Conscious Kitchen addresses food equity, education, and access by shifting the paradigm around school food service, while cultivating a local, ecological food system, and building nutrition literacy into meals. CK is now meeting rising student and community need amid Covid-19 by cooking and delivering hot, nutritious meals daily with the same ethics, values and deep commitment to the health and wellbeing of people and planet.
Through a collaborative, replicable approach, CK partners with school and communities to break the cycle of packaged, overly processed food, transitioning to chef-prepared, scratch-cooked meals created in on-site low-waste kitchens, based on five foundational attributes: fresh, local, organic, seasonal and non-GMO. Once built, schools own and operate their Conscious Kitchens, hubs for community resilience.
A glimpse inside Conscious Kitchen.
“Conscious Kitchen shows us kids how to eat healthy, which makes us feel good, and keeps us strong for the rest of our lives.” — Jolique, 4th Grade, Bayside MLK