This month’s Savour Local takes us a year into the future when a new community kitchen comes to Halton! Opening in Spring 2018, the kitchen will be located at the Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) in Oakville. The Town of Oakville was awarded a grant from the Ontario150 Community Capital Program to help fund the project. The town hopes to use the commercial-grade kitchen space for community rentals, events, and cooking and nutrition programs for all ages.
Oakville MPP, Kevin Flynn, says this investment in the QEPCCC will “further enrich the lives of members of our community in a meaningful way,” and Mayor Rob Burton notes, “Investing in Oakville’s cultural anchors, like QEPCCC, is a key part of the town’s cultural plan and a crucial way we help residents connect with their community.” At the Halton Food Council, we’re already dreaming of the educational opportunities that this venue will create for both the Oakville and wider Halton communities.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of renting space in a commercial kitchen, and you can’t wait until 2018 (we know we can hardly wait), then you need to know about In Good Company Kitchen. This brand-new space in the Bronte area of Oakville can be rented by small food businesses in Halton – perfect for those looking to grow their operation without the major investment of building a venue or getting locked into a long-term lease. Open seven days a week, this space is equipped for a wide variety of food businesses. According to In Good Company Kitchen, it’s “ideal for catering operations, cooking classes, personal chefs, and small food businesses who are just getting started or are already well on their way.”
With the great space at In Good Company Kitchen and the new community kitchen opening next year at QEPCCC, Oakville is becoming an even better place for good food opportunities!
By Michelle Malandra