Minnesota Correctional Facility – Faribault

Minnesota Correctional Facility Faribault’s expansion included a new food service building that allows the facility to consolidate all meals being served to one location, with the exception of those meals needing to be delivered directly to inmates.

The facility includes a receiving/storage area for all supplies, a fullservice food preparation area, and two cafeteria-style dining areas. The dining area services 1,200 meals per shift with the capacity to serve up to 2,400, and 3 shifts per day for a total of 3,600 meals a day. A small foodservice staff eating area was incorporated into their locker room.

A cold food portioning area was included for dishing side salads for all inmates. A hot water dispenser was included in both the hot and cold food areas. The hot food production equipment includes double the grill and fryer, and a kettle capacity of 2200 ten-ounce portions divided into two kettles. The bakery included a large 80-gallon kettle and one small 10-gallon kettle.


Location: Faribault, MN
Opening Date: 2008
Peak Meal Volume: 3,600


Staff Dining
Central Dining

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