The Culinary Arts Ministry of New Holt Baptist Church is a body of believers who have a passion for food and cooking.  The art of cooking is their specialty, they emulate the words of Christ “For I was hungry, and you gave me food: I was thirsty, and you gave me drink: I was a stranger, and you took me in:”


Culinary Arts Ministry



The culinary ministry is responsible for all food service at New Holt. This ministry has

accountability and oversees the operation, use, cleanliness, and maintenance of the church

kitchen and its equipment. The Culinary Ministry provides food for all special occasions, upon

request from other New Holt ministries, whether a full dinner or just appetizers. The Culinary

Ministry also provides food for funerals, receptions and other church supported activities.



Hebrew 13:2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.


Kitchen Committee Policies and Procdures

The Kitchen Committee shall consist of a chairperson and up to five members. The chairperson

may recruit extra help for special events as needed. The president of the Hospitality Committee

will serve as an ex-officio member of this committee.



1. Establish policies and procedures for the use of the kitchen and its equipment.

2. Responsible for the maintenance of the kitchen and its contents.

3. Maintains an inventory of all kitchen equipment, supplies and assets.

4. Develop and recommend to the Trustee Board a budget for operation of the kitchen and for

the acquisition of needed equipment and supplies.

5. Prepares menus and meals for special fellowship dinners, various church-wide functions,

potluck meals, and host special events.

6. Schedule the use of the kitchen and fellowship hall by groups within the Church and by

outside organizations or individuals, subject to the Pastor’s approval.

7. Assist with the preparations of wedding receptions, funeral repast, and other special


8. Other church committees planning use of the kitchen must coordinate with the kitchen

committee to determine availability of the facility prior to scheduling events. The kitchen

committee should not be expected to cook for events of other committees

9. Assist the church hostess as requested.


Kitchen Use and Maintenance:


1. The supply closet shall remain locked to prevent damage and loss.

2. A member of the Kitchen Committee or Hospitality Committee must be present during all

functions that require use of the kitchen. Unless other arrangements are made and kitchen sign for.

3. All kitchen equipment must be properly cleaned by the user after each use. This includes:

wash, dry and put away all utensils, pots, pans, trays, and any other items used.

4. Wipe down counters.

5. Clean out sinks.

6. Clean and rinse out coolers and/or coffee pots.

7. Clean all appliances and work surfaces.

7. Sweep kitchen floor and mop floor, if needed.

8. Vacuum fellowship hall and hallways.

9. Label and date all food stored in the refrigerator and freezer. Do not leave any food items

on the counters. The Kitchen Committee may discard food items it deems unsafe.

10. DO NOT leave leftovers in the refrigerator or freezer unless prior arrangements have been

made for someone to use them. Label those items so they will not be thrown out.

11. No equipment should be removed from the kitchen without permission of the Kitchen


12. All trash must be properly bagged and carried to the church waste bins located in front the


13. All church tablecloths, dish cloths, and dish towels used must be properly cleaned and

returned within three days.

14. All tables and chairs must be left as found prior to the activity.

15. The kitchen must be CLEANED UP AND LEFT IN GOOD CONDITION before leaving

and all equipment should be returned to its proper place.


Kitchen Safety Rules:

1. Review where the fire extinguisher, fire alarms, phones, emergency exits, and first aid kits

are located.

2. Do not place plastic, paper, wooden, or any other combustible items on top of the

microwave or other ovens.

3. Wear sensible clothing to protect yourself from falling objects, hot spills, and machinery.

4. Never leave pans on the stove or in the ovens unattended.

5. Keep pan handles turned in to prevent them from being knocked over.

6. First aid for burns: Put the burned area in ice water and keep there as long as you can. Do

NOT put butter or any type of grease on a burn.

7. First aid for cuts: Rinse the cut in cold water for a few seconds; apply pressure until a

bandage can be applied.