Growing Chefs! Ontario: Events at HQ

Events at HQ

Rental Information

Our Headquarters (HQ) is a fantastically versatile space and would be a wonderful venue for your next event! Our prices are fair, we pay our staff a living wage and we happily provide an additional 20% discount to other local or community non-profits. It doesn’t get any more socially responsible than this! HQ is a space that gives back and one that everyone will feel good about using.

Hosting your event here allows you to simultaneously support a small, local charity, while also contributing to food education in our community: one price, twice the impact. Growing Chefs! Ontario works on a social enterprise model; meaning, all funds raised during private and corporate events flow directly back into our Food Education Projects.

Our priority focus will always be our food education programming. Therefore, private events and catering will be booked in and around our education programming schedule whenever possible. In order to rent our facility privately, and to adequately staff your private event, we do require a minimum revenue spend of $1500+hst per event. This also pertains to outside and private cater requests. The capacity of our facility is ~100ppl throughout our entire space, which encompasses two floors. Our main dining room seats a capacity of 36ppl – though smaller dining spaces throughout the lower floor makes our capacity for a seated meal 60ppl.

For specific details regarding seating charts, floor plans, and event possibilities, please connect directly with our Executive Administrator, Jen Wyant, via email: jen@​growingchefsontario.​ca.

We are a fully licensed space, meaning a cash or host bar is available on or off property. We hold a valid catering endorsement, allowing us to take our bar off-site to your catered events, when applicable. We work with various local, Ontario wine and craft beer companies to bring you the tastiest beverages our region has to offer.

Additional Notes:

Our washrooms are located on the second floor, accessed via a staircase, therefore we cannot consider ourselves a fully accessible space (in our historic old home).

Our outdoor patio space is also fully licensed! Our patio is smoke-free.

We accept cash, debit and credit (Visa, MC, Amex)

Growing Chefs! Ontario Headquarters at 460 King St. has ~8 parking spaces onsite. There is also some street parking on Maitland St., and around the area complimentary after 6pm. You may also park at Beal or Central Catholic High Schools. Please call (519) 6794769 for directions if you are lost.