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Kitchen coordination for Glasgow Climate Camp gathering
March 21, 2008, 10:17 pm
Filed under: implementation

This week I’ve been working to get food related things sorted for the gathering.  Here’s how it looks:

Green City order = approx £271.50

  • soya milk (24L) – 2 x smprnsa – £25

  • tea – 440 – tebroetb – £10.50

  • coffee – 500g instant – coinclia – £12.65

  • sugar (1.5kg) – 2x1kg – stsugoe – £4.40

  • margarine (2kg) – masusoyb – £4.25

  • jam – 2 x 6x284g cherry/berry – fsmechbo – £15.20

  • peanut butter – 3kg – nbcpwsoa – £13.10

  • museli – 2x3kg – bcdeluxd – £8.30

  • porridge – 2x3kg – oaporogd – £7.60

  • bread (10 loaves) —

total (without bread) = £101

  • soup stock – 900g – ffbouoa – £9.10

  • vegan mayonnaise – 2.5kg – maypla – £7.70

  • sesame seeds – 1kg – sesesoe – £2.40

  • pumpkin seeds – 1kg = sepumoe – £3.15

  • sunflower seeds – 1kg – sesunoe – £2.30

  • couscous – 3kg – gpcouod – £5.40 (maybe only need 1)

  • sunflower oil – 3L – oisunca – £3.75 (not organic)

  • xv olive oil – 3L – oiolihaa – £12.75 (not ogranic)

  • cashews – 1kg – nucasle – £4.50 (not organic)

  • balsamic vinegar – vivinbca – £6.75 (could get cheap oil elsewhere?)

total = approx £63.30

  • kidney beans – 2x3kg – bprkbod – £8

  • chickpeas – 2x3kg – bpchiod – £8.80

  • chopped tomatoes 2 x 6×2.5kg – totomcha – £19.40

  • tomato puree – 6x1kg – topuroba – £12.55

  • tvp – 3kg – metvnmid – £6.40

  • pasta – 12x500g penne – pawpenlb – £10.35

  • rice (long grain brown) – 10kg – ribsgoc – £11.75

  • creamed coconut milk – 12x200g – cmcocobb – £8.00

  • red lentils – 3kg – bplenrod – £4.60

  • canned corn – 12x326g – cvswcor – £7.95

total = approx £92.20

  • med madras curry powder – 1kg – hbcurm – £2.95

  • garam masala – 1kg – hbgara – £2.90

  • ground coriander – 1kg – hbcorg – £2.65

  • mixed herbs – 500g – hbmixh – £2.95

  • paprika – 1kg – hbpap – £3.50

total = approx £15

BOOZE (not included in overall totals)

  • organic golden promise ale – 4x8x500ml – abgolpro = £51.60 (sell @ £2.30 – cost £1.61)

Grow Wild order: = approx £180

  • 20kg carrots

  • 25 mini cucumbers

  • 25kg potatoes

  • 10kg onions

  • 6kg broccoli

  • 5kg green pepper

  • 3kg white mushrooms

  • 10kg white cabbage

  • 10 heads red cabbage

  • 24 heads lettuce

  • 11kg apples

  • (approx 15kg veg/meal)

  • 6 heads lettuce/meal

To buy from green grocer:

  • garlic (15 bulbs)

  • coriander (8 bunches)

  • lemon juice

  • parsley (3 bunches)

  • mustard

  • cumin

  • chilli powder

  • soya sauce (1L)

  • salt

  • pepper

total = approx £20-25

From home:

  • cinnamon

  • raisins

  • bay leaves

  • flour

  • marjoram

From Forest:

  • 5kg leeks – £14

  • onions – £5

  • yeast flakes – £1.50

  • rooibos tea – £3

  • lemon and ginger tea x 2 = £2

  • extra creamed coconut x5 = £2.50

  • 6 heads lettuce?

total = approx £28


TOTAL = approx £469.50

**Skipping missions for bread!!!! Approximately 40 loaves needed.

Menu:

Friday dinner – Shannon (+ help??)

  • pasta (tomato sauce with onion, broccoli, peppers, carrot, tvp)

  • green salad

  • potato salad (with mayo, mustard, onion and parsley)

Saturday breakfast – Tilly

  • porridge (with raisins, cinnamon, some soya milk, maybe apples and seeds)

  • set up museli, breads, spreads, etc

Saturday lunch – Sophie B and Yas

  • carrot and coriander soup

  • spicy veg and coconut soup

  • coleslaw (red cabbage, white cabbage, grated carrot, toasted sesame seeds)

  • green salad (approx 1L dressing for 50ppl – 1 part vinegar to 3-5 part oil)

  • bread

Saturday dinner – Katie and Cathy

  • chilli

  • rice

  • green salad

  • couscous salad

Sunday breakfast – Mel

  • porridge (with raisins, cinnamon, some soya milk and seeds)

  • set up museli, breads, spreads, etc

Sunday lunch – Sam and Oli

  • leek and potato soup

  • lentil soup

  • bean salad (mixed beans with onion, veg, carrots, coriander and vinaigrette)

  • green salad

Sunday dinner – Shannon and Nat

  • satay curry thing

  • couscous salad

  • rice

  • green salad

Monday breakfast – Shannon?

extra cooking people:

  • Rox (Saturday & Sunday lunch)

  • Jon

  • Sophie

The Forest has a bunch of wine and beer leftover from the Festival last August. It is set to expire before this year’s Festival, so we’re going to take it off their hands at slightly below cost. This is good for everyone involved as it means we don’t have to guess at booze quantities and get stuck with a bunch of beer afterwards and the Forest gets some of the money back they spent ordering the beer in the first place. Cairn O’Mohr fruit wine and Fraoch for everyone!

Normally I’m not this methodical when doing food orders. Usually it’s to top up the Forest stock or the first of several big Climate Camp orders. Thus, I don’t need to be exact as there’ll be another order to even things out soon enough. Since we don’t really have anywhere to get rid of extra food afterwards I sat down and calculated everything for 60-70 people. Of course, we also don’t know how many people will turn up, which makes things difficult.

It was also important to keep prices down. We’re asking for a suggested donation of £10 to cover food for the weekend. We’ll cover costs if 50 people turn up, but we really don’t know. I’ve received about 20 RSVPs at the gathering email address, but this is a notoriously unreliable way of judging how many people will come to the gathering. So, now I sit here nervously hoping that we get enough heads through the door to break even but no so many that we run out of food!

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