Our Home for Portland Holidays

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A Crew of Transplants

Working on the Holidays has a very bad repuation, and over the years, we have received many people’s sympathies.  I get it.  I used to work in a hospital cafeteria and even though I was happy to serve patients who couldn’t be at home, I didn’t love it.  I can’t imagine if I had to spend a holiday in a corporate retail chain store!

But this place is different. Working in our cozy house with candles on the tables, a crock pot of gluhwein, a kitchen full of nourishing food and groups of smiling families pouring in the door….that doesn’t sound like work, that sounds like a dream come true.

This is our Home for the Holidays.

The Brooklyn Crew is built of transplanted foodservice workers, and anywhere we go in this city will not be “home for the holidays.” But all of us made that choice when we moved here years ago knowing that was part of the package.  What we do with our time otherwise is what makes it count.  Putting comfort food on your holiday table so that we can continue sustaining
our business and supporting our farmers…that’s what counts.

Oregon farmers wait all year to sell the heritage turkeys they’ve raised, or the cranberries they’ve worked all year to harvest.  It’s the restaurants that buy their products for Holiday service that keep farmer’s around to farm another year.  We all want to be around another year and the Holidays help make that possible.

What it does for you is help to relieve some of the financial and energetic stress of Holiday meal service while relaxing in the comfort of our home-away-from-home.  We can do the work, feed you just what you need (to avoid wasting time and money on leftovers people don’t want), and we will clean up when you are finished.  At the end of the night, we will all sleep better.

Please come to our house for the Holidays.  We are more than happy to be here and we promise to treat your family like our own.  We’re transplants; we’re good at that.