Berkeley Opens New Central Kitchen

Facility larger, more adaptable to new, healthy menus.

The Berkeley (CA) Unified School District has launched its $8.7 million King Dining Commons project. The 14,000-sq.ft. facility is part of a $36 million renovation of the district's Martin Luther King Middle School campus.

It will serve as Berkeley Unified's new central kitchen, preparing 3,000 hot lunches and 8,000 daily meals for children in 16 school sites.

Originally slated for completion a year ago, it replaces a previous central kitchen at Jefferson Elementary School tha

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