Provide A Meal

Join us for Team Cuisine, a unique cooking experience for everyone

A home-cooked meal can make all the difference to a family at the Ronald McDonald House. Through Team Cuisine, our unique and impactful meal program, you will have the opportunity to make a tangible impact on families at the House. Prepare a delicious meal, under the guidance of our professional chef, designed with a carefully selected menu full of nutritious ingredients. We’ll take care of all the details, including the food, recipes, and cookware. 

A home-cooked meal can make all the difference to a family at the Ronald McDonald House. Through Team Cuisine, our unique and impactful meal program, you will have the opportunity to make a tangible impact on families at the House. Prepare a delicious meal, under the guidance of our professional chef, designed with a carefully selected menu full of nutritious ingredients. We’ll take care of all the details, including the food, recipes, and cookware. 

Your group of up to 15 (with participants aged 14-years or older) will be using our commercial-style kitchen and prep area which has open-flamed stovetops and industrial equipment. Please include any children attending in your total group number.

Volunteers will only need to arrive ready to get busy cooking! Create lasting memories while making a difference for our families! In order to purchase the ingredients needed for each meal, Team Cuisine meal groups will make a tax-deductible donation to our House.

  • $350 provides 100 breakfast or lunch servings

  • $450 provides 150 dinner servings

Timing for Meals

All groups arrive early to prepare their meal.  Once the meal is ready, we announce to our families and your group will begin meal service.

  • Breakfast Groups – arrive at 7:00 a.m. and are usually done with service around 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch Groups – arrive at 10:00 a.m. and are usually done with service around 1:00 p.m.
  • Dinner Groups – arrive at 3:30 p.m. and are usually done with service around 7:00 p.m.

48-Hour Cancellation Policy

If you have committed to making a meal, thank you for your help in serving our families! If for any reason your group won’t be able to fulfill your commitment, please email Chef Blairat least 48 hours in advance of your arrival time. 

This allows us adequate time to find another eager volunteer group that can fill in and ensure our families can still enjoy a home-cooked meal. Please note that funds donated toward the meal are often spent in advance on buying ingredients and won’t be refundable if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of your scheduled meal.

To register your group for Team Cuisine, please contact Chef Blair at Blair.Arms@rmhc-centralohio.org. Refer to the calendar below, to find out which days and meals are open. Available time slots will say “OPEN” in front of the meal.

January 2023

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • OPEN DINNER
2
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH- Pat, Becky, and Charlene
  • OPEN DINNER
3
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • OPEN LUNCH
  • OPEN DINNER
4
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • TC LUNCH- Waterland Soultions
  • OPEN DINNER
5
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • TC LUNCH- Abercrombie & Fitch, Co
  • OPEN DINNER
6
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • OPEN LUNCH
  • TC DINNER- Gerda Family Dental
7
8
  • DINNER-Scott Farms Moms
9
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH - Community Of Christ Grove City
  • OPEN DINNER
10
  • TC BREAKFAST- PDS Planning
  • TC LUNCH-Kforce
  • OPEN DINNER
11
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • OPEN LUNCH
  • TC DINNER- Columbus Northern Lions Club
12
  • BREAKFAST- 4K4G McDonalds
  • TC LUNCH- Frazier Financial
  • OPEN DINNER
13
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • OPEN DINNER
14
  • BREAKFAST- Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • TC LUNCH- St. Marks Lodge #7
  • OPEN DINNER
15
  • OPEN DINNER
16
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH- Simba and Malaika Advisory Commitees
  • DINNER - Reformation Lutheran
  • OPEN DINNER
17
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • OPEN LUNCH
  • OPEN DINNER
18
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • OPEN LUNCH
  • DINNER - Columbia Gas
  • OPEN DINNER
19
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • OPEN LUNCH
  • OPEN DINNER
20
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • OPEN LUNCH
  • OPEN DINNER
21
  • BREAKFAST - Ohio Motorcyclists for Children
  • OPEN DINNER
22
  • DINNER- JCOCO Youth Pathshala
23
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH - Community of Christ Grove City
  • DINNER- Buckeyes for RMHC
24
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • OPEN LUNCH
  • DINNER- Carpenter Marty Transportation
25
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • OPEN LUNCH
  • OPEN DINNER
26
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH- Wings Program
  • OPEN DINNER
27
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH- Continental Building
  • DINNER - Free Will Baptist Churches
28
  • OPEN DINNER
29
  • BREAKFAST- Bethel Olentangy
  • LUNCH- Bethel Olentangy
  • DINNER- Bethel Olentangy
30
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH- Pat, Becky, and Charlene
  • OPEN DINNER
31
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • TC LUNCH- ValEquity
  • OPEN DINNER

NOTE: Meal volunteers must be vaccinated against Covid-19 and follow the following guidelines in House

  • Upon entering the building all meal group members should immediately sanitize their hands. RMHC has hand sanitizer at the front desk.
  • Masks must be worn at all times while inside the RMHC building. RMHC cannot provide masks; please bring your own.
  • Anyone who has recently experienced COVID-19 symptoms, been diagnosed with COVID-19, traveled to an area where COVID-19 cases are increasing within the last 18 days, or been around someone with a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis should not enter the RMHC facility.
  • Meal groups are limited to 15 people per group. Everyone must be 14 years or older. We cannot make exceptions.

If you have questions about the program itself or any other volunteer program, please contact Katherine.Becker@rmhc-centralohio.org

RMHC Original Meal Program groups click here

The Team Cuisine Program is supported by: