Potluck Etiquette


1 — Unless otherwise indicated, the JCP will provide napkins, plates, utensils, cups, beverages and ceremonial wine.
2 — Please bring a serving utensil and if you bring soup, please bring some bowls in case we do not have any.
3 — Your dish does not have to be strictly Kosher, but there are JCP members who prefer to avoid non-kosher foods.   Therefore, it would help if you do not mix meat and dairy in the same dish, and f you do so, please label your dish.   On the other hand, it is very appreciated if you inform everyone when your dish is gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan.  Those are often very popular.
4 — Please label your dishes when they contain nuts, meat, fish, seafood, pork, strawberries, etc, and other products that might be allergenic or non-Kosher.  Some of the most allergenic foods to avoid include wheat, fish, shellfish, milk, eggs, nuts (including peanuts), sesame, celery and soy.   See, e.g., 10 Allergenic Foods to Avoid (opens in a new window).
5 — Check to see if we have announced that the potluck is “vegetarian,” which means no fish, seafood or meat.