Nourish – a kitchen that helps

How Can We Help?

Are you a creator who is refining and honing their passions for food?

Are you a food start-up in need of a commercial kitchen?

Are you looking to rent a kitchen for meal preparations?

Are you an existing non-profit looking to imbed a food enterprise into your model?

Nourish is a kitchen made to bring creators together. A kitchen designed with user experience in mind. We can support you and your business with market expertise, provide product support, and guide you through possible challenges.


Nourish Rates


Nourish Enterprise Package – $500/month

  • Includes 8 hours of shared kitchen use per week in 1 or 2 shifts. Please consider the timing of your use when you apply.
  • Monthly costs are per organization (2 people max)
  • Minimum 3 month commitment
  • 60 days notice required for termination or pause
  • Includes 4 ft prep space, 2 shelves of dry storage and 1 shelf of fridge storage

Nourish Enterprise Mini Package – $325/month

  • Includes 4 hours of shared kitchen use per week in 1 shift. Please consider the timing of your use when you apply.
  • Monthly costs are per organization (2 people max)
  • Minimum 3 month commitment
  • 60 days notice required for termination or pause
  • Includes 4 ft prep space and 1 shelf of dry storage

You can apply for additional discounts if you are in your first year of business, if your annual operating budget is <$25,000, and/or if you are working towards any of the UN SDG’s.


Private Use by the hour
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.

  • $40/hour
  • 10C Kitchen Assistant: $30/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.

Shared use by the hour

This gives you shared access to the kitchen and all equipment for the period of your booking.

  • $25/hour
  • 10C Kitchen Assistant: $30/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].

You can also 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]


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.