Arrive at the venue


Arrive at the venue at 11:00 to meet the Local Welcome staff member who will open up the venue for you and the other leaders.

Switch on the lights.

Allocate a safe space for coats and bags and put yours there to make it easy to point out for attendees.

Check everything is ok with the toilets, kitchen, bins and any disability access requirements.

Check for signs of any pests inside the venue (e.g. mouse droppings or fly infestations).

Have a conversation with all the leaders and decide who:

  • Goes to meet your guests at the hostel

  • Leads each table to make each recipe

  • Welcomes members and guests at the front door

  • Makes name badges for members and guests

  • Seats members and guests at the tables

  • Does the opening speech to the whole room