Turn ingredients into art in a commercial kitchen in San Jose

San Jose may be the capital of Silicon Valley, but its other claim to fame is its thriving, diverse food scene. From tacos to tom yum soup, you’ll find deliciousness everywhere you go. But your food is missing from the picture. Add your culinary twist to the best-of list by partnering with CloudKitchens—we’ll help you start cooking up classics in a professional kitchen in as few as six weeks.


Why commercial kitchens in San Jose?

Innovation and technology are San Jose’s bread and butter. But until recently, those quintessential parts of Silicon Valley culture hadn’t made it into the kitchen.




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 San Jose

Our technology-forward approach to ghost kitchens allows chefs and food entrepreneurs to run a delivery-only food business—and enjoy a higher likelihood of turning a profit while doing it.

As soon as you start cooking in one of our commercial kitchens San Jose, you gain access to our state-of-the-art order fulfillment platform on an included tablet. Even if you’ve never tackled food delivery, you’ll be able to accept, manage, and send out orders with ease.

And technology isn’t our only strength. Each CloudKitchen comes with human touches, too—from the off-site agents supporting you with permits and licensing to our on-site team helping with driver hand-offs, equipment maintenance, cleaning, and more.

All this is to say that when you partner with CloudKitchens, you get so much more than a commercial kitchen space. You have a whole team of people—and their technology—behind you.

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

San Jose commercial kitchens

Explore our prime delivery locations in the heart of San Jose

Questions?We are here to help.

Are ghost kitchens gaining traction in San Jose?

It should come as no surprise that a technology-focused approach to food delivery is thriving in San Jose. Ghost kitchens—also called dark or virtual kitchens—are becoming increasingly popular all over the Bay Area, especially as the cost of renting or buying a restaurant continues to rise.

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 much does it cost to launch a San Jose ghost kitchen?

When you work with CloudKitchens, you can get started in a professional, well-positioned commercial kitchen space for as little as $30K upfront.

Keep in mind that this figure is only an estimate; your exact total will vary based on your kitchen equipment needs and the nature of your food business. Still, when opening a brick-and-mortar restaurant can cost upwards of $1 million, ghost kitchens provide an incredibly cost-effective alternative.

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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