12 August, 2008
Another very busy day at Village Camps, Switzerland. A little too much rain for us to follow the original schedule -- but with the versitility of our counsellors things when on without a hitch. It is supposed to clear up for tomorrow -- let's hope the weather man/woman is correct.
The spotlight today is on the kitchen and serving staff. The ones who work hard everyday to make sure that the rest of us are well fed. We have even included some bar-b-que pictures from earlier sessions in the photo gallery as well as some current pictures.
The photo gallery also has a number of pictures of the Circus Workshop with face painting and juggling, there are pictures of Street Hockey -- I guess it is O.K. to call it "street" hockey even though the rain caused it to be moved into the gym.
The camp fire at Prafandaz had to be cancelled because of the rain -- I'm sure we wll get a chance for another one later in the session -- you really have see what a "banana boat" looks like.
Remember, if you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours!!
Napoleon may have worried about his army -- but, with the amount of energy expended by campers and counsellors, Village Camps also wants to be sure that the food will replenish the body.
Our kitchen staff is headed up by Chef Inaki, ably assisted by Stefano, Travis, and Seweryn. This groups turns out three meals a day - every day - for 127 campers and over 50 staff members.
Lunch and dinner service always includes a large self-service salad bar with a variety of good things to eat. Every meal always includes a vegetarian choice and there is always a large supply of fresh fruit -- apples, pears, oranges, bananas, watermelon, etc.
In addition to the normal meal service, the kitchen staff is responsible for an all-camp bar-b-que on the first Friday of each session -- they provide food throughout the day on Arrival Day and prepare trays of cold meats, cheeses, salads, etc. for making picnic lunches as groups go on excursions.
The other important part of a food service operation is the group the serves the food, sets out the salad bar, does the dishes, and lots of other tasks like that. We have a group that is always smililng and always ready to help with any special request. Not only is the food good - but the service is friendly and efficient.
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