Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Co-op Cooking

The goal of co-op cooking and dining is to advance the values of Simplicity, Community, and Earth Care using the way we prepare, eat, and clean up after meals.  The food is delicious.  The fellowship is delightful.  And it happens to cost less money than eating dinner in the college dining facilities.

Which Meals Are Prepared Cooperatively?

Dinners Sunday through Friday evening are prepared cooperatively (more detail below).  You may choose a meal plan that includes both breakfast and lunch in the cafeteria, or lunch only. 

How Co-op Cooking Works

Before the Gathering, six individuals who have some experience and confidence cooking will be selected as team leaders (head chefs).  On the first evening of the Gathering, the rest of the group will be divided into six groups with one team leader for each group.  Each group will be responsible for cooking and cleaning up a simple, vegetarian, tasty meal on one day of the week.  Other than that, your only responsibility is to show up and enjoy the meal.

Coordinator

There is a $190 workgrant available to the Cooperative Cooking Coordinator.  Please contact the Conference Coordinator if you are interested in this volunteer position.

Special Diets

All meals will be vegetarian, with vegan options provided.  With advance notice, gluten-free diets can be accommodated.  Because of the size of the co-op cooking group, we cannot accommodate other special diets.