KI Minyan Group
As of November 21, 2016
On Saturdays, the kitchen coordinator brings 1-2 dozen bagels (sliced) and then sets-up the food table for the community Kiddush. The cupboards have labels indicating where things are stored. The following may look like a long list, but many of the items don't take much time.
- Defrost frozen challah; warm in top oven.Might be started already
- Start to warm other things that need to be warmed
- If there are items in the freezer that can be used, take them out, reheat as needed and serve
- Stir soup
- Cover the food table with a plastic tablecloth.Put out papergoods and plastic flatware ; additional items stored in “pantry” (room off to the side of the kitchen).
- Check that the tables and chairs are arranged.
- out the coffee/tea stuff. If you make coffee, filters are in upper cabinet by sink.
- Put out cream cheese and butter
- Set-up a tray with little wine cups.Average Shabbat pour 18 small cups; school Shabbat you need to count how many people in attendance. School Shabbat use grape juice only.
- Plug in the hot water maker.(Don’t run the coffee pots, hot water heater AND microwave at the same time… sometimes blows a fuse).
Around 11:30 (do this around 11:00 for a School Shabbat)
- Put out food from the refrigerator; KI provides cream cheese, butter, juice and wine. Fill pitchers with cold water.
- Put out food brought by community Kiddush folks
- Pour the wine/grape juice; additional wine stored in “pantry” (room off to the side of the kitchen)
- Place warmed challah on challah tray and out on the food table
Around 12:00 pm
- Take casseroles out of oven and put on food table using a trivet or inverted cookie sheet covered with a towel
Following Kiddush, around 1:00 PM, the kitchen coordinator announces that it is time for everyone to clear and clean the individual tables. Coordinator can start washing the dishes, including the coffee pots, wiping the counters and putting things away. The Kitchen Coordinator supervises the Minyan goers and has them pack up what they brought and take home leftover food. Send food and bagels home with people. Take dirty towels to wash & return.
Put the trash outside and replace the bag in the trash can.
DIRECTIONS TO COMMUNITY KIDDUSH FOLKS
As of November 21, 2016
These are suggestions for people bringing food to a community Kiddush or Shabbat dinner. The kitchen coordinator needs your help and can’t do all the work by himself/herself.
- If assigned to bringing bagels, pay the bagel store to slice
- If bringing soup that needs stirring, do this several times during the service
- If bringing cheese, set up a cheese tray
- If bringing a salad, side dish, casserole, herring, etc – use a container that you can take home with leftovers.If you put things out in a KI dish or platter, please wash this before you leave.
- If cooking a casserole in the oven, check several times to see that it is not burning or undercooking.