community BBQ

River & Wren will offer our community BBQ to a different community group at each market in 2019. 

If you are associated with a local community group that is fundraising for a local cause or need and would like to be considered to run the BBQ please complete the following Expression of Interest.

River & Wren will provide the space (approximately 6m x 3m) and a very large hungry crowd!

You need to supply everything else needed to run the BBQ including enough happy smiling volunteers to man the BBQ from 10am - 3pm (though set up starts at 7.30am). This is a very busy BBQ so it would be best if your group were experienced BBQers.

Our previous community groups have raised a significant amount for their fundraising efforts.

Things you will need to bring include:

  • Gazebo (site will fit 2 gazebos)

  • BBQ (large)

  • BBQ cooking utensils including knives

  • Tables

  • Chairs (if needed - though you won’t have time to sit!)

  • Bread

  • Meat

  • Cooking oil

  • Condiments

  • Onions

  • Bacon and eggs (if you’d like to sell bacon & egg rolls)

  • Water and soft drink

  • Napkins

  • Food handling gloves

  • Cleaning equipment

  • Cash tin and float

  • Appropriate food storage containers

  • Eskis and ice (the site is not powered)

  • Bin

  • Happy smiling volunteers!

Things you need to know 

  • River & Wren runs rain, hail and shine, as does the BBQ

  • You must provide River & Wren with a copy of your public liability insurance

  • You are required to provide a safe workspace for your volunteers and your customers

  • Set up on market day commences at 7.30am and the BBQ needs to start set up at 7.30am

  • All market shops are required to stay open until 3pm when the market closes

  • You are required to remove all your rubbish from the market. The bins at the market are for our customers only.

If you have any questions please email


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