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The Co-Kitchens pioneers culinary incubation and satellite kitchen concepts in the UAE

The Co-Kitchens is powered by Dubai SME-certified business incubator The Co-Spaces

Shahzad Bhatti, Founder, The Co-Kitchens
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The Co-Kitchens, a trailblazing culinary platform powered by Dubai SME-certified business incubator The Co-Spaces, is creating a buzz in the F&B industry by offering two distinct concepts catering to the diverse needs of culinary enthusiasts and food entrepreneurs. With its cutting-edge Incubation Hub and the state-of-the-art satellite kitchen, The Co-Kitchens is redefining the landscape for food innovation in the region.

The Co-Kitchens Suffouh satellite
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“The Co-Kitchens is more than just a shared kitchen space; it's a gateway for entrepreneurs to expand their ventures, experiment with innovative ideas, and tap into a wide network of accredited incubators and business accelerators in Dubai. We understand the challenges faced by start-ups in the food and beverage industry. Our shared kitchens with flexible timings cater to the diverse needs of startups, ensuring they have the resources they need to succeed. Additionally, we provide comprehensive consultations covering everything from the production stage and business strategy to marketing and sales. By tapping into Dubai's entrepreneurial support system and offering training and mentoring services,” comments Shahzad Bhatti, Founder, The Co-Kitchens.

The Co-Kitchens Incubation Hub

The Co-Kitchens' Incubation Hub stands as the first and only culinary incubator in Dubai. This innovative facility provides aspiring food entrepreneurs with unparalleled access to professional-grade kitchens and equipment. The Incubation Hub is a dynamic space where individuals can experiment, perfect, and launch their culinary creations within a supportive and fully equipped environment. Entrepreneurs can take advantage of this cost-effective solution, ensuring they have access to the tools necessary to bring their culinary visions to life.

Committed to nurturing local talent and start-ups, The Co-Kitchens enables entrepreneurs to overcome barriers to entry in the highly competitive food industry. The Incubation Hub has been instrumental in the success stories of several local food startups, showcasing the positive impact of this unique culinary incubation initiative. Entrepreneurs benefit from a cooperative atmosphere and ecosystem, where they can learn from one another, collaborate on projects, and develop partnerships within the community.


The Co-Kitchens Satellite Hub

When it’s time for a food company to expand its business without the need for a physical storefront, The Co-Kitchens pick-up-only delivery satellite space is the perfect solution for food entrepreneurs who want to serve their customers quickly and conveniently. The satellite facility provides the perfect opportunity for virtual brands to operate on aggregate platforms such as Deliveroo and Talabat and is strategically designed to offer a professional space for chefs and culinary professionals to create and innovate without the commitment of a long-term lease - the perfect solution for food entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses without the need for a physical storefront.

“With high-quality equipment and a prime location, our tenants or ‘food heroes’ are bringing their food concepts to the doorstep of customers – around 150,000 residents in neighbouring areas including Dubai Marina, JBR, Al Barsha and beyond. Whether our food hero is looking to expand their current operations, or launch a food delivery concept, we provide a flexible and legal structure, so foodpreneurs can focus on their business while we handle all the paperwork. Whether you're creating vegan food, salads, or any other cuisine, The Co-Kitchens has everything needed to make a takeaway delivery concept a success,” continues Bhatti.

What’s more, the satellite kitchen provides an ideal testing ground for international food brands seeking to enter the UAE market. With professional facilities and a supportive ecosystem, global brands can pilot their offerings and explore the potential of the UAE's dynamic culinary scene.

“Our goal is to provide supportive spaces and networks where entrepreneurs can thrive - we offer a platform that allows them to launch projects without the burden of huge investments, coupled with a flexible exit strategy. What sets us apart is the sense of community we foster, connecting our members to suppliers and fellow entrepreneurs, creating an environment where everyone can benefit and achieve growth,” concludes Bhatti.