Australia’s premier central kitchen supplier

Our central kitchens are built to give you ultimate speed and efficiency – so you can focus on making the food without worrying about maintenance and logistics.

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The growth of delivery-focused central kitchen

Spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic and changing eating habits, more and more people are using food delivery services. Here in Australia, the market has grown from $43b in 2017 to an expected $76b by 2022. This represents an unmatched opportunity for those in the F&B industry looking to scale and grow their businesses. With 29 central kitchen unit spaces in our Cambridge street location and many more on the horizon, we’re here to help. Our central kitchens give restaurant businesses the opportunity and platform to drive newfound success in the new norm. Under a new kitchen model, our tenants find themselves in a position ready to drive low-cost growth. Within months, central kitchen tenants can experience growth that takes traditional restaurants years, if not more, to achieve, all without the risk typically associated with the F&B industry.

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Your central kitchen made to order

No matter what kind of chef you are or restaurant you run, we can provide a central kitchen that suits your specific needs. Each space is generously outfitted with everything you need to get started. Feel free to bring whatever equipment you already love and use, and we'll help you fit in to your dream kitchen space.

Space


  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Receiving & loading dock
  • Shared prep area
  • Staff break room
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash

Service


  • Order pickup & processing
  • Courier handoff
  • Cleaning & maintenance
  • Safety & health inspections
  • Delivery logistics
  • Extraction & ventilation
  • On-site support staff

Equipment


  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tempered air
  • Power and gas
  • Water heating
  • Grease-trap/interceptor
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage

Utilities


  • Gas points
  • Power outlets
  • High power lighting
  • Cold & hot water lines
  • Gas/fire safety system
  • WiFi
  • Trash / recycle
  • Ethernet connections

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Delivery-focused central kitchens in strategic locations across Australia

We are a group of F&B industry experts committed to seeing the industry flourish, succeed and adapt. Chef Collective itself thrives on helping F&B businesses like yours find success in the modern world.

Grow and scale your business

We provide you with all the tools and infrastructure you need to grow and scale your business, find new customers and adapt to a changing landscape better than ever before. Our central kitchen solutions are designed for one sole purpose: to fulfill as many orders as possible without being dragged down with all the time-consuming inefficiencies of a traditional restaurant outlet.


Lower upfront costs

Plenty of successful yet small-scale restaurant businesses struggle to expand. They can sustainably run one, or maybe two, brick and mortar restaurants – but when it comes to opening more at an ideal rate, they struggle to be able to cover extortionate upfront costs, pay the salaries of the countless front of house staff needed and much more.


Turnkey solutions

As a central kitchen supplier here in Australia, all our kitchen spaces are turnkey solutions to the delivery boom. We handle all the logistical complications, construction work, organize couriers and much more. All you need to do is move in and focus on fulfilling as many orders as you receive.


Growth marketing support

We also have a team of growth specialists ready to provide advice and help where needed to better position your menu for delivery or takeaway. Their goal is to optimize your delivery-only restaurant and grow your sales whilst remaining as cost-efficient as possible.

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Skyrocket your restaurant’s delivery sales

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We want to help you grow without complicating the matter. We'll tailor our brands to you so you can use the products and tools you already do.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I know if a central kitchen is right for my business?
Central kitchens are perfect for any restaurant business that feel they have room to improve in terms of kitchen efficiency. Not only do they provide the opportunity to streamline your processes, they have much lower cost-risks associated with them when compared to traditional restaurants.

What makes central kitchens more affordable than traditional kitchen spaces?
A central kitchen has no need to be in prime real estate areas with high foot traffic. They can be situated a bit further out where rent is cheaper. In addition to this, your operator will help cover costs and difficulties associated with permits, licensing, and more without locking you into a long-term contract.

How do I pick the best location for my central kitchen?

Chef Collective has central kitchens across Australia. We’ve done the analytical research required to understand where the most cost-effective and profitable locations are, meaning all you have to do is pick a location that suits your business. Get in touch with us if you want advice on this front.

How do central kitchens enable me to expand?
Without the hassle of licensing, insurance, renovations, and more, expanding in a central kitchen is a simple and straightforward process. All you need to do is let us know, and we can set you up with a new location.

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