Bring big flavors to Baltimore from your own commercial kitchen

By partnering with CloudKitchens, you can start cooking in a commercial kitchen in Baltimore in just weeks.


Why commercial kitchens in Baltimore?

To outsiders, the words “Baltimore food” bring images of crab cakes and Old Bay to mind. But locals know Charm City is so much more than its seafood and seasoning. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll find a diverse and delicious food scene on display.




Open a commercial kitchen in as little as 6 weeks with less capital, and leverage our proven model for delivery.


A team to

support you

We handle the logistics and fulfillment to make sure your orders are delivered with more accuracy, in less time.


New customers at

your fingertips

Our commercial kitchens are located in densely populated areas with the highest volumes of delivery orders, so you can reach more customers online.


Manage orders on

one tablet

Streamline your virtual restaurant's online ordering and delivery platform orders from one single tablet. Our technology integrates all your delivery apps in one place, allowing you to focus on the food.


Build multiple food


Maximize your order volume by running multiple brands and cuisines out of a single commercial kitchen.


Lower costs, higher


When your labor, real estate costs, overhead, and cost of goods go down, your profits go up.

Commercial kitchens built for delivery

Commercial kitchens in Baltimore

Even though there are plenty of spots to choose from on the delivery apps, there’s always room for one more. Specifically, there’s room for your food concept. And CloudKitchens can help you get started.

Our model is simple: We put cooks in commercial kitchen spaces, give them the tools they need to thrive, and offer support along the way. Every CloudKitchen includes a tablet loaded with our proprietary kitchen management system, so you can start taking and making orders the moment you step behind the flattop. To top things off, our on-site staff is happy to take on the cleaning, equipment maintenance, and delivery driver interactions so that you can focus on what you do best.

Whether you’re a chef, a baker, a caterer, or a can’t-be-classified food entrepreneur, CloudKitchens can help you bring your food business to Baltimore.

Commercial kitchens versus traditional restaurants

Real estate

Brick & mortar


High cost, high traffic address

Ghost Kitchens


Same area, low cost low traffic address

Staff required (~)

Brick & mortar


Many dedicated to front-of-house

Ghost Kitchens


We provide staff to handle all order handoffs and more

Weeks to launch 1 location

Brick & mortar


10 locations 5-10 years

Ghost Kitchens


Multiple locations 1 year

Upfront investment

Brick & mortar


High investment

Ghost Kitchens


Low investment

Break even

Brick & mortar


10% profit on 1M run rate

Ghost Kitchens


10% profit on 1M run rate

Kitchen Specs

All you need and more under the hood

We offer kitchens for modern-day chefs and help get you set up with specialized equipment and minimal fuss.


  • Private kitchen
  • Driver pickup area
  • Staff locker area
  • Restrooms
  • Mop wash
  • Cold & freezer storage
  • Dry storage


  • Order pickup & processing*
  • Courier handoff
  • Cleaning & maintenance
  • Safety & health inspections
  • Delivery logistics
  • Extraction & ventilation
  • On-site support staff
  • Delivery software
  • *Level of service dependent on facility


  • 3 compartment sink
  • Prep sink
  • Hand sink
  • Commercial hood
  • Tablet
  • Grease-trap/interceptor


  • Gas points
  • Power outlets
  • High power lighting
  • Cold & hot water lines
  • Gas/fire safety system
  • WiFi
  • Trash / recycle
  • Ethernet connections
  • Grease/trap cleaning
  • Hood/flue cleaning
  • Pest control


Questions?We are here to help.

How much does it cost to open a Baltimore ghost kitchen?

Getting started in a CloudKitchen can run you as little as $30K. In other words, launching your food concept from one of our commercial kitchens is far more affordable than opening a sit-down restaurant, which can easily cost $1 million or more.

And, thanks to a relatively small investment and minimal overhead, your ghost kitchen could start turning a profit in just six months.

What is a ghost kitchen?

A ghost kitchen is a professional kitchen that’s built to serve a delivery-only customer base. Ghost kitchens do not have attached dining rooms for in-person dining, public-facing signage, or storefront space. In fact, you’ve probably walked by some before without even realizing it. For this reason, they’re sometimes also referred to as “dark kitchens.”

CloudKitchens ghost kitchens take the pain out of opening a delivery-only business, with dedicated facilities, onsite staff to help with fulfillment and maintenance, and proprietary technology that streamlines the whole process.

What do I need to get started?

Investment-wise, you can get started with CloudKitchens for around 30k. You and your staff (usually 4-6 people) will be able to keep costs low as you focus on creating your menu and brand identity. 

Are commercial kitchens profitable?

Thanks to their comparatively low overhead, commercial kitchens have the potential to turn an incredible profit. A commercial kitchen’s profitability depends on several factors, like the location, branding, and operating systems at play.

How soon can I start cooking in a commercial kitchen in Baltimore?

If you’re ready to start sautéeing and fileting, we’re ready to hand you the keys. In as few as six weeks, you can get behind a grill in one of our professional-quality ghost kitchens.

How can the process be so quick? Because we’ve prepared the space for your arrival. Most of the inspections and permits have already been finalized, and for any remaining pieces of paperwork, we’re glad to help.

How much do commercial kitchens cost?

The cost of opening and operating a commercial kitchen will vary. When you work with CloudKitchens, you can get your ghost kitchen up and running with an investment as low as $30k (compared to the average $1 million for a brick-and-mortar, traditional restaurant).

Start cooking with us today

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