The CDP now has the capacity to feed more than 1,000 students three meals a day. 

That is more than twice the number of students it could previously accommodate.

The increased capacity is the result of an extensive expansion of the primary kitchen at the Center, which is inside the Noble Training Facility. The kitchen had covered approximately 2,500 square feet. A recently-completed $3.5 million project enlarged the kitchen to approximately 5,000 square feet.

The project also included the addition of state-of-the-art walk-in freezers and coolers, meal prep areas, and contemporary appliances.

According to Chef George Wallace, diners should see not only improvements in the food served but the variety of meals on the menu. 

“These improvements (to the kitchen) provide us numerous options we didn’t have before,” he said.