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The Station Kitchen

We are a provincially inspected, shared commercial kitchen space available to rent 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. We currently have 1,000 square feet of workspace with facilities for cooking, baking, food prep, dish washing, as well as cold and dry storage space available to our rental customers. Want to join The Station Kitchen?

 

Find out how below.

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Kitchen Rental Rates​

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What We Offer


5 propane stove burners

1 conventional propane oven

1 commercial 5 rack convection oven

Prep tables & large workspace 

10 quart Berkel mixer

1 rolling sheet rack with pans

3 compartment washing sink

Hand wash sink

Commercial low temp dishwasher

1 compartment prep sink
Microwave

Dough Sheeter*

*additional charge will apply

We want to get to know you!

Fill out the form following the link to let us know a bit more about your business or idea and we'll get back to you!

Getting Started!

Step 1:

Come visit us!

                   and set up a time to come tour The Station to see the kitchen in real life and we can answer any questions you might have!

We are located at 1989 Wentworth road in Newport Station, Nova Scotia.

Step 2: 

Paperwork

There is some documentation we’ll need to cover before you get cooking. All our customers need proof of the following:

 

  • Certified Food Handlers Certificate. Learn more about approved certifications

  • Proof of liability insurance (minimum coverage of $1,000,000 with The Station Food Hub Ltd. named as Additional Insured)

  • Your own business permits/licenses and we can help you navigate this process with Nova Scotia Environment

Step 3:

Sign Up

In addition to certification and insurance, you will need to sign a rental agreement with The Station Kitchen after discussing which package is best for you. Check out our rates above! 

 

Also when signing your rental agreement, a refundable deposit is required. This deposit will cover any incidental damage to the Hub appliances and equipment or excessive clean up costs, and will be returned to you at the end of your contract should your time be free of any repairs or cleaning costs.

Step 4:

Schedule time

Once everything is signed, you are booked in for a safety and sanitation orientation.

 

After you have paid for your time you can use our online booking system to schedule in your time. 

Reservations are filled on a first come first served basis.

Frequently asked questions

What is The Station Kitchen?


“What is this place?” has to be the #1 question asked by people coming through our door (followed by #2 “What do I need to join?”) So what IS The Station Kitchen? We are a provincially inspected shared commercial kitchen space available to rent 7 days a week. We currently have 1,000 square feet of workspace with facilities for cooking, baking, food prep, dish washing, as well as cold and dry storage space available to our rental customers!




Can I rent commercial space from The Station?


Yes! We have multiple rental and leasing options available. The Station Kitchen is commercially inspected and can be rented out in 5 hours blocks. We also have long-term leasing options available. Message us today to find out more!




What other equipment is available to rent? What do you supply?


Our commercial kitchen is equiped with everything (we hope!) to get your job done. Here is the list of equipment that is available to rent at an additional charge! Rational Combi Oven Dough Sheeter Sealing Machine Blast Freezer We provide all manners of shelving, storage racks, major cooking appliances, and cleaning chemicals. Members are responsible for their own smallwares, utensils, containers, etc. that they need to prep, cook, and package their food products.




Do I have to be a food business to work at The Station


No! We are an all-inclusive work space and welcome all small and medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs to rent out our spaces. This includes shared workspaces, boardroom rentals, advisory services and more.




What is required to Join?


You require a Nova Scotia Business License along with an approved Food Safety Plan plus liability insurance. During your initial meeting/tour, we’ll be happy to discuss the application process in greater detail with you.




Can I just rent freezer, cooler, or storage space?


Yes, please contact us for your specific needs. Based on availability.




Who is The Station Kitchen ideal for?


The Station is ideal for: chefs, bakers, caterers, restaurant franchisors (wanting centralized production), ghost/dark restaurants (delivery/takeout), online sellers, meal prep planners, farmers’ market vendors, food truck operators, food hobbyists, as well as non-profits and co-ops.