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Rentable Kitchen/Dining Area?

Pincus May 20, 2008 11:45 AM

Does anyone know of a kitchen and dining area one can rent for a dinner party? I would be the cook, just need the space, equipment, and a place for my guests.

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    Mintycake RE: Pincus May 20, 2008 12:22 PM

    Try Lisa Shamai's kitchen - they are a catering company and I think they had a space.


    1. OnDaGo RE: Pincus May 20, 2008 12:22 PM

      How many guests are you looking at? I know a space but the seating is for a maximum of 12.

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        Pincus RE: OnDaGo May 20, 2008 12:57 PM

        Hmm, good question. I will have to look at who should be invited.

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          Pincus RE: OnDaGo May 21, 2008 08:51 AM

          With me included, one more than 12. I will need to get a professional dinner attendant to keep the number lucky!

        2. JamieK RE: Pincus May 20, 2008 01:52 PM

          The Chef Upstairs on Mount Pleasant has a nice cooking studio and dining area but you'll have to call to see if the space is available without the in-house chef. See pics at links -

          The Chef Upstairs
          516 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4S, CA

          1. Googs RE: Pincus May 21, 2008 11:46 AM

            Rather an unusual question so I'll admit up front I'm guessing at these. Worth a call at least.

            I attended a dinner party here once:

            Rosehill Venue Lounge has had a few swank parties lately:

            And what about Coupe Space?

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              OnDaGo RE: Googs May 21, 2008 01:51 PM

              Coupe Space is a loft like room not really cozy for a nice dinner party...

              email info@chefgallery.ca if you get rid of one person (their maximum is 12 people) I am not sure if the do what you want or what the costs will be but we had a function there and the room is just gorgeous (think victorian parlour) for our function they supplied the chef..

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              Chicken Teriyaki Boy RE: Pincus May 21, 2008 02:55 PM

              You could look into "Yer Ma's Kitchen" at the Dora Keogh. Not 100% sure they will let you cook yourself.


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                Westwardho RE: Pincus May 21, 2008 10:20 PM

                The Calphalon kitchen on King West? They do lots of events there, but I'm guessing that space comes at a premium.

                1. the Maine course RE: Pincus May 22, 2008 11:35 AM

                  Have you thought about your local church?
                  Many have kitchens in them and would most likely be willing to rent you the space for your event.
                  They may be lacking in equipment but they usually have utensils and plates etc.
                  I f you prepare in advance, you can minimize the equipment you have to bring.

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                    epicurean65 RE: Pincus May 22, 2008 11:43 AM

                    Try mango lounge on Queen east. Cool venue with kitchen and plenty of space.


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                      Pincus RE: Pincus May 22, 2008 07:48 PM

                      These are all great suggestions, thanks a lot. I hadn't even thought of a church, but they are also a good idea. The Allen's kitchen is beautiful, but I agree they wouldn't be keen on having me puttering around in there. Next week is phoning around time...

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