Kosher Meals Catering
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does this work?
We prepare all the meals in Athens at the Gostijo restaurant. For most destinations, we send the meals with a shipping company that has special vehicles with fridges which will deliver your order directly to your hotel. From your part, you will need to notify the hotel in advance that you are expecting a package from us and provide us with the contact information of the person that has been informed about the upcoming delivery. For some specific locations and days, direct delivery is not possible, but we can send the meals in alternative ways.
What are the alternative ways of delivering meals?
If direct delivery to your location is not possible, there are some alternative ways of sending the orders: 1) We can send the meals with the shipping company and you can pick them up from the company’s nearest storage place. 2) For island destinations, we can send the meals with the ferry in the morning from the port of Piraeus in a Styrofoam box with ice packs and you (or someone from the hotel) can pick them up from the port during ferry’s arrival. Please note that you will have to be there on time because the ferry stays at the port a limited time and then leaves... with the unclaimed packages. 3) We can send the meals with air cargo (with an extra fee) and you (or someone from the hotel) can pick them up from the airport. 4) For mainland destinations only, we can send the meals with the KTEL intercity bus and you (or someone from the hotel) can pick them up from the KTEL central bus station of the area you are staying.
Is there a delivery service every day?
The shipping company with the special refrigerating vehicles delivers to hotels from Tuesday to Friday only. For deliveries on Sunday and Monday, there are a few other options: - Pick up from the nearest shipping company storage (see details #1) - Ferry (see details above # 2) - Air cargo (see details #3) - Intercity bus KTEL for mainland only (see details above #4).
Why do you send the Shabbat meals on Thursday?
We schedule the delivery of the Shabbat meals to the hotels for Thursday (afternoon) so in case there is a delay with the boat, the truck or any other problem, there will still be enough time on Friday to make the delivery before Shabbat. If you want to receive your meals on Friday, we can send them with the ferry (for the islands) or the KTEL (for mainland only) and you can pick them up.
Can you deliver to villas, apartments, Airbnb?
The refrigerated shipping company can deliver only to hotels or places that have the ability to receive packages all day long. If you are staying in a villa/apartment, there are a few other options: - Pick up from the nearest shipping company storage (see details #1) - Ferry (see details above # 2) - Air cargo (see details #3) - Intercity bus KTEL for mainland only (see details above #4)
Can you deliver meals for a few days at once?
Yes, to a certain extent. The meals can stay fresh for 2-3 days. If you wish to order meals for more days, we can either schedule more deliveries or send you a part of the meals (freshly) frozen.
How much is the delivery fee?
For most destinations, there is a flat fee of 30 Euros, no matter the number of meals. For Mykonos, the price is 40 Euros. For Crete, it depends on which area of Crete you are staying at. Please contact us for more exact delivery costs.
How much in advance do I need to order?
At least 3 days. but you can order even earlier.
How do I reheat the meals?
Meals are sent in double wrapped containers and can be reheated in non-kosher ovens. In every order, we include disposable plates and cutlery, as well as instructions in English and Greek on how to store and reheat the meals.