The Depanneur Kitchen Rental

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The Dep occasionally rents out its kitchen by the hour to people who need inspected, commercial kitchen space to prepare their food; it is available weekdays before 3pm.

We also have a separate, dedicated rental kitchen for long-term rentals, but it is presently full; you can drop me an email if you are interested in being notified if space becomes available.

The Dep kitchen has generous prep space, sinks, two electric stoves with ovens, a commercial dishwasher, a professional panini grill, basic kitchen appliances like a blender, microwave, food processor, immersion blender, rice cookers, etc. as well as large collection of pots, pans, trays, bowls, knives, cutting boards, etc.

The kitchen does have some fridge and freezer space than can be used during a rental, but there is no on-site storage for equipment or ingredients – you need to bring your stuff, and take it with you when you go. You are responsible for cleaning up after yourself, taking out garbage/compost/recycling, and replacing/repairing anything you break.

Rental is $30 per hour +HST. If you wish to rent the kitchen on a regular/semi-regular basis, I can offer a small discount, but I ask that you have your Food Handler’s certificate and your own liability insurance.

If you’d like to rent the kitchen, please contact me with the dates you have in mind.

For more information, resources and listings of other rental kitchen options in Toronto, check out this directory published by Food Forward, or this post by Alimentary Initiatives.

Field Sparrow Farms Winter Vegetable Box Program

winter CSA

Field Sparrow Farms has taken on the vegetable delivery service that was formerly provided by Kawartha CSA. They are offering a winter veggie box subscription that will run every other week from January 16  to May 22. The subscription will include 10 deliveries of 20 lb. boxes of healthy, naturally-raised vegetables sourced primarily from the Amish community in the Kawartha Lakes region.

The boxes will contain stored root crops such as potatoes, carrots, beets, winter radishes, artichokes and onions. As we get closer to spring, greenhouse crops such as beet greens, salad greens, spinach, kale, green onions, lettuce, and fresh radishes will also become available. In addition to vegetables, the box will contain a variety of value-added products such as preserves, pickles, fresh-ground cornmeal, and red fife wheat flour.

The cost for the box program is $50 per box, for a total of $500, and boxes will be available for pickup at The Depanneur on Thursday afternoons.

For more information, or to sign up for box delivery, please email


Gift Certificates

It’s that gift-giving time of year again, and I know that many people are looking for ways to give something meaningful that doesn’t clutter up the world with even more junk. We’ve got a great solution for you:  Depanneur Gift Certificates.

Our $40 (+HST) Gift Certificates that can be used towards any Supper Club or Workshop that we offer (providing it’s not sold out). You can get them using the “Buy Now” button below.

Coming up in 2014:
Supper Clubs: Fabulous meals inspired by Galicia, France, Modern Masters, the Azores and more…
Workshops: Learn Thai Cooking, Brunch Masterclass, Canning & Preserving, Greek Cuisine, Kombucha, Handmade Pasta, and more…
Stay tuned, we’ll be updating our 2014 event calendar ASAP, or sign up for our weekly newsletter for first dibs on all our upcoming events.

To redeem a gift certificate, the holder simply needs to contact us and let us know what Supper Club or Workshop they would like to attend and we’ll issue a special promotional code that will let you sign up at no cost.

Depanneur Gift Certificates
$40 +HST

The Dep’s Co-Op Kitchen

NOTE: The co-op kitchen is presently full. Feel free to contact me if you would like to be notified when space becomes available. We do have some availability in our upstairs café kitchen, available by the hour on weekdays before 3pm.


In addition to our regular public events like our Drop-In Dinners, Supper Clubs and Workshops, The Dep also runs a shared commercial kitchen space for independent food entrepreneurs. Presently we share the facilities with great local culinary talents like Cookie Martinez, Nice Buns BakeryRoots of Health Nutrition, and Santo Pecado Mexican Catering. The wonderful Alchemy Pickle Company ‎also got its start in our space before moving on to her own kitchen.

Situated below The Dep, the kitchen has a commercial convection oven, an electric stove, several refrigerators & freezers, a deep sink with spray hose, washroom, lots of prep space, etc. There are some appliances & smallwares (stand mixer, food processor, bowls, etc) which are shared, but most people use their own gear.


Members of the kitchen co-op meet every 6-8 weeks to help with a deep clean of the space. Renters are expected to have their Food Handler’s Certificate, and I also strongly recommend people have their own insurance in addition to the basic package I have for the Dep.