Kitchen services

Do you or your department need a professional location to hold cooking classes or demonstrations?

The OCTRI kitchen is available to rent! Amenities include a gas stove, speedy commercial dishwasher, high quality kitchen scales, food processor, blender, professional mixer, walk-in refrigerator and freezer, coffee maker, and all standard cooking equipment. Assistance with any portion of class, including set-up and clean-up, is available for an extra fee.

OCTRI lunch time cooking classes


Who would need a professional kitchen?

Don Kain, a diabetes education and outreach program manager with the Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center, taught 3 Saturday morning hands-on cooking classes and shared his experience, "We really appreciated using the OCTRI kitchen. It has a lot of working counter space and is stocked with state of the art equipment including an industrial grade dishwasher. The dishwasher washes dishes in less than five minutes which allowed us to wash dishes as we moved through our cooking class rather than being faced with a gigantic pile of dishes at the end."

Another kitchen customer, Andrew Nelson, a chef with OHSU's Food & Nutrition Services, hosted a demonstration for OHSU Professionalism Week. Andrew also commented on his experience, "I loved using the OCTRI kitchen and look forward to having the opportunity to use it again in the future. It's an intimate, state of the art facility that lends itself perfectly to demonstrations and small groups."

Assistance with any portion of class, including set-up and clean-up, is available for an extra fee. Contact Jessica Gutgsell for registry, availability and cost or call 503-494-0160.