Here’s How and Where to Rent a Kitchen for a Day

Curious about how to rent a kitchen for a day? While nearly every home or apartment has its own kitchen, not every kitchen is ideal for every occasion. Maybe your kitchen is too small or doesn’t have the right equipment. Or maybe the kitchen is great, but you don’t have enough entertaining space elsewhere in the house for an event you have in mind.

Whatever the reason, there are times when you may wish you had access to someone else’s kitchen. Fortunately, you don’t have to remodel your home to have the kitchen of your dreams! You can just rely on Peerspace.

As the largest online marketplace for hourly venue rentals, Peerspace is the go-to when you need a space to set up shop for an hour or several hours. And yes, that includes homes, apartments, and offices with kitchens, as well as fully-equipped commercial kitchen spaces, all owned by local hosts who are proud to support your event or production.

Now, let’s get back to the topic at hand. Here’s how to rent a kitchen for a day for nearly any occasion.

Why rent a kitchen for a day?

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There are a few reasons why you might choose to rent a kitchen rather than make do with your own — including size, equipment, location, decor, and more.


The first is pretty straightforward: if you’re cooking a meal for a large group or hosting a cooking class, then you simply may not have room in an everyday household kitchen. If that’s the case, then an industrial or commercial kitchen might be what you need.

But your event doesn’t have to be unusually large to require a bigger kitchen. In many parts of the world, living spaces are getting smaller than ever. Therefore, you may simply want to host a small to medium-sized dinner party without your guests feeling cramped. Also, maybe you share a kitchen with housemates and don’t want to get in their way while you host your celebration.


The second reason is equipment. Some apartments may only have a kitchenette without a full stove or oven. And let’s face it: cooking dinner on a hot plate is no fun. Or, you may not have enough pots and pans, utensils, knives, and cutting boards to cook the dishes that you have in mind.

A gourmet chef’s kitchen will be equipped with all of the gear you need that aren’t typical in a standard personal kitchen.

Most chef’s kitchens will include:

  • Multiple ovens and sinks
  • Sub-zero refrigerators and freezers
  • Specialized equipment, such as a blender or food processor
  • Serving dishes and tableware
  • Multiple full-sized dishwashers

Buying or renting these things separately can be very costly, so you can save money by renting a space that includes it all and more.


Aside from size and equipment, there are a few other reasons why you might decide to rent a kitchen for the day. Location is an important factor to consider.

If your guests are coming into town for your event or pop-up dinner, it makes sense to host it in a central location. If you’re visiting from out of town, you likely won’t have a kitchen at your hotel.

Renting a kitchen that’s easy to get to is especially important if you’re planning a cooking class, a dinner party, or a photo/video shoot. You can search for kitchens on Peerspace that are accessible by public transit, have ADA-compliant entrances, or are available to rent after business hours.


Finally, atmosphere and decor can play a role, too. You may be looking for a cozy home to host a baby or bridal shower and want an on-site kitchen that your caterer can use. On Peerspace, you can find houses, lofts, apartments, mansions, and cabins that do the trick.

Or, you may be a food blogger shooting photos or videos for your Instagram feed or YouTube channel. In that case, you’ll need a kitchen with plenty of natural light, aesthetically pleasing decor, and space for a production crew.

As you can see, there are dozens of great reasons to consider renting a kitchen for the day.

To recap, a few of the events that might call for a gourmet or commercial kitchen:

  • A cooking class or demonstration
  • A house party or shower
  • A pop-up dinner
  • A photo/video shoot

Whether the kitchen is the main attraction or just a convenience you want in another type of event space, let’s look at how to go about finding and renting the kitchen you need.

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How to rent a kitchen for a day

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There are various ways to rent a kitchen for the day, which we’ll detail ahead.

If you work in the food industry, then you may be aware of commercial or industrial kitchens in your area that are available for caterers and private chefs to rent. But keep in mind that these venues may require insurance or membership. Plus, they may not have an entertaining area where you can host a private party or accommodate a large number of guests.

