First a disclaimer (and pardon me for a bit of bragging): I am the proud mom of an entrepreneur. My son, Ben, a former and now part-time TV news cameraman recently opened a business he named, "Shared Kitchens of Tampa". I'm sure you wonder what type of restaurant it is. Well, it's not a restaurant. A deli? No. How about a food truck? Nope, not that either. Shared Kitchens is a commissary, also known as a certified kitchen or culinary incubator.
No matter what you call it, it's actually a space containing commercial equipment for use by food businesses, whether caterers, food trucks or even creators of special food products. Ben provides a clean commercial kitchen for use by Tampa, Florida-area food businesses or hobbies.
If you or someone you know near or in Tampa, Florida caters parties or has a product they want to produce that doesn't fall under cottage food laws, or you have a party coming up and need a larger oven or work space, Shared Kitchens is the place for you. Or perhaps you or your friend need commissary services for a food truck or cart. He also has a space to host parties, teach classes or conduct demonstrations. Perhaps a friend wants to start a co-packer business. All of that can be done at Shared Kitchens of Tampa. You are only limited by your culinary imagination.
Whether you or your friends want to start or grow a food business or just do some large-scale baking, stay legal and food safe with a state of Florida licensed and approved commercial kitchen. Here's a list of some of Ben's current or past clients:
- Caribbean Hands Catering Jr.'s Catering Solutions
- Latino's Cuisine Oktoberfest Tampa 2015 and 2016
- Best Thai Food Tampa Saucy Dogs
- Soup4Later Bloom Chocolate
- Seacoast Foodery The Serious Foodie
- Livy O's Catering Ice Shavers, L.L.C.
- Blue Note Dogs Trinity Services Group
- Pirate Pops
So, if you know someone who is or wants to get involved in some aspect of the food business and requires a professional kitchen, take a look at Ben's website at: www.sharedkitchensoftampa.com. I think you'll be impressed.
Thanks for indulging me and Happy Holidays - or as Ben would say, "Let's get cooking!"