Is The Kitchen a restaurant?
The Kitchen is not a traditional restaurant, although we are a food-oriented space and regularly host public and private events. You can join us for a Participatory Dining Experience, which require an advanced reservation. Or, you can stop by any Tuesday from 5-9pm for our weekly, a-la-carte Taco Tuesday night, which require no reservation.
Check out our public events calendar for more information.
When is The Kitchen open?
Our hours of operation vary weekly depending on the public and private events we are hosting. Please check out our events calendar for more information. You are also welcome to join us for Taco Tuesday, which occur every Tuesday from 9am-5pm (no reservation required).
Our staff work in the space Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm and are available for questions during this time.
Are Participatory Dining Experiences a cooking class?
No, the Kitchen does not offer formal cooking classes and you will not be taught specific techniques or how to prepare a full meal in our Participatory Dining Experiences. Instead, you and other guests will prepare one portion of a larger meal in our communal kitchen. Once all cooking is complete, you will sit down to enjoy your meal together. Check out Participatory Dining Experience for more info.
Do you have parking?
Yes! The Kitchen and The Studio have parking just across the street from our building at the Livingston UMC parking lot. Please view our parking map for more information.
What if I need to cancel my reservation?
Tickets to our Participatory Dining Experiences and events are similar to buying a concert ticket—while they are not refundable, you are welcome to transfer your reservation to another person.
Are you able to accommodate my dietary restrictions?
Yes, with notice we will make our best effort to accommodate your dietary needs so that you can cook and enjoy the food you love the most. Please don’t hesitate to contact us directly with any dietary concerns.
What kind of private events can I book?
If you can dream it, we can (most likely) do it. Our two event spaces are your open book and have flexible floor plans and menus to accommodate your party size and event needs. Contact us today to share your vision and let our staff help plan your event.
Do I need a reservation for Taco Tuesday?
No, Taco Tuesday’s are a drop-in experience and no reservations is needed. However, if you are interested in celebrating a special occasion at Taco Tuesday we would be happy to reserve a large table or area for you and your guests. Please contact us to reserve.
What is The Studio at The Kitchen?
The Studio is our new event space located next door to our original building. With its grand opening in 2018, it is perfect for those more intimate special events. The Studio is open for a variety of public events and caters best to private boutique events. Learn more about the space here.
Do I need a reservation for Participatory Dining Experiences?
Yes, you must reserve space to attend a Participatory Dining Experience. We divvy up the menu and cooking needs for the night based on the total number of people coming that evening. This ensures everyone gets the robust experience they are looking for and we can get dinner on the table in a reasonable time frame.
Reservations are made through our Events page.
How long does a Participatory Dining Experience last?
You can expect a Dining Event to last between 3.5 and 4 hours (roughly 2 hours of cooking, 2 hours of enjoying) depending on the theme and the complexity of the menu. We encourage you to dress in comfortable shoes, and view a sample event for more information on the experience.
Are Participatory Dining Events appropriate for my child?
Look for the orange “Kid Friendly” icon on our calendar for family-friendly events!
How many people attend a Participatory Dining Experience?
Our average public Dinner Party accommodates 30-40 guests. Participatory Dining Experiences can also be reserved on a private basis for 10-50 people and are commonly booked for corporate offsites, bachelor or bachelorette parties, birthday parties and more.
Are beverages included in the price?
On most occasions, alcoholic beverages are not included in the price of a Participatory Dining Experience unless otherwise noted on the specific event page. A full bar is available at every event where cash and credit cards are accepted for payment.
Can I purchase Gift Certificates?
Yes, click here to purchase a printable gift certificate. Gift Certificates will be emailed to your inbox ready for printing.
We also have wine, cookies, aprons, and more for sale on our gifts page.