Birt’s Bistro restaurant on the Benevilla Surprise campus has been a favorite of the Northwest Valley not only for their food but for their relationship with the community as well.
The restaurant dining has closed to the public and will soon be repurposed into a new Benevilla program “Benefitness,” an adaptive gym providing specialized individual and group fitness to the senior community.
Starting this month, Birt’s Bistro will now be fulfilling another underserved need in our area by offering “Birt’s Commercial Kitchen” a unique rental concept idea for chefs, caterers, food truck owners, or other small food preparation businesses looking for a fully resourced space to prepare their meals. Birt’s Commercial Kitchen provide a professional kitchen space where all entrepreneurs are important, and all may use the kitchen to aid in building and growing their programs. This need will be even more critical for small and start-up entrepreneurs as we begin re-socialization activities after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Birt’s Commercial Kitchen offers a fully stocked commercial style kitchen with a combined space of more than 1,000 square feet. It is a turn-key and fully stocked with high quality equipment including well maintained commercial grade appliances, utensils, and prep space.
Some equipment includes a 25-gallon soup kettle, full sized convection ovens, grill, broiler and more. Different rental packages are available.
Birt’s Commercial Kitchen provides an experienced kitchen manager who will support a program in scheduling kitchen time, storage, and food ordering. It is possible to receive special purchase pricing with Benevilla discounts and delivery to our location on a wide variety of high-quality produce and food items in bulk from vendors including Sysco and Grand Avenue Produce. Even temperature-controlled storage is included meeting Maricopa County food safety standards.
Most importantly, by being a part of Birt’s Commercial Kitchen retaurants will be giving back to the community. Businesses will directly support the nonprofit programs and services Benevilla provides to enrich the lives of West Valley older adults, adults with disabilities, children and the families who care for them while supporting new and upcoming entrepreneurs as well.
Birt’s Bistro is on the main Benevilla campus at the Hellen & John M. Jacobs Independence Plaza, 16752 N. Greasewood Street in Surprise. For information or to schedule a tour contact Julie Chavez at Jchavez@benevilla.org or call 623-584-0065.