San Francisco Unified School District

KITCHEN AND DINING STRATEGY

Delivering healthier school lunches to 58,270 students

San Francisco Unified (SFUSD) educates 58,270 students and serves 33,000 meals and snacks daily. In 2013, the district sought to overhaul its cafeteria program to improve the nutritional value of meals and build capacity to meet projected student population growth and participation rates in meal programs. SFUSD engaged MKThink to revamp its supply chain and design a network of regional production kitchens. The team surveyed kitchen facilities and equipment at 114 sites to assess their potential as regional production kitchens. Using this data, MKThink modeled scenarios for a network of high-volume production kitchens and mapped out a phased implementation plan that factored in cost of kitchen renovations, equipment upgrades, and projected demand. The recommended network and plan delivered financial and operational sustainability and desired nutritional standards.

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DATES:
2014
COMPLETION:
CITY:
San Francisco
STATE:
California
SIZE/SCALE:
340,780 SF
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MARKET:
K-12
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CHALLENGE:
The district sought to overhaul its cafeteria program to improve the nutritional value of meals and build capacity to meet projected student population growth and participation rates in meal programs.
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SERVICES:
Scenario Modeling, Facilities Assessment, Meal Services Planning, and Strategic Guidance.
RESULT:
The recommended network and plan delivered financial and operational sustainability and desired nutritional standards.
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