In 2014, voters approved a bond program that will include the construction of a new central kitchen. Currently, all meals for BVSD schools are cooked from scratch in three regional production kitchens. However, these retrofitted kitchens have reached their capacity for storage, preparation, cooking and refrigeration. Construction on the new central kitchen began in January 2019, and will be located behind the Education Center, where the Transportation facility currently exists. The new central kitchen, including additional storage for locally purchased products, a café, a dedicated area for the No Student Hungry bag program, and eventually, a teaching kitchen, is scheduled to be completed by school year 2020-21. For more information, including construction updates, please visit the BVSD Bond Program website.
I am proud to be a part of something that will have a huge impact on the community, and the health and well-being of the children in the school district. We are not just building a warehouse, or a parking garage. We are building a hub, which will provide fresh food and jobs to people in the community.Palmer Pierson, Project Engineer, JHL Constructors