If 2020 showed us anything it is that ghost kitchens are here to stay. Consumer habits have shifted. For example, app services like DoorDash, GrubHub, and UberEats are more popular than ever. The public’s reliance on food delivery is unlikely to fade. Thinking of starting a ghost kitchen? Consider what equipment you will need. Maximize space, efficiency, and food quality in your ghost kitchen.
WHAT IS A GHOST KITCHEN?
A ghost kitchen is a professional food preparation facility set up to prepare delivery or takeout meals only. They do not include a storefront or seating for customers. A ghost kitchen is not a restaurant brand in itself. For instance, one kitchen space could be home to multiple brands.
Ghost kitchens can work within brick-and-mortar restaurants, or function as standalone facilities. Without the overhead of a physical location, ghost kitchens can save money on property expenses, labor, and maintenance. Maximizing the functionality of this small space is important because the average ghost kitchen typically operates in just a few hundred square feet. Winston Foodservice offers three essential equipment lines that would benefit any ghost kitchen.
MAXIMIZE YOUR SPACE
With a limited workspace, a ghost kitchen’s equipment must be compact and mobile. Winston’s CVap® Cook and Hold Ovens fit the bill. For example, CVap ovens do not require a vent hood*. Vent hoods are very expensive to install and operate. Since CVap ovens don’t require hoods, they can be placed anywhere in a kitchen with sufficient power. CVap ovens are versatile and can be used for multiple cooking techniques. There are are many other benefits that CVap ovens provide. Click here to learn more.
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FRY, FRY AGAIN
Serving fried food? No ghost kitchen that offers fried products is complete without a good fryer. Whether you offer chicken, fish, or potato wedges, Winston’s Collectramatic® fryers are the fryers you need. Collectramatic fryers have a 50-year track record of providing trouble-free performance and consistency. They cook all day with little filtration, therefore saving you on labor and oil. They have an industry reputation for cooking superior foods. Available in open and pressure configurations, there’s a Collectramatic fryer to suit any ghost kitchen.
KEEP IT WARM, KEEP IT FRESH
Need the accuracy of CVap holding, but limited on space? Our warming drawers are what you need. Winston offers a variety of CVap Hold and Serve Drawers. If you need to keep products crisp or moist, then you need CVap. You can place the drawers under or on top of counters for easy access. Because these drawers are available in wide or narrow configurations, you can rest assured that there’s a model that’s perfect for your space. They include single and double drawer models. Because of their versatility, you can hold a multitude of foods. Whatever you need to keep warm and fresh, from bread to soup, as well as eggs and chips, CVap has you covered. Having hot and ready food can keep deliveries flying out the door.
In conclusion, every operation is unique. Having the right equipment in your ghost kitchen will help your operation function efficiently and profitably. Our team of representatives can guide you to the best equipment to suit your individual needs. Please contact us today to learn how Winston’s products can set your ghost kitchen up for success.