SPANKY’S APPETIZER PROGRAM
Spanky’s Village does not have a “meal plan”. Instead, we have an “Appetizer Program”. Here’s how it works…
Every member of Spanky’s makes an appetizer at some point during the event. The appetizer should serve 20-30 people (more if you’re ambitious!). It can be simple or complex… expensive or cheap. It’s up to you and your budget/skills. You also get to choose when you make/serve your appy. And you can serve it at the bar area or you can walk around camp with it. And if you need a place to prepare/cook your appy, Spanky’s does have a kitchen-space you can use. (more kitchen info below)
Please follow all food handing safety precautions when preparing your appy. The following is a MUST READ for anyone cooking food: Safe Food Handling | FDA
WHY NO MEAL PLAN???
Well, for several reasons. When camps have meal plans…
1- There is a lot of work involved in cooking for 150-250 people
2- There’s a lot of clean-up and dishes to do afterward
3- You have to eat on a certain schedule… when the food is served.
4- You have to eat whatever food is being served
5- It’s difficult to accommodate the dietary needs/desires of so many people
COOL THINGS ABOUT OUR APPETIZER PROGRAM…
1- You get to show off your creation and help feed the members of our village
2- Since 150-250 Spankers are participating in the program, there’s almost always some food floating around camp
3- It’s a social catalyst. You can use your appetizer as an ice-breaker to get to know a group or individual better