Team Cuisine Meal Program

Sign up to make a meal for the guest families staying at the Columbus Ronald McDonald House

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.

April 2024

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH- Pat, Becky, and Charlene
  • DINNER
2
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • TC LUNCH- Safelite
  • DINNER
3
  • TC BREAKFAST- Chase Bank
  • TC LUNCH- Safelite
  • DINNER
4
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • TC LUNCH- Del-Co Water
  • TC DINNER- PPG
5
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH- Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church
  • DINNER
6
  • BREAKFAST- Parkhurst Dining at OU
  • LUNCH- Parkhurst Dining at OU
  • DINNER- Fisher Catholic High School
7
  • DINNER- Prayas
8
  • TC BREAKFAST - Bread Financial
  • LUNCH - Community Of Christ Grove City
  • DINNER
9
  • TC BREAKFAST- Bread Financial
  • TC LUNCH- Bread Financial
  • TC DINNER- ABC6 Team
10
  • TC BREAKFAST- Bread Financial
  • TC LUNCH- Bread Financial
  • TC DINNER- GEODIS
11
  • TC BREAKFAST- PDS Planning
  • TC LUNCH- Bread Financial
  • TC DINNER- Carpenter Marty
12
  • LUNCH- DIY
  • DINNER- Buckeyes for RMHC
13
  • BREAKFAST- Covenant Presbyterian Church
  • DINNER
14
  • TC LUNCH- Temple Israel
  • TC DINNER- New Hope Church
15
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH- Pat, Becky, and Charlene
  • TC DINNER- CESO
16
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • TC LUNCH- ValEquity
  • DINNER- IMPACT Community Action
17
  • TC BREAKFAST- Safelite
  • TC LUNCH- RMHC Development Team
  • DINNER
18
  • BREAKFAST- McDonalds 4K4G
  • TC LUNCH- KForce
  • DINNER - Reformation Lutheran
19
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • TC LUNCH- Delta Dental
  • OPEN DINNER
20
  • BREAKFAST - Ohio Motorcyclists for Children
  • DINNER- RMHC Friends Chapter of Licking Co.
21
  • LUNCH- The 411 Foundation
  • DINNER-OLPH
22
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH - Community of Christ Grove City
  • DINNER
23
  • TC BREAKFAST- Integrated Building Systems
  • TC LUNCH- Integrated Building Systems
  • TC DINNER- The Shamrock Club
24
  • TC BREAKFAST- JP Morgan Chase
  • TC LUNCH- JP Morgan Chase
  • DINNER- Wesbanco
25
  • TC BREAKFAST- JP Morgan Chase
  • TC LUNCH- NCH Data Science Team
  • DINNER- Worthington Christian Church
26
  • BREAKFAST- Levy Restaurants
  • TC LUNCH- UPS
  • DINNER - Free Will Baptist Churches
27
  • LUNCH- Gospel Lighthouse Women's Ministry
  • TC DINNER- Bharati Anand
28
  • DINNER- Jain Center of Columbus
29
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • LUNCH- Pat, Becky, and Charlene
  • OPEN DINNER
30
  • OPEN BREAKFAST
  • TC LUNCH- Cardinal Health
  • DINNER- I-Next Kiwanis Club

NOTE:

  • Upon entering the building all meal group members should immediately sanitize their hands. RMHC has hand sanitizer at the front desk.
  • 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

The Team Cuisine Program is supported by: