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ABOUT THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN

The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is a vibrant local food hub that aims to promote increased knowledge and use of and locally grown and produced food and food products. The centerpiece of the Market is the Community Kitchen, a place for vendor product preparation, food and cooking demonstrations, lectures and seminars, private and public courses in cooking and sustainable living, and family get-togethers.

The Community Kitchen is a VIHA-approved, fully equipped commercial kitchen with rental costs that allow everyone to benefit from this amazing community asset. Events can range from a get together with friends, to making 20 quarts of tomato sauce, to teaching a public workshop or charging admission for a private class; so please jump in, host or suggest an event, give feedback, participate, and become a part of this community.

The Community Kitchen is proudly supported by the Vancity enviroFund™.

 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR BOOKING
MAKE A NEW BOOKING

 

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY KITCHEN

The Victoria Public Market at the Hudson is a vibrant local food hub that aims to promote increased knowledge and use of and locally grown and produced food and food products. The centerpiece of the Market is the Community Kitchen, a place for vendor product preparation, food and cooking demonstrations, lectures and seminars, private and public courses in cooking and sustainable living, and family get-togethers.The Community Kitchen is a VIHA-approved, fully equipped commercial kitchen with rental costs that allow everyone to benefit from this amazing community asset. Events can range from a get together with friends, to making 20 quarts of tomato sauce, to teaching a public workshop or charging admission for a private class; so please jump in, host or suggest an event, give feedback, participate, and become a part of this community.The Community Kitchen is proudly supported by the Vancity enviroFund™.

▸ Kitchen Rental Fees and Information

$25.00 + tax Per hour
$90.00 + tax 4 Hours
$170 + tax for 8 hours
Available Times: 8am – 11pm 7 Days a week
Includes: Kitchen time, designated kitchen equipment; wooden tables and chairs for seating 30 in front of the Community Kitchen; use of dishwashing area and detergent for dishes accumulated on-site only; use of cleaning supplies; and use of WIFI within the Kitchen.
To confirm your booking in the Community Kitchen we require payment in full.
Clients must agree to follow strict policies and procedures regarding arrival and departure from the building after hours.
Maximum Capacity
The Community Kitchen can be booked for events up to 30 people.  Events over 30 people will subject be to a Market event fee of $500.
Inventory and Cleaning Checklists
An Inventory Checklist, and a Closing Checklist will be provided to the client. We recommend allowing a minimum of 30 minutes to complete both the Inventory Checklist, and the Closing Checklist prior to departure. Each Client that uses the community kitchen must initial and sign the provided checklists to ensure tasks are completed and items in the kitchen do not go missing.
Insurance
Renters are responsible for their own liability insurance for every event held in the Community Kitchen.
Security Deposit
A completed Credit Card Authorization Form is required upon booking. This card number will be held and only used if the kitchen is left in unacceptable condition or damage to the kitchen equipment occurs. The kitchen will be inspected by an authorized Market representative after the client’s departure, to determine if the kitchen has been left in good order. Once inspected, any applicable additional charges will be applied to the credit card.
Overtime
Overtime is considered any time past 11pm, regardless of use. A fixed Overtime Fee of $50 will be charged automatically for each overtime occurrence.
Cancellations
Cancellations must be sent via email at info@victoriapublicmarket.com or by calling the Market at 778-433-2787. Cancellations made two weeks prior to the booking, or earlier, will receive a full refund. Cancellations made within two weeks prior to the booking will not receive a refund.
VIHA Licensing & FoodSafe Certificates
Our kitchen is a VIHA(Vancouver Island Health Authority)-approved, FoodSafe industrial kitchen. Renters will need to obtain a FoodSafe certificate, as well as a license from VIHA.
FoodSafe Information: www.foodsafe.ca
If you require a replacement FOODSAFE Certificate please call 1-250-737-2017 or email foodsafe@viha.ca
*There must be at least one individual on site during your kitchen rental that has FOODSAFE*
VIHA Licensing Information: www.viha.ca/mho/food/
*This does not apply to private functions; only to the resale and catering of the food produced from the Kitchen*
Special Events Permit for Liquor Service
If you are serving any alcohol during your event you must obtain a Special Events Permit for your event and have it posted in the Community Kitchen area.  There will be a $500.00 fee applied to the final bill for anyone caught serving alcohol without the proper documentation.
BC Liquor Special Events Permit Application: www.specialevents.bcldb.com/

▸ Helpful Links

Individuals wishing to prepare and sell food at public events are required to fill out an application to operate a temporary food service. http://www.viha.ca/NR/rdonlyres/EA7112F4-3A62-4415-A835-23662CD9C6A4/0/ApplicationtoOperateTemporaryFoodService.pdf
Markets Vendors
Individuals wishing to sell lower risk food items at the Market should familiarize themselves with the Guidelines- Sale of Foods at Temporary Food Markets.  
http://www.bccdc.ca/resource-gallery/Documents/Guidelines%20and%20Forms/Guidelines%20and%20Manuals/EH/FPS/Food/Guidelines%20-%20Sale%20of%20Foods%20at%20Temporary%20Food%20Markets_current.pdf
Those wishing to sell higher risk food items at temporary food markets are required to complete an Application for Sale of Higher Risk Food at Temporary Food Markets and submit it to the local Health Protection Office.
http://www.viha.ca/NR/rdonlyres/D58D1DBE-D9FC-42BC-8BE6-13344E009DD1/0/ApplicationforSaleofHigherRiskFoodatTemporaryFoodMarkets.pdf