Ghost kitchen solution in Australia

Ghost kitchens are one such solution which, although a relatively new concept to many people, are redefining the food-delivery business here in Australia. Many businesses open one successful venue, but then struggle to scale and grow. Whether it be because the upfront costs are too high or they can’t find a steady enough stream of customers, ghost kitchens are primed as the solution.

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Benefits of Ghost Kitchens

Industries modernize and evolve constantly. Some improvements are gradual changes, while others are huge innovations that take the industry by storm.

Open a kitchen in less than 3 weeks

Our turn-key solution makes it easy to expand quickly so you can start cooking ASAP.


Build multiple food concepts

Capture more orders with multiple brands in the same ghost kitchen.


Minimise costs, maximise profit

Cut costs on front-of-house, labour, wasted food and expensive real estate.


Experiment with low risk

Unleash your creativity in the kitchen without losing your shirt.


Flex and scale your business

No matter how fast or steady you grow, cloud kitchens negate the growing pains.

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.

/ Kitchen Specs

Your ghost kitchen made to order

No matter what kind of chef you are or 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 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

Services


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

Equipment


  • 3 Compartment sinks
  • 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

/ Who

Who are ghost kitchens for?

Our ghost kitchens are ultimately designed for one thing: to help every restaurants 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 optimized for fulfilling as many delivery orders as possible. You’ll have less 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 business. Chef Collective will take care of all the permits, construction, space, and optimization, 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

Restaurants are optimized 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 take 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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. Why have ghost kitchens 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 in a more efficient manner, 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. 

  2. How do you start a ghost kitchen?

    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 help with all the complex paperwork like insurance, permits, renovations, and more.

  3. 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 opening a ghost kitchen. This is in stark contrast to the upfront costs associated with dine-in traditional restaurant locations.

  4. 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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