be way more social than I probably would have been otherwise. Feeding people is my love language, I really enjoy knowing that MY food helped you all power up and level up all weekend!
The two biggest highlights for me were the random pockets of extreme silliness exploding out of kitchen crew (if you’re not having fun in my kitchen we’re doing something wrong), and cooking over the fire pit out back. There’s something so good about dumping out several bags of charcoal, lighting a huge fire, and cooking meals over it. Preparing food over flames at WF just feels right.”
Alice Glass is WildFire's Communication Director