Volunteer on the 2021 Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge Committee

We need YOU to volunteer make 2021 the biggest and best Twin Cities Chef Challenge yet! Volunteers will help add vegan options to Twin Cities restaurants and build excitement around vegan dining. Past volunteers have found the experience to be highly rewarding.

What is the challenge?

The Twin Cities Chef Challenge brings new vegan options to Twin Cities restaurants, which diners then rate. It’s a win-win-win as diners get new options, restaurants increase their business, and animals are spared through the addition and promotion of vegan options at restaurants.

The 2021 Challenge will take place in August. We hope to have all committee members recruited by mid-May and to start meeting by the end of May.

How can I get involved?

We will form a committee that meets every one to two weeks. Volunteers will spend 2 to 5 hours a week on the project. We’ll share the following responsibilities:

Restaurant outreach –Go to restaurants between 2 and 4 pm to invite chefs and managers to participate and/or reach out via email, phone and social media. We provide you with materials to bring. You’ll also drop off promotional materials at the restaurants prior to the challenge, and invite chefs to the final celebration.

Restaurant follow-up Make sure restaurants have submitted necessary materials (name of dishes, food photos, etc.) to prepare for our website and promotion. This position begins in June.

Ratings Create the Google form diners fill out to rate the dishes they eat and calculates the results of the votes using a spreadsheet to determine the Twin Cities Vegan Chef Challenge Champion. Help determine awards, which are given to all restaurants who participate. Begins in June.

Please fill out our new volunteer form or email Laura Matanah at  laura@exploreveg.org and let us know what interests you!

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