Everything you need to know about Hanukkah
You want to organize your corporate catering for Hanukkah nicely? First thing you need to know is how to celebrate it! Hanukkah is also known as the Festival of Lights. It lasts for 9 nights and 8 days. It starts on the 25th day of the 3rd month of the Jewish calendar. A candle is lit for every day. There’s also an extra light on a special candelabrum called a menorah. So at the end there are 9 candles!
(Did you know that there is only 9 months in a year on the Jewish Calendar? how cool is that?). So, catering for Hanukkah should be during the week of December, 7 this year!
Do you want to learn about the story of the Hanukkah miracle? I’m sure you do! You’ll be able to tell it to all the people who didn’t hear it yet during the office party. So listen or, more precisely, read carefully:
During the time of Maccabeans (very long time ago), there was no more oil to light their candle. Miraculously, even though there was only one drop of oil left, the candle lasted for one whole week! So for each day of a miracle, the Jewish light a candle. How amazing is that?!
Easily organize corporate catering for Hanukkah
Other festivities include eating oil based food (because oil saved us all, mazel tov!). Such as doughnuts and potato pancakes called latkes. During your corporate catering, tell the people that if they dreamed of a holiday when they are “forced”(or have a good excuse during a whole week) to eat doughnuts, here you go!
You might run into a problem when you start organizing your corporate catering! Do you know where to find kosher caterers in San Francisco?
Your options might be:
Baking doughnuts and latkes at home. Then you have to worry about respecting Jewish dietary laws of kashrut. So for example, no meat and cheese together.
Go to a local synagogue or chabad house. Ask for their advice about nice kosher places in town. The “Chabad Center” provides a lot of handy info about certified kosher restaurants.
Here at MobyDish we add “kosher” to our filters in the app. It allows you to check the kosher checkbox and see caterers that provide kosher food.
Kids are usually playing dreidel. So, if you order kosher food, mention that there are kids. It’s very likely that kosher places will offer you some dreidels then!
Don’t forget to have fun and believe in miracles!