Hire the space

See what we get up to in our kitchen
The Community Kitchen can be hired by anyone wishing to organise their own event. The large dining table and well-equipped kitchen area makes it easy to host a wide range of activities, from supper clubs and dinner parties to community bake offs, team building days or entertaining clients.

Cooking and eating brings people together, and is a unique and memorable activity compared to the usual meals out. Our pricing is also competitive, particularly since hirers can bring their own drinks to enjoy during their event. We love helping people to bring their ideas to life and can provide recipe ideas on request. Just contact us to discuss your ideas.

Hire slots

Our general bookable sessions run Monday to Thursday and daytimes on Friday and Saturday:

  • Morning: 8.30am-1.30pm
  • Evening: 5pm-10pm
  • We sometimes have slots available for booking in the afternoon for a few hours so contact us if you are interested in that option. We can also discuss pricing for full-days or multiple bookings.

Bookings are also available Friday evening, Saturday evening and Sunday all day for an additional fee, typically, ยฃ60 per 5-hour session, but please contact us if you wish to discuss.


Our rates for hire are based on the type of organisation. These prices are aimed at people running activities for the public. Sessions typically run for five hours (including any time to setup or clear-up):

  • Large voluntary/ community organisation – ยฃ250
  • Individual / small business/ other (under 5 members of staff) – ยฃ300
  • Large business/ otherย  – ยฃ400

**Please note hiring rates and charges are subject to change, generally from 1 January each year

For small voluntary/ community organisations (under ยฃ75K annual turnover) we can offer the following discounted rates – Mornings: ยฃ95 / Weekends & evenings: ยฃ155

Other Services:

  • BYOB: Available for ยฃ20 per session.
  • Laundry: We have cotton aprons and tea towels available to use if you wish. Laundering costs are ยฃ10 per session.
  • Kitchen assistant: We can organise a kitchen assistant to support your event for an hourly rate.

community kitchen wide shotFacilities and equipment

The Community Kitchen is fully equipped and spacious with areas for demonstrations, cooking stations and tables for dining/ food preparation. Find out more about the specification and facilitiesย in the Community Kitchen.

Need someone to run cookery activities for you? Have a look at our group activities section for ideas about how we can help you create the perfect event.

Making a booking
All you need to do is:

  • Check availability with us
  • Fill in a booking form
  • Read and agree to our terms and conditions of hire
  • Return both documents to us
  • Make payment within 14 days of making the booking

On receiving payment your booking will be confirmed. Get in touch with us and we can guide you through it.

Why choose the Community Kitchen?
We want everyone to experience the benefits of cooking and eating together. By paying to use the Community Kitchen, you help other people to attend cookery activities, regardless of finance, confidence or ability, and to make lasting changes to their lives.

What next?
To find out more or enquire about pricing options please complete the form below or get in touch with us on info@bhfood.org.uk or 01273 234810. We offer discounts for community and voluntary organisations to access the space.

Kitchen hire enquiry form

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