Australia’s premier central kitchen supplier

Central kitchens in Brisbane and Melbourne 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 kitchens

Spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic and changing eating habits, more and more people are using food delivery services. In Australia, the projected revenue in the online food delivery market is estimated to reach US$11.89 billion in 2024. This growing figure 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 in Brisbane, along with our facilities in Melbourne, we’re here to help you. Our central kitchens give restaurant businesses in Australia 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.

Kitchen specs

Your central kitchen made to order

No matter what kind of chef you are or the restaurant you run, we can provide a 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 into your dream central kitchen space in two major Australian cities – Melbourne and Brisbane.


Delivery-focused central kitchens strategically located across Brisbane and Melbourne

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 through our state-of-the-art central kitchens in Brisbane and Melbourne.


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 fulfil as many orders as possible without being dragged down by 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. With our central kitchens in Brisbane and Melbourne, you can avoid these hassles and save money on rent, utilities, and labour.


Turnkey solutions

As a central kitchen supplier here in Australia, all our kitchen spaces in Melbourne and Brisbane are turnkey solutions to the delivery boom. We handle everything from logistical complications and construction work to organising couriers and so 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 optimise your delivery-only restaurant and grow your sales whilst remaining as cost-efficient as possible, ultimately boosting your brand awareness and helping you reach more customers.

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Skyrocket your restaurant’s delivery sales


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. Whether you want to start a new concept, expand an existing one, or test a new market, our central kitchens in Brisbane and Melbourne are the perfect solution for you.

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 feels they have room to improve in terms of kitchen efficiency. Not only do they provide the opportunity to streamline your processes, but they also have much lower cost risks associated with them when compared to traditional restaurants.

Central kitchens help support other F&B outlets by producing and preparing food in bulk before distributing it to establishments that require their services. In addition to this, they are perfect for any restaurant business that feels they have room to improve in terms of kitchen efficiency. Not only do they provide the opportunity to streamline your processes, but they also 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 does not 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. You will also save on utilities, labour, and maintenance costs as we take care of everything for you.

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

Chef Collective has central kitchens across Australia, with spaces in densely populated metropolitan cities, including Melbourne and Brisbane. 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 is a simple and straightforward process. All you need to do is let us know, and we can set you up with a new central kitchen in Brisbane or Melbourne. You can also launch new concepts, test new markets, or diversify your menu with our flexible and scalable central kitchen solutions.

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