As a non-denominational synagogue, Sixth & I works to accommodate a wide variety of religious practices. We have formulated our Kashrut policy (Jewish dietary laws/keeping kosher) in order to serve as many of our visitors as possible.
At private events held at Sixth & I, we only work with kosher caterers. For use at our public receptions, we have separate milk, meat, and pareve platters, which are housed on separate shelves and clearly marked. That said, we have only one dishwasher (though milk and meat dishes are NOT washed together). For events that involve cooking, only kosher ingredients (marked with an approved hechsher) are permitted in our kitchen. We do not have a supervisory rabbi or mashgiach on staff, although kosher caterers bring their own mashgichim to their events.
Only kosher food is permitted in the kitchen. If food is prepared ahead of time, it must be sealed with kosher tape or have an OU (or appropriate Kashrut) symbol on it to come into the building.
Under no circumstances is non-hechshered food of any sort, including kosher food prepared in a private, unsupervised kitchen, permitted in our kitchen.
Vegetarian, non-hechshered food cannot be served with any of our kitchen utensils, serving platters, and pitchers and will not be allowed over the threshold into our kitchen, including reheating on our stove or washing of dishes in the sink.