Usually a normal schedule,
with meals at 8am, 12pm and 6pm (actual times vary by site). By
Tuesday dinner, the kids start to realize that your food may be
different from home, but it is good to eat. Add that to a full day
of activity and they will be starved. Plan for a big meal with ample
Program Coordinator will
have numbers and requirements by now for the following week. Plan
your menu and inventory stock for placing orders.
Might be a pack-out lunch if
kids are doing an all day activity. Have everything ready for kids
to make sandwiches right after breakfast.
Place orders for next week
with your purveyors.
If there is no lunch served
in dining room, do an extended cleaning of kitchen and dining
Dinner may be served at
normal time, or may be off depending on return from off-site trips.
Be flexible. If the kids were on an all day hike, they will be
starved. Plan to have a hearty meal for dinner.
Usually normal 8am, 12pm,
Food deliveries will begin
arriving - check invoice and then put everything away
Thursday dinner id a
farewell dinner and should be special. The executive director favors
roast beef or turkey with all the trimmings, with ice cream sundaes
Fridays are always
different. Sometimes you have a normal 8am breakfast, 12pm lunch.
Sometimes you have a brunch. Sometimes you do box lunches. Program
coordinator should know this information 3 weeks prior to group's
arrival, so you will know how to plan.
This is the big clean-up and
checkout day. The kitchen and dining room need to be thoroughly
cleaned and ready to be turned over to the weekend crew. Program
coordinator and/or site manager will inspect before you can checkout
for the weekend.
Don't forget to provide food
for the weekend for the staff.
You are usually done by 3pm,
followed by a staff meeting to go over the current week and plan for
next week. Then you are free for the weekend.