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What is a cloud kitchen?

A cloud kitchen–also known as ghost, host, virtual and dark kitchens–refers to a physical site of commercial kitchens that is optimised for food preparation and delivery. Put simply, it’s a restaurant kitchen without the dine-in service.

What are the benefits of operating from a cloud kitchen?

The cloud kitchen industry is booming internationally alongside the rise in demand for delivery services. Particularly with the impacts of the pandemic, there’s been a shift toward at-home dining as well as increased pressure on the hospitality industry to innovate and cater to customers in more cost-efficient ways. Just some of the benefits of operating from a cloud kitchen include:

  • Fewer-start up costs and lower overheads

  • Preserve your dine-in experience with a delivery-only kitchen 

  • Test local demand before investing in bricks and mortar 

  • Expand your business footprint into new areas 

  • A kitchen optimised for delivery-only service

  • No front-of-house labour costs

& more!

What size kitchens do you have?

At TUCK our private kitchens range from 14m² to 54m², and of course we have our shared kitchen spaces, which are each 28m².

How much does it cost to rent a private kitchen at TUCK?

Pricing starts at $400 NZD per week in a private kitchen. Get in touch to discuss our pricing and leasing options in more depth.  Our Shared kitchen spaces ( Bakers Mate or Kitchen Express) are available in blocks of 4 hours for $100 ex GST.

What commercial kitchen equipment does TUCK  provide?

As an example In our larger private kitchens we could provide:

  • commercial combi oven

  • 6 burner hobs

  • Fryer

  • Standing double door fridge

  • Single door freezer

  • Dishwasher

  • Stainless steel benches

  • Preparation sink

  • Wash-up sink

Please note that the final equipment supplied will vary depending on the size of the kitchen. Get in touch with us to discuss options if there’s something missing.

Can I bring in my own cooking equipment?

Yes, absolutely. We will just need to discuss this with you ahead of time to work out what the best solution is. In the shared kitchens you’re also able to bring your own equipment providing it doesn’t need to be connected to gas or a three-phase plug.

How long are the leases?

We offer flexible lease options that start at one year within our private kitchens.  In our shared guest kitchens, shifts are minimum of 4 hours in duration.

Can I use a kitchen as a one-off?

Absolutely. Either of our 2 shared kitchens are the perfect option for people who just need access to a food safety compliant commercial kitchen for a limited amount of time.   We have 3 x 4 hour shifts per day - 8am-12pm, 12.30pm to 4.30pm and 5pm to 8pm.  Just book the kitchen that best suits your requirements.

Do you have toilets available?

Yes, and a shower too!

Is The TUCK site secure?

Yes, all entrances are accessed via keypad with unique codes.  We also have onsite security cameras 24/7.

Can I tour the kitchens before committing?

Of course, we love showing off the space! Get in touch with us to arrange a date and tour.  Coming for a visit is the best way to understand the space, and see if it is right for you.