The Courtyard Kitchens

From The Kitchens to The Garage

Recently we had the opportunity to visited The Garage Rehearsal Studio at 409 Nyberg Street in Kitchener. This unique facility offers jam rooms, rehearsal spaces and recording studios for musicians and bands a like. This premier rehearsal facility provides professionally treated rooms, some stocked with top of the line equipment, others empty, just waiting to be filled with melody. The Garage has both hourly and monthly rental options with convenient hours.



You might be thinking: ‘What does a rentable certified kitchen have to do with a rehearsal studio?”. Well, we reached out the Patrick (the owner of The Garage) to grow our community and to connect with another local business. The Garage operates under a similar business model as The Courtyard Kitchens, where the key to our success is through providing spaces and resources to others, so they can achieve their goals. With this common ground we toured The Garage and sat down with Patrick to share our experiences, success and learn from one another.




While touring The Garage we discovered that the facility opened in October and since then has rented two private monthly rooms, and has had great success with its hourly jam rooms. Recording options have just be introduced and are available Tuesday to Sunday mornings, making The Garage a one stop shop for any musician.


With rooms that can hold up to 5 musician The Garage is quickly becoming a destination for local performers and hobbyist. With the holidays just around the corner pick up an hourly jam session as a great gift for the musically inclined on your list.  



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Local Soups On

We are pleased to welcome the partnership of Legacy Greens and Terra et Silva Catering to The Courtyard Kitchens. This pilot project launches a new product line for Legacy Greens. Soups made fresh with locally grown produce will be filling the shelves at Legacy Greens, offering an exciting new flavour each week for the next four weeks.



Terra et Silva is a caterer in Waterloo Region who believes in all things local. This boutique catering company sources directly from local farms to build seasonal menus from scratch, making them the perfect fit to create the #DTKSoupProject in partnership with Legacy Greens.




As a pop-up shop located in Downtown Kitchener (10 King St. E), Legacy Greens provides locally grown produce to the downtown core. This unique store offers a large assortment of fruits and vegetables as well as other items including; maple syrup, bread, coffee, fruit popsicles, and now freshly made small batch soups (made from their produce).



We had the privilege of watching (and tasting) this weeks Fairly Tail Pumpkin soup be made. Seeing the pumpkin roasting to the perfect shade of orange was incredible. The delicious smells of this vegan batch of soup filled The Courtyard Kitchens with warmth and delight.



Starting this week (Nov 18 '15) jars of the #DTKSoupProject can be ordered online. The fresh chilled soups are available in 500ml jars. To be sure you get your hands on a specialty jar of seasonally inspired, small batch, hand crafted soup, just complete the order form at by Mondays at 5pm for Wednesday delivery or pick-up (Nov 18, Nov 25, Dec 2, and Dec 9)


Soups will be available for pick-up at 11am on Wednesday at Legacy Greens. Those opting for delivery will see their soup at their door between 10am and noon. The soup will be chilled, so you can re-heat it to enjoy at your convenience.


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Kathy Hamilton
March 11, 2016
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