Why rent a commercial kitchen?
Many startup businesses in the food industry find that renting a commercial kitchen is instrumental to their business’s growth and success. But how can you tell if renting a commercial kitchen is right for your business?
If you’re a pop up, startup or small business
Primary users of commercial kitchens in the food industry are small businesses with remote locations, such as food trucks, catering companies, order boxes (like Graze or HelloFresh), pop ups and office sandwich delivery companies.
Typically, these are small businesses and startups which means they are either looking to test out a larger space, because they are just starting out, or don’t want to rent a storefront with kitchen.
Spaces like Dephna’s commercial kitchens are “blank slates” for your business, giving you the plumbing and power you need, but letting you adapt the space to your needs.
You can rent spaces for the time you need it
Using a commercial kitchen on a temporary basis is a great way to make sure you have enough the space for all of the equipment you need, without having to invest large sums of money. This works well for small businesses. However, what often attracts new businesses is being able to rent on a temporary basis
For example, London-based pop-ups continue to grow in number, while CNBC recently estimated that the UK’s pop-up industry is worth more than £2 billion. Being able to rent a commercial kitchen for as little as three months at a time is incredibly convenient, specifically for pop-ups that operate seasonally and/or on a low budget.
A rental kitchen is a clean, dedicated space for food preparation
If you moving from a home business, it means that you’re not only looking for more space but you’re ready to dedicate a set area for food preparation and creation. Part of legitimising your business means conforming to health and safety standards, as well as being able to track your produces freshness.
A commercial kitchen comes cleaned to professional standards and, as its only for your business not your personal use, it will remain clean and safe with some regular maintenance. Every business should prepare a checklist of things to consider before renting their first commercial kitchen, which includes cleaning plans, before moving in.
Cold rooms and commercial kitchens in one place
Another reason why commercial kitchens are advantageous is that many rental commercial kitchens, like Dephna’s, are housed in the same building as cold rooms. Having on site cold storage is incredibly useful for food businesses as they can store bulk bought produce in the cold room, while keeping the food they are using each day in the kitchen.
If you want to see what our cold room and kitchen facilities look like, or are thinking about using a commercial kitchen, please do not hesitate to contact us today.