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THE DARK KITCHEN BUSINESS MODEL

'Dark kitchens' also known as Cloud kitchens are buzzing as food delivery booms in South Africa.  Demand for takeaway food is at an all-time high. 

It is the unique business model of running a rental free-running restaurant with only necessary chefs, kitchen equipment with your customers reaching your service online through food delivery apps. 

The value of a cloud kitchen is in the elimination of customer seating, serving staff and waiting areas – which are often underused or vacant. 


ONE
'DARK KITCHEN'

A kitchen large enough to house many chefs and the required kitchen equipment to meet the needs of take out & delivery foods.

CHEFS
& COOKS

Chefs and cooks to produce on-demand meals, sometimes disguised under different brands. A kitchen staff that can maintain a flexible menu.

FOOD DELIVERY APP
REGISTRATION

Have customers reach you through popular food delivery apps such as Uber Eats, Mr Delivery and OrderIn



COOK GREAT
MEALS

For chefs , dark kitchens represent a place to focus on what they love - preparing the best possible meals for customers.

TOP KITCHEN EQUIPMENT REQUIRED TO START A DARK KITCHEN/CLOUD KITCHEN

Now that you understand the business model of a cloud kitchen, the next step is knowing the equipment required to run a cloud kitchen. These are the essentials that will increase efficiency without and taking up too much space, they form the skeleton of the kitchen.

These are the top kitchen & catering equipment required to start a dark kitchen/ cloud kitchen:

Josper 

charcoal oven

An combined oven & grill machine for grilling & smoking steaks & vegetables at rapid speeds. Operates 100% on Charcoal - reducing energy costs

                 

Blast 

chiller/freezer

Blast Chillers rapidly freezes and thaws food while retaining quality and nutrition value. Delicate dishes can be stored for another day.

                 

STOVES & GRILLS

Gas or electrical stoves and grills for cooking hot meals.

                 

PIZZA PREP TABLE

A prep table that incases all your pizza toppings in one area for quick pizza preparation

                 

BLENDER & JUICER

High-performance blender and juicer to create delicious smoothie and juice combinations

                 

DEEP FRYER

A powerful deep fryers that can match South Africa's passion and demand for fried foods such as potatoes chips and hot wings.

COOKWARE

Quality cookware such as pots and pans. This could include stainless steel, cast iron  and non-stick cookware

                 

UPRIGHT FRIDGE & FREEZER

To contain your cold ingredients such as raw meat, fruits and vegetables as well as beverages until needed for preparation.

                 

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