As Growing Chefs! Ontario's priority focus will always be our food education programming, private events can only be booked in and around our programming schedule.
In order to rent our facility privately and adequately staff your private event, we do require a minimum revenue threshold of $1000 per event.
Growing Chefs! Ontario is fully licensed so a cash or host bar is available for all your event needs. We work with various local wine and craft beer companies to bring you the tastiest beverages our region has to offer.
Rooms and Capacity
- HQ: Utilizing the entire space (2 separate floors), our beautiful, historic building holds a maximum of 120 people for a standing reception, or a maximum of 60 people for a seated dinner event.
- Cooking Classes (2): Teaching capacity for a minimum of 14 people, up to a maximum of 24 people; our Adult cooking classes make an excellent Corporate Team Building experience!
- Dining Room: seated capacity 36
people; standing reception capacity is 50 people.
- Boardroom Capacity: Seated capacity for a formal board meeting is 16 people; seated, theatre-style maximum is 30 people;
- standing reception capacity is 30 people.
To learn a little more about the specific types of event options we offer, click here.
Additional Important Notes:
- Regarding accessibility: 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).
- Currently, our outdoor patio space is not licensed (however, at May 2019, we are in the process of having this updated).
- For payments, we accept credit cards (Visa, MC, Amex, Diners) and cash; we cannot accept payment by debit cards at this time.
- Parking note: we have @8 spaces in our small lot; for evening events, we have an additional @8 spaces in a small lot across the street; otherwise, there is street parking in the area, complimentary after 6 pm. We are also very near Beal Secondary and CCH schools which have large lots.