Sacramento City Unified School District's new Central Kitchen project produces healthy, farm-to-fork meals for its students.
The $70 million project maximized the use of three separate district properties: the existing transportation facility, an existing central warehouse, and a new adjacent property purchased for the project. The transportation facility was moved to the newly purchased property, which allowed for the 50,000 SF warehouse to be fully renovated to house nutrition services administration and support Central Kitchen bulk storage functions. With a modernized kitchen, the new facility serves over 60,000 meals per day at full capacity, serving students in grades K-12. In the kitchen, professional chefs convert the bulk product into wholesome packaged meals on-site for the approximately 40,000 students throughout the district’s 90 school sites.