|Hiring out common meals||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (floriferousmsn.com)|
|Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2002 14:14:01 -0700 (MST)|
Hiring out common meals is not something I have seen any cohousing groups do, but I have seen lots of intentional communities that specialize jobs such as cooking. A typical system would be a head cook, a helper with volunteer cleanup on rotation. The cooks job is to own the planning, and production for meals. The helper shows up at a regular time to do prep work, usually with the cooks supervision, but sometimes not. Since economies vary widely from community to community how the cook gets paid is like how anybody else gets paid. Sometimes its money, sometimes its community work credit, etc. etc. Offhand I can think of about a dozen communities where cooking meals is a community job, and I am sure there are lots more, especially in larger communities where this kind of specialization is important. At Sharingwood we "pay cooks" in free meals, which have a value attached. If you cook more than you eat you would get paid, but not very much. We do have the situation where one couple seems to cook a great deal each month, and since meals have been apparently slowly declining, having these people cook more means meals happen, thus it is a fine thing as far as I hear. I think if the group were willing to bump up the meal cost to say $5 a head, with 30 eaters somebody might be willing to cook for money, especially if they liked cooking anyway. People who are into cooking get great satisfaction from making good stuff and having people enjoy it. Rob Sandelin Sharingwood, NE of Seattle, where there is a house and a lot for sale -----Original Message----- From: cohousing-l-admin [at] cohousing.org [mailto:cohousing-l-admin [at] cohousing.org]On Behalf Of Michael D Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 9:25 AM To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Subject: Re: [C-L]_Common Meals I'm exploring options for common meals. Has anyone tried hiring people to prepare, serve, and clean up after common meals - like a private one-meal restaurant? If anyone has tried it, how much did it cost per person? What advantages and disadvantages did you experience from it? If you haven't tried it, what advantages and disadvantages do you imagine from doing it that way? Another option: Has anyone tried making cooking, serving, and cleaning up after common meals one of the jobs people take on for the benefit of the community? So, in other words, some people take care of the lawn and plants, some clean the common house, some do the financial work, and some handle the meals. That way people who like meal preparation do that and those that prefer some other contribution do that instead. What advantages and disadvantages have you experienced or do you imagine from doing it that way? Namaste, Michael Heart Song Community Santa Fe, NM http://www.delphi.com/thisismylife/messages http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeartSongCommunity http://groups.yahoo.com/group/HeartSongSchedule http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheHeartoftheMatter http://groups.yahoo.com/group/QuotationsforConsciousLiving http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AQuestionofIntimacy http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PrayersfromtheHeart _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.communityforum.net/mailman/listinfo/cohousing-l
- Common Meals, (continued)
- RE: Common Meals Rob Sandelin, January 29 2002
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