Kitchens To Go, a leading provider of mobile and modular kitchen solutions, just commissioned a new project for the U.S. Naval Academy that saw the company deliver a 38,350 square foot replacement kitchen on the famous Annapolis, MD campus in less than 78 days, from ground breaking to fully approved opening. Founded in 1845, the Naval Academy (USNA) is a four-year undergraduate institution that strives to accomplish its mission to develop midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically to serve as officers in the Navy and Marine Corps upon graduation. An important component of being able to accomplish these goals is making sure that the entire brigade is well-nourished.
King Hall, which serves as the on-campus galley, had become outdated and in need of renovation in order to meet current standards for serving midshipmen approximately 14,000 fresh meals each day. After much consideration and analysis, academy leadership determined that a temporary catering solution or a phased construction approach would be logistically impractical and too costly. As a viable solution, Kitchens To Go was hired through the general contractor Barton Malow to design and build a temporary kitchen complex on campus, which will substitute for the galley during the projected 18 months it will take to revamp historic King Hall Galley.
The new modular kitchen complex is set in East and West Smoke Court on the USNA campus and features a 14,100 square foot code compliant Sprung clear span tension membrane structure, with full utility package. The Sprung Structure houses receiving, cold and dry storage, and cold preparation space needed for the USNA to prepare and serve approximately 14,000 daily meals in three intervals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).