In summer of 2014 I volunteered at Karma Kitchen. I was looking for volunteering opportunities in D.C. area and stumbled upon a facebook post about Karma tube. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlVMYkL2ZBA) .
Upon reading more I realized that it was started with the intention of practicing unconditional generosity . Karma kitchen is one of the generosity projects undertaken by ServiceSpace and is about transaction to trust. It was started in Berkley in 2007. In Karma Kitchen there are NO price listed on the menu card. Your meal is a “GIFT ” by someone , an act of kindness. You can be a part of the chain and gift a meal to someone else if you like.
I was surprised to see , that though it completely a volunteer run organization dependent on generosity by people, exactly the opposite of how a restaurant business model would look like, it was a great success! Volunteering at karma kitchen D.C. not only gave me an opportunity to be a part of this unique experience but also presented me with nuances of what happens in a restaurant before the meal is served to the guest and after the guest leaves!