7. JUNGLE KITCHEN. What are the community food preparation policies?

4 Mar

Community Food Policies

Volunteers, Guests, and Interns cook their own food in our Community Kitchen. We provide both cold and dry food storage spaces. However, they are free to make meals with others!
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Haka hou mana mana – Community Kitchen!

Please be courteous of others by washing up as you go along, as Volunteers and guests need to cook too. That way, by the time your food is cooked, most of your dishes are done. This makes it much more efficient for the next person who is waiting to use the kitchen.

At high season it can be very frustrating if people can’t eat until 10pm at night. Ideally, 2 people at a time, 30 minutes cook time, clean up before sitting to eat for the next 2 to come in and cook.

Peak cooking times are around 8-9:30 am -12-2pm and 6-8pm. If you are able to cook around those times you will often have the kitchen to yourself!

As a community of individuals, we respect everyone’s dietary choices as long as it does not overly impose on another! We have hosted many vegans and vegetarians but we also accept carnivores! While we respect different dietary choices, for practical reasons, we cannot separate utensils. However, it’s never been much of an issue as most people just use the kitchen around each other by communicating their needs. Carnivores and vegetarians must learn to live together!

While we respect different dietary choices, for practical reasons, we cannot separate utensils. However, it’s never been much of an issue as most people just use the kitchen around each other by communicating their needs. Carnivores and vegetarians must learn to live together!

As far as community food, sometimes we have a community meal or potluck. However, each community member is responsible for their own food and food preparation.