Every Friday at the USOC is casual Friday. And because just about everyone’s casual wardrobe is made up entirely of Team USA gear, USA gear is always the popular choice on Fridays. And so, since I’ve started, the Digital Media Team has implemented #USAFanFriday.
In a few weeks, we’ll be shooting a video series in the Olympic Training Center’s brand new teaching kitchen — a fully-stocked, industrial kitchen designed to teach athletes how to cook their own nutritious food. But we had to test this never-before-used kitchen first. And so, on Friday the 13th, we added a twist to #USAFanFriday — a digital team bonding lunch that we dubbed #USAFanFeast.
We had to create menu items that tested each appliance in the kitchen, so we decided to go for a red, white, and blue theme that we could also photograph for our Team USA Pinterest boards. We scored a Pinterest win in our American flag pizza (although I received numerous complaints that our pizza looked more like lasagna…) and a definite #PinterestFail in trying to make a red, white, and blue cake.