When you are just starting your food business, you may need a ghost kitchen. These are shared kitchens where food entrepreneurs without a professional kitchen work. You pay a fee to rent the space and use the kitchen’s equipment and storage. Ghost kitchens are becoming increasingly popular due to online ordering, delivery apps, and the rise of virtual kitchens. Read more for the perks of ghost kitchens! Continue reading to learn more about our ghost and commercial kitchen in Phoenix Arizona.
You Get Commercial Equipment
Caters, chefs, bakers, food truck owners, and farmer’s market vendors need a place to prep and produce high-volume food. Using a ghost kitchen is the perfect way to use commercial-grade tools and spaces so that your business can take off. When you use a commercial kitchen in Phoenix, you have access to necessities, such as spacious freezers and refrigerators, several cooking lines, appliances for a variety of projects, and heavy-duty dishwashers. Have you ever adapted recipes because your home kitchen didn’t have the right tools? With a ghost kitchen, you won’t have to cut corners ever again!
You Do Food, Not Anything Else
Because you’re not an owner of the commercial kitchen in Phoenix, you don’t have to worry about all the extra stuff. You don’t have to make sure the utility bills are paid, the building is up to code, or the right contractors are hired. That’s someone else’s job! That means you can focus on what you’re there to do – make delicious food!
You Can Network with Fellow Food Business Owners
Using a ghost kitchen means that you’re likely to meet fellow food entrepreneurs. It can be hard and stressful work at times, so getting to know others who use the kitchen can be a great resource. You’ll be able to share ideas and learn tricks of the trade. No matter where you are on your journey, meeting new people can benefit your craft and your business.
You Have the Space to Launch Your Business
By now, you’ve probably learned how costly it can be to start a business – especially a food business. The old conundrum remains: You need money to make money. Thankfully, a ghost kitchen can be the perfect solution to get your business off the ground without breaking the bank. In fact, many ghost kitchens act as an incubator for your new business and provide opportunities for you to grow your business to the scale you dream of.
Your Space Is Compliant
As a food business, you’ll need to follow the rules and regulations of the FDA and state laws. Instead of running the risk of being cited, fined, or shut down for non-compliance, leave all that up to someone else. Using a ghost kitchen means the owner is responsible for making sure everything is compliant, all licenses are maintained, and inspections are passed.
You Can Be the Food Business of the Future
The past several years have radically changed the food and beverage industry. With the increase of online ordering, delivery apps, and virtual kitchens, a ghost kitchen is right on the cutting edge. It can be the answer to launching your business or adapting it to the way of the future. No more do you need a brick-and-mortar storefront. Use a ghost and commercial kitchen in Phoenix instead!
You Have a Place to Make Your Food Perfect
There’s a healthy mix of art and science to food preparation. It takes not only experimentation but perseverance to perfect your signature recipe. You may also be the creative type who likes to try new and unexpected ideas with your food. A ghost kitchen means you can play around and make your product perfect without getting in the way of anyone else in your home kitchen.
You Draw the Line Between Business and Personal
Working from home can be great – except when where you work is also where you prepare and eat your personal meals. Having access to a ghost kitchen is a good idea so that you create a distinction between your business and personal lives. Even if your food business is part-time, seasonal, or occasional, having separate kitchens allows for greater balance (and sanity!).
Small businesses take up a lot of your time, especially in the early days when you are working hard to make a name for yourself, and because BLT Kitchen is close to your own front door, you have the ability to make your work/family balance work for you and your family. Date nights with your spouse are still important to you and being able to volunteer in your children’s classrooms is vital, and if you were forced to drive all the way to Chandler or Mesa, (we have kitchens in both towns) you would spend more time on the road than you do on your food industry business or your family. Fortunately, our Phoenix kitchens are close to your home, enabling you to spend the morning creating turkeys based off tracings of your kiddo’s hand at school, and then hit the freeway and spend the afternoon creating a new signature dish. Date nights can be incorporated into your business as you bring your spouse into the “lair” and treat him or her to a meal that is guaranteed to add a little spark to your relationship. If you decide to make your way back to the kitchens later, no one will judge!
Every genius, culinary or otherwise, has that golden hour when they feel they can do no wrong and if yours happens to be when the moon is at its peak and the rest of the world is sleeping peacefully in their beds, why not take advantage of the 24/7 access you have to our kitchen spaces? When you were still working from your family kitchen you discovered early on how freeing it can be to create culinary masterpieces when phones aren’t ringing, and children aren’t clamoring for tastes and bites of your creations. The peace and quiet of a BLT Kitchens ghost kitchen in Phoenix will bring you to new heights of genius, and you won’t have to worry about your safety or be afraid of all things that go bump in the night because you know there is camera surveillance watching over the buildings and you every minute of every day. Take these stolen moments to work on a new recipe or to read up on the latest rules and regulations in the food industry and don’t worry if you turn the music up loud; if there are any others in the kitchen practicing their business, they will be singing along to your favorite songs as well!
Why You Should Choose BLT Kitchen
We have everything you need for a ghost kitchen in Phoenix at BLT Kitchens! All you have to do is show up, ready to work. Whether you are a baker, cookbook writer, caterer, virtual kitchen chef, or food truck owner, you’ll find our kitchens provide the necessities you need to do your business right. We offer competitive rates for our 14,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facilities. When you join, you’ll have 24/7 access to our secure building, which also has a shipping and receiving loading dock. Book a tour of our kitchen and contact us today!
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