Dark kitchens that help your restaurant

Dark kitchens now available throughout Australia and New Zealand. Save money, adapt, and grow your restaurant business profitably with dark kitchens.

Traditional vs. Dark Kitchens

Tap into the world of
dark kitchens

The food delivery market is expected to grow from $43B in 2017 to $76B by 2022. Traditional restaurants face challenges juggling a growing delivery business, a reducing dine-in business, as well as high operating costs influencing their bottom line.

We offer highly affordable dark kitchen spaces designed specifically for delivery-only, that allow you to fulfil orders in the most cost effective way.

Our kitchens

Why use a
dark kitchen

Our dark kitchens offer massive advantages over traditional brick-and-mortar spaces. We allow you to quickly launch new locations and grow your business at a fraction of the investment required of traditional brick and mortar. You’ll benefit from vastly lower real estate and operational costs and get access to an entirely new pool of hungry customers.

Loads of customers, less time

You’ll get access to an entirely new pool of customers, instantly. We place our kitchens in, or next to, highly populated areas with large numbers of hungry eaters who frequently order food for delivery.

Super low upfront costs

Moving into our dark kitchens is simple and as cost-effective as it gets. Our team helps get you set up with your equipment in our ready-to-go space so you can start cooking quickly. This allows you to avoid spending hundreds of thousands of dollars upfront to build out a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

Flex and grow your business

Our dark kitchen facility spaces are highly flexible so you can quickly adapt and scale your size up or down as your business changes, without having to worry about the expensive moving or relocation costs traditional restaurants face. Additionally, take advantage of our network of facilities, quickly expanding into a number of markets with minimal effort.

Turnkey and ready-to-go

Get off the ground in weeks, not months. We handle all the time consuming logistics like permitting and installation so that you can walk into a ready-to-go kitchen without costly delivery delays or construction challenges.

Reduced operational cost

Because our dark kitchens are designed primarily to support delivery customers, all you need is an efficient kitchen space and a limited amount of staff to start fulfilling orders. This helps you significantly reduce your real estate and staffing costs for higher margins per location.

Zero front of house costs

Get more time back — without the need to manage order handoff to delivery couriers in front-of-house. Our team scans and tracks each order and hands it off to the right courier without you needing to do a thing.

A team to support you

Our business team will be supporting you on a daily basis to help optimize your delivery-only restaurant to grow your sales while remaining cost-efficient so you can be successful.

Dark kitchen specs

All you need
and more, under
the hood

Our dark kitchen spaces support the cooking of virtually all cuisines types and can be adapted in both layout and equipment specifications to meet your needs.

Because it’s a delivery kitchen we handle the front of house, order handoff and processing to couriers / customers so you can spend more time focussed on cooking food.


  • Prep tables
  • Pot wash
  • Double bowl sinks
  • Hand wash sink
  • Dry and cold storage
  • Commercial exhaust
  • Commercial hoods


  • Gas points
  • Best practice HVAC systems
  • High power ceiling lights
  • Cold/hot water lines
  • Multiple electrical outlets
  • Fire safety system
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet/phone/WiFi

Key areas

  • Driver pickup area
  • Order processing center
  • Receiving / loading area
  • Shared prep area
  • Staff break room
  • Staff locker room
  • Restrooms


Who our kitchens are made for

Chef Collective works with both large and small businesses. From single location restaurants looking to expand to a new location or gain more customers in their local area, to large national franchises interested in a cost effective, efficient way to reach the growing food delivery market with a scalable solution.

National chains &
established restaurants

Established restaurants and chefs looking to expand their businesses or use commissary kitchen space.

Single location or
chain restaurants

Restaurant operators looking to leverage their brand with a delivery-centric concept to quickly expand and tap into a new region and consumer base.

Food entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs looking for a fast and inexpensive way to test their concepts and build their brand.

Dark kitchen operator

Restaurants looking to have a dark kitchen to reduce logistic cost while increasing consistency in food quality across outlets.

Easy software

Sync all your delivery orders

Our software is made for restauranteurs, chefs, and culinary teams. Instantly connect into our technology stack to grow your business and manage orders in a single app. We provide valuable tools and insights to help manage your business, predict demand and increase the return on your menus.

All your delivery
apps in one place

Connect all major delivery services available in your area though a single tablet in each kitchen. Easily add additional platforms without the need to manage multiple workflows.

Manage & sync

delivery orders

Our single tablet system syncs all delivery orders coming in and going out of your kitchen and merges your orders and performance data into one place. No need to enter orders manually into a POS or juggle multiple tablets.

Generate order

Want more customers? We’ll help facilitate demand generation through consulting, delivery app marketing and other growth initiatives which are key for your success in the delivery-centric world.

Leverage multiple brands
in the same kitchen

Grow even bigger by utilizing our list of globally successful delivery-focused restaurant brands that a team of experts has built to help you tap into an entirely new consumer base.

Contact us

Get started in
a dark
kitchen today

With dark kitchens located throughout Australia and New Zealand, out team can help you find the perfect fit for your business. Contact us to book a tour or get more information on getting started with a kitchen from Chef Collective.