Workshops are most likely our main activity and it is one of our desires to serve as an open platform for general public to both profit by learning more as participants but also to share your experiences as workshop givers. We do not have really some special rules but rather a set of "worked for us or not" guidelines. If you are interested especially in giving a workshop please do check them out.
During the years we are trying to help people to make workshops happen. The idea is to coordinate with you, workshop giver, so you can share what you would like to with the community. We share the community which already know about us so it is more easy to diffuse your project, we provide the place and the general equipment. We ask to coordinate in advance with you so we can find out if the project fits in our activities, proper time slot, specific needs to make it happen as equipment and ingredients and financial requirements. So far the leader either pay for the workshop costs and if in plus shares some resources with fhb (generally suggested 30% or more if she/he likes) and if in minus fhb covers up the minus, however previous discussion is important. Second option is that fhb provides the resources for the workshop and again we share the profit or fhb covers the minus. If you can please try to coordinate with us in advance by writing to our mailing list, IRC or contact anyone from fhb group who is involved with the event, like Bigmac, Algoldor etc. It is important to mention that so far our workshops are mostly donation at your will no one turned away for lack of funds based. For some events we have some places, like 30% booked for suggested donation as our crodsourcing campaign perks, we have been experimenting lately also with keeping around 30% places open for walk ins. Important to keep in mind are both "access to all" perk holders who are welcome to any of our events but politely asked to book themselves in advance, generally between 10-20 people.
If you like to participate at our workshops we recommend you to keep an eye on The List of FHB Events. For most of the workshop you can sign in in advance, coming ten or fifteen minutes earlier is a great idea, helping with workshop set up and clean up afterwards is very appreciated! Majority of the workshops are based on donation at your will no one turned away for lack of funds and the profit which is made is shared between the workshop give and the fhb case by case. We also ask during the workshops if you are OK to share your nick name or name with us and contact like email so we can get in touch with you when promoting next event for example.
We have usually two workshop venues at bigger events - Workshop Venue I., which is for 10-15 people and is more for hands on workshops and Workshop Venue II. which is bigger holding up to 25 people or so, dedicated especially for tasting events.