Frequently asked questions.

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What are the different types of commercial kitchens?

We offer five types of commercial kitchen at Dephna; Catering Kitchens, Central Production Units, Dark Kitchens and Food Delivery Kitchens. The best choice for your business depends on your business model, operations and demand.

What are the requirements and regulations for running a commercial kitchen?

There are many UK rules and regulations to be aware of when running a commercial kitchen, to ensure your workspace is safe, sanitary and practical. If  a food business fails to comply with UK legislation, it could result in the closure of the business. Check out our guide to UK commercial kitchen regulations.

What commercial kitchen sizes are available?

We have commercial kitchen sizes to suit any business or scale of productivity. Our units start at 400 sq ft and run all the way up to 4,000 sq ft. Whether you are a small food pop-up, street food vendor, chain or restaurants seeking a central production kitchen or a catering company needing a space large enough for mass production, we’ve got you covered.

Will I be using a private or shared-use commercial kitchen?

All of our commercial kitchen rentals are private and exclusively yours. We’ve been working within the industry for some time, so we know how hectic busy kitchens are. Having a calm and peaceful space is essential for the productivity and efficiency of food businesses, so we give all of our clients their own private commercial kitchen to make their own.

What is a catering kitchen?

Catering kitchens are off-site functional kitchen spaces that businesses use when an on-site kitchen is either impractical or not accessible. On-site kitchens usually come with huge overheads and monthly rental costs, whereas renting a catering kitchen helps to minimise these operational charges.

Our catering kitchens for rent in London come in sizes suitable for any food industry business, big or small. We also provide the standard catering kitchen equipment to help you get up and running immediately, including hygienic surfaces, extractor fans, drainage, and metered utilities, all compliant with health and safety standards.

What commercial kitchen equipment is included?

Our kitchen users have niche production, so they all need very unique commercial kitchen equipment and supplies. For this, we ask that all cooking or production equipment is brought in by our clients. We fit our kitchens with the basics you need to get started immediately; extractor fans, drainage, metered utilities (gas, electric, water) and hygienic surfaces – all compliant with health and safety standards.

What is the minimum contract length for commercial kitchen hire?

The minimum contract term to hire a Dephna kitchen is three months, but after that the ball is in your court. Whether you are looking for a three month, one year or long-term commercial kitchen rental, we can come up with a rental plan to suit.

How do I rent a commercial kitchen?

Renting a commercial kitchen couldn’t be easier: Choose a location for your London Kitchen rental. Let us know what size kitchen unit you need and how many. Decide if you need to rent a cold room, then we will get the ball rolling! If you can’t decide what size or type of commercial kitchen you need, we can make a suggestion based on your business production and concept. When you’re happy, secure your space with a three month deposit and one month rent in advance, then you’ll be cooking on gas in no time.

How much does a commercial kitchen cost to rent?

The cost of a commercial kitchen depends on your circumstances; you shouldn’t be paying for space you don’t use. Our commercial kitchen rates are based on the size unit you occupy. For our smallest 350 sq ft kitchen, prices start from £2,000 per month, plus VAT and utilities. Head to our pricing page for more information and to use our budget planner!

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