Melbourne Kitchen Venue Hire

CODE: P3A1AV  |  Class Size: 10-32 people  |  Skill Level: All  |  Ages: 16+ years old 4 hour  |  Abbottsford START BOOKING NOW


If you’re in need of a space to hold your next function, meeting, event and catering, OTAO Kitchen offers the ideal solution for boutique Venue Hire and Catering in Melbourne.


Jennifer Munson-Montanez - Marketing and Sales Manager 

Bookings, Enquiries, Sales and Business Development
Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri from 8-6pm
Mob. 0405720 470 


What can I do with Otao Kitchen venue?

  • Cooking classes
  • Function venue
  • Birthday and anniversary parties
  • Popup Cooking Event
  • Conference and meeting
  • Christmas party


What limit in your cooking class?

  • Commercial kitchen facilities are available and the use of the kitchens can be discussed before booking.
  • Hirers wishing to use the kitchen for catering purposes must provide us with safe food handling permits.
  • No barbecuing is permitted at, in or around the venue whether on portable equipment or otherwise, unless approved by the venue management team.
  • You will need to seek a liability insurance and they might not cover deep-fry cooking
  • You will need to apply for liquor license for your event, otherwise you cant sell wine and beer as part of your package. 


Location and Nearby Areas of interests

  • We are at 393 Victoria Street, Abbotsford 3067 VIC
  • National Bar | Terminus bar 700 m
  • Shop for Asian Grocery 20 m
  • Little Saigon Restaurant Precinct 20 m
  • Aviary Hotel 500 km
  • Abbotsford Convent Arts Precinct 900m 
  • Collingwood Children's Farm 1 km 
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground MCG 1.7 km 
  • Quest Hotel Abbotford 850m
  • Amora Walk Hotel 2.3km
  • InterContinental Hotel Melbourne 4.1km
  • Crown Casino 4km



  • For cooking class - you can do up to 32 seats with 16 stations to share between for two.
  • For stand up meeting - you can host up to 60 pax 
  • For seated event - you can host up to 40 guests



  • Service Animals Allowed
  • All public areas are wheelchair accessible



  • All decorations and signage must be approved by Otao kitchen to ensure the venue will not be damaged. You are responsible to take down decorations and signage.


General terms

  • Hirers and their teams must be onsite a minimum of 60 minutes before doors open on the first day of public access for their event. This allows enough time to ensure that all relevant team members complete a venue induction.
  • Our venue can’t be cater for more than 60 guests so you may not be required to provide security depending on the nature of your event. 
  • Our venue is in residential areas and therefore any noise, voice or other music amplification must be at a lawful acoustic level.
  • You must immediately follow and adhere to any direction made by the City of Yarra or the Victoria Police to reduce noise volume.
  • Due to the residential nature of the venue location, the venue has an 11pm event curfew and a 12am curfew for bump-out. If bump-out is likely to continue past 12am, hirers are required to book the venue for a half-day of bump-out for the following day.


First Aids

  • Otao kitchen staff will take all precautions necessary in showing you safe and correct cooking techniques throughout the class. In the unlikely event you sustain an injury, our chefs and staff are first aid qualified and trained to respond to an emergency. 
  • Due diligence is of course required on your behalf whilst undertaking the class and in use of the cooking utensils and equipment.
  • When hiring an venue you will be required to provide safety to your guests.



  • Street parking on the side street 2-4 hour or paid parking at the Hive shopping centre.  


Opening hours

  • Thu & Fri: 2 pm and 6.30 pm
  • Sat & Sun 10 am, 2 pm and 6.30 pm
  • Drop off or pick up items including lost and found item.
  • As per request or during the scheduled class days


Catering services?

  • We’re not your typical Melbourne catering company and you can expect fabulous food, extraordinary service. We love to cook and serve people. 
  • Our catering services are inspired with an impeccable attention to detail, allowing you to enjoy stress-free experience with your guests. Whether you’re planning a cocktail party, wedding, corporate event or home party event, we’re here to make it memorable. 
  • Our catering menus change with the seasons and can easily be expanded or simplified to accommodate your event. 
  • There’s much more, this is just something of what we can create for you. So let's get the ball rolling by filling out the form below to get ideas for your party we'll get in touch to get this party started.


Can I use candles, fire or special effects?

  • Naked flames including candles, smoke machines, special balloon effects and pyrotechnics are prohibited at, in or around the venue, without the prior written consent of the venue management team.


Is smoking permitted?

  • All city venues are smoke-free zones and smoking is strictly prohibited in all spaces and surrounding areas at all times.


Enquiry and Booking?

  • You can phone or email us to confirm availability before booking. Once a booking has been made, we will forward a confirmation.  A deposit 25% of total bill is required for us to hold the date. The balance will be due two week before the event upon final guest number and their dietary requirement. 
  • Payment may be made by direct deposit, or credit card with small fees. These fees are subject to change. We use Rezdy with charging fees (1.90%) for online booking. Plus the bank will charge for debit card (0.75%) and credit card (1.75%) unless you use bank transfer (0%) or cash (0%). We share with the customers of these charges.
  • Venue Hire Pricing includes the use of equipment and cleaning equipment or hand washing. We offer complimentary wine with dinner. No price reduction is available for guests who choose not to help themselves of a glass of wine.


