Interested? Please tell us why you’d be a rockstar Cooking Contest Captain in 5 or less sentences by email usms@unionsquaremain.org.

Service Description

Who: A individual passionate about food and Union Square who will facilitate the Fluff Festival Cooking Contest, which features 50+ entries to be judged during the Festival. This is a volunteer position, not paid.

What: Orchestrate team of volunteers, celebrity judges + winners

When: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 / 1-8pm (raindate Sept.23)

Where: Union Square Plaza near Main Stage

Why: Because celebrating community together matters


  • Before festival  

    • Attend August Fluff Planning Team Meeting on 8/23/18 6:30-8:00pm  

    • Attend volunteer orientation ~one week before festival from 6-7pm, followed by optional meet + greet gathering

  • Day of festival

    • 9/22 from 1pm - 8pm, raindate 9/23 (availability on both days is essential)

    • Optional post-festival celebratory meal

  • After festival

    • Complete post-event logistical survey to help us improve systems in future years

    • Attend debrief meeting ~one month after festival

Qualities Needed

  • Ability to lead a team of volunteers in a fast-paced environment

  • Delegate and oversee contest area setup and breakdown

  • Organized, punctual, and reliable

  • Excellent communication skills with judges, volunteers, and public

  • Positive demeanor reflective of the spirit of the event and Union Square Main Streets

  • A love of food, Union Square, and Fluff Fest

Specific Tasks to be Accomplished

  • Oversee check in station for contestants

  • Oversee judge’s station; keep judges on schedule

  • Point person for volunteer managing judging tally

  • Oversee set up table for bake sale

  • Point person for bake sale volunteer(s)

  • Point person for photographer in cooking contest area