Food Vendor Coordinator

Overview

The Food Vendor Coordinator lines up the food vendors who will be present at First Night venues during First Night.

Description of Responsibilities

The Food Vendor Coordinator lines up the food vendors who will be present at First Night venues during First Night. Responsibilities include:

Notes

Food Vendors are those operations that are set up at venues or special locations to operate only during First Night. Normal restaurant operations are outside the scope of the Food Vendors Coordinator.

Food vendor examples range from food trucks, to groups associated with a venue holding a food-for-sale activity within their venue.

Timeline

Activity starts in September, and continues though First Night. More detailed timeline info is available from past coordinators. September - starting calling to see if last year’s vendors are interested in coming back October - Look for vendors to fill vacant spots and new vendors interested in participating Look for new sites, if needed Make sure vendors have “Serve Safe Certificates.” Get permission to use the different locations from churches, schools, community center, all vendor locations. November - Finalize times/menu for each location. Check to see if entertainment times and food times are coordinated. Late November/Early December Give a complete list of vendors, menus and locations and hours to the HEalth Cepartment Give hours and menu information to Marie Williams for the program and website. Ask her to print a large copy to be hung in headquarters. Have “Food” signs made (Marie Williams) to put at each location and post these signs at each location on New Year’s Eve afternoon Remind all vendros to remove their trash freom the site. January - New Year’s morning, check each site to be sure the vendors cleaned up and handled garbage appropriately. Followup with each vendor to see how he/she did and ask if they are interested in participating next year.