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Küche / Kitchen

Catering Donations
Currently our San Francisco meals are donated by Food Runners San Francisco . They pickup leftovers at catered venues and deliver these to us an our or so before we serve.

Menu
Vegan/vegetarian, SF Fusion
(American/German/Asian Fusion)

Menus are based on food donated in time for use. We leave surplus produce, snacks, bread, etc. outside for anyone to take home.
An ideal menu:

  • green salad with special dressing
  • fruit salad
  • warm cabbage salad or saurekraut
  • vegetible stir fry with greens, garlic, ginger, preserved black beens
  • baked potato caserole or mashed potatoes
  • black beens and brown rice
  • chef's special
  • caffeine free chai
  • teas & water

Other sources of food we serve:
We shop at SF Food Bank during the week as resources permit. We purchase what we need on Friday.


Left Over Food and Produce
We can not predict how many people will show up, so we try to make more than enough. This may result in left overs. Both prepared food, and fresh produce, bread, etc.

Priority for dispersing left overs will go to individuals who bring personal food containers or plastic bags, then to non-profit organizations with the ability to safely transport, store, serve, and prepare food.

Tools
Vehicles with owner/drivers are sometimes needed between 9am - 1pm weekdays in San Francisco to help with transportation.

We borrow some tools from other kitchens. We are slowly replacing these with donated tools, or by purchasing them when donated money becomes available.

Schedule

Monday thru Friday before Voku

Shop at SF Food Bank for free fruit / vegetabls and low cost food. Put in storage room or refridgerate / freeze.

Voku Friday

If scheduled, hold planning meeting. Specific time and place will be announced a few days in advance.
12:30 (or before) pick up any stored produce from storage locations, transport and deliver to venue by 3pm.
4pm Open venue for volunteers. Plan menu for dinner. Figure out if any ingredients need to be purchased. Start food preparations.
By 4:30pm send people to buy needed ingredients.
5:00pm start preparing social hall for serving food
No later than 6:30pm, start serving supper in social hall.
5:30pm start cleaning and packing up. If any left over produce, put it out for guest to take home what they want.
8:30pm, If any left over supper, prepare it for delivery
9pm, start final cleaning. Try to leave venue as clean or cleaner than we found it. Take away as much as possible. Anything not removed should be out of the way with a plan for removing asap.

after Voku Friday.
If anything remains, remove as soon as possible.