POSTPONED: A Central Way to Cook

Photo courtesy of DC Central Kitchen flickr

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the format of this program, we've elected to postpone it until a later date. To receive updates, please register below or check back here soon. If you have any questions, please contact

Oakland Unified School District’s massive new Central Kitchen is a major boon for tens of thousands of students. It enables the school district to move away from the standard heat-and-serve model to made-from-scratch meals grades above typical cafeteria fare in taste and quality and distribute them across the district. The kitchen, complete with classroom space and an on-site garden, helps to connect students to agriculture and broader educational goals like increased STEM achievement. Join us for a tour of this amazing new facility.

+ Irene Reynolds / Oakland Unified School District


Tour details will be sent to registered attendees in advance of the tour date.


$10, SPUR members only. Limit 25 registrants. 

This program has been postponed. This event page will be updated when it is rescheduled.

When registering, please use the same email address that you use to receive SPUR emails.

Refund Policy

Individual ticket purchases: If you request a refund between 2 and 10 business days prior to the event, SPUR can issue a 25 percent refund. Requests for refunds received less than 2 days prior to an event cannot be accommodated.

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

Auxiliary Services

If, in order to participate in a SPUR event, you need auxiliary aids or services for a disability (e.g., qualified interpreter, qualified reader, written materials, taped texts) please submit your request five business days before the event to or 415-781-8726 x132. SPUR will work with you in identifying effective auxiliary aids or services that it can provide. If you need to cancel your request, please notify SPUR at least two business days before the event.