Cancellation policy?

  • On occasions, changes do have to be made, and we reserve the right to cancel or amend classes and events accordingly. Otao kitchen submits refunds to your customer’s bank or credit card. Depending on the bank's processing time, it can take anywhere from 5-10 business days to show up on your bank account.
  • In some cases, the refund might be processed as a reversal, meaning the original payment will disappear from the account statement entirely and the balance will reflect as though the charge never occurred.
  •  If a refund is submitted not long after the original charge occurred, the refund may be processed as a reversal. This means that the original charge will drop off the bank statement altogether, as if it never occurred, and the bank account balance will adjust to credit that money back without a specific line item on the statement.
  • If you do not see the refund after ten business days and you are still seeing the original charge on their bank statement, you should reach out to their bank for more information and let us know.


We cancel the booking?

  • In some situations, we may have to cancel a booking due to operational issues. Otao kitchen will offer you to make an alternate booking (date/time/class) or fully refund you.


How to get to us?

  • Public Transport. We encourage you to travel on public transport. Please check with Public Transport Victoria ( or 1800 800 007) for train and tram timetables. Otao kitchen is accessible via train to North Richmond Station and/or tram; route 109 (Box Hill to Port Melbourne) and route 12 (St Kilda to Victoria Gardens) go along Victoria Street – you should disembark at stop 20. Route 78 (Prahran to Richmond) stops at the corner of Church and Victoria Streets and is only one block from Otao kitchen.
  • Car Parking. There is plenty of street parking available during the day on Lithgrow St, Albert St, Princess St., and Nelson Street, with have a 1-2-4 hour parking limit. Please check the sign. Parking can also be limited depending on the day and time, so plan carefully. Alternatively, you can park your vehicle in Hive Shopping Centre where 2 hours and more parking is available at reasonable rates. Otao Kitchen is just a short 5 minute walk from the Shopping Centre.
  • Bicycle. Bicycles can be stored and locked securely at the front of Otao kitchen’s property. If you need to park the bike in the back, please enter via the Victoria Street main entrance and arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your class so the bicycle can be stored without interruption to the class.



  • Otao kitchen's venue for hire, committed to the delivery of sustainable events. The diversity of events at Otao kitchen means that the way sustainability and waste is approached differs hugely. 
  • There are many ways to reduce the impact of your event on the planet and our community.

Welcome to Country

  • We encourages hirers to conduct a Welcome to Country at the commencement of their proceedings. This is an example of text which can be used for this, for the nations whose land we are on:
  • [Your event or company name] respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, the Boon Wurrung and Woiwurrung (Wurundjeri) peoples of the Kulin Nation and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.

My events includes controversial content?

  • The Hirer must give immediate notice us if the project is likely to be highly controversial or injure the reputation of the Otao Kitchen brand.
  • Advanced notice will enable us to address any media issues that may arise.
  • In some instances, the Hirer may be required to post a clear and visible notice at the venue.



Otao Kitchen cooking classes

Cook, connect and inspire with Otao Kitchen. 


Cooking classes we have?

  • Our Master Classes with 12 menus from Asian, European, South American and Australian Native to choose from. They are a great way for your team to try different foods around the world. Smaller groups are from 10 to 60 people.
  • Our Social Cooking Party Menus are designed with streamline cooking less or no prep so guests can go have great food and fun cooking time. This way we can cater to many dietary requirement and levels of cooking. We can cater from 20-150 people.
  • Competitive Cooking Challenges are perfect for corporate team building, hens' and buck parties, family fun cooking days, our competitive cooking events are designed to inspire creativity and a little friendly competition. Our challenges are based on the popular TV series is a timed culinary challenge to see who can stand the heat of the kitchen. Your group will be divided into teams and each team will work under the guidance of a professional chef to create a meal that will be judged. An Otao kitchen judge will sample the finished products and determine the winning team based on taste, presentation and creative use of the ingredients.


Why cooking with us?

  • A fully interactive cooking session, everyone cooks together.
  • Best value for different menu activity, entertainment, food and wine package in town!
  • Can include friendly competitive pressure on the teams
  • Chef led so there are no cooking disasters


What is included in cooking classes?

  • Otao kitchen offer complimentary 2 drinks from our beverage list with red wine, white wine, beers, sparkling wines, soft drinks and our homemade refresher in your package. For safety reason with fire and knife, no wine will be served in the first hour.
  • There would be plenty of foods so you won't go hungry. You will be eating with your fellow guests. You can bring home if there are more foods. We work with you event planner to have the class fit with meal time so no one stay hungry before the class. Please stick to recommended time 10 am, 2 pm and 6.30 pm starts.


Special requests?

  • Where a special request is an important factor in your choice of class, you must advise us when your booking is made. 
  • We will pass your request onto our staff or other supplier but cannot guarantee that it will be accommodated. Unless and until specifically confirmed, all special requests are subject to availability.


Beginner or Advanced?

  • We offer cooking classes for all levels. Our classes are suitable for beginners and experienced cooks. During our classes, we’ll help you discover your inner budding chef. 
  • Our instructors will guide you step-by-step through the featured menu and will ensure you stay on track to completing your very own culinary masterpiece.



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