|re: specific meal questions||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Stephanie Fassnacht (fassnachssc.wisc.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 09:22:41 -0700 (MST)|
This is how Village Cohousing in Madison, WI approached common meals. But first, a few background notes: We moved in in August of last year. Construction wasn't finished until several months later. The common house wasn't finished until a months or two ago. Our dishwashing set-up has just been installed and should be operable within the next week or two. > > 1. How often do you have meals? Right now 2-3 times a week. From the start we had a potluck every Sunday. At first this was in various people's units; now it is in the common house. Until the CH was finished, we did a restaurant meal once a week, plus a bring-your-own-everything (meal, tableware, chair) once a week. The BYOs were held on the porches of various units until the CH was finished. Restaurant meals also ended as soon as the CH was usable. Next week, we will change one of the BYO meals to a meal cooked in the CH by a cooking team. So starting next week, we will have one potluck, one cooked meal and one BYO meal per week. > 2. How do you determine who is going to eat? This is strictly voluntary. So far, we've had the best turn outs at the potlucks, including the holiday potlucks. > 3. How do you determine what is for dinner? Are menu's posted in advance? The plan is that the cooks will determine what's for dinner. No menu will be posted in advance; sort of like coming home from school to a homecooked meal that you never knew anything about in advance. > 4. How do you pay for meals? We are selling tickets in advance in whatever number a person wants to buy. Tickets cost $2.50 per adult, half that for kids. This is just our first approximation. The amount will be adjusted to be in line with average costs. > 5. How much do meals cost? We don't know this yet. Cooks will be reimbursed from ticket sales. We are also holding a "kitchen shower" to help stock the larder. > 6. How does your cook,help,clean up sign up system work? We have a sign up sheet posted on a bulletin board in the dining room. The plan is to have 2 cooks plus two clean-up persons per meal. > 7. When did you figure out your meal system, before you move in or after? We did quite a search of the Archives a while back, but the CH committee just developed the plan in the past couple of weeks. Good luck, and have fun! Stephanie Fassnacht
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