How Peerspace is different

If you’re looking for a more flexible rental or want a space with less of a “commercial” vibe, then renting a venue on Peerspace is the way to go. Sure, you’ll find industrial kitchens. But you’ll also find private homes with gourmet kitchens and production kitchens with cameras and lighting gear. There is also a range of other unique spaces suitable for a pop-up dinner, cooking demonstration, or dinner party.

Whether you’re a trained chef, a food blogger, or an event planner throwing a party, there are no restrictions on who can rent a Peerspace kitchen. Although some spaces may have restrictions on large or loud parties, as a side note!

Peerspace venues are rented out by local hosts, so you can always ask them directly through the platform if you have any questions about what’s available or permitted at the venue.

How to book a Peerspace kitchen

How does renting on Peerspace work? Start by searching for a venue by location, budget, event type, capacity, and more. The listing will show you what amenities are included in your booking, such as tables and chairs, dining plates and utensils, a projector, or a sound system. You can also search for specific features, such as a grill, lounge, patio, deck, or pool.

You’ll encounter multiple listings in your given region at a variety of price points and with the amenities you need. Each listing comes complete with high-def photos, a detailed description that the host provided, genuine reviews from past renters, and upfront pricing.

Types of kitchens on Peerspace

Beautiful Kitchen in The Mission sf san francisco rental
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So, what types of kitchens can you find on Peerspace? Since Peerspace venues are owned and operated by local hosts, no two cities have exactly the same listings.

But you can expect to find everything from gourmet kitchens in modern homes and professional kitchen studio sets to large commercial kitchen spaces. Spaces like these can host a couple of people to dozens of guests for a cooking class, photo/video shoot, or even a wedding reception.

Some of the spaces you might find in a city near you include:

As you can see, you can use Peerspace to discover and book unique kitchens in cities across the globe. And as we mentioned, all spaces are owned by locals who want to ensure you have all the tools you need to make your project a success. So be sure to reach out to them with any questions or requests and they’ll be happy to oblige.

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How much does it cost to rent a kitchen for a day?

Development Kitchen with State-of-the-Art Ovens
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The cost of renting a kitchen for a day depends on the type of kitchen, its location, the amenities on-site, and other similar factors. However, you never have to ask how much a kitchen rental on Peerspace costs, since the price of every listing is displayed upfront, minus any hidden charges.

Let’s take a few kitchens we mentioned above and compare their prices to offer you a few common examples.

Higher-priced kitchen rentals

The New York City commercial kitchen with loads of light costs about $675 per hour and has a four-hour rental minimum. While that may seem a lot for events, it’s a reasonable price if you’re booking a commercial-style kitchen for a production.

Similarly, the professional kitchen and dining room in Berkeley costs about $450 per hour with a four-hour rental minimum. This space is popular for both productions and private events since it comprises a commercial kitchen and a snazzy dining space.

Mid-range kitchen rentals

The Seattle daylight studio kitchen near Pike Place Market and the light-filled gourmet kitchen near Wicker Park in Chicago are similarly priced at about $150 per hour, but with a four- and three-hour minimum, respectively. Both spaces are ideal for productions or events.

Least pricy kitchen rentals

And finally, on the lower end of the spectrum, we have the development kitchen in London, England. It costs just about £100 per hour and has a five-hour minimum. This professional space boasts several cooking stations, high-end appliances, and dining space.

There’s also the vintage loft space in Dallas, Texas. It’s a 1920s warehouse that the host has brilliantly redesigned as spacious residential and commercial space. It boasts an open layout, industrial style, and of course, a full chef’s kitchen. All this for just $85 per hour and a two-hour rental minimum!

Rent a kitchen for a day with Peerspace

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The kitchens we listed above are only a small sampling of what you’ll find on Peerspace! To find out what types of kitchens are available near you, click the link and enter your location. You never know what will pop up!

However, no matter what type of event you have planned — from hosting a cooking demo to a tasting party — there’s an ideal kitchen rental out there for you to enjoy by the hour or day. Filter your results by the neighborhood, amenities, and price. After that, you’re sure to find the kitchen that has the tools, equipment, and vibe you need. Bon appétit!

Need more information? Be sure to explore our guide on renting a commercial kitchen space by the hour.

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