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Main Office

510 339 6100

1757 Mountain Blvd

Oakland, CA 94611

Monday to Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Main Office

510 339 6100

1757 Mountain Blvd

Oakland, CA 94611

Monday - Friday

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

The MES Cooking Kitchen

Montclair Elementary School is proud to feature a Cooking Kitchen serving lunches that have been freshly prepared on site!

It started as a pilot program with the support of OUSD, Principal Bloom, the MES PTA and some dedicated parent volunteers.   After a lot of hard work, we believe it is here to stay. Here are some of the highlights:

  • The first freshly prepared lunch was served on January 18, 2014
  • Meals were previously 100% prepackaged and now are only 20% prepackaged and now they’re 50% freshly prepared too
  • Our cafeteria went from serving an average of 56 lunches/day to over 300
  • Free breakfast has been available for all MES students since September 9, 2013
  • Free snacks for all after school programs on MES campus
  • Every Thursday is “California Thursday”, where the lunch features ingredients sourced entirely from California!
  • Monday’s are meatless and there are vegetarian options each day!
  • Meals include a salad bar everyday!
  • New recipes continue to be added but Posole con Pescado, Kung Pao Chicken and Italian Chicken with Basil Parmesan Rice are a few tasty menu items students have enjoyed in the past year.
  • Garden to Cafeteria program- students harvest produce from the school garden to be served in the cafeteria that day!   Local and fresh!

OUSD has been making great strides in improving the quality and taste of school lunches!  Meals now feature 100% whole grain products, antibiotic-free, humanely raised chicken, and local, seasonal and organic produce as much as possible.  For more information about the great work they are doing and for menus check out the nutrition services department on the website at ousd.org.  There is also a quick link to meal menus on this site, look for Elementary Cooking Kitchen Lunch.

 

No Charge For Breakfasts and Lunches For All MES Students This Year!!

This school year 2017-2018, Oakland Unified School District will be participating in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs called the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). Through this program, healthy breakfasts and lunches will be offered each day at no charge for all students enrolled in a CEP school. We are pleased that this free breakfast and lunch program is available at Montclair Elementary and encourage all our students to participate.