Starting Monday, August 14th, 2017 The Back Kitchen will be open as follows:

Monday, to Friday – 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, Sunday – 9:00am to 7:00pm

The currently planned last date of operation for The Back Kitchen for the 2017 season is September 4th, 2017.  With enough community, volunteer, and staff support we may continue the operation of the BK through to October 7th.  Keep an eye on our website for more information.



The Back Kitchen has a great menu developed by local volunteers, and with the help of residents, in many cases using local, family recipes.

You can view or download the BK menu here.

Our menu features all day breakfast, burgers made from 100% beef, vegetarian options, soups, sandwiches, salads, and sides for all tastes.

Additionally, our staff is always ready to accommodate your special request – just ask and if we can do it, we will.

Back Kitchen Volunteers – Questions and Answers

Sakia, ready for her shift!

Q -What would a volunteer-led community café be without volunteers?

Q- What would Amherst Island be without The Back Kitchen?
A – A long way from a cup of coffee or an ice cream cone!

Q – What do we need to keep The Back Kitchen open?
A – YOU!

AICC is so appreciative of the many volunteers who supported The Back Kitchen (under Amherst Island Community Café) in its first year of operation. Through your initial work on committees to the more ‘hands-on’ work of cleaning, gardening, renovating, washing dishes, food preparation and serving, picking up food orders from suppliers, special dinners, dump duty, and after hours clean-up – and providing musical entertainment – our first season was a resounding success. It would not have happened without your help!

Q – Are you ready to volunteer at the Back Kitchen again this year?
A – Only you can answer that question!

Please send an email to [email protected] to let us know. Or, you could call Margaret Maloney (Volunteer Coordinator/Liaison) (613) 384-7925 or talk to any of the other Board Members listed below:

Diane Pearce
Blair Anderson
Lorna Willis
Ian Murray