The Dep rents out its kitchen by the hour to people who need inspected, commercial kitchen space to prepare their food; it is available on most weekdays. (Note: The kitchen is not available on Thursdays, as that is when we host Newcomer Kitchen; on Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, the kitchen is only available up to 3pm).
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 $25 per hour +HST, with a 3-hour minimum. 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.