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Western Mental Health Institute

CASE STUDY

Western Mental Health Institute

Western Mental Health Institute partnered with Kitchens To Go for a swift, cost-effective modular kitchen solution, ensuring uninterrupted patient care.

Client

Western Mental Health Institute in Bolivar, TN

The Need

Urgent Kitchen Facility Replacement

The Solution

Innovative Modular Kitchen Transition

project description

Temporary Kitchens Ensure Uninterrupted Care:

Confronted with a serious safety issue in their facility, Western Mental Health Institute (WMHI) in Bolivar, TN, urgently needed a rapid solution to maintain foodservice operations while tackling the building’s safety challenges. Partnering with Kitchens To Go (KTG), WMHI quickly transitioned its team to a fully equipped, 53-foot mobile commercial kitchen in June 2022, ensuring continuous meal service for their 150 patients without interruption.

This provisional setup served as a bridge until September 2023, when a modular commercial kitchen solution from KTG was installed that included comprehensive cook, prep, and dishwashing modules plus storage units and seamlessly integrated into WMHI operations. The modular kitchen will support the facility for the next few years while WHMI manages the design, funding, and commissioning of a new facility.

This strategic collaboration not only addressed the critical infrastructure challenge but also led to significant cost savings and operational efficiencies. By avoiding the need for external meal services, WHMI continued to provide high-quality care and support to its patients. The project exemplified adaptability and innovative problem-solving in healthcare, highlighting how rapid response and effective planning can lead to successful long-term solutions in critical service areas.

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The Ahwahnee Hotel

CASE STUDY

The Ahwahnee Hotel

When The Ahwahnee Hotel needed support for its operation during a renovation, Kitchens To Go provided a temporary commercial kitchen complex to maintain foodservice continuity.

Client

The Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, Mariposa County, CA

The Need

A commercial kitchen to support The Ahwahnee Dining Room, famous for its sumptuous Sunday Brunch, during renovation of the hotel’s existing kitchen and seismic safety upgrades to the facility. The much-needed work will ensure The Ahwahnee is safe for present and future generations of Yosemite visitors.

The Solution

Due to the high elevation, challenging terrain, and site restrictions, a containerized commercial kitchen complex was the best solution. The complex includes areas for food preparation, cooking, dishwashing, dry storage, walk-in coolers and freezers.

A One-of-a-Kind Project:

The Ahwahnee Hotel built in 1927 is special. The granite-façade crown jewel of Yosemite Park nestles in the heart of Yosemite Valley with Half Dome and Glacier Point serving as awe-inspiring, dramatic backdrops. Icons of our time, and past generations, have rested their heads at this National Historic Landmark, including the United States Navy who took over the building and used it as a convalescent hospital for those wounded during World War II. And, it was the inspiration for the interior sets of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

When asked to provide support during renovations at this prominent location, Kitchens To Go was proud to accept, and deliver! A temporary containerized commercial kitchen complex was installed and will remain in use for 13 months. Containers are durable and safe and designed to operate comfortably, and efficiently, in extreme conditions. A containerized kitchen complex offers a high-capacity work environment with the functionality and flexibility needed to support a foodservice operation. It’s a perfect choice during a large-scale renovation in a hard-to-reach location.

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Salvation Army’s Mobile Kitchen

CASE STUDY

Sustaining Hope Through Mobile Meals: The Salvation Army's Enduring Mission of Care

Fueling Communities, One Meal at a Time: The Remarkable Journey of The Salvation Army’s Mobile Kitchen

Client

The Salvation Army

The Need

The Salvation Army requires a means to provide food and support to people affected by disasters, homelessness, and poverty in diverse locations.

The Solution

A versatile, mobile kitchen that delivers hot meals to people in need across various locations.

The Salvation Army's 29-Year-Old Mobile Kitchen Continues to Serve as a Lifeline to Those in Need

The Salvation Army has been providing aid and support to people in need for over 150 years. In their efforts to help those who are struggling, they have utilized a wide range of tools and resources. One of these resources is a mobile kitchen unit that has been in use for over 29 years.

The mobile kitchen was originally manufactured in 1994 in Fresno, CA by Carlin Manufacturing, a legacy brand of Kitchens To Go by Mobile Modular and has been serving The Salvation Army ever since. The mobile kitchen is a self-contained unit and can be driven to various locations allowing the organization to provide food to people in need no matter where they are.

Over the years, the mobile kitchen has been used in a variety of situations. It has been deployed to areas affected by natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, fires, and earthquakes, where it has provided hot meals to people who have been displaced from their homes and businesses. It has also been used to provide meals to the homeless in urban areas, as well as to those who are living in poverty in rural communities.

