People Who Can Benefit From Renting Commercial Kitchen Space

Small, independent food businesses are on the rise. More people than ever before are forgoing traditional methods of employment and instead, choosing to follow their dreams of creating and selling food. Unfortunately, starting your own food business can be tough. First, you’ll need a licensed and inspected commercial kitchen to work out of, and the cost to own one is usually too much for someone who is just starting out. Also, it’s a big risk to invest so much capital upfront when you would be better served using that money to market your product and get well-established.

Before you give up on your dream, you should know that there are other much more affordable and less-risky options available. At iKitchens, we offer people the option of being able to rent shared commercial kitchen space at a fraction of the cost of what it would be to own. Our kitchens are already licensed and inspected plus they come with standard commercial equipment and small wares that can be used at no extra charge.

Commercial kitchen space is something that can benefit many people — not just those starting their own business. In today’s blog, we’re going to talk about some of the people who use commercial kitchens and if you would like to learn more or are looking for a commercial kitchen for rent in San Jose, we hope you’ll give iKitchens a call.

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Many large catering companies serve hundreds or more people every day. However, people who love working with food and want to venture out on their own sometimes do so by starting a small catering business they can run on the side. Catering is a lot of work, but it’s something that you can do when you have the time — such as catering for weddings on the weekends. The only problem is that you still need to have a licensed kitchen which can be cost-prohibitive if you don’t yet have a full-time catering business.

Both part-time and full-time caterers can save time and money by finding a commercial kitchen for rent. While there are many options available, at iKitchens, you only pay for what you need and the affordable monthly fee includes everything you need including prep space, equipment, storage, and more.

Food Truck Operators

Food trucks have skyrocketed in popularity and there’s no sign of them slowing down. For those who love the idea of serving their own homemade recipes to eager customers without the responsibility of owning a brick-and-mortar restaurant, a food truck is a popular choice. Owning a food truck allows you to have a restaurant that is a manageable size for just one or a few people. You can also have more free reign over your menu. Cooking and serving on a smaller scale allows you to change your offerings more frequently and there’s less risk if you want to try new and creative items.

The difficulty with running a food truck is the need for space to prepare your food and park your truck. Most operators need a commissary where they can store ingredients, wash, cut, and prep food, and a place where they can park and power up their truck. At iKitchens of San Jose we have all of that and so much more. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a tour of one of our kitchens.


Do you have an award-winning recipe that you’d like to bring to market? Or, maybe you have another food business idea that you’re sure will be a big hit. Whatever your goals and aspirations, getting started in any kind of food business usually comes with some large upfront costs. And, when you invest everything you have right in the beginning, it doesn't’ allow you to prepare for growth or any unexpected costs that come your way.

Renting kitchen space significantly reduces your risk by allowing you to control your costs, save for the future, and get your business well established before you invest in your own space.

Delivery-Only Restaurants

Delivery services like DoorDash and GrubHub were already gaining in popularity — and then the pandemic hit. People who never used these services before learned what food delivery is all about when many restaurants had to close their doors. For those who want to own a restaurant but don’t want the risk or overhead involved in investing in a permanent location, there’s the idea of running a delivery-only restaurant.

In this type of business model, restaurant owners buy or rent commercial kitchen space where they prepare the food that is delivered directly to their customers. There is far less complexity — you can do it with significantly less staff and fewer costs. Plus, you don’t have to worry about restaurant inspections. If you rent your kitchen space from iKitchens, all of the inspections and licenses are handled for you!

Rent Commercial Kitchen Space in San Jose With iKitchens

If you’re considering starting a food business, or you’d like to expand your current one but don’t want to make a large investment, consider renting commercial kitchen space with iKitchens. We offer affordable rates and customizable packages to meet the needs of every type of business. Check out more of the perks of renting with us by visiting our Why Choose iKitchens page. Want to learn more about how the process works? Visit our page with Frequently Asked Questions or contact us and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have or schedule a tour of one of our kitchens.