80/10/10 Simply Delicious Culinary Skills Week
Work Exchange Program: August 29–September 8*, 2013
*includes arrival and departure days
Many people ask if there is a way that they can attend Culinary Skills Week for a reduced rate.
We understand the issues and appreciate the desire, so we provide for this need by offering Work Exchange (W/E).
Please see the Culinary Skills Week event page for more details of the event.
What work will I be expected to do?
Essentially, our work exchange program functions by offering a heavily discounted event price in exchange for the W/E participants sharing the following responsibilities throughout the event:
- Greeting guests, helping load everyone's luggage on and off the bus
- Meal preparation
Typically, work exchange participants are rostered to preparing two of the three meals each day. Those seeking more experience in the kitchen are welcome to help prepare additional meals. Breakfast and lunch are reasonably simple meals often only requiring one or two people. Evening meals require more hands.
- Meal setting, presentation and ambiance
Help setting up a pleasant environment for dining (flowers, leaves, colors, room decoration, and music to support the concept/theme).
- Serving meals, clearing tables during meals and cleanup after meals (washing/drying dishes and wiping counters).
- Food deliveries
Whenever a truck arrives with our fresh produce deliveries, all work exchange participants are required to help unload the delivery and pack away the produce immediately.
- Food quality control
We utilize a produce room, outdoor deck space and several refrigerators to keep our produce fresh. All produce must be checked daily as bad produce will attract fruit flies.
The compost bins need to be emptied onto the compost heap and rinsed with water after each meal. The bins also need emptying when they fill during meal preparation. Cardboard boxes and other recycling also needs to be kept under control.
Laundry needs to be done during the event, once or twice per attendee. Bed linens and towels between occupants in the rooms need to be washed and changed. Kitchen towels, aprins, napkins and table cloths need to be washed after use, folded and put away for the next meal. Massage sheets and other miscellaneous wash is done as needed.
- W/E participants are responsible for daily cleaning of the facilities such as kitchen and dining floors, outer decks, and public areas.
- Answering the phone in the common room and taking messages
- Other miscellaneous tasks that arise during the event
There is flexibility in how the jobs are shared among the work exchange participants.
Outside of performing the above responsibilities, work exchange participants are then encouraged to attend as many of the educational classes as they choose as well as enjoying the culinary delights of raw gourmet 80/10/10 meals, and engaging the company of like-minded individuals who will likely become close, life-long friends.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the culinary skills workshop last September. As a former high fat raw gourmet chef, redefining "raw gourmet" the 80/10/10 way invaluable. We learned how to make appealing meals without all the toxic flavor enhancers. We learned to create a total dining experience, from themes and ambiance, to plating ideas, garnishing, and the nuances of food combining. Advanced meal planning and special needs were also covered. As a work exchange participant, I benefitted from even more kitchen experience, which hardly felt like work. Highly recommended."
What is included in the exchange?
Work exchange participants will have the opportunity to receive the following benefits:
- learn to prepare amazing 80/10/10 meals including incredible incredible soups, salads, crudites, dressings and much more
- gain experience in an 80/10/10 friendly kitchen preparing food for a group
- spend the time immersed in the company of like-minded people
- get to know Dr. Graham in person
- learn to monitor produce to ensure high food quality
- experience a low stress environment supportive of a healthy lifestyle balance (sleep, exercise, healthy food, knowledge building, fresh air, pure water, sunlight, and connection with others)
- build fitness
- experience what it is like to eat 80/10/10 by following the diet and watching people experienced with this vegan low-fat raw diet eat.
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Payment Options for Work Exchange at Culinary Skills Week
- Aug 29–Sep 8, 2013
- Deposit option** available for registration until Jun 28, 2013,
full payment required for later registrations
- **$1,000 deposit applied to balance, with $999 due by Jun 28, 2013
if deposit option available and chosen
- Full payment of $1,999 required for registration after Jun 28, 2013
deposit option not available after Jun 28, 2013
- Arrive Aug 29th after 2pm.
- Depart Sep 8th before noon.