While it’s all still fresh in my mind, I wanted to present the milieu of Kitchen 35, my workplace staging area for the last three weeks. When I started there, we had 19 ERVs and served about 8,500 meals per day. The typical ERV did about 180 meals for lunch and 210 for supper. My ERV, 1166, did almost exactly those numbers. The biggest server tended to Tony’s ERV, also on the Long Beach route, which did a record of 520 lunches one day!
In the last week, when we absorbed Kitchens 7 and 34, we had a whopping total of 41 ERVS and distributed 16,500 meals per day. It is my understanding that this was the largest collection of ERVs ever in one place.
Now sit back and enjoy a little photo tour of Kitchen 35 and its inhabitants:
[a parade of ERVs as Kitchen 7 joins our ranks]
[the parking lot begins to fill with ERVs, each in their assigned lane, ready for the loading of their lunch run]
[the job board, with each ERV’s route and crew, as well as their daily assignments]
[where the magic happens: the actual Kitchen — with “the picket fence café” in the foreground]
[the loading area, where the Yard Dogs load each pallette with each ERV’s allotment of food, drinks, snacks, and supplies]
[pallettes ready to be loaded]
[the infamous Cambro Camp, where the food storage containers are taken apart, scrubbed, power-washed, reassembled, and stacked for the next meal]
[the Kitchen 35 gang, before the merger(s). can you find me?]
[Allison & Tieg (a.k.a. “the twins”) wait for their ERV to be loaded]
[Aaron, Connor, and Saturn in hurry-up-and-wait mode]
[getting the ERVs lined up for the next day’s runs]
[K-35, over and out]