The prep kitchen is equipped with:

  • (2) large capacity reach-in refrigerators
  • (2) Turbochef C3 microwave/convection ovens
  • (1) Amana commercial microwave/convection oven
  • (2) proof/hot cabinets
  • (1) Scotsman 500 lb. cube ice machine
  • (1) Fetco coffee machine with (2) thermal and portable dispensers
  • (4) stainless steel work tables
  • (2) hand sinks
  • (1) two-compartment sink equipped with disposal
  • (1) three-compartment sink

Clients and/or caterers are responsible for leaving the kitchen clean. In addition, the Center has the kitchen professionally cleaned after each use.


The Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center is in the process of updating all of its pricing. To obtain a quote, please call our office at 703.323.3159.

Caterer Policy
Caterers must have a million dollar liability certificate of insurance in order to serve any food at the Ernst Community Cultural Center. A copy of the certificate of insurance must be presented to the Cultural Center representative prior to the event. If you are only serving cookies and sodas, you do not need the liability certificate.