NEW WALK-IN HOURS AT OUR MAIN OFFICE. Effective April 22, 2024, our office will be open Tuesdays-Thursdays, 9:30am-4:30pm (closed Mondays and Fridays).
NUEVO HORARIO DE ATENCIÓN EN NUESTRA OFICINA PRINCIPAL. A partir del 22 de abril de 2024, nuestra oficina estará abierta de martes a jueves, de 9:30 a 16:30 (lunes y viernes cerrado).

Feeding children &
supporting businesses

Central Kitchen provides food for programs and commercial rental space

Access to Nutritional Food

Our commercial Central Kitchen ensures that all children in our Children and Family Services program have the right nutrition to get their brains and bodies working and ready to learn every day! We prepare and serve delicious, nourishing breakfast and lunch plus snack daily for over 550 children participating in our high-quality free and affordable child development program.  

We are proud to be federally funded through the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

The Central Kitchen also incorporates fresh produce from our Production Farm regularly into culturally-appropriate menus! For many children, the Central Kitchen provided meals are a primary and reliable source of daily nutrition. Learn more about the nutritional food we provide. 

In the future, we will also look to construct a chicken coop, an outdoor kitchen for food demonstrations, and offer planting and harvesting events and celebrations.  

Support for Food Businesses

Located at 4308 Redwood Highway #100 in San Rafael, the Central Kitchen is a 2,000 square foot facility, one of only a few commercial kitchens in the county.  The kitchen provides a base of operations for local food-focused small businesses and is available for use 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The kitchen is appropriate for food trucks, caterers, bakers, and entrepreneurs! As space permits, our kitchen is also available for one-time and long-term tenancy and is the perfect space for someone just starting a business or might need a little extra space or storage. A Community Action Marin representative is on site just 6am – 2pm, Monday – Friday. 

Please note that as of April 2024, there is no kitchen or storage space available for new renters. 

In October, 2021, we moved from baking our artisan, 100% organic granola in our home kitchen to the Central Kitchen. With the friendly support of the staff and Chef & Kitchen Manager, Jose, we had a smooth transition and were able to not just preserve the handmade, high quality of our granola, but also improve the productivity by enhancing the process using the expanded workspace and multiple professional convection ovens. We feel we are now well positioned to grow even further in 2022 and beyond. Thank you CAM!

Sally Li
Owner Chantelle’s Granola
Chantelle’s Granola