Join Your Hands!
Make a donation to remodel the Visitor Center kitchen
As our number of Indian guests increase at Sri Somesvara Temple, our cooking facilities become more and more insufficient. We use a combination of slow cookers, woks, rice cookers, and other plug-in devices to do the cooking. We have no stove-top, no burners at all.
There is also insufficient storage.
Clean up is just as difficult, with one little hand-wash sink being used to clean very big pots and pans.
We must remodel and bring the kitchen up to standard. To do the job properly will take $29,261 in equipment and our contractor estimates $30,000 in labor and installation costs. We estimate taxes and shipping at $5000 for a total of approximately $64,261.
So we can be ready by July (the summer busy season), please contribute now!
Since there is a donor who will match donations, any donation amount is helpful.
You may donate in three ways:
1. Donate online above.
2. Call Mark Putnam, Donation Coordinator, at 828-273-4330.
3. Send a check to:
Sri Somesvara Temple
1 Lila Lane
Clyde, NC 28721
Here is the list of equipment needed to properly serve good, wholesome food to our many guests:
Hot Food Buffet Table (allows 2 lanes)
$2483 + shipping + install
Hi Temp Commercial Dishwashing Machine (208/230 Volt)
$5959 + shipping + install
Two (2) "Low Boy" Big Pot Cookers
$4602 + shipping + install
Restaurant Fire Suppression System
$2300 + shipping + install
Six Burner Cook Range
$999 + shipping + install
Commercial Ventilation Hood
$1696 + shipping + install
Grease Trap (to ensure our septic drain field does not clog)
$759 + shipping + install
Stainless Double Sink with Drainboards & Overhead Spray Washer
$635 + shipping + install
Ten (10) Tubular Rack Shelving Units
$1020 + shipping + install
Two (2) 30" Deep Stainless Steel Prep Tables
$778 + shipping + assembly
Two (2) 18" Deep Stainless Steel Prep Tables
$300 + shipping + assembly
Two (2) Large, Heavy-duty Busing Carts
$2005 + shipping + assembly
Four (4) Wall Mounted Pizza Ovens
$216 + shipping
Plus drinking glasses, food trays, plates, silverware, slide racks for the buffet table, cook pots, serving utensils, etc.
$5509 + shipping + assembly/install
Total amount: $64,261