Sagehen Creek Field Station
Communal kitchen equipment list...

We provide a fully functional communal kitchen. Large groups may bring a designated cook, but most individuals cook for themselves. All cleaning duties are shared by users.

There are also two self-contained house-like spaces with their own kitchens (the Apartment & the Johnson Cabin) that may be assigned to smaller groups.

See our Facilities page for pictures, layout maps & more information about Sagehen facilities.

Please discuss catering with the Station Manager before hiring a contractor, to be sure we communicate the on-site parameters, restrictions & requirements! Some catering contractors we have used & recommend include:

  • Christine's Kitchen: European-American food, including lots of fresh vegetables, fruits & meats.
  • El Taco de Oro: really good, authentic Mexican food, including tacos, birria estilo Jalisco, fajitas, etc.
    • Cell: (775) 450-7698 or (775) 450-2793
    • Phone: (775) 882-4059

Available kitchen equipment & supplies include:

  • Commercial, heavy-duty appliances:
    • 8-top gas stove with 2 large ovens.
    • Lighted ventilation hood with automatic fire suppression system.
    • 3 sinks, including a large 3-basin dish sink with sprayer wand.
  • Food storage:
    • Refrigerators with assigned shelf-space.
    • Freezer with assigned shelf space.
    • Shelving with mouse-proof storage boxes for your weekly groceries (no food in cabins, please!).
  • Cooking equipment:
    • Stove-top pots & pans.
    • Baking/roasting pans of various sizes & shapes, including muffin forms, pie tins & loaf pans.
    • Knives & cutting boards.
    • Blender & stick blender.
    • Kitchen-Aid electric mixer
    • Can openers
    • Cooking & serving utensils: whisks, large spoons, tongs, skewers, spatulas, etc.
    • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Barbecue:
    • 2-Weber charcoal grills (+/- 4 sq.ft.)
  • Coffee-making equipment:
    • 2-electric household coffee pots with thermoses.
    • 3-3 gallon coffee/hot water holders for large groups.
    • Electric coffee grinder.
    • Espresso machine.
  • Serving:
    • Dishes & silverware.
    • Coffee cups.
    • Glasses, including wine glasses.
    • Water pitchers.
    • 2-Gott water cooler dispensers.
  • Exhaustible supplies: We provide dish soap, bleach, windex, sponges, mops & plastic garbage bags.
  • Linen: we have white "barmop" towels for your use. There are hot-pads available. Wash everything when you leave.
  • Garbage service: we provide a dumpster during spring, summer & fall. During the winter, you may need to pack out your trash.

You should bring:

  • Food: there are large grocery stores in Truckee, 10 miles away. Reno--a 45 minute drive on Interstate 80--is a regional shopping destination that includes bulk suppliers like Costco.
  • Exhaustible supplies:
    • Charcoal, lighter fluid & matches/sparker.
    • Napkins/paper towels.
    • Disposable (or washable) table cloths are nice for the outside tables whose surfaces can be a bit weathered.
    • Zippies, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, Tupperware for your leftovers (which you will be taking with you when you leave!).
    • Sack-lunch supplies, if necessary for field trips: baggies, plastic forks, etc. We usually have brown paper bags around.
    • There are invariably leftover spices around (especially salt & pepper), but maybe not exactly what you need.
    • Paper plates, cups: there are usually some already here if you prefer them to washable dishes. Please check what's here before bringing more & leaving the leftovers.