Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Halls

My mom was making phone calls today looking for halls.

She called up one place, and they said they have no kosher food on Sunday's, but they have a kosher-like menu on Sunday's"

My mom was like "thank you, but not interested"


Does anyone have the slightest idea what that could mean? "kosher-like?"



wth!?

15 comments:

Maidel said...

ya - kosher-style....
maybe vegetarian?
find out which halls or hotels have kosher kitchens by contacting your local kashrut organization.
or - contact a kosher caterer. some caterers have their own halls, or would be able to direct you to some.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Koshe like meals: Bagels and lox, deli sandwiches, and gefilte fish, all not kosher like meals.

Mikeinmidwood said...

I mean "All kosher like meals"

Dave said...

Kosher-like (or Kosher-style): Non-kosher ashkenazic foods.

nmf #7 said...

Sounds like what happened with Best's Kosher Hot Dogs- 'kosher-like' but not actually...

Jessica said...

Kosher-style means they have cold cut sandwiches on rye bread.

someone said...

mazel tov, may you and him live happily together

The hard part comes after the wedding. That's when you really need to work on building the relationship

The Wandering Wondering Jew said...

Typically kosher-like means foods such a brisket, kugel, bagels, matzah ball soup but nothing is actually cooked according to Kosher restrictions. More often than not, meat and dairy are served together.

Stereotypical Jewish foods without the dietary laws applied to them.

There's a place in Colorado that sells Kosher food but it isn't a place under supervision. They've gotten a lot of flack for claiming to be Kosher without actually being Kosher. They are Kosher-like.

frumskeptic said...

the wandering wondering Jew- Happens to be another hall my mom called just today, I found under the "kosher catering halls" google search. Mom called, and they have all kosher ingredients, but no kosher kitchen.

So mom once again was like "no thanks"

I just don't get the point of that.

artie said...

FS

You would be surprised. A lot of my non jewish colleagues view kosher as being 'healthier and better' then non kosher. Me being in marketing - I could sure appreciate a good spin.

So without paying a moshgiach+kashrus agency, they can price competitively with the non kosher food.

Moshe said...

How good of a hall you want and how much you want to pay?
The hall doesn't need to be kosher, the caterer will bring whatever's needed.

frumskeptic said...

but if the hall isn't by frummys they usually need a specific caterer so that their next clients don't question the kashrus of the kitchen.

so...its complicated.

Moshe said...

Who told you that?
I was in several not Jewish halls and the people just got a caterer who came in and did everything.

frumskeptic said...

some have exclusive caterers.
I really dunno.

frumpunk said...

I've worked many kosher functions at non kosher hotels and halls. The caterers mashigiach will kasher a section of the kitchen, make sure all the hotels own stuff is far away and cover everything with foil. The caterer will bring in their own heaters and hotplates, and obviously plates and cutlery.

Presto, glatt kosher function anywhere.