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Our times, rates, and policies

Carmel’s Kitchen is available 24 hours per day, seven days a week. We use written contracts to guarantee your reserved times, along with an advanced access system to ensure that our billing is fair and accurate.


Prime hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between 8:00 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Our pricing plan offers lower rates to clients who use more hours per month. Hourly rates are:

Hours used each month Prime Hours Off-Prime Hours
10 to 30 $25 $20
30 to 60 $23 $18
60 or more $21 $16

We also offer a variety of storage space (depending upon availability and kitchen usage):

Type of Storage Monthly Rate
Dry storage, stationary, per linear 2’ $5
Cooler, 3’ shelf $30
Cooler, 5’ shelf $50
Cooler, 6’ shelf $60
Freezer, 3.5’ shelf $35

Carmel’s Kitchen is also available for food styling and photo shoots at a rate of $25 per hour (minimum eight hours, advance payment required).


Minimum reservations are for ten hours per month. Reservations are accepted for the current month and the next calendar month, with preference given to standing reservations. You can make reservations by email or by calling 317/714-1198.


All clients must sign our rental agreement and provide proof of liability insurance with Carmel’s Kitchen listed as an additional insured. There is a non-refundable $50 security deposit due with the rental agreement.


All clients must have a valid Hamilton County health permit. Contact the Hamilton County Health Department to apply for your permit and request an inspection at our kitchen. If you’re currently using another kitchen, you’ll also need to advise HCHD to close your current permit file.

cleaning & sanitation

We designed our kitchen with features such as a microseptic epoxy floor to promote cleanliness. Clients are responsible for cleaning the kitchen, equipment, tables, and floors after use. Carmel’s Kitchen provides cleaning supplies and is responsible for the regular deep cleanings required by the Health Department.


Interested in seeing Carmel’s Kitchen? We love to show it off! Whether you have an ongoing business or are just in the planning stages, you can arrange a quick tour by email or by calling 317/714-1198.