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Community Kitchen

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

Check availability here

Community Kitchen Info Pack (PDF)
Hire Terms & Conditions (PDF)

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.

To speak more about a tailored training program please contact our Training Coordinator on  (03) 9389 0127 or email Karen Mengell –

Are you a local artisan producer or start up small food business looking for a kitchen to prepare food for external sale? The CERES Community Kitchen is registered and can be hired to produce food onsite that is then sold externally. If you are a food business and wish to use our kitchen you must be registered as a food business with Moreland City Council with the CERES Community Kitchen listed as a food preparation premise.

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.

For more information about food business registration visit Moreland City Council’s website. Moreland City Council uses Streatrader, an online application for temporary and mobile food premises. Please contact Council on 03 9240 1111 for more information and to allow time for your application to be processed.
The Lower Merri Room is located right next door to the kitchen, separated by bi-fold doors that can open out into one larger space. The larger space is perfect for functions where you wish to use the kitchen but need a larger space either to run a bigger workshop, cooking demo or function.

View the Lower Merri availability below.

Hire rates
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.