About us

Fran & Geoff Brown have had the entrepreneurial spirit for many years. From their humble beginning as a home-based business producing and selling through local farmers markets, they expanded their business to a 3400sq ft bakery/store in February 2017.

Despite the Covid crisis, they were blessed to be able to count on the incredible support of their amazing community. As a result, Fran & Geoff looked for opportunities to give back.

They decided to reach out to many of the new entrepreneurs to offer advice and support. On October 31st, 2021, they opened a state-of-the-art certified commercial kitchen, specifically designed to give small food businesses access to the space, resources and business skills they need in order to make their culinary dreams a reality.

If you’re thinking about a business idea in the food industry, why not give Harvest Commercial Kitchen a call and let them help you take that necessary next step in the development of your business.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide a low-cost, low-risk, full service culinary space, in a welcoming environment, supporting local artisans in the creation and/or expansion of their individual businesses. As a strategic partner, we are here to empower every person and every organization in Ottawa to launch their culinary project.

Our goal

We are small food business advocates with a passion for supporting local culinary artisans. As small business entrepreneurs, we understand the challenges that you face. No matter what your new venture is, our goal is to help you take that necessary next step in the development of your business and to provide the necessary tools and equipment to put you on the path to success.


HARVEST COMMERCIAL KITCHEN is a shared commercial kitchen for rent. We offer a secure and certified space to allow food entrepreneurs to develop their new culinary ideas at an affordable cost!

Are you planning on starting a food-related business? Maybe you would like to get a stand at your local farmer’s market, have your own food truck or even work as a private chef? No matter what your new venture is, our facility gives you peace of mind, knowing that you have met all the necessary requirements according to the department of Health and the Ontario Food standards.
Harvest Commercial Kitchen is fully licensed and equipped to help build and support your small food business.

With full access to over 2000 sq feet of functional spaceand restaurant equipment, HARVEST COMMERCIAL KITCHEN is offering the largest commercial kitchen rental space in West Ottawa, with some of the most competitive prices available on the market.

Open 24/7/365, HARVEST is home to over 30 licensed food businesses.

This uniquely designed Chef’s dream kitchen can accommodate large event prep, yet still feel intimate for smaller businesses.

In addition, our kitchen serves as a working laboratory for food entrepreneurs to develop, process, market, package, and promote their products.

Reasons Why you should rent our commercial kitchen

  • No long-term lease commitments.
  • Rent your equipment to avoid HUGE purchase costs.
  • Flexible scheduling.
  • Large prep and cooking areas to develop your product line.
  • Loading dock.
  • Storage availability for dry, refrigerated, or frozen foods.
  • Peace of mind with a 24/7 surveillance and security. You can work comfortably knowing that your equipment and inventory is secure.
  • Opportunity to advertise your product through our facility.
  • Possibility to arrange customer pick up through our facility.
  • Access to business mentoring to help you to build the business of your dreams.


  • 20 Foot Captive air range hood with fire suppression
  • 4 commercial gas convection ovens
  • 36” gas Griddle
  • High BTU 6 burner range with oven
  • 36” radiant gascharbroiler
  • 1 deep fryer 100 000 BTU
  • 1 microwave
  • 1 X 20 Qt dough mixer
  • 1 individual kitchen aid Mixer
  • Robot coupe
  • Walk in refrigerator 5`x 8`
  • Walk in Freezer 12`x 12`
  • Flash Freezer
  • 2 X 3 doors fridges
  • Plenty of dry storage
  • Stainless-steelworktables
  • 3 compartment washing sinks
  • Multiple handwash sinks
  • Rolling sheet pan racks
  • Jamar color-coded cutting boards
  • Pots, pans, mixing bowls, utensils
  • In-ground grease trap system
  • Loading dock
  • Wifi available at NO charg

Our Prices

Let HARVEST COMMERCIAL KITCHEN help make your goal a success!
We will work with you to plan a schedule and a budget to meet your needs.
With rental rates as low as $16 + HST per hour, and storage rates as low as $1 per day, we are the most competitive in the industry.

Special discount, between 9pm and 6am
Short or long-term packages available
Minimum booking is 4 hours per station (maximum 2 people)
Private use / Personnal event
Price by request

Dry storage shelf


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Cold storage shelf

(fridge or freezer)


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Pop-up retail

Company advertising signs on the door


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Virtual Tour

Layout Plan


What we’ll need from you:
  • Complete and sign our application formbelow
  • Complete and sign our rental agreement, by appointment only
  • Provide us with a $2.000.000 proof of liability insurance with “Harvest Commercial Kitchen Inc” – 101 Schneider Road – Unit 4 – Kanata, ON K2K 1Y3, as additional insured
  • Food Handler’s certificate
  • Business number


Our kitchen space is limited, so all individuals and businesses renting space will be required to go through a short application process before approval is given. To guarantee a cohesive working environment forall our tenants, it is important that we evaluate all applicants.