First Camp Café Needs Chefs and Helpers

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First Camp Café Needs Chefs and Helpers

Postby Dr. Nome » Tue Jul 27, 2010 2:29 pm

First Camp Café Needs Chefs and Helpers

First Camp and The Nome are setting up a large structure for official Burning Man Organization meetings, cocktail receptions, and a big evening event. We will also host a 75-person dinner each night for members of the Burning Man LLC, senior staff, their guests and various artists and glitterati. All are fascinating people.
We need experienced chefs and cooks to direct evening meals and assist with lunches.
This is a fabulous opportunity to make a real contribution to the functioning of Burning Man, and meet some great people.
We may also need people to help with food prep, serving, bartending and housekeeping. Shifts are about 3-5 hours. If you are working with us, you can hang at our plush camp, join us for cocktail hour, use the showers, charge your batteries, and so on.
From 8/28 or to 9/5, we have a daily cocktail hour followed by dinner. On Tuesday 8/31, we host a 130-person dinner for Burning Man VIPs, and another cocktail reception on Friday 9/3.
The Nome Camp will set up a 4,000 sq. ft. structure in back of First Camp with bar, kitchen, dining facilities, lounge, electricity, plumbing, showers and so on. First Camp is located in the Center Camp area, directly facing the Great Circle. The Nome Camp consists of friendly long-time burners you will enjoy meeting. We are quite experienced at major Playa food events. In addition to having a great experience, you can hang at our camp, use the showers and so on.
Check out the photos of last year's similar event at the Fly Ranch. http://www.flickr.com/photos/21181254@N ... 71/detail/
Reply to Dr.Nome@Speakeasy.net Let us know your area of expertise, preferences and please include your phone number.

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Postby geekster » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:27 pm

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Postby robrob » Tue Jul 27, 2010 4:55 pm

i'm new here, and a first timer to boot, so I might be a little slow.

Just making sure I am understanding the "offer"– The founder of burning man and his inner circle are looking for "volunteers" to wait on them while they eat fancy meals with their "VIP" guests, and in exchange you can charge your ipod and use their bathroom?

this is an accurate summary?

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Postby Token » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:14 pm

Yep, the gift freely given.

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Postby David M » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:33 pm

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.

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Postby Elorrum » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:33 pm

Burning Man VIPs? How metropolitan.

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Postby geekster » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:53 pm

Well, it's their party and frankly, I have to hand it to anyone who can make a career out of a party but it was just the way that it was worded ... just a little over the top, a little self promoting ... I feel so dirty having read it.

I think I'll go take a shower.
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Postby Eric » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:15 pm

my favorite is the shot of the volunteer waiters in their white cult outfits

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I know the event wouldn't exist in any form like it does without Larry's vision, but a VIP supperclub and lounge for the "elite" is just kind of gross. At least have the politeness to keep it quiet if you're going to exclude the proletariat rabble who's dollars pay for it.
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Postby AntiM » Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:28 pm

There's 130 VIPs at Burning Man? I thought it was 50,000. Or at least whatever the hell number of active posters here on eplaya.... you know we're the rockstars, hmmm??? LOL.

Meh, Larry's party, Larry's camp can ask for volunteers. Interesting dynamic.
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Postby ibdave » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:15 pm

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Postby Token » Tue Jul 27, 2010 7:32 pm

We've come a long way since Hellco.

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Postby Sham » Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:28 am

Well, at least that explains where the ticket money is going. "Anymore cracked crab claws and steak, Larry?"

The shower does sound appealing, however!

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Postby moonrise » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:39 am

****I'm an EXPERT Maitre'd/Sommelier GOURMET LUXURIOUS STYLE!!!!****
Our ordinary, low key, neighborhood bar camp will be serving common people, bringing MINDBLOWING FABULOUS cocktail ART to ordinary burners and my helpful witty (sometimes snarky, I love it..don't ever stop!) eplaya pals (you know who you are) I would volunteer but I'll be too busy for vips (had enough of them in my 30 year career)

Ordinarians who like art, you're all invited!!!!
Oh, but I forgot, it's a secret, you'll just have to figure it out :lol:
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Postby Just_Joe » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:45 am

Shambala wrote:Well, at least that explains where the ticket money is going.

I appreciate what they are doing to reduce labor costs. Can you imagine how much higher ticket prices would be if they used paid servants?
Gotta love volunteerism.

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Postby Sham » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:45 am

More shrimp, Your Eminence?
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Postby ygmir » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:48 am

Shambala wrote:More shrimp, Your Eminence?
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Postby geekster » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:59 am

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http://www.godhatesshrimp.com/

We should protest.
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Postby Sham » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:05 am

Sorry, I posted the wrong photo! :shock: I think the hat confused me.
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Postby C187 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:20 am

Shambala wrote:Sorry, I posted the wrong photo! :shock: I think the hat confused me...


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Postby globug » Wed Jul 28, 2010 8:55 am

snort... giggle. :lol:


wow... i feel dirty, although now i know where to go if i want to find said "vip"... :roll:
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:12 am

globug wrote:snort... giggle. :lol:


wow... i feel dirty, although now i know where to go if i want to find said "vip"... :roll:

Vatican Camp, yessiree. I hear they have a nice collection of interesting pictures, as well.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:15 am

Nice work if you can get it.

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Postby ygmir » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:17 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
globug wrote:snort... giggle. :lol:


wow... i feel dirty, although now i know where to go if i want to find said "vip"... :roll:

Vatican Camp, yessiree. I hear they have a nice collection of interesting pictures, as well.


and great music:

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Postby Playa Foot » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:44 am

These are important people, can we expect them to camp in pup tents eating Larryburgers from the Center Camp Cafe?

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Postby Sham » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:10 am

Playa Foot wrote:These are important people, can we expect them to camp in pup tents eating Larryburgers from the Center Camp Cafe?

Certainly not!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:16 am

Do they provide free showers, tents and a ride from the Reno airport?

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Postby Minxy » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:46 pm

I am giggling my ass off at the pics and replies...hahahahahaha.

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Postby Elorrum » Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:56 pm

VIPs, yawn, but hey what about those Glitteratti?! (and I thought glitterati was a moopy item.)

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Postby ygmir » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:01 pm

I thought this thread disappeared?
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Postby Sham » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:01 pm

This will be one of my rare serious posts. The tone of this thread was some good natured ribbing on the management of BMorg. It dissapeared for the day and by someone's decision it was restored.

I am extremely impressed that the nature of this thread, and the reaction of BMorg allowed it to remain here. Yes, we are having some fun, but you all are truly stand up folks!

HATS OFF TO ALL OF YOU!

Now back to our regularly scheduled snark! :roll:


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