Do you love hosting parties?


Do you work in a food-related business? Ever considered becoming a caterer? If you answered yes, to anyone one of the above, then you should volunteer as an ICC host! Why, you ask? Oe because:
1. It is fun.
2. It is easy
3. It is not time consuming
4. A great way to network
5. A great resume-building activity
6. A great way to help promote your food-related business in the community
7. A great way to challenge yourself to do something youive never done before
8. A great way to practice public-speaking skills
*The photo that appears above was taken of a spread at Delish on Elmwood. How could I pass up using such an incredible setup shot for a party? Now back to the ICC:


What do you need to do to become a volunteer host?
E-mail the following to the buffalointernationalcookingclub.com (at least 1 month in advance of the date you are proposing to host).
(1) Name (1st & last)
(2) E-mail address (*required*) & phone # (required)
(3) Month & day you want to host your event
(4) Your proposed ethnic/cultural theme (ex: By Italian Design: the best Italian Foods!)
Dates currently available beginning March 2006.
Being a Host is as Easy as 1-2-3
1- CONTACT
Contact the President of ICC (E-mail above info. to Chari-Lynn at the buffalointernationalcookingclub.com) & together we will set a date and time for the event. Cook one dish for the event & bring the recipe to share.
2- HOST
Arrive & set-up at least 15 min. before event. Greet guests. Give brief introduction. Encourage guests to speak briefly about their/dish/culture & make sure this dialog runs smoothly and within a reasonable time limit.
3- WRAP-UP
Make a brief closing remark. (Although each individual is responsible for cleaning up their own setting/dishes, the host needs to ensure that this is done and may solicit help from guests. The facility should be left in the same condition it was upon arrival.) Host is last person to leave.
Time Commitment: If you want to do the minimum amount of work, it should take no more 1-2 hours preparation time n (which is probably an overestimate). In addition, add the amount of time to prepare your dish and the amount of time for attending the event itself).
SOOe..Grab your calendars and sign-up to be a volunteer host today!
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The ICC proudly announces its NEW home: St. Johnis Grace Episcopal Church located at 51 Colonial Circle at the corner of Lafayette and Bidwell. They have been kind enough to extend their facilities to us, including two dining rooms (one with a seating capacity of 25 and the other with a seating capacity of 100 –providing a lot of flexibility). The ICC is looking forward to working with St. Johns and we greatly appreciate their generosity.
In light of securing this new facility, the dates for the events in 2006 may change. The Taste of Diversity (an outdoor festival featuring foods and entertainment from around the world) will be on April 29, 2006. Anyone interested in volunteering to cook dishes for the Taste of Diversity, should e-mail: Chari-Lynn at buffalointernationalcookingclub@yahoo.com)
Our first event, will be a Taste of Thailand and will take place at St. Johnis. The date will be in early February. Updates about this event with the time & date will be forthcoming shortly.
On behalf of the ICC, I wish you all a healthy & happy holiday season! Bon Appetite!
The International Cooking Club:
Bringing Buffalonians Together

About the author  ⁄ queenseyes

Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Catalyst behind the Pierce-Arrow Film Arts Center. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette. Themed New Years mayhem at various locations. Next up: Porchfest... Also offers package tours of the city for groups or individuals. Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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