Community Kitchen for Hire in West Auckland for Cooking Classes, Dinners and Events

5 (1)
· 495 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand ·
Min. 1 hour

Hosted by Encounter

SpacetoCo Host since February 2021

Encounter is a vibrant family focused Christian Centre who welcome our community to share our wonderful facilities overlooking the Waitematā harbour in the heart of Rosebank Road.

About this space

Our big community kitchen is great if you're hosting an event at Encounter and would like to self cater for your guests. It's also available to be booked for community cooking, cooking classes or batch cooking for private use. It's not a commercial grade kitchen, so you can't sell the food you make here, but it's perfect for private catering.

The kitchen is big enough for about 10 people to move around in. It has enough kit to cater for approximately 150 people. Feel free to bring your own equipment if you need more.

The kitchen has an open serving area where you can serve food from. This is off our main cafe space foyer. External caterers can also use the kitchen for events in the cafe or auditorium.

The kitchen has:

  • 2 x 6 burner gas hobs

  • 2 large ovens, 1 smaller oven

  • Microwave

  • 2 pan chip fryer

  • Warming cabinet

  • Slow cookers and rice cookers

  • 1 fridge

  • Big metal bowls

  • Steriliser/washer

  • Hot water boiler

  • 2 sinks and draining areas

  • Large wooden worktop

  • Catering pots, pans and trays

  • Crockery, cutlery and glassware

  • Big serving dishes

  • Tea towels & wash up kit

  • Chopping boards and knives

You must book enough time to set up and clean down the kitchen. If you can't commit to leaving the kitchen as you found it, please purchase the cleaning fee.

Booking schedule

1 AM
2 AM
3 AM
4 AM
5 AM
6 AM
7 AM
8 AM
9 AM
10 AM
11 AM
12 PM
1 PM
2 PM
3 PM
4 PM
5 PM
6 PM
7 PM
8 PM
9 PM
10 PM
11 PM

Extra items and charges

This space has extra items and charges that can be added to your booking. Some may be required depending on your booking time and type, which will be shown at the checkout.

Cleaning Fee
$50.00 per booking
If you cannot leave the space as you found it, please purchase the cleaning fee.


Tables Screen WiFi Chairs/Sofas Family Friendly Outdoor Area Free Parking Coffee / Tea Toilets Air Conditioning TV Sound System Available Staff Projector Whiteboard Wheelchair Friendly

Suitable for

Community Group Gathering Class Course Training Workshop Support Group Therapy Family Event


495 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand

Opening times


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm




  • Please book for as long as you need to set up and pack down.

  • The space must be left as you found it. Please purchase our cleaning package if you are not able to do this.

  • No smoking.
  • Throw out any leftovers

  • Remove all rubbish and place in ski at entrance to church

  • Replace with new black bin bags in bins

  • Wash all dirty dishes

  • Dry and put away clean dishes

  • Wipe all benches and stove top

  • Sweep and mop floor

  • Wash and return linen

  • Report any breakages

  • Replace any consumables


5 (1)

Additional details

Host's Cancellation Policy
100% refund on cancellations up until 7 days before your booking. After that, there are no refunds on cancellation.
Parking and Public Transport Information

There are 40 free car parks on the premises. Other parking is available nearby. The nearest train station is Avondale.


We're set back from Rosebank Road over looking the Waitemata harbour. We're just 15 mins drive from the CBD along SH16. There are plenty of coffee and lunch options within a 5 minute walk, including Rosebank Kitchen, one of Metro's top 50 cafes.

Space Terms and Conditions

Read this Space's terms and conditions

This Space is covered by SpaceProtect

Click here to learn about SpaceProtect

Frequently asked questions