Welcome to our state of the art professional kitchen facility.

The Cookery is a certified food production facility located in the historic Durham Food Co-op building on West Chapel Hill Street. Entrepreneurs launching or expanding upon a culinary business can rent the kitchen for one-time events or on an ongoing basis.  

The Cookery is a membership-based organization. In order to use our facility, you must be a food business with proper regulatory agency and insurance paperwork.  If you are starting a business and need assistance with this process, we are more than happy to point you in the right direction! Click on the Become A Member page to get started.

The Cookery is dedicated to:

  • supporting local food talent to create and distribute exciting new culinary goods.
  • providing our members with top-of-the-line equipment, multiple cooking stations, secured food storage and food truck terminals.
  • providing logistic support, such as business seminars for culinary entrepreneurs and marketing consultation.

Our Equipment:

  • 4 Full Size Convection Ovens
  • 6 Burner Range
  • Salamander Broiler
  • 36” Char Grill
  • 40 lb Fryer
  • 80, 40 and 7 qt Mixers
  • Continuous-Feed Slicers/Graters
  • Continuous-Feed Robot Coupe Processors
  • 40 gallon Steam Kettle
  • Bakers Station
  • 20 Sheet Pan Dough Proofer
  • Walk-In And Reach-In Coolers
  • Reach-In Freezers
  • 52 Rack per hour Dishwasher
  • Raw Meat Prep Area
  • Personal Lockers

We provide all the pots and pans. The only things you have to bring are your utensils and knives.


Banner image by Cameron Farlow