Rite of Passage: The Scullery Job at SJSK

Do you have what it takes? The job in scullery is not for the faint of heart. Some volunteers keep testing their mettle though and watching them do this is what makes the volunteer experience at SJSK fun!

This hard-working crew handle the humble job of washing and sanitizing ALL the dirty food trays, hotel pans, pots, and utensils used to prepare the meal. It’s non-stop work from roughly 1:45pm - 3:15pm. Adrenaline is pumping; songs are sung; stories are told; and dishes come out clean. All in a days work. 

For the record

The most experienced cooks at St. Joe’s Soup Kitchen have learned the hard way. They know to direct their volunteers to generously “pam” the trays to avoid a burnt and sticky-pan mess. Every cook wants to stay on the “good graces” of this stoic, selfless crew that is the scullery. 

Did you know? Years ago rolls of paper towels were used to dry dishes until a volunteer came up with the great and green idea to use ShamWows.  


Watch as SJSK volunteers Maria, Ben & Kelly make croutons using bread generously donated by local Greenwich Village restaurants.

We love our volunteers—open to anyone—just stop by on any Saturday morning at 10am or 1pm. There’s plenty to do and wonderful people to meet. Oh, and it’s for a good cause too!  


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