The Cookery can save producers and food entrepreneurs from investing in costly equipment and real property to start or run a food business. Local farmers can use The Cookery to preserve the season's harvest and create opportunities for additional, off-season income streams. The increasing demand for locally-produced foods, along with the missions of the Community Learning Center (CLC) and programmers, enables The Cookery to provide extended use of the kitchen with affordable rates for both for-profit and non-profit entities. Memberships provide the greatest benefit and access to equipment and amenities. The kitchen is also available by the hour.
Kitchen users must provide their own ingredients, most small appliances, pots, pans, utensils, dish soap, towels, laundry detergent, etc. and must complete work within the day.
For-profits who use The Cookery to start or grow a business will enjoy free "wrap-around" services made available by Be Noble Inc., our community's local economic development organization (LEDO). Business advisors from the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and SCORE mentors are also brought in as needed to help overcome challenges and obstacles to building or growing a business.
Non-profits who use The Cookery will work directly with CLC staff, on hand to help ensure any needs are met while helping to explore opportunities to collaborate with CLC programmers and other area non-profits who serve the community.
Hourly rates are discounted to support qualifying non-profits.
(& For-Profit Businesses)
$50.00 flat rate, per hour or
$450 per day*
$25.00 flat rate, per hour or
or $200 per day*
Capacity: 15-20 people
Hourly kitchen plans include access to:
Stainless steel workstations
High speed Wi-Fi
*Ten hours consitutes a full day. All kitchen users are responsible for setting up, tearing down, and thorough sanitization and cleaning of kitchen after use.
Kitchen hours: Monday - Thursday from 8 AM to 9 PM, Friday 8 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday/Sunday by request.
Access to use all listed kitchen equipment
One shelving unit in dry storage
One shelving unit in freezer
One shelving unit in walk-in refrigerator
One locker to store personal items
Use of washer and dryer
Use of dishwasher
High speed Wi-Fi
*Prices subject to increase after one year. Minimum commitment of 3 months, and cooperation and shared respect of use of equipment with other members, is required.
Equipment & Amenities
(4) individual workstations, each with sink.
One of two stainless food preparation areas.
Additional food preparation area.
Two 6-top burner Royal electric stoves, with oven.
Hobart conventional ovens.
Hobart conventional oven.
Hobart industrial mixer with attachments.
Various mixer attachments for Hobart H600T 60-quart mixer.
Large (shared) commercial sink with chemical injection.
InSinkErator SS-100 1HP commercial garbage disposal.
Hobart industrial dishwasher with chemical injection.
Access to storage lockers upon request.
Dry storage, by the shelf or by the unit. Shelf unit is 36x16x72".
Storage in walk-in refrigerator, by the shelf or by the unit. Shelf unit is 36x16x72".
Storage in walk-in freezer, by the shelf or by the unit. Shelf unit is 36x16x72".
Access to washer and dryer upon request.