2019 OHALAH Conference/Shabbaton Kashrut
OHALAH conference meals are kasher halavi (milchik) and include vegan and vegetarian options as well as eggs, dairy and fish.
Description of our kashrut
A special section of the OMNI Hotel kitchen is kashered under the supervision of Rabbi Victor Gross and remains under supervision from before the Shabbaton through the end of the conference, including kashered counters and storage, refrigeration, ovens and dishwasher. The OMNI Hotel’s kashered dishes have a hard non-porous glaze and are used only for plating and eating. Disposables are available upon request. All cooking and baking ware are kashered metal or glass. During Shabbat, food that was cooked before Shabbat will be available.
Beginning January 2015, the OMNI will help conserve natural resources by allowing sleeping room guests to choose to reuse bed linens and towels during their stay.
The OMNI’s fish supplier is Seattle Fish Co., a Colorado company in business since 1918. Seattle Fish Co. is a Marine Stewardship Council supplier certified as sustainable from catch to consumer. The OMNI serves fish that is fresh and never frozen. Where possible the fish is wild; when not it is from farms that are investigated by Rabbi Gross and the Omni kitchen staff and meet certain health standards.
All eggs served at the OMNI are free range. OMNI fruits and vegetables are purchased based upon availability with a focus on organic and locally grown whenever possible.
For those with food allergies & sensitivities, we also have a side table with whole fresh fruit, gluten free bread, yogurt, canned tuna fish and other options. Depending on the meal, these other options may include hard boiled eggs, a cooked grain with no salt or oil and cooked vegetables with no salt or oil.