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Hashgacha in KMS Kitchens

Under all scenarios, the following guidelines must be met:

  • All food containers coming in from a store, restaurant or caterer should be sealed with kashrut tape and should be clearly labeled as having come from that facility.
  • All other food being brought in (including pre-packaged, drinks or candy) should be unopened and should be labeled with one of the following hashgachot:

  

  • Mashgiach/Kiddush chairperson must be present in the kitchen for the kitchen to be open.  At other times, the kitchen should be locked.
  • Fruits and vegetables that require significant bug checking should only be used if a mashgiach is present to wash/inspect (for Shabbat events, this must be done in advance). 

 

Scenario

Hashgachah

KMS-run Kiddush

  • KMS-approved Kiddush chairperson serves as mashgiach
  • Kiddush chairperson must be in the kitchen when it is open and keep it locked at all other times

Food delivered*, kitchen needed for refrigeration or warming and use of utensils, no outside wait staff

  • Check in by office staff or kiddush chairperson
  • Kitchen key may be given to kiddush chairpersons
  • Kiddush chairperson must be in the kitchen when it is open and keep it locked at all other times

Food delivered*, kitchen needed for refrigeration or warming and use of utensils, served by outside wait staff

  • Va’ad-approved mashgiach

Catered event

  • Vaad certified mashgiach required; must be present starting from the time of unloading by the caterer
  • Only mashgiach should have lockbox code for key and kitchen can only remain open while he/she is in it

Self-serve, kitchen closed

  • Food checked in* by approved staff or Kiddush chairperson
  • No additional hashgachah needed

Food cooked in kitchen by caterer

  • Va’ad-certified mashgiach required; must be present starting from the time of unloading by the caterer.

 

*Foods being delivered must be checked in during business hours, unless prior arrangements are made with a Kiddush chairperson.

 

Thu, December 14 2017 26 Kislev 5778