About Conscious Kitchen

  • MLK CONSCIOUS KITCHEN Conscious Kitchen partners with schools to break the cycle of pre-packaged, processed food, transitioning to chef-prepared, scratch-cooked meals created in on-site zero-waste school kitchens, based on five foundational attributes: fresh, local, organic, seasonal and non-GMO.


    Conscious Kitchen works to improve the health, well-being, and life outcomes for youth and communities by shifting the paradigm around food service and cultivating a local ecological food system in and around our schools.

    Our Story

    In the fall of 2013, Sausalito-based non-profit, Turning Green (TG) launched Conscious Kitchen as a pilot project at Bayside-Martin Luther King Jr Academy, the sole K-8 public school in the Sausalito Marin City School District. In partnership with Executive Chef Justin Everett of Cavallo Point Lodge and the school district, we set out to reimagine school food and break the cycle of unhealthy, pre-packaged, processed, heat-and-serve meals.