2019 Staff Dining Info

Updated June 27, 2019


2019-06-25 IST Staff Dining service hours by location by day matrix

Note: You do not need any eating gear at the dining halls. Because of some very unique water restrictions and food safety requirements, we will use disposable eating items. Please do not bring your own eating gear, there are not adequate hot water for cleaning and sanitizing your gear. We do not want you getting ill and missing the Jamboree.

Echo IST Dining Hall Menu – English

Echo IST Dining Hall – Espanol

Echo IST Dining Hall – Francais

Echo IST Dining Hall – Halal Only

Pigott Dining Hall Menu – English

Pigott Dining Hall – Espanol

Pigott Dining Hall – Francais

Fork in the Road Dining Hall Menu – English

Fork in the Road Dining Hall – Espanol

Fork in the Road Dining Hall – Francais

Pigott and Fork in the Road IST Dining Halls – Halal Meal Kits

Summit2Go Lunch nutritional labels

Staff members will take their meals in one of three Staff dining facilities. Most staff will take their meals at the dining hall closest to where they are assigned to camp:

  • The first and largest one will be in the IST staff Base Camp E. This facility will serve all staff who reside in Base Camp E as well as those who live nearby in Base Camp F.  During the Jamboree, breakfast service is from 5:00am to 10:00am and dinner is served from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Some exceptions such as on show days will be announced and posted on the white board as you enter the serving lines. No special dining pass is required for IST to dine at E.
  • Staff residing in Base Camps C and D will dine in the Pigott Dining Hall facility that is situated between Base Camps C and D. The service hours at Pigott are 5:30am to 8:00am, and 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Some exceptions will be announced. A Jamboree-issued dining pass is required to eat here.
  • Staff residing in Base Camps A and B will dine at The Fork in the Road Diner facility that is situated between Base Camps A and B. The service hours at The Fork in the Road Diner are 5:30am to 8:00am, and 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Some exceptions will be announced. A Jamboree-issued dining pass is required here.

Staff will find at all dining halls that breakfast and dinner meals are buffet style and self-service. So, you don’t have to ask a server for a little more of this or not to give you that. Please be careful to use the intended serving spoon so as not to cross food from one serving dish into another. You will be welcomed to take all you want from the breakfast and dinner entrées, the fruit and salad bars, the dinner dessert bars and the beverage stations. Many meal services have multiple entrées offered and the selection will be greatest at the large dining hall in E. You should note as the service progresses, some of these selections may be totally consumed based on popularity. Though you are welcome to take your lunch and hand fruit with you, we highly recommend NOT eating food inside your sleeping tents. We do have bears, raccoons, skunks and other animals that will enter your tent based on the smell of possible food.

Lunch will be packaged by each staff member after breakfast, as described in greater detail below. Staff will be offered a choice of protein items and then staff may select from a buffet of non-perishable items available at the Summit2Go lunch area located proximate to each Staff Dining facility. All staff will need to bring their DAILY LUNCH TICKET and their own re-useable sack (like a small canvas or plastic tote bag, or perhaps repurposed plastic shopping bags) to pack and carry their lunch.

Outside of meal service times, limited beverage service only (coffee, tea & water) will be available at the Staff Dining halls during the daytime between breakfast and dinner service hours. No food or beverages will be served after dinner until the time breakfast service starts in the morning. Meal service before July 18th and after August 2nd will be limited, both in terms of time and locations, and on a published schedule.

NOTE: No PATCH SWAP DISPLAYS are allowed in OR AROUND any of the dining halls during meal service times. We need all of the tables for staff to sit and eat.

Finally, portions of each Staff Dining facility will be closed at various times throughout the day for cleaning and maintenance.


Although breakfast and dinner service will follow a typical camp-style buffet operation, all staff members will be issued a set of tickets to assemble their own Summit2Go non-perishable, shelf stable lunch after breakfast from the Summit2Go area at each Staff Dining facility. All staff may dine and assemble their Summit2Go lunch at the IST Staff Dining facility in staff camp E, but only those with specific dining passes may assemble lunch at the Pigott or Johnson staff dining locations.

Staff will be offered a selection of certain protein items. Note that on these items the quantity one may take will be limited and indicated to you by the staff. Following those selections staff will find a ‘take what you want’ buffet of associated lunch items so you can build a meal of the size and variety you desire. Staff members will package their own lunch in their own re-useable sack, selecting the items they desire and thereby minimizing waste while allowing those with high energy level jobs to take an adequate amount of food to get them through the day.