Despite its age, the mobile kitchen is still in use today. It has been well-maintained and regularly serviced to ensure that it remains in good working order. The Salvation Army continues to rely on the unit to provide food and support to people in need, and they have no plans to retire it anytime soon.

The longevity of the mobile kitchen is a testament to its durability and effectiveness. It is a reminder that sometimes the simplest solutions are the best, and that a well-maintained piece of equipment can continue to provide value and support for many years.

In conclusion, The Salvation Army’s 29-year-old mobile kitchen is a symbol of the organization’s commitment to helping those in need. It has been an invaluable resource in providing food and support to people in a wide range of situations, and its continued use is a testament to its durability and effectiveness.

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Federal Reserve Board

CASE STUDY

Federal Reserve Board

Kitchens To Go provided a six-module complex solution, that included a temporary kitchen, servery, and dining space during scheduled renovations at the Federal Reserve Board.
Client

Federal Reserve Board, Washington D.C.

The Need

Interim Kitchen, servery and dining space needed during renovation.

 

The Solution

A six-module complex consisting of two Kitchen/Prep Modules with dock doors, one servery module, three dining modules, and one walk in cold storage unit.

project description

Extensive planning and permitting was required to place this six-module complex into an interior courtyard of the historic Eccles Building in the center of Washington, D.C.. A 550 ton crane was used to lift the modules over the building and then place them within eleven feet from the building and the courtyard fountain.

The lift took place between a Saturday and Sunday to minimize disruption to traffic and employees. The finishing kitchen, with integrated dock door and cold storage, allowed for ease of deliveries from both the commissary and suppliers. Due to the expected length of the project, 3+ years, the General Contractor opted to purchase the entire complex.

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Castle Hill Inn

CASE STUDY

Castle Hill Inn

When Castle Hill needed to expanded the capacity of their main kitchen for their outdoor dining and events, KTG provided a Permanent Modular Solution that doubled the size of their existing facilities.
Client

Castle Hill Inn, located in Newport, RI.

The Need

To significantly increase food service for a secondary building and outdoor dining area available for catering weddings and other large events. The building’s exterior also needed to blend with the classical architecture of the inn.

The Solution

A Permanent Modular Solution consisting of cook and prep space was installed to expand dining offerings, thus creating The Lawn at Castle Hill.

project description

Castle Hill Inn located in Newport, Rhode Island, was established in 1875. The Inn oversees the East Passage and the Atlantic, which has secured its varied and notable history. Kitchens To Go’s solution was a modular, full plate-service kitchen that doubled the size of the existing kitchen facilities.

The new facility was installed and operational in 120 days and features a charcuterie station and mise en place prep area. Factory installed kitchen equipment includes: customized stainless-steel counters with heating elements, grease separator, hoods, kitchen floors, wall covering and ceilings designed for commercial kitchen use.

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Air National Guard

CASE STUDY

Air National Guard

In need of expanded foodservice capacity for an influx of troops, the Air National Guard called on KTG to deploy easily transportable containerized solutions all across the United States at various military bases.
Client

Air National Guard

The Need

Additional foodservice support needed at Air Reserve Bases to accommodate an influx of troops.

The Solution

SSK 1E Containerized Kitchens, deployed to eleven different locations throughout the United States, including Combat Readiness Centers, Air Force Bases, and Reserve Bases. These easily transported all electric kitchens provide for efficient field feeding.

project description

These containerized units provide cooking capacity for feeding up to 400 troops, 3 meals daily, each. The equipment includes: double-stack convection oven, 15 gallon tilt skillet, 4 french plates, 3 compartment steam table, 2-door upright refrigerator/freezer, 2 compartment sink, and hand sink. The streamlined layout provides an efficient use of space and allows foodservice teams to work effectively and productively.

The electric kitchen can operate with shore utilities or with auxiliary generator in the field.The units are designed to withstand any climatic conditions. They are easily relocatable to be re-deployed wherever and whenever new needs arise.

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NYU Langone Medical Center

CASE STUDY

NYU Langone Medical Center

When disaster struck the NYU Langone Medical Center, Kitchens To Go provided an interim solution to quickly address the foodservice needs of patients during the aftermath of the storm.

Client

NYU Langone Medical Center

The Need

When Hurricane Sandy struck the northeast in October 2012, NYU Langone Medical Center became one of the many victims of the storm.

The Solution

With no open space, due to constraints in its urban location, the best option was to place an interim containerized kitchen on the roof of a parking garage.

project description

With the rising storm surge and failing back-up generator, the hospital made an important decision and successfully evacuated 322 patients. Once immediate danger was over and the patients were cared for elsewhere, the focus shifted to re-opening the damaged hospital and medical center. After contacting Kitchens To Go in early November for an interim foodservice solution, the first unit arrived and was in place 30 days later.

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