July 13, 2018

First Major Milestone Reached on OUSD’s Central Commissary Kitchen Project

Overaa Construction recently celebrated our first big milestone on Oakland Unified School District’s $71M Central Commissary Kitchen. The overall scope of the project includes a 40,000 SF kitchen and 10,000 SF of administrative, training, and education area. At the Central Kitchen and Commissary, students will observe professionally trained cooks at work and see how to prepare approximately seven million meals each year for 38,099 school children. The farm and greenhouse will serve as a learning laboratory, where students will experience urban agriculture firsthand. The teaching kitchen will provide classes for students, nutrition service staff, and the community.The project, which is funded my voter approved Measure J, is utilizing 60% of local businesses in an effort to reinvest millions of dollars back into the Oakland community. More than half of the workers on the project are Oakland residents. The project began in February of this year and will be complete by August 2019.