Set Up Your Own Commercial Kitchen or Rent a Licensed and Fully Equipped Facility

Set Up Your Own Commercial Kitchen or Rent a Licensed and Fully Equipped Facility

Any kind of food service operation needs to have commercial kitchen designed and laid out appropriately for better functionality and potential success. Research and careful planning is essential to avoid cost overruns.

List of equipment needed to design a lucrative commercial kitchen


Purchase & install walk in cold storage room, which can maintain coolness up to 40°. Some catering business may not need walk-in cooler they can opt for industrial freezer with single or double door. For commercial food operations a refrigerated line station is needed to keep prepared food cool, before serving.


You will need to consider storage shelves for perishable as well as non-perishable foods. In addition, there is the equipment storage to think about.

Cooking equipment

A range hood is necessary to sit over broilers and stove-tops. Fans pull the carcinogenic matter and heat. These are thrown out of the building through appropriate ventilation system.

Buy or lease extra equipment

Purchase or rent a broiler, oven, gas range, and salamander. Some food operations will need deep fat fryer, convection oven and a flat grill.

Food preparation tables & small wares

Stainless steel preparation tables are available in different sizes. Customize plastic cutting board to fit any table size. Specialty equipment needed is food processors, industrial-size mixers, and meat slicers.

Fire safety & sanitation

Fire extinguishers and sprinkler system needs to be installed as per regulations of local fire department. Health department requirements for commercial kitchen are to have 3-sink wash station along with dishwasher installed.

Setting a commercial kitchen needs extensive investment. After careful planning the layout there is the requirement for getting license. All this is a time consuming process. A small food start up business must first find a commercial kitchen on rent to get a good kick start. It even gives them an idea, whether their delicacies are appreciated. Renting a commercial kitchen at East End Incubator is a good alternative to launch, prepare, and efficiently develop a food business.


How to find a commercial kitchen on rent?

A functional commercial kitchen is a vital part of establishing your gourmet catering business to life. When you are in search of a commercial kitchen first determine the –

  • Location
  • Size
  • Type
  • Cost

For this, you will need to list the kind of dishes you desire to prepare, capacity of food truck operation, and your preferred location. You need to consider the necessary equipment to maximize kitchen usefulness. For creating an equipment list you will need in the commercial kitchen use the menu as your guide.

Commercial kitchen options

Majority of new food truck-owners the most viable alternative is a shared commercial kitchen. Shared kitchen is also called cooperative kitchen or kitchen incubator. This space is equipped fully and commercially licensed, which can be rented for hours. As you pay the facility according to time-per-use pattern, significant cash is saved rather than accumulating overhead cost by investing in a personal commercial kitchen.

The only issue in share option arises, when you and the other food makers need the commercial kitchen, at the same time. This scenario can root backups, when one food maker needs to use same equipment. For shared commercial kitchen, food truck owners can opt for schools, social clubs, churches, and restaurants.

Author’s Bio:

Joseph Lodge has written this article. East End Incubator commercial kitchens provide food makers with 6 traditional kitchen facilities, 3 solely dedicated to gluten-free food and one for confectionary work. You can rent these kitchens by hourly, daily, and monthly. The space includes dry storage, commissary, cold storage, and labeling/packaging rooms. Chefs get an opportunity to display and test their products at the on-site food shop.

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