Change the culinary game with a Seattle-based commissary kitchen

Seattle’s backyard is chock-full of quality ingredients. If you’re looking to transform the region’s fresh produce and seafood into masterful meals, partner with CloudKitchens. In as few as six weeks, you can start cooking delicious delivery-only dishes in a professional commissary kitchen.


Why commissary kitchens in Seattle?

The Seattle food scene is a harmonious blend of new, innovative concepts and tried-and-true staples. Wherever your restaurant idea falls on the spectrum, we can help you get it going.




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.

Commissary kitchens in Seattle

Commissary kitchens in Seattle

Partner with CloudKitchens to gain access to a commissary kitchen in Seattle, in a high-volume area. You’ll also enjoy the perks of having CloudKitchens staff on-site to handle cleanup, equipment maintenance, driver hand-offs, and much more—along with a supportive off-site team to help you navigate permits and inspections.

Plus, we supply you with a tablet and software combo that makes order management and fulfillment a piece of (professionally-made) cake. Coordinating between various delivery apps has never been this simple.

Put it all together, and you have the recipe for a low-risk, quick-to-open ghost kitchen in the heart of Seattle.

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.

What will I need to set up a ghost kitchen in Seattle?

Before you can start serving delicious delivery meals, you’ll need to secure a handful of permits and licenses. Depending on the type of food business you plan to run, you may need:

  • A business license
  • A Permanent Food Service plan
  • A Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point plan

Completing all these applications while trying to hire staff and finalize a menu can be daunting. Luckily, the CloudKitchens team is here to walk you through every part of the process. Our industry experts will have you cooking and delivering food in no time.

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. 

How much does it cost to open a restaurant in Seattle?

Seattle is famous for its coffee culture, its greenery, and—unfortunately—its high real estate prices. Whether you’re looking to lease or buy a building, starting a new restaurant in the Emerald City can easily cost $1M+, especially once you factor in expenses like hiring, renovating, and decorating.

If you’re looking for a more cost-effective approach, consider opening a ghost kitchen instead. For as little as $30K, you can get started in a CloudKitchens facility and build your delivery-only empire without taking out a massive loan.

How does a commercial kitchen help your existing restaurant grow?

Operating a commercial kitchen concept and business model allows restaurant owners to serve a wider clientele while minimizing overhead. Commercial kitchens also give you the flexibility to try out new menus or even new restaurants, all within one commercial kitchen space.

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