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The CERES Community Kitchen is a registered commercial kitchen demonstrating state of the art green technology and sustainable design and is available to hire by groups and individuals seven days a week.

CERES Community Kitchen - Celebrating Community and Food. A group space to learn, teach, connect and inspire.

The Community Kitchen comfortably fits up to twelve people to cook and larger groups can be accommodated by combining the Community Kitchen and the Lower Merri meeting room - perfect for large workshops or events.

CERES Community Kitchen has recently acquired a license for food to be prepared onsite for external sale. If you are a food business you need to be registered with Moreland Council as using our premises. 

The kitchen can be used for:

  • Social cooking - eg. group dinners or big batch cooking
  • Cooking classes and workshops
  • Hospitality training
  • Food businesses preparing food for sale*
  • Product Demonstrations
  • Self catered parties or events
  • Team building days
  • Recipe testing
  • Community cooking days - eg. preserving

The kitchen can be hired alone or with a facilitator. CERES is a registered training organisation delivering Certificate II in Hospitality and we can also tailor an accredited or pre-accredited hospitality training program to suit your group. 

*Food Businesses preparing food for external sale

CERES Community Kitchen can be hired to produce food that is sold externally. For food producers to use our kitchen they must be registered as a food business with Moreland City Council with the community kitchen listed as a food preparation premise. If you are interested in using the kitchen for food preparation for sale please let the venue hire team know your intention to hire and details of your food business before registering with council. 

See Moreland City Council's website for more information on food business registration -http://www.moreland.vic.gov.au/health-safety-and-wellbeing/food-businesses.html). Moreland City Council uses streatrader.health.vic.gov.au for applications for temporary and mobile food premises.

Please contact council for more information and allow time for you application to be processed.  

To make a booking, have a look at the Information Pack and Terms and Conditions and check the availability of the kitchen.

Please contact our Venue Hire team to discuss your booking before submitting the booking form.

"Thank you so much for the use of the CERES kitchen on Saturday, it was the perfect place for Thanksgiving... The kitchen was perfect, and as people arrived they would take over stirring this, mashing that and everyone worked together to create a feast." - Cassidy

Standard booking times and prices. Variations and discounts available on application:


Morning  9am - 1pm $176
Afternoon 1:30pm - 5:30pm $176
All day 8:30am - 5:30pm $352
Evening 6pm - 10pm $176

Subscribe to the quarterly Community Kitchen newsletter to hear all about the groups using the kitchen, our events and news from our Community Food Projects Forum.

Check availability

See the calendar below to check that we're not already booked.