Rehab program gets kitchen, dining hall

Provides opportunity to learn culinary skills

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Probation Department announced the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new kitchen and dining hall at Camp Erwin Owen.

Chief Probation Officer David M. Kuge, along with local, county and state dignitaries, celebrated the ribbon cutting for the Kern County Probation Department's new Jon McQuiston Dining Hall located at Camp Erwin Owen in Kernville on Thursday at 10 a.m. 

The history of this project dates back to 1984 when the Kern County Grand Jury first recognized the need to replace the present Mess Hall, which was constructed in 1949. 

The completed dining hall is a 5600 square foot, single story, wood framed building with interior construction consisting of ADA compliant restrooms, dining area, food service, commercial kitchen and storage space to accommodate the agricultural component of the camp program.

The new kitchen and dining hall provided minors the opportunity to learn culinary skills with trained personnel in food preparation as well as partake in meals which are prepared and served in a venue which complies with State guidelines.


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