Coordinating Meals

Flexiblity is key! simple sign-up systems make it work

Organizing who is cooking and who is eating may seem like a huge task, but flexible sign-up systems mean that personal schedules can change week by week with minimal interruption to the flow of delicious food in your house.

Repeating Cook Night: Some houses have solved this complexity by designating a repeating cook night for each person in the house. Works for: people who have regular schedules. As a cook, your night of the week is determined at a house meeting, and typically applies for a few months to even years.

Cook Nights sign-up: Monthly a house member posts a schedule where everyone signs up for a determined number of cook nights. This works for larger houses with cooking teams that require some flexibility.

Meal Grid Models: If your house requires lots of flexibility, and people are not able to cook on the same night of the week, a meal grid helps plan both cooking and eating. Check out the examples from the Beehive and the Cherry Tree Fort.

BEEHIVE MEAL GRID

CHERRY TREE FORT MEAL GRID

Published on January 31, 2011 at 1:46 am  Comments Off on Coordinating Meals