Category Archives: Food Services + Concessions

Menu Makeover

Snack time! Photo courtesy of Kanakuk Kamps

8:30 a.m. 1 p.m. 6:30 p.m. These times, give or take 30 minutes depending on your camp schedule, are some of the most important hours in a camper’s day. Apart from swimming, hiking, and sporting, eating (and snacking) reigns supreme at camp. And like guests attending a wedding, campers remember the food–whether they loved it or, well, pushed it around their plate with a fork and made faces. Together with Web Editor Ann Norman, I went on an electronic quest … Continue reading

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Dining Hall Design And Kitchen Layout

Take into consideration all uses when designing a camp dining hall. © Can Stock Photo Inc. / JanMika

No other building or facility occupies campers’ time like the dining hall. Campers and alumni remember, rather revere, the wonderful experiences they had in their camp dining hall: the songs they sang, the friends they met, and, hopefully, the wonderful meals they ate. While the computer-aided design (CAD) system, drawing board, and T-square are the tools of design, the dining hall is an expression of the camp ownership or management. This individual, or group of individuals, must communicate the purpose … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Departments, Food Services + Concessions, Issues, Sept/Oct 2012 | Leave a comment

Food Preparation

  Anyone can cook. After all, even Neanderthal man put fire to meat and called it cooking. But the key today is in the preparation. Food preparation in camps, as well as at other venues, requires a variety of knowledge, yet there are some specialties unique to camp food service. A few helpful hints can greatly improve the focus of every camp–the dining hall. Often, there is only one entrée offered at each meal, whereas restaurants and even school cafeterias … Continue reading

Posted in Camp Business, Departments, Food Services + Concessions, Issues, Jul/Aug 2012 | Leave a comment

Food Allergies And Food Intolerances

For those who suffer from food allergies or intolerances, food can seem like an enemy. People struggle daily reading food labels, carefully ordering at restaurants, and double-checking everything they eat. This is of special concern for food-service professionals at camp, for according to the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network, one in 20 children will have a food allergy, and that number is growing. It is extremely important that kitchen staff members are aware of the seriousness of food allergies and … Continue reading

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Tasty Allergy-Safe Snacks

Some kids who come to your camp will have food allergies. But that doesn’t mean they have to miss out on yummy camp treats. Here are some great recipes from the folks at Parenting magazine, including gluten-free pizza and granola, and wheat-free pancakes and chocolate cake: http://bit.ly/wjNqFi

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