Here are two facts which form the basis of a business opportunity – commercial kitchens are under-utilised assets, used for only part of the day, and many would-be food business entrepreneurs don’t have the capital to invest in a professional kitchen. In the United States, renting commercial kitchens has become a win-win for kitchen owners and entrepreneurs.
After being unable to find a suitable kitchen for her cookie business, Pricilla Maddox set up Kitchen For Hire to match up kitchen owners with spare capacity with entrepreneurs needing facilities. Exactly the same factors exist in the UK, so there could very easily be an opportunity for someone to copy the business here. TV cooking programmes have inspired many to get involved in the growing field of specialist food production.