IPC Kitchen Tour

This November marks my three years as a church cook at Independent Presbyterian Church. It has been a tremendous blessing to be able to serve here. The church leadership and the congregation have shown me such grace and gratitude, and it has been a wonderful, yet humbling time.

My job to cook and serve God's people has been deeply satisfying; more than any catering events I have done in the past. It has been a joy to serve His church.

Here is the beautiful kitchen I work in. This 700sq. feet space was remodeled about ten years ago. Want to take a peek?

I love the label maker! It's so convenient (I would label my four children if I could get away with it!)

This magnetic strip keeps the knives so handy.

Twelve gas burners....

And this is THE wonderful dishwasher, almost as wonderful as my hubby. It washes, rinses, and sanitizes in 15 seconds per cycle! I have been trying to convince my husband that I NEED one in my home kitchen.

In the well stocked pantry are spices.....I can't live without'em.

And grits. We Southerners can eat a lot of it, too.

More labels....Did I tell you that I love the label maker?

Deep sinks,

Two convection ovens and two regular,

Six steamers wells, and bread warmer (but used for storage)....

And this is the prep table where all the action takes place.

Thank you, IPC, for grace and appreciation for this humble servant. I love being your church cook.

A little side note:

IPC has three meals a week, 49 weeks a year:
Tuesday Men's prayer breakfast serves about 30
Wednesday Noon Service lunch serves about 65
Sunday Fellowship Dinner serves about 300

And the kitchen staff and I assist with numerous church events such as
Annual BBQ
Low Country Boil
Mission Conference
Enrichment Service
Egg Hunt Breakfast
Christmas Buffet
And dozens of other events which require meals.


  1. That kitchen is the stuff dreams are made of!! And that dishwasher - ooooie!!
    What a wonderful place to be in service to Him and nourish His followers.

  2. Wow, so large, clean,well stocked and organized! I'm sure they are just as happy to have you there! :)

  3. I would love to have that much prep space!

  4. What a beautiful kitchen.. and so spacious!

  5. We are blessed. You are doing a wonderful work Kay.

  6. You and your Church are blessed.

  7. A wonderful kitchen to work in! Thanks for sharing.

  8. It is so thrilling to read about someone who loves what most people would hate ...being in the kitchen ...and for large groups of people. Your spirit of serving the body of Christ is encouraging and challenging! Loved the pic's too!

  9. Awesome! Thanks for the tour. I recently got a label maker and I too am in love!

  10. That's one nice, and I must say, clean commercial kitchen, Kay (smile)! Oh, and I so need a label maker. That sounds great. Maybe I can pick one up at an estate sale...Hmm, I'll put on my list of things to keep my eye open for;)...
    By the way, I hope you're doing well, Kay, and Happy Job Anniversary!
    XO, Stella

  11. What a great kitchen! Sounds like you have a fabulous job!

  12. A clean and big kitchen! I'd love to cook there.



  13. That IS a beautiful kitchen - and so spacious! What a delight - to do good works in such a lovely space.

  14. What a gorgeous space to cook in . . . and congratulations on your 3 year anniversary working there!

  15. What a fantastic kitchen! Your church is lucky to have such a loyal chef on hand!

  16. That's what I call a professional commercial kitchen. So immaculate, and organized. They are very fortunate to have you, and it's such a blessing, all the way around for both!

    p.s. I also cooked for 3yrs the church in our community, once a week, but I still was catering full time at the time. You sure have your work cut out for you.
    May you have many blessings!

  17. Congratulations, Kay! Well equipped & labeled kitchen makes the job easy and fun!
    Thanks for the tour!
    May God bless you for feeding His people!

  18. Wow, that is a seriously nice space to cook in!

  19. What a beautiful kitchen! I must say, you kinda have my dream job. I have always admired the beautiful, dedicated ladies of the church kitchen. I've been following your blog for a few weeks now, and I've been enthralled by every post. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog! :) God bless you, and I will keep following your posts!

  20. Hi Kay, I know I'm going to sound ignorant, but who are the people you are cooking for, 3 meals a day for 49 weeks? The church staff?