Lunch should be picked up immediately after breakfast each day and will be available for 30 minutes after breakfast at each staff dining location, except on Staff Arrival days when the hours are extended. Staff members are welcome to delegate the pick-up of their lunch to another fellow staff member by simply giving that staffer their ticket for that day and their lunch bag. Base camp and Sub camp staff who due to their duties regularly miss breakfast at one of the Staff Dining facilities, and thus can’t get their Summit2Go lunch, will be handled on an exception basis by contacting the Summit2Go lunch manager at 2019jamboreefood@gmail.com


All Staff Dining facilities will have a single waiting line, commonly called the Staff Dining Queue. Staff will enter the Staff Dining complex, and then there will be a decision point where the Queue splits into serving lines. There will be more serving lines and options in the Dining Hall at E because the facility size permits that.   This multi-line system offers staff the opportunity for greater food choices and reduced waiting time. The serving line menu options will be posted along the Queue to help you decide before reaching the point at which you must choose a serving line to enter.  Subject to space and serving size limitations at Pigott and The Fork in the Road Diner, following the serving lines one will find a breakfast fruit and yogurt bar or an evening salad bar station, followed at dinner by the dessert bars as you exit the serving area. For breakfast and dinner, beverage stations will be conveniently located near the seating area.

Because of its massive size and serving capacity, the Dining Hall at E will have more menu selections than Pigott or The Fork in the Road Diner. All IST are welcome to eat at the Staff Dining hall in E for any meal.


In the event a Staff Team anticipates an area wide, job-essential conflict that precludes all IST members of the team from getting their meal at a Staff Dining facility (such as the Registration Team on Arrival Day or the Shows Team on Major Show Days), the Food Team will attempt to arrange special feeding. Such arrangements must be made by May 1, 2019 by contacting the Food Team leadership at 2019jamboreefood@gmail.com to discuss alternatives. Options available may include earlier or later dinner time at the Staff Dining facility in Echo or, in unusual circumstances, delivery of a limited meal service selected from the staff dining meal being served that day OR extra Summit2go lunches. Staff dining is not permitted to accommodate special catering in lieu of meal service so we cannot provide cakes, ice cream or any similar items. Remote custom meal service is available but must be arranged directly through event catering http://jamboreefoodteam.org/2019-catering-info/


As part of the Jamboree’s ongoing commitment to assist those whose diets are influenced by religious, medical or other personal beliefs and desires, the Staff Dining facilities will offer products that accommodate Kosher, Halal, Made-without-Gluten, Made-without-Nuts, Vegetarian and Vegan diets. Some of those dietary ways will be supported by items in a serving line that by their nature are vegetarian or vegan while other dietary ways are supported by sealed meal kits may be picked up for those who indicated that dietary way during registration. The Jamboree Food Team will have liaison staff members who will gladly consult with staff members who have food allergy driven dietary ways, and others as well, to answer questions about any food item served (to include consultation with the Staff Dining Hall Chefs if needed).

Each special meal Staff member will receive special identification authorizing the distribution of special meals. There also will be dedicated microwave ovens for staff to warm special meal components. Look for the separate serving line and the signs indicating where the microwave ovens are located. The menus for these meals will be posted in April at http://jamboreefoodteam.org/2019-special-diet-meal-kit-menus/

If you need to ship shelf-stable supplemental food to the site, here is the Jamboree mail info: Jamboree_Flash_Postal_Distribution_March_25_2019


Many staff areas and teams will discover that the Staff Dining facilities in E, Pigott and The Fork in the Road Diner are great places to gather, formally or informally. We welcome you to use these facilities 24/7. To help us be prepared for larger gatherings, and so as not to conflict with scheduled events taking place at each location throughout the Jamboree, Staff Dining areas need to be reserved. Requests should be sent to 2019jamboreefood@gmail.com outlining your desired location, estimated head count, date and time requested. The Staff Dining team will issue you a confirmation. During the WSJ these requests are frequent. To ensure you group is reserved, early submissions are suggested.

Please note that the Staff Dining team is not permitted to provide any Catering for these events. Any desired items must be arranged directly through event catering http://jamboreefoodteam.org/2019-catering-info/