Despite COVID Headwinds, The Town Kitchen, PBC Acquires Local Granola Company, Oat Cuisine

February 1, 2021 by Michael Anzalone

OSC News and Events

Monday, February 1, 2021 10:00 AM

OAKLAND, CA / ACCESSWIRE / February 1, 2021 / Today The Town Kitchen (TTK), PBC announced that they acquired Oat Cuisine, a 38-year-old granola company specializing in handmade granola blends, to enhance its retail, brand and e-commerce presence. Oat Cuisine products can be found in grocery stores in the Bay Area, such as Whole Foods, Draegers, and Berkeley Bowl, corporate cafes, restaurants, hotels and via direct purchase from their website

“I’m so glad we have been able to build a partnership with TTK,” said Oat Cuisine’s founder, Linda Romine. “I trust their leadership and admire their community-driven, underserved youth training focus which will compliment Oat Cuisine’s legacy and provide a broader interaction for its retail presence. After 38 years of running Oat Cuisine, or Oat Cuisine running me, I will be stepping away. I’m very proud of what we could do with just a few dedicated people, Oat Cuisine was as much an art and life project as a food business” I have confidence in The Town Kitchen to take the reins and lead my little granola business into the future.

The purchase of Oat Cuisine strengthens TTK’s retail presence while expanding job opportunities for underserved young adults. Over the next few months, Oat Cuisine and TTK will work to integrate the companies and develop combined marketing strategies as well as new product innovations. “We’re ecstatic that Linda has entrusted TTK to continue to grow and nurture the Oat Cuisine brand offerings,” said Eric Quick, CEO of The Town Kitchen. “The team at TTK is ready for this growth opportunity. The purchase of Oat Cuisine will expand our ability to provide living-wage positions through new job training with baking, e-commerce and other administrative functions.”

TTK will continue to use Oat Cuisine’s original recipes for its granola in order to maintain its signature taste for their loyal customers. “I am very pleased that our customers can enjoy the fine granola they are accustomed to. Our crew has already been warmly welcomed and will lead the granola production team with their experience in making our recipes.” offered Linda Romine.

Oat Cuisine will continue to operate under that name and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of The Town Kitchen, PBC.

To learn more about TTK or Oat Cuisine, or to schedule a (remote) interview with Eric please contact Eric Quick, President & CEO at


The Town Kitchen, PBC (TTK) is a public benefit corporation headquartered in Oakland that creates community through local food, by training and connecting underserved foster and reentry young adults to local chefs and selling high-quality, healthy and locally sourced meals to corporate and retail clients. TTK’s mission is to create a self-sustainable solution to chronic unemployment and its side effects within urban communities. Through livable-wage employment, entrepreneurial training, and on-site case management, transitional-aged urban youth are given a pathway to impact their future and communities, alike. For more information, please visit

The Town Kitchen, PBC
Eric Quick
President & CEO