As we reported in the January newsletter, on January 20th we will close our Production Kitchen for approximately three weeks to finish some repair work that the site requires.
Some things to know about our Production Kitchen: it produces between 60% and 70% of the food you enjoy in our Deli and Bakery departments, and all of the food in our Catering program. That amounts to 50,000 to 60,000 pounds and pieces of product that gets produced there every month, like Smokey Chicken Enchiladas, Curry Mango Chicken Salad, Sheba Bars, Banana Bread, and so much more! It goes without saying, some of you may miss our Production Kitchen and its products deeply during this time. We do not have the capacity in our stores themselves to create the products that we will miss while it is under repair, so we will be getting some help!
After January 20th, you will start to see some new products available in our Delis and Bakeries. At the time of this writing, we are hard at work sourcing and vetting these products. We are partnering with regional co-ops, sustainably-run regional producers, local food manufacturers, and many, many Madison businesses in order to fill our shelves, coolers, and buffet bars for you during this period so that you may still enjoy quality foods in our stores. We will have to suspend our Catering program until the Production Kitchen is up and running again. We will have more details about these producers and their products later this month - check the website, social media, and in-store signage. Check out the selection and try the products! If there’s something you really like, please let us know - if there’s sufficient interest, we may bring in certain products even after the Production Kitchen is again making entrees and cookies and everything else they provide our stores.
Please fill out a New Year, New Deli comment card online or at the stores to provide feedback, or let a Deli or Juice & Coffee Bar staff member know what you think!