Is my commercial kitchen private or shared?
We offer both private commercial kitchens and Daytime-only or Evening only Kitchen hire.
How many businesses will I share my kitchen with?
With Daytime-only or Evening only Kitchen hire, only one food business occupies a rented kitchen at any one time. Private commercial kitchens are not shared.
What is the size of the kitchen?
FoodStars industrial kitchen units start from approximately 400 square foot.
What if my business requires more than 400 square foot of kitchen space?
We can always provide your business with further space if required. Please contact a member of the FoodStars team to chat about your specific needs.
What is included in a FoodStars kitchen?
Please click here to see an example of our kitchen units.
Can you provide my business with extra storage?
Yes, please contact a member of the FoodStars team to find out about the availability of dry/cold or freezer storage
Is there parking on site?
Most FoodStars locations offer free parking on a first come first serve basis.
Can vehicles access the unit easily for deliveries and collections?
Yes, all of our locations are situated on street level and are fitted with industrial sized roller shutters for large deliveries.
What are the hours of access to the building?
FoodStars is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Will I be able to install a phone line in my kitchen?
Yes, please speak to a member of the FoodStars team to assist you
Are the kitchen units registered or certified with the local authority?
Your business is required, by law to register with the local authority, who will conduct an inspection specifically of your business, from which you will receive a hygiene rating. FoodStars design each kitchen to a standard which meets the criteria set out by the local authority to operate commercially from. Click here to see how our kitchen units are designed to meet regulations.
Can my kitchen achieve SALSA accreditation?
If you require SALSA accreditation please inform us and we will dedicate a member of the FoodStars team to ensure you meet the standards set by SALSA.
Who is responsible for maintaining cleanliness and good hygiene practice in the common parts?
The FoodStars team clean all common parts, toilet facilities and external areas on a regular basis. We also provide pest control in our common parts.
Do I need insurance to rent a kitchen?
Each individual business is required by FoodStars to take out their own insurance policy.
How does a FoodStars Membership Agreement work?
Our Membership Agreements operate on a rolling basis allowing you the flexibility required to operate your business. If you wish to terminate your Membership Agreement, we require 2 months written notice for Private Kitchens or 3 months notice from Daytime/Evening-only Kitchens.
How does FoodStars take payment?
FoodStars take payment via direct debit on a monthly basis
What other services do FoodStars members receive?
We offer our members a variety of services to help them operate their business at no extra cost. Please click here to see a list of services we provide to FoodStars members.
How are utilities charged to FoodStars members?
Each kitchen unit has its own electricity and gas meter which records your businesses’ individual energy consumption. The cost of energy is charged at a fair market price.
Is there a waste management system in place?
Yes, trade refuse is managed by FoodStars and costs for this are calculated by your businesses’ own consumption.
I’m interested in renting a FoodStars kitchen, can I arrange a viewing of the space?
I’m ready to take the leap, how do I reserve a kitchen at FoodStars?
Great news, we require a reservation deposit. Please “contact” a member of the FoodStars team who will guide you through the process.
I’m a FoodStars member and I’m very happy with my commercial kitchen, I wish to refer a friend on for their own private kitchen. Do you have a referral scheme?
Yes, we have a fantastic refer and earn program! For every month that your referral remains a FoodStars member, you will receive a 10% discount on your monthly membership fee.