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A Moveable (Kosher) Feast

by Nancy Sokoler Steiner

February 3, 2005 | 7:00 pm

 

You've just spent the morning shooting a television commercial on location, and you're famished. The rest of the cast and crew are chowing down on hamburgers, but you adhere to the Jewish dietary laws. Will you have to go hungry?

Not to worry. Now Mohammed brings the mountain to you, so to speak. Kosher on Location, a mobile catering company, can send one of its fleet of four self-contained catering trucks to prepare RCC-certified kosher fare at the location of your choice.

You don't have to be in show biz to use its services. Kosher on Location has catered a bar mitzvah on the beach in Malibu and a bat mitzvah reception at an ice-skating rink.

For the Los Angeles Clippers' annual Jewish Family Day at the Staples Center, the company set up a kosher concession stand. It also provides daily lunches for the Milken Community High School and the New Community Jewish High School, as well as catering numerous Shabbatons and conferences.

"After going to so many events where the food was predictable and boring, and the locations were predictable and boring, we said, 'There has to be a better way,'" said Alex Felkai, who founded the business four years ago with his wife, Judy.

Perhaps their most unorthodox gig to date was for Emek Hebrew Academy, providing daily meals during a four-day field trip to the Grand Canyon. Could matzah balls at Mt. Rushmore be far behind?

For more information, call (818) 759-5222.

 

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