Ghost kitchen solution in Australia

Although a relatively new concept to many people, ghost kitchens are changing the game for the food-delivery industry in Australia. They are a smart and cost-effective way for restaurant businesses to scale and grow, without the challenges of opening a traditional venue. Whether you want to launch a new concept, test a new market, or diversify your menu, ghost kitchens can help you achieve your goals.

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Benefits of Ghost Kitchens


Open a kitchen in less than 3 weeks

Our turnkey solution makes it easy to expand quickly so you can start cooking ASAP. We handle everything from construction, permitting, licensing, and insurance, so you don’t have to worry about the logistics.


Build multiple food concepts

Capture more orders with multiple restaurant brands in the same ghost kitchen. You can run a ghost restaurant or collaborate with other chefs and operators to create a virtual food hall, which is a collection of ghost restaurants that share a common kitchen and delivery platform.


Minimise costs, maximise profit

Cut costs on front-of-house, labour, wasted food and expensive real estate. A ghost kitchen does not need a physical storefront or a dining area, so you can save on rent, utilities, and maintenance. You can also work with a smaller and more efficient team, while we provide on-site support staff to help you run smoothly.


Experiment with low-risk

Unleash your creativity in the kitchen without losing your shirt. With a ghost kitchen, you can try out new ideas, menus, and cuisines without having to invest in a lot of equipment or inventory. You can also change your offerings based on customer feedback, demand, and seasonality.


Flex and scale your business

No matter how fast or steady you grow, cloud kitchens negate the growing pains. You can easily expand to new locations, markets, or regions, minus the hassle of opening a new venue. You can also leverage our network of ghost kitchens across Australia, and find the best spot for your cuisine.


Work with several delivery platforms

Our custom technology helps keep everything running like a well-oiled machine. Stay organised with however many delivery platforms you use. You can also access valuable data and insights from your ghost kitchen, to optimise your operations, marketing, and customer service.

Kitchen Specs

Your ghost kitchen made to order

No matter what kind of chef you are or what restaurant you run, we can provide a ghost 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 kitchen space.


Who are ghost kitchens for?

Our ghost kitchens are ultimately designed for one thing: to help every restaurant grow and become profitable.


Those who want to lower overhead costs

Running a restaurant is costly. You have to worry about rent, paying the salaries of front-of-house staff, renovating an attractive dining space, and so much more. With a ghost kitchen, all you need to worry about is an efficient kitchen space built and optimised for fulfilling as many delivery orders as possible. You’ll have fewer employees to manage and a turnkey kitchen ready for you to use to its fullest potential.


Those who want to scale their business

Because of all the expenses associated with opening and running a restaurant business, opening a new location can be overwhelming and sometimes unrealistic for many business owners. Even if you run a successful restaurant, opening a new branch in a premium location can be incredibly difficult. In contrast, ghost kitchens offer you a simpler route for growing your restaurant business. Chef Collective will take care of all the permits, construction, space, and optimisation, so all you need to do is move in and do what you do best: cook!


Those who want access to a new pool of customers

Traditional restaurants are optimised for those who want a dine-in experience – and there’s nothing wrong with that. But there has been a huge shift to and growth within the delivery industry that has left a void in the industry. More and more people want food delivered to their door – and the quicker that’s done, the better.


Those who want less logistical 
issues to worry about

One of the most time-consuming parts of opening a new location is organising the logistics. Working out who will fit out the new kitchen, decorate the dining space, become your new delivery service and more takes time and energy out of what matters the most for your business. Worry less about who your suppliers will be and instead just move straight into one of Chef Collective’s ghost kitchens.

Your restaurant at your fingertips

With a ghost kitchen, you can run your entire business from a single tablet. Sync orders, manage multiple restaurants, and get valuable business data to streamline your restaurant. You can also make the most of our growth marketing support to boost brand awareness and customer reach.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why have ghost kitchen restaurants become so popular?

Ghost kitchens have become popular as a result of changing habits and the recent pandemic. They offer a way for restaurants to cater to more customers more efficiently, as the bottleneck of dine-in seating is effectively removed. They work hand-in-hand with the rise of third-party delivery platforms that help bring your food directly to the customer’s door.

How do you start a ghost kitchen restaurant business?

Opening a ghost kitchen is far easier than a traditional restaurant space. This is largely because many ghost kitchens are organised by an operator, like Chef Collective, who helps with all the complex paperwork like insurance, permits, renovations, and more.

What is pricing like for ghost kitchens?

Pricing for ghost kitchens depends on the size and scale of your operation. In general, expect to pay around 40k AUD for opening a ghost kitchen. This is in stark contrast to the upfront costs associated with dine-in traditional restaurant locations.

Why are there so many different names for ghost kitchens?

Ghost kitchens are also known as dark kitchens, cloud kitchens, virtual kitchens, and even some other less common names. The variety comes from the fact that they are a relatively new concept in the F&B industry, but all refer to a similar service.

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