Professional Commercial Kitchens for Rent/lease
Your bio says you cook at a military academy in NC, personal chef and cater.....good mix.....your experience will come in handy
It's a pretty good set up and the fee is $25/hour based on contracted use. It's a great way for folks with good ideas to start businesses without needing a ton of $$$$ for start up capital investment. We looked into it, but found the working environment a bit depressing in addition to being a 45 minute drive from where our administrative work is centered.
We know some other farm marketers that use the facility and they really enjoy the ability to keep their production schedules flexible as their demand ebbs and flows.
I wish there was a facility like this nearer to us.
Hi, I just found this post from a search for professional kitchens is Greensboro, NC. I see that this was posted in 2008. Did the kitchen ever happen?
Sounds like exactly what I am looking for. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am also pursuing a commercial kitchen but located in Columbia, SC. I own a building that has about 900 square feet of unimproved space at the back of the building. Great location on Main Street near downtown. We have cleared the zoning hurdle.
The plan is to develop about 450 square feet for the kitchen with a couple of smaller rooms off of that for receiving, an office and future expansion. My office for my consulting firm in the front of the building. Business for the kitchen will use the rear entrance.
Right now, as you can imagine, it is the bankers. They want blood from every potential client along with financials, tax returns, expected rentals, etc... Understandable, but difficult to get from small/individuals that are in the catering business. I am finding that my market is a bit informal when it comes to books, etc... I will keep you informed.
Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated! I got a great list of equipment from another thread on this site. This is a really good site for exchange. Comments are pretty fresh compared to other sites.
Hi, I am interested in the development of this shared kitchen space in Columbia. I am currently looking to rent shared kitchen space and have only been able to find one place so far in Charleston. I desperately need to find something in Columbia though. Keep me posted on how this is developing. Thanks!
Just moved to Lexington, SC and I'm also interested in renting kitchen space. I moved from Florida where I was a kitchen manager for a Non-profit cookie company that employed mentally and physically disabled young adults. We worked out of a shared commercial kitchen and it was a wonderful experience. These kitchens are so needed for those who have a passion for food, but lack the finances to open a kitchen of their own. Unfortunately I don't have the finances at this time to open one myself, but I have a fair amount of knowledge on how it works as well as a great relationship with the owner of the kitchen in Florida. If you're still considering trying to open something I would love to help out in anyway I could.
Did you ever hear anything back from Shea? I have been searching for a kitchen space to rent in W-S and the closest thing I can find is in Cornelius. Clearly there is a need for this type of space in the triad! Let me know if you hear anything.
No, nothing from her yet....and yes, it does seem to be a huge need for something like this in the area.....we live out of the country right now, but plant to move back within the next year and I am trying to get things lined up for a buisness adventure I want to try....and a commercial kitchen would really help me out a lot!! If you hear of anything please post it here and I will do the same!!
Thanks....wishing us both luck!!
Where might you be located?
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Hi, I hope this helps a lot of you. There is a community/commercial kitchen in Wentworth NC. It is about 45 min- to an hour from most parts of Greensboro. For more info you can call the Rockingham Business and Technoloy center . In order to use the kitchen you are required to take a Food safety and sanitation class first. RCB&T 336-342-7853