Hannah’s Kitchen offers themed meals | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Hannah’s Kitchen offers themed meals 

Hannah Sattler, owner of Hannah’s Kitchen in Milwaukee, considered that her business provides much more than food after she recently catered the third B’nai Mitzvah for one family.    

“It’s building that relationship where you get to know each other,” she said. “You become part of the family. You are part of that celebration with them.”   

Sattler’s nine-year-old business is one of the only in Milwaukee and across the state that offers kosher and traditional Jewish foods such as matzah ball soup, challah and knishes.  

“It’s something we don’t see around Milwaukee – that really traditional food,” Sattler said. “We get requests from outside of the community … looking for things you see out East and in bigger cities.” 

In addition to the catering business, Sattler also runs Cafa B Data out of the Harry and Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center where it serves an array of soups, salads, sandwiches and pizzas.  

“Our goal is to do really great food that happens to be kosher,” she said. “As a Jewish community, food brings us together and it is not always about if you keep kosher.” 

This summer, Cafa B Data is offering themed meals on Wednesdays, featuring different types of cuisines such as Mexican and Chinese. 

“It is a way to give people who do keep kosher some other food that they would not necessarily have,” she said. “It gives them an opportunity to try different foods.” 

The café is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. all other weekdays. 

Post Oct. 7, the café has become a place to bring people together in their time of sorrow, Sattler said. Early on, she said, the café saw a drop in business.  

“People were sad and busy trying to go into action as a community versus hanging out and spending time together,” Sattler said. 

This summer, Hannah’s Kitchen will also provide catering for the Republican Jewish Coalition during the party’s national convention. Sattler also expects that the café will be extending its hours to provide kosher meals during the convention in July as well as receiving individual requests from convention visitors to the city.  

“It’s exciting. It’s an opportunity to show our city and our community and be involved in making sure our community is being advocated for on both sides of the aisle, which is important,” she said.  

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Katie Thompson, pastry chef for Hannah’s Kitchen, created challah for Pride month in June. The kosher rainbow challah was used for multiple event orders.  
Sarah Contreras, assistant baker, braided rainbow Pride challah in June. Loaves are still available for a limited time; call Cafa B Data to reserve rainbow challah at 414-967-8254. Cafa B Data is inside the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, Whitefish Bay, and is operated by Hannah’s Kitchen.