Situated on a full city block in downtown Birmingham, the Center for Food Education presents a distinctive space for gatherings of all sizes. The Center offers flexible indoor and outdoor opportunities for events against the backdrop of the city. Multiple modern and spacious areas showcase inspiring views of the two-acre working farm. Amenities include fully-appointed kitchen prep areas, easily-accessible restrooms, and lots of natural light.
By renting our facility, you further the mission of Jones Valley Teaching Farm.
The soaring Pavilion at the Center for Food Education provides an inspiring oasis in the city, as Birmingham’s only covered, outdoor gathering space in the middle of an urban farm. Large fans and built-in lighting enhance the setting’s natural ambience. Set the mood with music of your choice played via multiple outdoor speakers. The open footprint of the space allows for endless seating and table arrangements for hosting corporate retreat days, catered meals, picnics or cocktail hours while watching the sunset from our “porch.”
MAX CAPACITY: 235
Sleek and spacious with large windows overlooking the farm, the Culinary Studio features a Wolf induction cooktop and double ovens, making it ideal for any gathering where food and cooking are the main event. Adjustable-height tables accommodate stools or low benches depending on the needs of your group. The studio is equipped with cameras and monitors to make sure everyone in the room has a clear view of any culinary demonstration.
MAX CAPACITY: 100
The Classroom provides a comfortable learning and collaborating environment that includes a sizable Whiteboard and 86″ Display along with wireless A/V equipment and seating for medium to large-sized groups. A windowed wall along one side provides plenty of natural light and views of the farm space. This space is ideal for workshops, lunch meetings, and professional development sessions.
MAX CAPACITY: 85
Features a gas range, multiple refrigerators, freezer, industrial dishwasher, ice machine, stainless steel prep spaces and multiple compartment sinks
Mobile Display Unit with 65” display and wireless presentation capabilities
Microphones (three handheld and one lavalier)
A limited amount of discounted rental opportunities are available to community and non-profit partners. For inquiries, complete the Venue Rental Request below.