Without knowing where you are specifically located, I can only provide some general guidance. First off, it seems you need to find an establishment similar to http://kitchenchicago.com/, which is "a fully equiped, commercially licensed, shared use kitchen in Chicago, IL, allowing you to build your business on an as needed basis with lowered risk and minimized start-up costs."
Additionally, you may want to look into joining the Culinary Business Group, http://www.culinarybusinessgroup.com/ . These like minded individuals may be able to provide some guidance as to your specific location and need.
Also, I would highly recommend scoping out your city for restaurants that are only open certain hours, for instance only serving dinner. Smaller ones would likely gladly work out an arrangement to rent out their kitchen to you in the morning for a fair hourly rate. Or, you could possibly consider a partnership with a local establishment.
Other than the ideas above, I suggest contacting local non-profits/churches/clubs that have a kitchen which would suit your needs and approach them in establishing a win-win. For instance, since you are a start-up maybe suggest a percentage of your proceeds, rather than a fixed expense like rent, will go to their cause/fund/charity/etc.
P.S. If you provide your city/state then I would be glad to do a little more detailed research for you. Also, please share a little more details as to what will be in the oven.
THANK YOU!!!!!!I am ever so grateful. That info is exactly what I needed. All of your suggestions & tips are full of very helpful info. I have been so overwhelmed with my search for a part time rental kitchen space, I thought I would retire before I found one. I can`t wait until monday to contact the Chefs Kitchen. You are appreciated. I`ll keep you posted.
Thank you again.
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I`ll need a lot more details to even give a ballpark number.
Answer the "Kipling six"... who, what, when, where, why and how.
Where is the location and what are the average rents for the space and location you will need?
What do you have for business assets and what will you need?
Who are you marketing to... and what will it take to reach them?
How will you operate this business? Are you qualified?
And a whole lot more.
It could be as little as 20-30 grand, or it could run well into the six figures... all depends on you and what you want to do.
You see why we need a little more info from you now?