A ghost kitchen is a shared space that is used to produce food for a restaurant, virtual kitchen, or food business without a traditional brick-and-mortar storefront. An emerging trend, it is considered the future of the food industry because many use it as a response to the increasing popularity of delivery apps and take-out only dining. If you are starting a food business, using a ghost kitchen can be the first step to getting your business off the ground, and BLT Kitchens can help you do just that. Continue reading to learn more about our ghost kitchen in Arizona – and see why you should use us for your business!
Use Professional Grade Kitchen Equipment
Whether you are a cater, a chef for a virtual kitchen, a food truck owner, or a vendor at a farmer’s market, using a ghost kitchen is the perfect way to meet your business needs. When you use a ghost kitchen, you’ll be able to use commercial-grade equipment, such as spacious cooking lines, ample freezers and refrigerators, appliances for every project, and commercial-grade dishwashing. No more will you need to adapt recipes because you’re missing certain tools.
Avoid Extra Bills and Hassles
Your fee for the ghost kitchen means you can use the kitchen space and its equipment, all from start to finish. You also avoid dealing with the extras that come with a professional kitchen, such as paying utility bills, hiring contractors, and ensuring the building is up to code. This means you can dedicate your time and resources to what you’re there to do – make delicious food!
Meet Fellow Food Business Owners
A ghost kitchen means that the kitchen is a shared space. As such, you’re likely to meet fellow food entrepreneurs. This is a fantastic opportunity for networking, where you can share ideas and learn insider secrets. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in the business for years or if you’re just starting out – meeting people can help you in any stage of the journey.
Launch Your Business
It can be costly to start up a business – and food business is no exception. You’ll not likely hit the jackpot for capital, yet you need space and equipment to do your product and services well. A ghost kitchen in Arizona can be the perfect solution. In addition to giving you the space to start, many ghost kitchens act as an incubator for your new business, helping you to grow it to scale.
The food industry comes with regulations and compliance at both the federal and state level. Instead of stressing yourself out over dealing with this, take advantage of the ghost kitchen’s ownership. A ghost kitchen in Arizona will ensure that your food preparation space is compliant, licenses are maintained, and inspections are passed.
The Food Business of the Future
With online ordering, delivery apps, the emergence of virtual kitchens, and many dine-in restaurants closing these days, the food industry is rapidly evolving. A ghost kitchen can be the answer to help your business begin or adapt to the food industry of the future. By using a ghost kitchen, you don’t need to rely on the brick-and-mortar building to be relevant.
A Place to Perfect Your Food
Cooking or baking is both an art and a science. It takes experimentation and perseverance to perfect your signature recipe. You may also be adventurous and offer something brand new to your customers. A ghost kitchen lets you play around and perfect new food items without getting in the way of anyone else.
Clear Distinction Between Business and Personal
It’s a good idea to have a separate space for business food prep and personal food prep. Even if your food business is part-time, keeping them separate allows for greater balance and sanity and prevents mixing and mingling your business and personal lives.
Close to Your Home
One of the hardest parts about starting a new business (and this goes for any new business, not just your food industry one) is still managing to keep a balance between work and family. You want to succeed but you still want to be able to volunteer in your children’s classrooms and enjoy date night with your spouse. And this is where our ghost kitchen in Arizona will help you in a way you may not have realized before. Located close to where you live, you can make your own hours, hop on the freeway between brainstorming sessions with your staff, and be at the school in short time! After you have traced shadows on the projector for your teacher’s idealized version of silhouettes in honor of President’s Day, you can hop back in the car, and return for a few hours of emails, phone calls, and paperwork and feel proud that you have managed to keep the balance between growing your budding business and nurturing your beloved family.
With 24/7 access, business owners can also use the night hours to help keep the balance we just discussed, but you may be worried about safety. Nighttime can be a frightening time for a business owner on their own, but because we also offer surveillance cams that are running 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can work easily and fear free no matter what time of day or night you are choosing to make your work hours. The most creative of geniuses often find their inspirations coming to them in the darkest hours of the night and if you can’t sleep. Well, you may as well be working, right?
Small Businesses are the Backbone of America
Maybe feeding people has always been your thing, or maybe you are a romantic at heart and your wedding cake business is one way you choose to show your support for love, and one day you discovered you were really good at this food stuff. Your small food industry business may have sprung from your love of food, but what you may not realize is that when your business succeeds, you are also playing a part in the success of our nation’s economy! And on a larger scale, you are also helping support your home town of Mesa, Arizona, ensuring that schools will get their funding, more new businesses will be opening, and the circle of life will continue!
A Ghost Kitchen Close to Your Home
One of the hardest parts about starting a new business (and this goes for any new business, not just your food industry one) is still managing to keep a balance between work and family. You want to succeed but you still want to be able to volunteer in your children’s classrooms and enjoy date night with your spouse. And this is where our Mesa ghost kitchen services will help you in a way you may not have realized before. Located close to where you live, you can make your own hours, hop on the freeway between brainstorming sessions with your staff, and be at the school in short time! After you have traced shadows on the projector for your teacher’s idealized version of silhouettes in honor of President’s Day, you can hop back in the car, and return for a few hours of emails, phone calls, and paperwork and feel proud that you have managed to keep the balance between growing your budding business and nurturing your beloved family.
Why Choose BLT Kitchen
At BLT Kitchens, we provide it all. All you have to do is bring your ideas! You can use our two Valley locations – including our Ghost kitchen in Mesa Arizona – as your ghost kitchen for your catering, baking, meal prep, or virtual kitchen business. We offer over 14,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facilities and competitive rates with packages for a variety of business needs. You’ll have 24/7 access to our secure building, which also comes with a shipping and receiving loading dock. Book a tour of our kitchen and contact us today!
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