September 6, 2011 8:39 PM Subscribe
Looking to rent a commercial kitchen in NYC.
posted by Hactar to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
My friends and I have decided to have a mac and cheese contest. For some reason, it has been determined that the best way to do this is for everyone to make their food at the same location at the same time. This necessitates a commercial kitchen, the more ovens the better.
I've done some searching online, but I feel like I've just been hitting random sites. Most seem focused on working as an incubator for businesses and the few that want to host cooking parties have only 2 ovens when I know we will need at least 3 and preferably 5.
So, is there a one-stop place I can go to find out about all the kitchens I can rent in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn? I'm happy to start calling places to inquire, but I'd like to have a long list instead of scrabbling from one website to the next and feeling like I'm missing something.
Also, what rates should we expect?
Finally, do the kitchens come with an eating area, or is that something we should look for also? We were going to have a bunch of friends join us as judges to help defer the costs, but thinking about it now, I'm not exactly sure where we'd serve them.
(If anyone has rented a kitchen in NYC in the past, stories about both the good and the bad are more than welcome.)