I've been saying this for ages and noticed it was really bad when I came back in the new year. Suddenly everyone was stomping into the kitchen and making their own special coffees and special burritos, etc. Often without even asking or letting people know they're coming into the kitchen. I am not exactly guilt-free in this, nor is Ryan, etc - we all like to make our own food, eh? But, maybe a strict policy is necessary. Common sense is not prevailing and I'm sick of being the bad guy.
Same with the red key - people are in and out getting it from behind the counter now. And when people do ask to come in, it's usually to get the rota or the key or something like that, which volunteers can just hand to them. I get claustrophobic in that space with so many people! I feel like a boss or a warden when I have to explain this to people a lot of the time (although many people are really lovely about it when they realise the reasons behind it).
I think I'm in favour of no off-shift vollies in the kitchen, but think it needs to be hashed out and discussed at the cafe and events meeting.