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Here’s Where to Rent Commercial Kitchen Space by the Hour

Whether you’re a professional chef, business owner, or just someone looking to host an event, there’s likely a time when you’ve thought, “How can I rent a commercial kitchen by the hour?” Finding the right venue with exactly what you need could take hours of shopping around online. Or, you can use Peerspace — the world’s largest online marketplace for meeting and event spaces. From large commercial kitchens fit to feed hundreds to a quaint cooking space in a modern home, here’s where to rent commercial kitchen space by the hour.

Why rent commercial kitchen space by the hour?

Renting commercial kitchen space by the hour can help save money and time by having everything you need without the extra baggage. If you’re a small business or independent chef, it can be hard to find a space that is customizable by hours and amenities.

Hourly commercial kitchen space helps resolve this problem by giving you a variety of options in size and availability throughout your city. Plus, many commercial kitchen spaces include dining plates, tables, chairs, cutlery, multiple stoves and ovens, and even an on-site event manager to make sure everything runs seamlessly.

Catering teams will also rent commercial kitchen space by the hour in order to fulfill large orders when needed. Whether you’re making pastries or full courses, there’s a Peerspace commercial kitchen that will fit your needs. Other uses for the creative spaces include:

  • A birthday party for someone that loves to cook (or needs to learn how to cook) — gather your friends and family and try to make grandma’s classic dish. Or, bring in a professional chef to teach a class for the group
  • Pop-up experiences for brands or restaurants that want to demo their product in a fresh market.
  • Hosting a photoshoot for a new product or service 

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How to rent commercial kitchen space

Finding commercial kitchen space by the hour isn’t always as simple as it should be. Many venues complicate the rental process and force renters to choose from full or half-day rentals — or even charge monthly memberships for kitchen rights. As a small business or independent chef, it’s hard to know when you’ll need kitchen space and where you’ll need it. 

With Peerspace — the world’s largest online marketplace for event spaces — you can rent a commercial kitchen space by the hour easily. Peerspace has plenty of fantastic kitchens to choose from in nearly every major city in the United States.

Plus, you’ll get to see high-quality photos and real reviews before you rent the space. It’s important to know that you’re getting the best value and amenities in a commercial kitchen rental — and Peerspace is here to guide you along the way. 

All you need to do is type in your city and needs (in this case, a kitchen). Dozens of results will then be presented in an organized way to help make the choice easy. You can even filter by features like a bar, cafe, or patio. Or, type in an amenity you need like a deep freeze or frier. Narrowing down the options has never been so painless. Let’s see what types of commercial kitchen spaces are out there for hourly rental. 

Types of commercial kitchen space

Commercial kitchen space on Peerspace varies from a small cafe kitchen to a large industrial space that has all of the newest equipment. This space in Los Angeles is perfect for cooking demos or group events.

With six commercial ranges, two deep fryers, a double convection oven, and plenty of prep area, this commercial kitchen has it all. The kitchen’s capacity is flexible. The space has had events in the space with as many as 125 guests standing for a wine-and-appetizers evening and as few as two for a private cooking class.

There are tables and dinner seating available for 40 guests in the event space, as well as prep tables for up to 16 people to be actively working at once on each side of the kitchen.

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Renting a cafe or restaurant by the hour is also a viable option for events or catering prep. This cozy cafe in San Francisco includes tables, chairs, and a comfortable decor — as well a commercial kitchen. Some of the kitchen amenities are: six burner stove, an oven, griddle, grill, refrigeration, dinnerware, and kitchenware. 

We all look at the reviews for products, clothes, and other items —  so why not rental spaces? Here’s a review from one satisfied renter that used the space for a cooking demo: 

“This place is SO CUTE. It’s even cuter than the photos! The cafe is perfect for a small group gathering (we had 20 people). We did our cooking demonstration at the adjustable bench in the middle of the cafe with the chairs slid in; when we’re ready to eat, we just slid the chairs back out. [Host] Andie met with us a day earlier so we could check out the place for better planning. She was super helpful in answering any questions we had. The cafe provided most of the cooking tools we needed like pots, strainers, etc. I highly recommend this place.”

Some kitchen needs can be fulfilled in houses or apartments with nice kitchen space. Take a look at this historic home near Miami that has a large backyard and, of course, a gorgeous kitchen. This kitchen is great for hosting parties that bring in caterers or have cooking as one of the main activities for guests.

The space has ample room for eating and socializing with the backyard boasting unique seating areas like daybeds, rugs with poufs, comfy couches, benches, and handmade wood tables perfect for a community dining experience. 

Here’s another commercial-grade kitchen in Los Angeles that includes an outdoor patio and front yard. This large multi-use kitchen boasts polished black granite floors, stainless steel cabinets and countertop, full-wall tile backsplash, and large glass doors and windows that flood the space with natural light.

The stunning space is ideal for cooking classes or creative cooking demonstrations, providing plenty of space for participants or a cooking team to spread out. 

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