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The Cal Teaching Kitchen (CTK), located in Morgan Hall, is a hands-on teaching kitchen available for campus use. The kitchen capacity is 18 students (2 students per cooking station) and 2 instructors.
The College of Natural Resources has launched a campaign to renew the Cal Teaching Kitchen; for more on how to support that project, visit this page.
Reserving the Kitchen
There are requirements in order for groups to be able to use the CTK - please see below FAQs and the User’s Manual to help answer any questions prior to making a reservation request.
CTK User’s Manual: This must be reviewed and signed by at least one group member prior to using the kitchen.
CTK Self-Guided Training: This must be completed by at least one group member prior to using the kitchen.
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To Make a Reservation Request: After reviewing the CTK Calendar for availability, contact email@example.com with the following information. Please leave 30 minutes between previously scheduled reservations and your requests. Reservation requests must be made at least 2 weeks in advance.
- Purpose of your event with requested date and time
- Your name and campus affiliation (note staff/faculty or student group)
- Your email address and phone number
- If you are a student group, note which staff/faculty member will be present OR the student that will be present who is certified as a ServSafe® Manager (include verification)
Cal Teaching Kitchen Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What groups can use the CTK and under what parameters?
Any campus group can use the CTK, with the following conditions:
Base Requirement: For all groups using the CTK, at least one group member must have read and signed the CTK User’s Manual signature of agreement and completed the Self-Guided Training. Additionally, every person using the CTK must sign the Waiver of Liability (found on page 13 of the User’s Manual).
Student groups: Base requirement and at least one member must be certified as a ServSafe® Manager (note: Manager NOT Food Handler) or a staff or faculty member must be present. During the summer, a staff or faculty member must be present.
Who do I contact about Teaching Kitchen availability?
Purpose of your event with requested date and time
Your name and campus affiliation (note staff/faculty or student group)
Your email address and phone number
If you are a student group, note which staff/faculty member will be present OR the student that will be present who is certified as a ServSafe® Manager (include verification)
How does the kitchen need to be left after use?
The CTK must be left exactly the way it was found. See page 3 and 9 for details.
IF YOU DO NOT ADHERE TO THESE RULES OR CLEANING REQUIREMENTS YOUR ACCESS TO THE KITCHEN MAY BE REVOKED.
How do I obtain the key to use to the kitchen?
You can obtain the key by contacting Kristen, the teaching kitchen manager, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be respectful of her hours and connect with her about picking up the key at least 2 weeks in advance.
Is there a fee to use the kitchen?
There is no fee to use the kitchen; however, in order to keep the teaching kitchen a free resource, donations of paper towels, soap, and sponges are encouraged.
How many people can be in lab at one time?
The kitchen has a maximum capacity of 18 cooks and 2 facilitators.
How many times can our group use the kitchen?
A maximum of four times per semester, assuming that the kitchen is left in the proper condition each time.