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United Kingdom Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens, Shared Kitchens - Places to make foods to sell

United Kingdom Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens, Shared Kitchens -
Places to make foods to sell!

A licensed kitchen is an inspected, registered commercial kitchen where foods intended for sale can be safely made, in accordance with laws and regulations. While many states allow some low-risk foods to be made at home and sold in smaller quantities, many foods intended for sale can only be made in a licensed kitchen. If you want to make and sell your home-made preserves, salsa, spaghetti sauce, refrigerated foods or whatever, you will need a licensed kitchen to prepare and can the food. many licensed kitchens open their doors at low cost to local food entreprenuers.

There are many lists of commercial kitchen in United Kingdom,online, but the list below is the ONLY one with complete contact information and links to their websites, and all in one place. If you would rather have a company make and package the food product for you, see this list of copackers in United Kingdom

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Commercial Kitchens, Community Kitchens, Licensed Kitchens and Shared Kitchens

  • Griller Kitchens -
    Newtown Middleway,
    Birmingham B6 4JX. Phone: 07532 280 229. Email:
  • Maida Hill Place -
    2 Fernhead Road, London W9 3ET. Phone: 020 8964 2549. Email: Maida Hill Place supports the start-up and development of London’s food enterprises, making it easy for a small business to test a business concept without the overheads that a normal business set up would incur.. A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE WITH A PROFESSIONAL KITCHEN AVAILABLE FOR FOOD PRODUCTION, TRAINING, MENU DEVELOPMENT AND TASTINGS.
  • Mission Kitchen at New Covent Garden Market - due to open in Spring 2021. The site is still under construction, follow us on social media for updates on our progress.
    When complete, it will feature kitchens and workspace for a community of hundreds of food businesses, alongside events, dining and training space.
    Mission Kitchen is a new kind of workspace, a place for food businesses to cook, work, learn and connect.
    We are opening soon at the heart of New Covent Garden Market in Vauxhall.
    Shared & Private Kitchens, Serviced Kitchens, Desks & Office Space
    Talks & Workshops
    Development Kitchen
    Fridges & Freezers.
  • N4 Kitchen Hire - a commercial kitchen facility located in North London (N4) available to hire per hour, day, short or long term.
    North London (N4 1TJ) near Manor House Underground station (2nd zone) and Stamford Hill Overground station. Buses 253, 254, 259, 279. Email: Our commercial kitchen is ideal for startup and established businesses. Our clients are market traders, catering companies, restaurants, retailers, social enterprises, food and beverage producers, and distributors. We also have clients who hire the kitchen for photo shoots, filming, and cookery class.
    The kitchen is built with hygienic floors and walls, ventilation and waste management. We provide the catering equipment such as ovens, hobs, sinks, pans etc.We also offer a range of cold and dry storage solutions to meet your business requirements. There is 24 hour access, loading bays, a car park and free WiFi. The kitchen is conveniently located near Manor House (zone 2), only 4 miles from central London and just 20 minutes by car.
  • PKL Group (UK) Ltd - they rent portable kitchens that can be brought to your location
    Stella Way, Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK. Phone: 01242 663000. Email: PKL has over 600 portable commercial kitchens in our renal fleet. Standalone facilities start with our smallest Field Kitchen and range to our Triton Kitchen, so whether you are feeding 50 or 5,000 people each day, you will be able to find a temporary solution to suit your requirements. We also supply different sized preparation kitchens, coldrooms / dry storage facilities and warewashing units all of which are available to rent as standalone units or part of a larger temporary complex.  A High Quality Commercial Solution. Our temporary kitchens are designed and manufactured to replicate a high quality commercial catering environment and are supplied with a range of health and safety features including a full length extraction canopy and fire suppression for production kitchens, gas interlocks, food safe wipe clean walls, non slip flooring and coved architraves for ease of cleaning. Our kitchens are designed and built to be a commercial kitchen first and foremost, and not just a modular unit with catering equipment inside.
  • RuntheBox -
    Unit 3 - 4 , 96 White Post Lane, Hamlet Industrial Estate, London E9 5EN. Phone: 020 8124 6118. Email: RunTheBox commercial kitchens range from 165-200 sq ft are hygienically sealed with uPVC, stainless steel and non-slip flooring. RunTheBox commercial kitchen rental facilities all include a brand new; 6, 10, or 20 Grid Rational Combi Oven.

Other Resources

  • If you still can't find a suitable kitchen, you may need a co-packers.  Co-packers manufacture and package foods for other companies - and small food businesses - to sell.  
    See this list of co-packers in your area.

Services to build your own Commercial Kitchen

See this page for companies that can fabricate bespoke commercial kitchens, conduct repairs, handle emergencies, etc,

Where can I find more information about canning?

For more than 250 specific, simple recipes with step-by-step directions and photos; and general information on canning and food preservation, see this page.