The Community Kitchen is a registered commercial kitchen demonstrating state of the art green technology and sustainable design and is available to hire by groups and individuals.
The Community Kitchen comfortably fits up to twelve people to cook and larger groups can be accommodated by combining the Community Kitchen and the Lower Merri meeting room – perfect for large workshops or events.
The kitchen can be used for:
- Social cooking – eg. group dinners or big batch cooking
- Cooking classes and workshops
- Hospitality training
- Food businesses preparing food for sale
- Product Demonstrations
- Self catered parties or events
- Team building days
- Recipe testing
- Community cooking days – eg. preserving
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The kitchen can be hired alone or with a facilitator. CERES is a registered training organisation delivering Certificate II in Hospitality and we can also tailor an accredited or pre-accredited hospitality training program to suit your group.
If you are interested in using the kitchen for food preparation please fill out the form below with details of your food business before registering with council.
View the Lower Merri availability below.
Morning 9am – 1pm $176
Afternoon 1:30pm – 5:30pm $176
All day 8:30am – 5:30pm $352
Evening 6pm – 10pm $176
Lower Merri $140 per half day in conjunction with the Community Kitchen only
These hire rates include GST. Please contact us to enquire about pricing for ongoing bookings.
Current availability is primarily Monday or Tuesday evenings, weekends and school holidays.