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Demonstration Kitchen

The demonstration kitchen and classroom is a unique space able to serve the culinary needs of groups 2 – 60 in size. This space is used frequently for our Vandy Cooks demonstrations but is also available for reservation for Vanderbilt and non-Vanderbilt affiliated groups. Please see our policies and procedures for more information.


Demonstration Kitchen Reservations

The demonstration kitchen can be reserved by Vanderbilt students, faculty, and staff  in addition to the outside commmunity. All groups need to fill out the Reservation Form and email a copy to Marilyn Holmes to reserve the demonstration kitchen.

*Multi-facility use reservations that include the Demonstration Kitchen will take precedence over reservations for the Demonstration Kitchen only.

Demonstration Kitchen Reservation Rates

Deposit: $100 deposit is required at the time of reservation

Hourly rate: $39/hour for Vanderbilt Affiliated Groups and $80/hour for Non-Vanderbilt Affiliated Groups.

Individual/Groups with No Fee: Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC) staff, Health Plus staff co-sponsoring an activity or event with VRWC, and outside groups co-sponsoring an activity or event with VRWC


Demonstration Kitchen Refunds

Deposit: $100 deposit is required at the time of reservation, but refunded if the demonstration kitchen is clean, without damage, all items accounted for following use, and the End of Event Check-Off form is satisfactory following completion by the event responsible person and the VRWC building supervisor.

Cancellation: If made through Reservations and Events 1 week prior to the scheduled event, one-half of the deposit refunded along with rental fee.

Demonstration Kitchen Inventory

Standard appliances consistently available within this space include:

  • Built-In Double Convection/Thermal Wall Oven
  • Built-In Dishwasher
  • Four Burner 36” Built-In Electric Cooktop
  • Built-In Microwave Oven
  • 25.1 Cubic Foot Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator
  • 36” Island Ventilation Hood
  • Tables and Chairs
  • Audio Visual/Sound System

Culinary supplies are not included.

Demonstration Kitchen Photos


Contact Marilyn Holmes by email or call 615-343-2638 for questions or other information about the demonstration kitchen.

Demonstration Kitchen Policy and Procedures

Demonstration Kitchen Reservation Form

Demonstration Kitchen End of Event Check List