Kitchen Ministry Annual Report January 2012
KITCHEN/SUPPLY MINISTRY: Art Samouris/Debbie Dandelis
Art Samouris: I updated the kitchen inventory order sheet at the beginning of my service. I made it easier to read and deleted duplicate and discontinued items. I have been trying to use the miscellaneous leftover items before ordering replacements. We have had to spread the inventory storage over three locations due to space limitations in the kitchen. This caused some problems in stock utilization and overstocking of some items. I think that with the new storage available in the cabinets under the new island, the stock storage can be centralized and these problems can be averted.
Debbie Dandelis: Thanks to Art for doing the kitchen inventory this past year! Last year in addition to filling supply orders, the kitchen was organized and cleaned during the Church Lenten Clean the Church day, table cloths and plastic covers were cleaned, and flowers appropriate for the season provided for the tables. Next year I will do both inventory and purchasing. I will continue to launder the tablecloths when needed, and change the flowers and runners with the seasons. I will also reorganize and clean the kitchen during lent. Please do not donate items to the kitchen without first considering if they will be of use. Plastic ware from take-out should be separated into knives, forks, spoons…..coffee hostesses do not have time on Sunday to do this. Kitchenware that is only good for cooking a small amount should be donated to a favorite charity. Paper decorations left in the drawers has a tendency to become ?mouse house? material, so either take it home or put it in plastic. Please don’t donate food items (especially with expiration dates) unless you are personally going to use them; I threw away a large number of these items last spring. I love the new look of our fellowship hall and look forward to serving in the kitchen ministry again next year.