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bustling street food market
November 20th, 2023
How to Start a Street Food Business in London

If you’re an aspiring street food vendor in London, we want to share some advice. No fluff, just practical steps to turn your passion into a thriving business venture.  London is a world leader for food, and of course, street food. Cultural diversity and creativity in the food scene, allow London to exceed many of […]

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Chef holding a stack of food delivery boxes
July 14th, 2023
Delivery Kitchens 101: Opening a Delivery-Only Kitchen in London

With the soaring demand for food delivery services, the rise of delivery-only kitchens in London has revolutionised the food business landscape. These commercial kitchens, ready to move and flexible to suit different needs, offer entrepreneurs a cost-effective alternative to traditional restaurant setups. We delve into the process of establishing a delivery-only kitchen in the bustling […]

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chef preparing food in a dark kitchen
May 16th, 2023
Soft, Transferable and Technical Skills of the Modern Food Industry

Welcome to the delicious world of the modern food industry! With countless culinary creations popping up every day, it’s no surprise that this industry is one of the most exciting fields out there. But what makes a successful chef or food entrepreneur? Today, a career in the food industry requires a unique blend of skills […]

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Waiter Robot
February 16th, 2023
How Tech is Amplifying the Running of a Commercial Kitchen

Running a commercial kitchen is no small feat; it requires extensive knowledge of food safety, precise menu planning, streamlined workflows and efficient staff management. But with the rapid advancement of technology, modern kitchens are better equipped to meet demands and stay ahead of the competition. By leveraging the power of technology, chefs are able to […]

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Healthy, colourful food on a plate
December 19th, 2022
Upcoming Food Trends for 2023: Consumer and Business

With an ever-changing landscape of trends, shifts in consumer preferences, technological advances, and a cost-of-living crisis thrown into the mix, foodies and restaurants alike eagerly await what 2023 will whip up for the food industry. From emerging cuisines and unique flavour combinations to kitchen robots and vertical farming, we explore the upcoming food trends for 2023 that […]

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Takeaway food packaging
October 19th, 2022
Food Delivery Industry: How Sustainable are Dark Kitchens?

As the food industry increasingly moves towards the delivery business model, it has become easier than ever to get your favourite meals delivered right to your door. But can renting a kitchen help improve the overall sustainability of the food delivery industry? We give you the latest scoop… The Sustainability of Dark Kitchens Dark kitchens […]

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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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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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seedling growing out the top of a coin stack
July 11th, 2022
Money Talks; Uncovering Dark Kitchen Profitability

Dark kitchen rentals, also known as virtual kitchens or cloud kitchens, have been popping up around the country at speed. Most food brands got their first taste of the business model during the first wave of the 2020 pandemic.  For restauranteurs to navigate the crisis and still drive profits, they had to say goodbye to […]

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