The Cookhouse is a new building and was built with a large input of community labour. It measures 40' x 60' and has been patterned on what might have been built for a local sawmill, or a wood processing operation, such as the old Ship Harbour peg factory.
Just inside the Cookhouse is a large barrel stove used to heat thebuilding. At the other end of the room is a typical 1940s cookhouse kitchen, a modern industrial kitchen is hidden from view.
The Cookhouse is open every day in season from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. and occasional Saturdays for Heritage Dinners (by reservation only). Visits outside these times are by special arrangement.
Cookhouse Chow is served buffet style in the 60 seat replica of a 1940s cookhouse between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. everyday. All food is prepared in the cookhouse and features "all you can eat" baked beans, soup, homemade bread, dessert and coffee, tea, or juice. Cookhouse Chow is $8.00 per person.
Tour and Chow Specials
Reduced prices are available when purchasinga regular admission tour of Memory Lane and a Cookhouse Chow meal at the same time.
Adults (18and over) - $12.00
Seniors (60 and over) and Youth (13 to 17) - $11.00
Groups (10 or more by reservation) - $9.00 each.
Smaller meals are available where purchaser takes a tour and chooses a half plate, either the sandwich and beverage or the soup or beans and bread with beverage.
Tour and Chow Specials with a half plate are:
Adults $11.00 per head, Seniors and Youth $9.00. (All prices HST extra)
Traditional Meals for Groups (10 or more ) by reservation only
By prior arrangement, traditional meals from the 1940s can be prepared forgroups of 10 or more (maximum 60). The specific menu for the group is by prior arrangement, popular options include Corned Beef and Cabbage, Seafood Chowder, Hodgepodge, Fishcakes and Beans, all served with vegetables, beverage and dessert.
Traditional meals on their own average $12 per head (meal only) or $15 per head including a tour of Memory Lane.