North Glengarry Community Kitchen Now Open for Business
Tuesday December 10, 2019
Alexandria, Ontario – Food unites us as a population. It drives our economy, fills our bellies and helps us to fight social isolation by encouraging us to engage with others.
Despite the prevalence and need for food-based businesses, which represented a $25.4 Billion food manufacturing industry in Canada in 2017, starting your own company can be challenging.
For food entrepreneurs looking to launch a new dream, the financial burden of investing in a new commercial kitchen of their own can be daunting. In order to help these businesses to grow and to incubate future growth in the food industry, the Township of North Glengarry has partnered with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit to launch the new “North Glengarry Community Kitchen” pilot project. This initiative will enable food producers to rent time at the North Glengarry Community Kitchen, located at the Maxville and District Sports Complex (25 Fair Street, Maxville) so that they can produce food items for resale.
Initial use of the commercial kitchen will be for the production of shelf-stable items, such as jams, jellies and spreads; or quick consumption items such as baked goods. Food operators will work directly with food inspectors at the Eastern Ontario Health Unit to ensure the safe manufacture, delivery and storage of goods.
The cost to rent the North Glengarry Commercial Kitchen is $50 per day.
Before booking the North Glengarry Community Kitchen all food producers will be required to complete their Food Handlers Certification Program, which is now required of all food establishments within the province. For a list of Food Handlers courses, visit https://eohu.ca/en/classes-clinics/food-handler-certification-program
To book the North Glengarry Community Kitchen, or learn more about the program, contact
- Anne Leduc, North Glengarry’s Director of Community Services,
For General Media Inquiries Contact:
- Tara Kirkpatrick, Economic Development & Communications Officer, Township of North Glengarry