Request for Expressions of Interest

Culinary Entrepreneurs and Food & Beverage Creators
Join Base31 in the Summer and Fall of 2024
Base31 warmly invites culinary entrepreneurs and food & beverage creators from Prince Edward County, the Bay of Quinte and beyond to express their interest in being part of our flourishing cultural destination and vibrant community during the summer and fall of 2024.

We are on the lookout for individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses eager to showcase their craft, skills and unique offerings to an engaged audience at our site. Base31 is proud to offer multiple avenues of collaborative partnerships and business opportunities, from leasing restaurant containers to becoming seasonal concert vendors; to renting out our food truck, ice cream tricycle, commercial kitchen to becoming a caterer or culinary experience provider for our group bookings.

Why partner with Base31?

  • Prime Location: Join us in the heart of a vibrant community and popular tourist destination
  • Ready-to-Go: Our fully equipped containers, food trucks and ice cream tricycle are designed for your success
  • Diverse Audience: Connect with food enthusiasts, concert goers, tourists and locals alike
  • Thriving Atmosphere: Be part of a dynamic and energetic County food scene
  • Captivated Audiences: Engage with daytime and nighttime Base31 patrons, including music enthusiasts, experience-seekers, art lovers, history buffs, as well as kids & families
  • Prime Exposure: Your brand is in the spotlight in high-traffic areas
  • Vibrant Atmosphere: Experience the thrill of a buzzing music and art scene
  • Prominent Exposure: Your brand in the spotlight
  • Express Your Culinary Creativity!

Expressions of interest will be accepted until February 25th, with an information session taking place in person on Tuesday, February 20th at Base31 which includes a tour and closer look at the leasable spaces. (Virtual session to follow for those who can’t make it in person).

Meeting with the candidates will take place the week of February 19th to February 24th. Contracts will be awarded to the successful applicants in the first week of March.

Please read below to learn more about the exciting culinary business opportunities at Base31.

Opportunity 1: Lease a Restaurant Container in our newest venue — The Commissary

We are proud to announce the opening of The County’s hottest new food destination, The Commissary — an open air food market with five fully – equipped guest facing kitchen containers featured in large and colorfully painted shipping containers, a courtyard bar, an outdoor stage for performances, private cabana rentals, and a multi-use experiential private cooking and dining venue. We are thrilled to offer opening hours, amenities, and menus that accommodate early risers, families, groups, and late night guests. Unleash Your Culinary Creativity. Elevate your business with a Fully Equipped Vendor Container at Base31’s Commissary Open-Air Food Market!

Package Details

Lease package includes the following:

1. Fully equipped kitchen with the following:
  • 36” Electric Griddle
  • 30” Electric Countertop Fryer
  • 30″ Garland Char broiler
  • Handwashing Sink + Faucet
  • 2 Compartment Tub Sink + Faucet
  • 69″ Undercounter Fridge
  • 2 Residential Fridge with Top Freezer
  • Slim Tall 23 Gallon Garbage Can
  • Bench Tables to hold above equipment and appliances
  • Signage
  • Locks and Keys
2. Site Maintenance and Waste Management
  • Daily garbage collection
  • Hydro
  • Water
  • Exhaust cleaning
  • Grease trap cleaning
  • Oil disposal
3. Marketing and Promotion

Experience unparalleled brand recognition for your brand across all Commissary promotions. Your presence will be highlighted on the Commissary landing page on our website, showcased in engaging social media promotions, and featured in our emails to patrons. Elevate your brand visibility and connect with your target audience through every channel.

Fee: $2, 400- $3,000 per month

*Season long leases will be discounted

*Shorter leases may be considered at a higher rate

Secure your spot by leasing a fully equipped vendor container and unlock a world of opportunities

Opportunity 2: Operate as a Vendor During a Music Concert and/or Outdoor Event

Give your business the stage! Lease a Vendor Spot at our Spectacular Music Concerts and Outdoor Events! Elevate your brand’s presence by leasing a vendor spot or station during our electrifying music concerts.

Drill Hall concerts take place every Saturday from mid-June, 2024 —mid-September 2024

Concert and Performance Lease Package Includes:
  • 10×10 foot print to set as you see fit
  • Experience unparalleled visibility for your brand throughout our event promotions. Benefit from inclusion in our captivating social media campaigns and take center stage in our newsletters. Enhance your brand’s prominence and establish meaningful connections with your target audience across all channels. Elevate your brand’s reach and make an unforgettable impact!
  • Assistance of Site-Supervisor
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Basic Lighting
  • Wi-Fi
  • Access to commercial kitchens for prep at a preferred rate
  • Preferred rates for equipment storage
  • Preferred rates for refrigeration and dry storage

*tables and tents can be rented for an additional fee

Fee: Drill Hall Concert
$300–$450 per evening
*Longer leases may be considered at a lower rate
Don’t Miss the Beat! Let your business be the anthem of the event – join us and turn up the volume on your success

Opportunity 3: Catering and Culinary Experiences

Elevate Events with Your Flavors! Are you a culinary wizard? Passionate about creating unforgettable dining experiences?

We want YOU! We would love to learn more about your unique offering.

Opportunity 4: Rent or Lease a Mobile Food Business and Kitchen Space

Unlock Culinary Possibilities: Rent Your Dream Culinary Space!

Calling all food creators! Imagine having the perfect space to bring your culinary dreams to life. At Base31, we offer a range of versatile options just for you!

Opportunities include the following:
  • Food Truck: choose between various locations on-site in style and showcase your flavors. Food Trailer is fully equipped
  • Ice Cream Tricycle: Station this instagramable bike and entice guests to cool down with a sweet venture
  • Commercial Kitchen: Your culinary laboratory awaits. A full list of inventory of appliances and smallwares can be found HERE

Food truck rental $450 to $600 per day
Ice Cream Tricycle $150 to $250 per day
Commercial Kitchen $25 to $40 per hour (2 hour minimum)

*Price will be determined based on type of usage, hours of operation, and seasonal commitments

Ready to Create Culinary Magic? Discover Your Space Today!