2017 HOURS Announced!

After a successful 2016 season the board, staff, and volunteers of The Back Kitchen are happy to announce our initial hours for the 2017 season.

The Back Kitchen will open again on May 13, 2017.

The hours of operation from May 13th through June 30th will be as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – 11:00am to 2:00pm
Friday – 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, Sunday – 9:00am to 7:00pm

From July 1st through September 4th the hours of operation will be:

Seven days a week – 9:00am to 7:00pm

Keep checking back on this page for more updates, include the 2017 menu, job postings and calls for volunteers, and other announcements.

If you have any suggestions or which to be involved with The Back Kitchen through the 2017 season please feel free to contact the board through the contact form on this site.

Thank you very much for all your support through the 2016 season here’s to a great 2017!

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 backkitchenai@gmail.com 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