Any food that departments or units independently bring in for client use (i.e. not through Baycrest Food and Nutrition Services or Purchasing) as well as food which clients, families or visitors bring in for use in any type of program, meeting, or party function must be approved by the Mashgiah.
Terraces residents and their family members may bring outside food into the resident’s apartment for personal use.
Staff and volunteers may bring in food for personal use without the approval of the Mashgiah, provided it’s eaten in the employee lunch room. Food from outside can be stored, prepared and eaten there. Paper plates and cutlery are available and the microwaves are also not kosher. Personal food items may also be eaten in one’s personal office, a designated outdoor eating area; or an approved area within a department. Outside food eaten in these spaces must be out of view from clients, families and visitors.
Food brought in must never come into contact with any Baycrest dishes, trays or cutlery. Please use only disposable tableware and do not heat food in any microwave or stove or store it in a refrigerator used by clients.