LVW first timers - welcome to the family we are so glad you are here!
My name is Holly Kubek and this will be my 6th year heading up the kitchen crew! My first son started LVW in Summer of 2009 and Kurt will be our last season in 2022.
LVW is on the grow and I have no doubt will continue on after our family "ages out" this summer. It has been pure joy (and some hard work) to be involved with the band all these years. Think about your kids' future with the band and how you can get involved this year and in the future. My husband Tony Kubek has been the head chaperone for many of those years and he too will be "aged out" after this season.
Next summer LVW will need new moms and dads to head up the kitchen and be the head chaperone/volunteer coordinator - if anyone wants to be a little deeper involved this year to "learn the ropes" let us know and we can bring you along behind the scenes a bit.
A few notes about the meals, we do our best to accommodate a large group of students and adults. We are all just moms and dads who are cooking for the band. We are not formally trained in food service. But we'll do our best to safely prepare & serve good food, balanced nutrition, and have a little fun too. We cannot do this without broad participation at both school locations - FVL and Kettle. Thanks to all those who have signed up to help in the kitchen thus far! We are off to a great start at filling those slots! No experience is necessary - we'll teach you as we go - we encourage you to raise your hand and come along!
Here is the link:SIGN UP HERE
We'll be planning for about 100-125 servings when considering band members, staff and volunteers! That's alot of hungry mouths to feed - so we did increase the number of slots per meal and the length of the shifts. When you volunteer in the kitchen, your shift will be done in time to ensure you can participate/view the parades - we won't leave anyone behind.
A few NEW things this year with the kitchen/food:
1. Designated dishwasher spot - this shift starts a little later than the meal prep slots, we'll train how to use the commercial dishwasher and wash sinks, you would help guide the student helpers on "kitchen clean up duty". With the larger group we'll need a little more focus in this area to keep up with the timely cleaning and ending of each meal shift.
2. Breakfast/Chaperone extended time - the chaperones who stay overnight are responsible for breakfast in the AM, with the size of the band we know the clean up will take a bit longer than last year, so we extended the time to ensure that clean up of breakfast takes place before the lunch crew arrives.
3. Donations - we know not everyone will be able to volunteer a shift in the kitchen and not everyone will be able to donate, but we ask those who can and are able to make a food donation - please bring to the first day of camp at FVL on 6/7.
Please consider any off the list below:
- watermelons - we go through many many watermelons; we always need more watermelon, the kids love watermelon, did I mention watermelons?
- powdered lemonade mix - regular and pink lemonade
- desserts - the kids always LOVE a dessert at lunch & dinner, these can be homemade or store bought
- NO nuts or peanut butter ingredients of any kind please (we have multiple members with nut/peanut allergies)
- boxes of jello - any flavors/colors
- frozen treats of any kind - popsicles, freezy pops, ice cream, sherbert, sorbet, diary and non dairy options appreciated
- sundae toppings - fudge, sprinkles, whipped cream, cherries, chocolate chips, etc (no nuts or peanut butter ingredients of any kind please)
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to us and we are happy to help!
Looking forward to the season kicking off in just a week!
Tony & Holly Kubek