There is no doubt that one of the greatest things about RoCo is the people who work there, and if there is one thing RoCo knows how to do, it is whip up a tasty salad!* So, you just eat salad together? I hear you ask! Oh no, we don’t just eat together, we cook together, share recipes together, try new flavours from around the world together (… and do the dishes together!).
And it’s not just salads either, we make soups and pastas and rice dishes and curries, and vegetables every which way, you name it! If it is fresh, local, seasonal, sustainable and delicious, we’ve probably tried our hand at making it for lunch before, and no doubt it was delicious!
So why have lunches together? Well, as the great saying goes, no freelancer** is an island! Being a freelancer is great, it comes with many great things such as getting to decide your hours what projects you take and don’t take, but it can get lonely sometimes, can it not?! So what better way to get some human company into your day and get ready for the afternoon of freelancer wisdom than to whip up a storm in the kitchen with a bunch of great people, eat amazing food and have a laugh with some awesome people.
In the RoCo kitchen there are some natural chefs who can make a soup in 5 minutes with only a carrot and a lemon, but there are also many of us who have a handful of trusty dishes that we whip out when friends come over, or those of us who don’t know their way around an onion – but it doesn’t matter! Everyone is welcome in the kitchen, and together we can all learn from each other and make great food!
From Clara’s simple French salads of carrot, orange, ginger and mint to Nick’s Greek sautéed zucchini in balsamic or a Cecilia’s Hungarian mushroom stew, even a good old broodje kaas is welcome – whatever it is you enjoy to eat for lunch, enjoy it with friends!
Whoever said you don’t win friends with salad had clearly never been to RoCo.
This post was written by Stephanie Kuisma, who spent a splendid year at RoCo before moving back to her home town Melbourne, Australia.
* RoCo members know how to do lots of things like be great designers, web content creators, architects, artists, illustrators, sustainability experts, programmers, translators you name it. Salad making just happens to be one of their extra specialities!
** Okay, so the saying is actually no man is an island, but this is a blog post about salads so lettuce just say it is freelancer