Community Commercial Kitchen



Rentals by the hour and monthly.

To schedule a visit call 727-821-2437

Do you need an approved kitchen for your food concession or catering business? Thinking of starting a food business?
Need a venue for your catering special events?

Uhuru Jiko can now unleash the culinary talents and tremendous potential for creating community commerce and self-sustaining economic activity. Uhuru Jiko offers a full-service banquet hall / auditorium and kitchen, renting for families, community events and caterers.

Uhuru Jiko (Swahili for “in the kitchen”) is part of building commerce by and for African people worldwide. Uhuru Jiko supports African-led business initiatives and raises resources for community programs.  

Coming Soon: Uhuru Jiko St. Louis MO


The kitchen was made possible by the donations and support of thousands of volunteers, donors, customers of Uhuru Foods & Pies, Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles and Akwaaba Hall; and participants in special events and fundraisers.

Uhuru Jiko Information

Rental Documents

Jiko Application
Jiko Policies and Procedures
Jiko Rental Prices

Payment Form

Payment Amount: $

Payment For: Rental Deposit
Rental Payment

The Uhuru Jiko kitchen offers professional cooking and baking equipment, including:
  • Three convection ovens
  • Six burner gas range
  • Double basket fryer
  • Thirty-quart mixer
  • Double-door refrigerator
  • Cooling racks
  • Prep tables
  • Commercial vegetable slicer
  • Griddle
  • Large 3-compartment sink

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