Students at Deep Bay Marine Station

Our Facilities

Commercial Kitchen

As part of the BC Food Hub Network, the Centre for Seafood Innovation offers a shared kitchen space to help small food businesses access the facilities and resources they need to innovate and grow.

CSI KitchenOur provincially inspected commercial-grade kitchen is available to rent on a daily, weekly or longer-term basis. This 2,000-square-foot facility contains:

  • Two high-end culinary ovens
  • Commercial induction range
  • 5 sinks (2 x 2-bay washing stations)
  • Coolers and freezers (reach-in)
  • Dry storage (in kitchen)
  • Commercial dishwasher
  • Stainless countertops
  • Prep stations
  • Audio-visual equipment for training purposes

CSI KitchenOur kitchen is well suited to creating institutional products, preparing seafood-based meals and snacks, developing bench-top products. It is also ideal for demonstrating new recipes and culinary techniques in-person or virtually via our AV system.


  • Proof of WorkSafe BC coverage
  • Proof of Food Safe certification
  • Short-term user contract
  • Seek approval to obtain Food Premises Operating permit from Island Health

Check out the FAQ about applying to the CSI Kitchen

Rental Space

The Centre for Seafood Innovation also offers classrooms and office spaces for your events or meetings.

Complete our Rental Space Form

Students in Kitchen

Contact Us

Get in touch with us to learn more about becoming part of the CSI Kitchen!