Lejarraga Studio converted an aging Oakland warehouse into Wooden Table Baking Company's new 5000sf commercial kitchen, distribution center and office headquarters. The expansion enabled Wooden Table to double the size of its business, thereby satisfying the growing demand for its Argentine alfajores. 

We worked closely with the company's staff to efficiently organize the space to optimize work flows from preparation to packaging and shipment. The commercial kitchen was required to meet high food safety regulations, as seen in the creation of a separate chocolate enrobing room and a walk in refrigerated storage area. Upstairs offices feature windows onto the kitchen that capture natural light from the kitchen's new clerestory window.

Photo Credit: Luis Costadone Photography