Ask yourself one question. Would you know how to skin a raccoon if stranded in the wilderness? Most of us would answer no. But for the the staff at Snooze A.M. Eatery attending this unique one-day survival retreat, their answer is a resounding, “Yes!”
On a warm summer day this past August, managers at Snooze participated in Cottonwood Institute’s one-day survival workshop as a part of their weekend staff training. While they learned the basics of survival from shelter building to fire skills, they also had the opportunity to learn more about primitive hunting skills and animal skinning.
While the group was quite competitive throughout the day, their humor and teamwork never once waned, and the quality of their restaurant business was evidenced in how hard they worked and how they never stopped encouraging each other. While working on one-match fires, one participant was heard saying, “You can do it, put your match into it!” This tone set the entire course.
Ford, our very own Executive Director, had the pleasure of instructing this group and stated, “I think you guys have an awesome team assembled at Snooze and it was great to see how everyone stepped up in different ways. Everyone was super positive and had a great attitude. I have to say, this is the first course we processed road kill and I thought that was really cool.” Adam Schlegel, Snooze Co-Founder and owner was ecstatic, “Such a great time, great experience, and you guys were fantastic. Congrats on the project, the great people, and the whole business… a very cool job. Hope to see you in Snooze soon, guarantee you’ll have a memorable meal. No raccoon!”
While the raccoons received all the talk, it was the memories that will live on forever with both the Snooze team and our amazing instructors, Ford and Clark. You all pulled off a unique and memorable course! Here’s to many more of these throughout the years to come!
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