Basic Requirements to Rent Our Kitchens...

Application Fee
$50 payable if accepted as a client by 24 Hour Kitchens

Security deposit
You must place a security deposit fee of $250 before starting any work in our kitchens.

Monthly Hour Minimum?
There are no monthly minimums for one time use clients. However, if 24 Hour Kitchens needs to sign off on a commissary health permit, $250 per month is the minimum. There is a 3 hour minimum for booking of any kitchen space.

Liability Insurance

Provide proof and copy of liability insurance ($1M, naming 24hourkitchens as additional insured).

FLIP Enrollment Link: https://app.fliprogram.com/events/2717

FLIP Policies start at $299.  Both a waiver of subrogation and a primary non-contributory need to be added to your policy. They charge $20 each.

Free and unlimited additional insureds.

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 Business License if needed

Provide proof and copy of a valid Business license.

 Food Handling

Provide a copy of a valid food managers certificate. Each employee needs to have a serve safe card. Here is a link to one Food Managers Certification

Caterer's Permit if needed

Sacramento County Catering Permit. Found Here.

Orientation
You must have a walk through orientation with our manager before operating in our kitchen.

Ready to get started with the application?
24 Hour Kitchens Application Form

Hello!

My name is Jeff Back. I am a chef, sommelier and entrepreneur. I've been in the restaurant industry for 30 years and currently own a restaurant in Folsom with my wife called Back Bistro. I am starting this new business called 24 Hour Kitchens.   I am creating hourly commercial kitchen spaces for bakers, chefs and caterers in the greater Sacramento area. I've had a successful career and want to help others in this industry get started and thrive. Being in the industry for so long, I know costs are prohibitive for startups especially in California.  We are here to help you get started or keep you going without a lot of the risks of opening your own location.
How can I help you succeed? What would you like to see in an hourly kitchen rental?  I look forward to connecting with you. Follow us on instagram and facebook for progress updates or send me an e-mail at jeff@24hourkitchens.com  Cheers!

FAQS

Can I have a tour of the kitchens?

Absolutely! Please keep in mind that we cannot show the kitchen if it is currently occupied due to health department regulations. Our Stations are located next to one another. Specialty equipment is available, including 20 Qt Mixers, Robot Coupe and large gallon size blender, 12" Slicer, etc. Daily Reach in cooler space is also provided with rental. If needed, locked cold storage is available for an additional fee.

Once you have decided to move forward you will need to fill out our Application Form. We will contact you right away so our Kitchen Manager can set up a private meeting with you to tour the kitchens, discuss your needs and scheduling.  


Can I rent a kitchen Full Time?

Yes. Full time status consists of 120 hours per month and includes all amenities and discounted rates are available. Contact us for availability. Also, as a full time member you are entitled to 1 locked Dry storage cage and 1 locked cold storage cage.


Do I need a heath permit?

No. We are a fully licensed, health department approved facility. You will need a valid food managers certification and you staff will need valid food handlers cards. Here is where we reccommend getting your certification...Premier Food Safety


When can I start?

If space permits, you may start right away. Application, payment and scheduling will be available online and our kitchen manager will be in touch.

Do I need a Manager Food Handler’s Permit and how do I get one?

The Sacramento County Health Department requires one for each individual business. Getting a Food Handler’s Permit is not difficult. Here is a link. You will need to either study the information on your own, or take a short half-day class (this is what most people do) and then take the required exam to receive your certification. We keep our kitchens extremely clean and sanitary and expect you to leave our kitchen like you found it.


Do I bring my own equipment?

We do provide most equipment, but you will need to bring any specialized equipment that you might need specifically for your business. Once you have toured our kitchens you will have a clearer idea of what equipment you should bring. Here is a list of what is in each Kitchen.


Will I have any Storage/Refrigeration space?

Yes, although storage is limited, all “full time” (120+ hours per month) members will receive a locked metro rack in our walkin and a locked dry storage rack. For an additional fee, extra refrigeration and dry storage space can be rented by the month or night. Here are our Rates.


Can I used the kitchen’s address as my actual business address?

We can accept deliveries on occasion for full time members, but we are not responsible for handling your mail or any loss of product.

Can I get deliveries?

Yes. You should try to schedule your food or packaging deliveries during your scheduled time in the kitchen. We will try to accommodate you in accepting your deliveries for you in your absence but this is not guaranteed.

How many other chefs will be using the same kitchen when I am in it?

Each station is designated and when it is your scheduled time, your station is exclusively yours. Each Station can accommodate up to 3 people. You can bring your own staff to help you, but remember, each staff member needs to have a valid food handlers permit. There are 4 stations on the line and you will have company in other stations.


How does cleanup work?

Each member is required to leave the kitchen (including floors, sinks, work tables, stoves, etc.) spotless after they finish their allocated time. We expect each member to leave the kitchen and equipment as you would want to find it. We take care of the deep cleaning, but please be respectful and leave it clean. We are closed between 2-5am for deep cleaning of the floors on Tuesdays. If you wish to rent a kitchen during this time slot, arrangements can be made in advance. We have a common mop sink for each member to use during their allotted time slot. We provide all cleaning supplies and chemicals. We also allocate towels, stainless steel scrubbers and scrubbing pads for cleanup. Sanitizers and degreasers are provided with the rental.


What if something breaks?

Repairs and maintenance of equipment should be expected. While we do our very best to maintain our equipment, breakdowns are inevitable. Communication is important and we encourage you to let us know right away if something is not working properly. We have contracted with a restaurant maintenance company to service our equipment regularly. We are not responsible for any equipment malfunctions. We will however do our best to accommodate you with other equipment.

How long can I rent the kitchen for?

As long as you want. You must schedule your time and pick your station at least 24 hours in advance.


What about Food Trucks?
You may rent kitchen space for your prepping needs. If we need to sign off on a commissary form, a minimum o f$250 per month is required. You may also schedule time to come clean your truck and use our dish area. We do not allow food truck parking over 3 nights. We charge $25 per night to park your truck in our 3 designated parking spots. The parking spots have a 30amp RV outlet and a regualr 110v outlet.