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

We have updated our kitchen rental application and now are accepting applications.

Currently we are in the process of setting up the application in Adobe Sign, so that you will be able to fill out and sign it electronically. Please check back on this website for updates about this.

Until we are up and running with Adobe Sign, you are welcome to download the .pdf of the kitchen rental application, fill it out, sign it and either email a scanned copy to the Kitchen Manager at or mail / drop off the physical document at:

c/o Aly Trombitas, Kitchen Manager
615 Willow Ave
Ithaca, NY  14850

*IMPORTANT* - As outlined in the Vendor Application Guide on page 1 of the kitchen rental application, your application is only complete when you submit it with the necessary Certificate(s) of Insurance, and your deposit. Please review the kitchen rental application for details.

Contact the Kitchen Manager who is listed below as the Contact,with any questions.

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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. The kitchen is available only when the space is not being used for CCE programming, and reservations are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Kitchen Rental Application (2020 updated version)

Last updated June 22, 2022