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Catering

Serving more than 100,000 healthy and delicious meals each year, Rosie’s Place depends on a network of volunteer catering groups to provide a meal to everyone in need. 

Working Together, Building Community

Catering groups make a $350 donation to underwrite food costs and then prepare and serve that meal to approximately 150 women in our Dining Room. Rosie's Place staff designs a menu, purchases needed ingredients and guides your group through the meal preparation. All you have to do is show up and the ingredients will be waiting for you!

Catering a Meal

  • Catering groups can be as few as 3 people or as many as 15
  • Volunteers must be 12 or older and volunteers aged 12-15 require adult chaperones
  • Shifts are available 7 days a week
  • Sponsorship amount of $350 provides 150 meals

Get Started Today!

Step 1 Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Step 2 Review the Catering Calendar. 

Step 3 Request catering dates by submitting a Date Request Form. Volunteer Services will respond to your inquiry within 2 business days. 

 

Questions? Review the Frequently Asked Questions or email volunteer@rosiesplace.org

Looking for another way for your group to get involved? Consider holding a drive or event.

 

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Performances

Rosie’s Place is seeking established individual or group performers to offer short, family-friendly shows in our Dining Room. These performances offer our guests a brief escape from everyday challenges, allowing them to take solace in the company of friends. Past performers have included acapella groups, singers, casts from plays & musicals, musicians, dance troops and more. Performances take place in the Dining Room weekday evenings from 5-5:45pm with an audience of up to 150 guests. We welcome groups of up to 15 and require all attendees to be over the age of 12. 

Past performers

 

Get Started Today!

Step 1 Read the Frequently Asked Questions.

Step 2 Review the Performance Calendar.

Step 3 Request performance dates by submitting a Performance Request Form. Volunteer Services will respond to your inquiry within 5 business days. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to other FAQs can be found on our Individual Volunteering and Social Justice Institute pages.

Can we cater without having cooking experience?

Yes! Our dining room runs like a well-oiled machine under the experienced eye of our professional staff. We plan, prepare and serve lunch and dinner for 150 people every day with the help of a volunteer crew. You’ll get clear instruction throughout the shift and the end result will be delicious.

Can men volunteer?

Absolutely! We welcome male volunteers.

What is the age requirement?

Volunteers must be 12 or older. Groups with youth aged 12-15 require a high ratio of adults to children.

Does my group have to make a donation to cater a meal?

Catering involves underwriting, as well as preparing and serving the meal. It enables Rosie’s Place to help support the costs of providing 100,000 meals a year including:
• Healthy menu and beverage selections
• Pantry staples like milk, butter and condiments
• Disposable goods including napkins and gloves
• Professional kitchen equipment
• Trained food service professionals

When do groups cater?

Catering is available for lunch and dinner every day.

How do I coordinate a date for my group?

Decide how many people will be attending and what days and times work best. Then:
1. Review the Catering Calendar and identify possible dates.
2. Request catering dates via the Date Request Form.

How far in advance can I book a catering date?

We are able to book catering dates as far in advance as you like. Typically, groups schedule about 30 days in advance but we can have last minute openings as well.

Can you hold a date for me while I double check with my group?

Unfortunately, due to the volume of inquiries and interest, we are not able to hold dates. Please only list dates on the Date Request Form that work for your group.

 

Yes. Musical and dance performances are held in the dining room Monday-Thursday, 5:00-5:45 p.m. To learn more, email arts@rosiesplace.org.

Does completing a Date Request Form reserve a date for my group?

No. A date is reserved when you receive a Catering Reservation email directly from Volunteer Services.

Is it possible that a date on the Catering Calendar is already filled?

Yes. We work to keep the calendar as accurate as possible, but there can be delays in updates. That’s why we ask that you list several dates on the Date Request Form.

How many people can come with my catering group?

Catering groups can be as few as 3 people or as many as 15.

Do you have opportunities for groups of more than 15 people?

Our group capacity is 15 volunteers. Often larger groups will choose to cater several dates or hold drives or events to engage more members.

My friends/family want to serve a meal together. Are we individual or group volunteers?

Catering as a group is the easiest way to volunteer with several people. Catering groups schedule in advance, reserve spots for their group members and underwrite food costs of $350. If catering is not an option, you are welcome to apply to become individual volunteers and sign up for shifts using VolunteerNet. Although you won’t necessarily be volunteering together, you can experience helping in the dining room.

Can I cater with my family on the holidays?

We welcome caterers every day of the year! On Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas, catering groups are limited to 5 people.

Can my artistic group perform at Rosie’s Place?