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Food trucks
September 20th, 2022
Renting Commercial Kitchens for Food Trucks; Benefits, Business Models and What to Bank On

Food truck businesses are booming in the culinary world. In fact, the food truck and street food industry have estimated annual revenue of $2.7 billion. But with this continued growth comes increased competition. So how can you ensure your food truck business stands out from an already-saturated crowd? One way to do this is to […]

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Chef working in a dimly lit commercial kitchen
September 9th, 2022
Commercial Restaurant Kitchen Design: The Right Layout for You

The importance of an efficient commercial kitchen layout A kitchen is the heartbeat of a restaurant. Without the kitchen functioning effectively and pumping out high-quality food efficiently, the food business begins to suffer. Although we say the heartbeat of a ‘restaurant’, the same rule applies to all food businesses. Whether it’s a street food truck […]

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Kitchen staff preparing food
August 26th, 2022
The Importance of Food Safety Training in Catering Kitchens

Catering kitchens are hot, busy and very demanding environments. Gas, naked flames, hot surfaces, heavy objects and slippery floors are just some of the many risks of a commercial kitchen.  As well as kitchen hazards, food safety and hygiene are paramount in a catering kitchen. Over 12,000 catering businesses in the UK alone serve an […]

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August 18th, 2022
Ways to Feed Your Ghost Kitchen Profit Margins

Brick-and-mortar restaurants run on thin profit margins, on average between 3% to 5%, whereas ghost kitchens are typically more profitable with an average profit margin of 15%. With that said, it’s still important not to rest on your laurels due to rapidly increasing competition. In a recent blog, we discussed why and how dark kitchens […]

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Freezer with tub of ice cream
August 13th, 2022
Risks of Not Renting a Cold Room for Your Food Business

Producing, shipping, storing and selling foods comes with risks at every step of the supply chain. These risks include temperature fluctuations as well as potential problems with power and equipment reliability and, of course, the loss of profits for your foodservice business.  The catering industry hugely benefits from commercial cold rooms. Cold rooms provide ample […]

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Chefs preparing batches of food in commercial kitchen
July 29th, 2022
Choosing a Private or Shared Use Kitchen Rental in London

Whether you’re looking to start out, scale up or require space to create a new product for your thriving foodservice business, a commercial kitchen can have you cooking up a storm in no time. As a budding foodpreneur, one of the most important things to consider is the type of kitchen space you will need. […]

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May 16th, 2022
Creating an Eco-Friendly Kitchen Rental

Hundreds of products are used in a busy commercial kitchen or central production unit during the course of a week, and whilst they may all be essential to the smooth running of your food business, it’s easy to forget about the impact these choices have on the environment. The growing demand for more eco-friendly businesses […]

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Commercial kitchen
April 20th, 2022
Kitchen Rental vs Buying – Which Business Model Wins?

Congratulations! Your foodservice business has taken off, and you’re ready to embark on your journey into the world of commercial kitchen space. When it comes to deciding which business model to choose for your foodservice venture: buying or renting a commercial-grade kitchen, there are a few things to bear in mind. On the one hand, […]

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Commercial kitchen
March 20th, 2022
How to Set Up and Run a Commercial Kitchen: A Start to End Checklist

Owning a food business is no easy feat. There are so many things to take into account, from the food itself to the marketing and everything in between. But one of the most important aspects of any foodservice business is the kitchen. The kitchen is where the magic happens, and if it’s not up to […]

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