The Cauldron Kitchen is a shared commercial kitchen available for rent by the hour. We are proud to share our kitchen with Ottawa’s growing food community. Learn how we can make your culinary dreams come true. 

 

About

The Cauldron Kitchen is about community. The cauldron is a symbol for the village cauldron where the villagers come to make food together, each bringing their own skills, tastes, and innovation. At The Cauldron Kitchen, we aim to provide a space for food ideas to grow and mature. We want to help grow a sustainable food culture in Ottawa, by providing the space for food starts-ups, established food businesses, and private citizens to create and prepare delicious food.

The Cauldron Kitchen Inc., is a partnership between David and Dave. David is an energy engineer with a keen sense of opportunity, while Dave is a seasoned food veteran, and co-owner of a successful craft butcher shop and delicatessen, The Piggy Market. Together, they cooked up this concept and plowed ahead to build this shared commercial kitchen business. Their passion lies with the desire to see good food on the table and on the street. It is their wish to see The Cauldron Kitchen bubble into a thriving food community. Come join us and stir a while at The Cauldron.

Our Kitchens

The Cauldron is host to one commercial kitchen. The kitchen is approximately 150 square feet with all the basic equipment at hands reach.

Our second space is a bakery kitchen of 150 square feet. Stainless steel tables, refrigerated table and a separate convection oven.

Our third space is a small are Prep/Assembly area of 50 square feet. This space has tables and work surfaces to use for packing, decorating, and other non-kitchen activities. This space includes our Blast Chiller, a unique piece of equipment to very quickly freeze food.

At The Cauldron we strived to design the kitchen space to maximize your productivity. The stainless steel tables can be moved around into several configurations to fit your needs. As well, feel free to book all the kitchens at one time for those big jobs. Storage bins are provided to subscribers for their dry goods and equipment. Refrigeration and freezer storage are available too.

Maintaining a clean kitchen is a priority for The Cauldron. Our clients are required to hold a high standard, since each of them benefits from arriving to work at a clean kitchen. Cleaning supplies are provided, you just need to do your dishes and clean up after yourself.

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Our Rates

The Cauldron is pleased to offer competitive rates for renting a kitchen. We want to create an affordable space to allow your business to grow. As well, we want the kitchen to be a place for getting the job done. 

Main Kitchen rate $30 per hour – 6 gas burner stove, gas convection oven, gas steam oven, 20 lbs deep fryer.

Baking Centre rate $30 per hour – double stacked electric convection oven, lots of table space

Prep Space rate $20 per hour – tables and blast chiller

NEWPop-Up Retail Space rate $15 per hour – A small street side window space for curbside pickup retail.  (Cauldron clients get a $10 per hour rate)

For private use, meaning you are not selling the food or making money with the food, the hourly rate is higher, add $15 per hour for each of the above rates. This reflects the cost that our insurance company requires a Cauldron Staff member to be onsite for the entire time the kitchen is being used. The four hour minimum is still effective.

Please feel free to contact us to discuss other options.

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Cauldron Abecedarian Program

The Cauldron Kitchen welcomes you to our latest initiative, The Cauldron Abecedarian Program (CAP). The CAP is an incubator program where we invite food ideas to be sown into our kitchens to flourish and grow into successful food businesses.

 

The Application process is closed and we are reviewing the applicants. The Cauldron Kitchen will reach out to all who applied with notification on whether their application was accepted or not.

Thank you for participating.

Our Food School

Do you remember home economics class? If you do, then come join us for our very own take of Home Economics 101. We currently have several culinary classes scheduled and are continuously adding new classes to stimulate your kitchen skills and senses.

All our classes are taught by professionals which serve you a delicious meal at the end of the class. Each class is geared for maximum interaction and practical skill development.

Sign up for a class with a friend, or with a large group. Sign up a college-bound teenager to learn a few valuable tips for healthy eating while on study. These classes also make great gifts to the person who has everything!

Kitchen Skill Classes / Pastry Skill Classes / Canning Workshops / Vegan Cooking

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