view of the Cargill Teaching Kitchen at CCE-Tompkins
Image by Sandy Repp

Commercial demonstration area overlooking the four teaching kitchen stations.

View of the Cargill Teaching Kitchen at CCE-Tompkins
Image by Sandy Repp

Meeting area or additional food preparation space.

Cargill Teaching Kitchen

Due to Covid-19 our kitchen rental system is currently under review. We anticipate it taking some time to set up our new system and begin renting the kitchen again.

If you are interested in renting the kitchen, please do reach out to Adam Michaelides, the new Kitchen Manager via email We will add you to our list of interested people, and then be in touch once our updated procedures are in place.

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Are you interested in teaching cooking classes, holding a team building event or preparing food for your business in a commercial kitchen?

Consider renting the Cargill Teaching Kitchen

While our kitchen primarily serves as the home base for the numerous nutrition and food related workshops offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, it also is available for rental on a limited basis for a wide range of activities.

We offer a fully functional commercial kitchen with one demonstration station, four teaching stations, a sanitation room and a meeting area. Standard food preparation tools and equipment are provided. Additional equipment, food preparation tables, meeting tables and chairs are available upon request.

To rent the Teaching Kitchen, please get in touch with the contact listed below. An application / rental agreement will be sent to you via mail or email. Upon receipt of the completed application, we will contact you to confirm your reservation and to set up an orientation, Please allow for at least 2 weeks prior to your intended use. Proof of liability insurance must be submitted at least 10 days prior to the event date.

Kitchen Rental Application (previous form - updates coming soon!)


Christopher Kai-Jones
Academic Partnerships & Community Well-Being Coordinator
(607) 272-2292 ext. 135

Last updated September 3, 2020