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What to Expect When Renting a Commercial Kitchen?

Considering renting a commercial kitchen, but don’t know what to expect?

This article aims to provide a full overview of renting commercial kitchen space through UniteKitchens. We will look at a few different options and outline what you should expect when renting for the first time.

Why Rent a Commercial Kitchen?

Renting a commercial kitchen is an excellent option for anyone looking for a professional area to prepare their food, a few examples of people/businesses that can benefit from a rental kitchen are:

  • Independent chefs
  • Bakers
  • Food truck owners
  • Pop up restaurants
  • Youtube chefs
  • Food bloggers
  • Delivery restaurants
  • Small business

As you probably know, there are many rules and regulations for preparing food for the general public, but the main thing that makes a kitchen “commercial” is that it holds an official license. 

Essentially, the kitchen needs to meet health and safety standards. Once a kitchen meets all of the legal requirements, chefs can rent the space to fulfill their business requirements.

One of the standout benefits of renting a commercial space vs. cooking at home is that there are fewer legal steps to complete making it easier to scale up food production. 

What Kind of Kitchen is Right for Me?

Before searching for a commercial kitchen through UniteKitchens, there are some things you should take into consideration:

  • How much space do you need?
  • What is your budget?
  • Will it be profitable?

Fortunately, we offer a range of kitchen spaces, making it straightforward to find something that meets your specific needs.

When renting a kitchen, there are a few options available:

Commercial Kitchen

Intended for food preparation and storage, these facilities are licensed and ready to use. Commercial kitchens are often used by bakers, independent chefs, and food truck owners. 

Shared Space

Shared spaces are intended for group use. You will typically sign up for a time slot in advance, meaning the kitchen is constantly being used by different renters. Examples of shared spaces include existing restaurants that rent out their space to another party during off-hours. 

Private Kitchen 

Private kitchens are intended for anyone who wants complete control of the kitchen space. You can use the kitchen whenever you need to. You can also store food in the kitchen and move the equipment to your liking. 

What’s Included?

Before renting a space, it’s essential to know what’s included. Ensure that you know what equipment is provided and find out if you can bring your gear. 

Hopefully, your rental kitchen will come with everything you need to take care of business. Some lower-budget spaces may require you to bring your own equipment.

Booking a Kitchen Space through the UniteKitchens website streamlines this process, making it quick and easy to see what is included in each space.

Here’s an example from one of our available spaces:


When it comes to pricing, you have a lot of flexibility when using our platform. You’ll be able to find kitchens that are available for hourly, daily rentals, and even monthly rentals.


When applying to rent kitchen space with UniteKitchens, you’ll need to submit proof of ID along with any other documents the kitchen owner requests. 

Required documents will depend on your area but commonly include a food handler’s certificate, liability insurance, and a general business license (If you are selling food commercially.)

How To Find A Commercial Kitchen to Rent

Historically finding a commercial kitchen to rent has been somewhat difficult. The creation of UniteKitchens aims to solve this problem, making commercial kitchens available to anyone.

The intuitive search interface makes it easy to search for kitchens based on your area and business type.

Feel free to browse some of our kitchens over at the homepage to see just how streamlined the process can be.


UniteKitchens have created a streamlined platform for anyone looking to rent kitchen space. Our intuitive booking platform has been created with the goal of simplifying the renting process, making it easier for chefs and small businesses to rent a kitchen space that meets all of their requirements. 

The platform is also open to anyone looking to rent their kitchen space. If you are interested in leasing out your kitchen, you can apply on the UniteKitchens website.

Thanks for reading!

If you have rented a kitchen in the past, we would love to hear about your experience in the comments section!

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