Nourish – a kitchen that helps

We are seeking sponsors and are actively fundraising for this project.

Please review our sponsorship package above. If you’d like to help, or become a Friend of Nourish with a donation, we’d love to connect! Please contact our Executive Director, Julia Grady at [email protected]


NOURISH is a kitchen that helps 10C and community partners make measurable impacts towards the Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). It is a shared commercial kitchen anchoring 10C’s Community Classroom, a 50 to 100+ person events venue. Nourish is food with purpose.

We are building the programming for this community project which will fall into 7 core theme areas and we are seeking a high level of interest and opportunity in each. These areas are:

  1. [email protected]: Celebrates and fundraises with events.
  2. [email protected]: Increases community connection.
  3. [email protected]: Supports caring and food security work.
  4. [email protected]: Provides skills-building opportunities.
  5. [email protected]: Creates health and wellness programming.
  6. [email protected]: Models circular food practices.
  7. [email protected]: Builds community enterprise.

Community members have been completing our Nourish and Nourish plus 10C membership onboarding, and we are nearing the completion of ‘renovation mode’, building the space. 10C hopes to launch Nourish in Fall 2019 and build a full set of activities in 2020.


Nourish Rate Structure
We will be onboarding between October and November 2019

Introductory rates are as follows. These may increase in January 2020 but will be held for a period of 1 year for all 2019 Nourish members. Please also complete the 10C membership application.

Nourish Enterprise Package – Planned Kitchen Shared Space on a Monthly Basis

  • Includes 8 hours weekly in 1 or 2 shifts. Please consider the timing of your use when you apply.
  • Costs are per organization (2 people max)
  • 3 month commitment
  • 1 month held on deposit
  • 60 days notice required for termination or pause
  • 4 ft prep space

Nourish Enterprise Package
without any SDGs per month $500 per month
You simply want to use the kitchen to cook/prep and do not wish to develop any SDG involvement

Nourish Enterprise Package
with SDGs $400 per month 

Nourish Enterprise Package
with SDGs and BOOST for NFP or First Year of Business $350 per month


Multi-Day Events/Festivals
$60 per day 

For not for profits holding community events taking place over two days or more, and able to share the facility with others. This is ideal for festivals doing food prep for their events or volunteers.


Kitchen Single Events (private bookings)
This gives you full private access to the kitchen and all equipment for the period of your booking. This option is ideal for group teaching or events, or large groups working in an applied way in the kitchen.  

  • Single Event Private Kitchen use:
    $40 per hour
    $120 per half day (4 hr block)
    $240 full day
  • Security Deposit:
    $100
    (can be refunded after 3 successful events)
  • 10C Kitchen Assistant:
    $30 per hour (cook/support/clean) minimum of 2 hours and $15 for every half hour of cleaning required beyond the 2 required hours.

The Kitchen Assistant is mandatory for all community bookings, all events with alcohol and all bookings without a safe food handling certificate.

The above listed rates are for 10C Nourish Kitchen Members, for Community Rates please contact us at [email protected].


Kitchen Single Events (shared bookings)
Prepare and cook for your event in a shared capacity with other users of the space. The kitchen has space suitable for 3-5 simultaneous users.

  • Single Event Shared Kitchen use:
    $20 per hour
    $60 per half day (4 hr block)
    $120 full day
  • Security Deposit:
    $100
    (can be refunded after 3 successful events)
  • 10C Kitchen Assistant:
    $30 per hour (cook/support/clean) minimum of 2 hours and $15 for every half hour of cleaning required beyond the 2 required hours.

The Kitchen Assistant is mandatory for all community bookings, all events with alcohol and all bookings without a safe food handling certificate.

The above listed rates are for 10C Nourish Kitchen Members, for Community Rates please contact us at [email protected].


10C Kitchen Assistant Staffing for community space use:
$30 per hour This is a requirement for any community members who are not members of 10C or Nourish by 10C. To manage food safety and security, a staff must be on site for any community uses. This rate is NOT applicable to members of 10C or those who have onboarded with a Nourish membership.


Choose your own adventure.

Suggest a plan that may work for you. Let us know what your specific needs are, please include hours, min-max cost range and days of the week or time of day, # users with you any other considerations. Email [email protected]


Circular Food Economy and Food Security

There has been a lot going on recently in Guelph-Wellington related to the Smart Cities Circular Food Economy. See foodfuture.ca if you’d like to learn more. 10C is aligning some of the kitchen and Nourish by 10C functions to the Circular Food Economy goals. SmartCities Guelph-Wellington is a highly ambitious project anchored around 3 key goals with technology being used as a means to integrate and create change.

  • Increasing access to affordable, nutritious food
  • Creating new circular food business and collaboration opportunities
  • Increasing revenues by recognizing the value of “waste”

For more information about 10C’s role in building a circular food economy, please contact our Executive Director, Julia Grady at [email protected]