What is Kosher?
Kosher refers to a set of intricate Jewish religious laws that guide the preparation and eating of foods. It is based on the biblical admonition of “thou shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.” Hence, the prohibition of mixing milk and meat. Kosher food can be divided into three categories: meat, dairy, and pareve. Pareve refers to any foods that are not classified as meat or dairy, and are considered neutral.
What sets Zayde’s apart from other hotels that offer kosher catering is that it does not rely on the koshering of a regular kitchen, which poses a range of problems for kosher certifiers (i.e. separating flatware and dishes). At Zayde’s, the kosher kitchen is a separate facility with three separate state-of-the-art kitchens to be used solely for kosher purposes. Each kitchen contains their own set of dishes, utensils, cookware, and preparation areas to ensure that the meat and dairy are kept completely separate.
Zayde’s Kosher Catering is certified under the Rabbinate of Central and North Florida, in addition to the Orthodox Union. We have a full-time Mashgiach onsite to ensure the highest level of kashrut possible.