Groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for Springfield Culinary and Nutrition center

It's a $21 million project

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) –  A groundbreaking ceremony for a new Culinary and Nutrition Center will take place Wednesday afternoon.

Mayor Domenic Sarno and the Superintendent of Schools attended a groundbreaking Wednesday for the school system’s food service provider, Sodexo.

The event was held as construction begins to build a state-of the-art 62-thousand square foot culinary and nutrition center on 75 Cadwell Drive.

$21 million culinary facility will serve Springfield school students

Elizabeth O’Gilvie, chair of Springfield Food Policy Council, told 22News, “It’s a long time coming. This culinary center, once it’s built, is going to change the food that kids have access to and, I believe, significantly change their potential health outcome.”

Once the center is complete, it’ll provide fresh food and ingredients to Springfield schools on a daily basis.

The $21-million project is expected to be finished in 2019.