The Culinary Arts Unit is responsible for managing our Clubhouse Café, preparing and serving the daily lunch, as well as food service management. We maintain a full service kitchen that is licensed by the Allentown Health Department. This includes the responsibility of maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the environment inside the Clubhouse kitchen and café.
The members and staff in this unit are committed to learning how plan and prepare new healthy meals regularly to share with the rest of the Clubhouse. Members also have the opportunity work side by side to learn how to manage our snack bar with the cashier and barista positions. We love to cook here at our Clubhouse. With the help from all, we learn various dishes that are culturally diverse and many family recipes. The culinary unit is always looking for new ideas that we can make and serve for lunch. Members also have the opportunity to learn how to place orders with various vendors to purchase food or other culinary related items.
Additionally, this unit also manages our Clubhouse Thrift Store. Come to the second floor of the Clubhouse to see what treasures you may find. We have clothing, hats and gloves, plates and bowls, glasses and cups, and much more. We are always excepting donations. All items are washed before being stocked. Items are minimumally priced. All proceeds from the Thrift Store go to fund our Clubhouse Activities.
The Culinary Unit also houses our social and recreational activities.
Our lunches are served at 12:00pm daily. The cost for a lunch is $2.00 and you receive very generous portions. Members and staff can order lunch in person at the entrance way to the Club Café following Unit meetings or they can call in their order until 10:30am each day. In order to call in an order, call (610)433-9910×206. You must leave a clear message that includes your name, date, order, and call back phone number.
Meet the Culinary Unit Managers:
Flor L. – Culinary Arts Unit Manager
Michelle M. – Culinary Arts Unit and Employment Manager
Maria P. – Activities Assistant
Lora K. – Activities Coordinator
Christine W. – Activities Assistant