Disaster Relief Temporary Mobile Kitchens – Kitchen Corps, Inc
Kitchen Corps, Inc. is currently providing temporary kitchens to the following locations:
University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, TX
In September of 2008, Hurricane Ike hit Galveston, TX bringing with it deathly winds and extremely high tides and heavy rain that caused severe flooding. During the storm the kitchen facility at the University of Texas Medical Branch, which was located in the basement of the facility, was completely flooded and ruined. After the storm, the University, this is also a health care facility, needed to continue food service operations for its students and patients. In June of 2009, Kitchen Corps, Inc. provided a 3,100 sq ft temporary kitchen facility to UTMB that included production, preparation, dish washing, walk in cooler, walk in freezer, and dry storage space. Along with the temporary facility we provided metal decks, ramps, loading dock, and dock lift. After one year of use the operation had grown in size and more room was needed to successfully operate their food service program. As a result Kitchen Corps, Inc. then provided UTMB with a 15,000 sq ft facility that includes a production kitchen, catering kitchen, dish washing area, walk in coolers, walk in freezers, a thawing cooler, a temperature controlled receiving area, dry storage space, offices, restrooms, and a break room for employees. The new facility also includes decks, ramps, two loading docks, and two dock lifts. This rebuild project is expected to last through 2014.
Meadows of Dan Elementary School (Contracted through IMS Environmental) in Meadows of Dan, VA
300 students, 2 meals/day
On August 13, 2011 Meadows of Dan Elementary School was destroyed by a fire that occurred in the early morning hours. Meadows of Dan contacted Hepaco, a 24 hour emergency response company, to help them determine how to continue operations. Hepaco (IMS Environmental) then contacted Kitchen Corps, Inc. On August 31, 2011 we were able to provide a production unit, dry storage/freezer unit, and 24’ x 68’ dining facility. The production unit was an 8’ x 53’ production kitchen that includes production, preparation, and walk in cooler space. The dry storage unit is also 8’ x 53’ and includes an 8’ x 15’ walk in freezer. The dining facility was subleased from a modular rental company and then customized to meet dining facility codes. This rebuild project is expected to be completed in August of 2012.
Kitchen Corps, Inc. has provided temporary kitchens to the following locations:
Shaw University in Raleigh, NC
April 14, 2011 Shaw University was damaged by a tornado. The tornado did significant damage to the Willie E. Gary Student Center at Shaw University which housed the university’s cafeteria. The university suspended classes for the remainder of the semester giving them time to determine how to continue to feed their students and staff. Kitchen Corps was contact in June of 2011 and on July 7, 2011 we began to install a 2,080 sq ft kitchen facility that consisted of 5 semi trailers bolted together as one large kitchen with an open concept for the production, preparation, and dish washing areas. The facility also included dry storage space, UL listed walk in coolers, and UL listed walk in freezers. The university leased the temporary kitchen from July 2011 to January 2012.
Base Logistics in Grand Isle, LA
1,500 workers, 3 meals/day
Base Logistics is an emergency response team who assisted in the cleanup of the BP-Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in April of 2010. In August of 2010 Kitchen Corps provided two production kitchens to two of Base Logistics’ man camps in Grand Isle, LA. These units were 8’ x 53’ production kitchen that includes production, preparation, and walk in cooler space. Kitchen Corps also provided a deck and stair system for each of the units. These units were lease from August 2010 through March 2011.
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A large university in the north east
600 students, 3 meals/day
A large fire destroyed the kitchen and dining areas of a Northeastern university on March 1, 2010. We were contacted on March 2, 2010 and began installation on March 6, 2010. Kitchen Corps provided 2,080 sq ft kitchen facility that consisted of 5 semi trailers bolted together as one large kitchen with an open concept for the production, preparation, and dish washing areas. The facility also included dry storage space, walk in cooler, and walk in freezer space.
Delta Catering Management
Delta Catering is a catering and event planning company who assisted in the cleanup of the aftermath of hurricane Katrina by providing meals from a temporary kitchen that was provided by Kitchen Corps. Kitchen Corps supplied a production kitchen unit that was 8’ x 53’ and included production, preparation, and walk in cooler space. This unit was leased September 2005.
M&M is an emergency response company who assisted in the cleanup of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Kitchen Corps supplied a production kitchen, bathroom, and 2 generators to supply power to the kitchen and the bathroom. The production unit was an 8’ x 53’ production kitchen that includes production, preparation, and walk in cooler space. Leased from August 2005 to February 2006.
100 workers, 3 meals/day
RJ Corman is an emergency response team who assisted in the cleanup of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Kitchen Corps supplied a production kitchen and generator system to a man camp RJ Corman had installed for their workers. The production unit was an 8’ x 53’ production kitchen that includes production, preparation, and walk in cooler space. This unit was leased from September 2005 to January 2006.
No matter where you are when disaster strikes, Kitchen Corps can quickly provide you with the facility you need to keep your hospital, correctional facility, military base, school or business up and running. Whether your entire food service facility has been damaged or just a portion of it, we can provide the appropriate temporary kitchen facilities to meet your needs.
Kitchen Corps is providing free Disaster Packets to organizations that would like to include temporary kitchen/food service information in their Disaster Plan.
The packet will include information on leasing a temporary kitchen, set-up timelines, pricing options, and other valuable information about Disaster Relief Temporary Mobile Kitchens – Kitchen Corps, Inc
For more information or assistance with Disaster Relief Temporary Mobile Kitchens call Kitchen Corps INC at 757-481-8977.