After six years, Onnie Sanford is closing her food preparation business, but her shared kitchen space isn’t going anywhere.
On Wednesday, Sanford, owner of OPP Kitchen located at 359 Furys Ferry Road in Martinez, announced in a Facebook video that she has decided to close Paleo Num Yums, which offers a variety of healthy, high-protein/low-carb meals.
She has accepted a job offer from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sanford said this weekend will be customers’ last chance to pre-order meals, and Tuesday will be Paleo’s last pick-up day. She’s currently selling all her remaining Grab and Go meals.
“OPP Kitchen will remain open and taking on new businesses, allowing them to grow and thrive,” Sanford said in the video. “I have learned so much, but it is time for us to move on.”
Last year, her business began to struggle, and she considered closing its doors at that time. But she changed her business model to a shared kitchen space, and OPP (Other People Prepping) Kitchen was born.
While Paleo is closing, customers can still buy tasty meals from OPP’s other businesses, which include Uprooted Vegan Cuisine, ZipChef, Thalia’s Baklava, and PJ’s Snacky Sack.
“I will still, of course, be on Facebook. I will still be doing virtual coaching,” Sanford said. “We just won’t be preparing meals in Paleo Num Yums anymore.”
In her video, she also encouraged her customers to continue making healthy food choices.
For more information or to view a complete list of OPP Kitchen’s businesses, visit oppkitchen.com/#court or on Facebook.