|Re: Meal Participation Program||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Alison Etter (alison.s.ettergmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2010 08:46:12 -0800 (PST)|
I live at Roberts Creek Cohousing in British Columbia Canada. We have been going for about 5 years and have a system that works for us. We have a meal scheduled on Saturdays, and then also usually a Tuesday or Thursday meal during the week. Folks gather their own team. They put up a sign-up schedule and send out an email of the menu and do the shopping for the meal based on the numbers signed up. The team also cooks and sets up the dining room. Usually are meals cost approx. $6.00 per person ($3 for children) and people pay as they come in. Clean up is done by volunteers at the meal. It works for us. Participation often varies with the menu, I have noticed, and what is going on in peoples' lives. (Summer attendance is usually lower). There is always a vegetarian/vegan option if the meal includes meat. We are also supported by a Cooks Committee who buy staples and make sure there are enough pots and pans and such for the kitchen (our kitchen pots and plates have a tendency to disappear). They also coordinate dinners for special occasions, such as Thanksgiving. Cooking is a lot of fun, and our meals are a highlight of the week for many of us. Sometimes we have a movie or something after the meal. Hope this help. Alison Etter On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 12:11 PM, Eta Braun <etabr [at] charter.net> wrote: > > I live at Oak Creek Commons in Paso Robles for about 5 years. We still > struggle with scheduling two dinners per week (Thursdays and Sundays). > The number of cooks and cleaners has become smaller over time as well > as the number of people eating. > > We would like to hear from other communities how they handle their meal > participation program in general and specifically how they ensure > enough cooks and cleaners for each meal. It would also be helpful to > find out how much they charge for a meal per person. > > Thank you in advance for giving us this information. > > Eta Braun > Oak Creel Commons > Paso Robles, CA > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- Alison Etter 604-740-0321 Roberts Creek, British Columbia Canada If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. Wayne Dyer
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