Setting Up A Cloud Kitchen; 9 Important Tips.

As the pandemic broke out last year, we've seen a massive spike in home-based cloud kitchens. Many incredible treats have come out of them, from cakes, chutneys and baklava to lamprais, maqlooba and ice cream. It's quite diversified now, which actually shows the extended, true potential of the domestic food business. 
 
So, if you're someone who's planning to feed the city with your yummy food cooked in the comfort of your home, these 9 tips will definitely come in handy for you.

Be Unique

Remember the Pol Roti, Pork and Kochchi Pol Sambol trend? It's still there, but not as much as it used to. In the beginning, there were only a couple of them, and suddenly, the whole Colombo was doing it. A few of them still do a wonderful job at it, but the majority is quite average.

Don't get me wrong; it's a brilliant combination of flavours that one would not get sick of, but you need to add some significant quality to your business. What makes your offering more appealing to the customer, than the vendor next to you?

Therefore, think different. Be unique. Think of a killer product rather than settling for something widely available and generic. 

Know Your Strong Suit

As you think of a product to put on the market, consider your strong suit. It could easily be a dish that you've already mastered. For example, if your yellow rice is better than ghee rice, pick the former, rather than having a mix of every rice that you can try in the kitchen. That helps your venture to have a well-focused menu, too.

Steady Supply Of Ingredients

Let's say that you're creating a truly authentic ramen-focused cloud kitchen. It would require you to opt for various imported ingredients. With the ongoing pandemic, delays are expected in importing certain ingredients, which might lead you to put some dishes on hold.

The unavailability of items isn't a good vibe to give off to your customer. Plus, the steady supply of ingredients will ensure the consistent quality and flavour of your food. Therefore, it's important to have backup suppliers to keep things going without any interruption.

Create A Buzz On Socials 

You don't have to wait until your business is fully functional to create your social media channels. As you finalise the initial work for your venture – its name, focus and menu, set up your socials and start posting. Make sure to post good quality pictures, because customers often eat with their eyes first. You don't necessarily have to hire a photographer for this, but use the resources you've got as best as you could, and no stock images, please! 

Send Out Samples

Send out a few samples to your friends and family, and get their honest feedback. Many brands have been using the influencer market to promote their products, too. Last but not least, you can reach out to us! We'd be more than happy to help out, to point out the areas of improvements (if there are any), or simply to give a shoutout on our socials. It'd have a good effect on strengthening your brand's presence in social media as well. 

Accept Constructive Criticism

Whether it comes from a family member, friend, influencer, or unbiased reviewer, constructive criticism helps you to grow. They'd open up your eyes to different angles, diversified perspectives and new avenues.

Be Online

Customers like approachable, friendly, helpful vendors. Simple as it may seem, being responsive to queries sent by customers through the communication channels can influence their buying choices. If you take days to respond to their messages/inquiries, they might lose interest and turn to someone else. 

Adhere To The Proper Hygiene Guidelines

It's not just COVID-related health guidelines, but also the generic hygiene measurements – from keeping clean hands and avoid touching nose, mouth, hair and skin during food preparation to wearing hair restraint and disposable gloves while handling food. 

Implement The Online Ordering

In the age of pandemic, the new norm is delivery. You can do it through a mobile delivery app, a courier service, or simply, on your own if you have the capacity. We recently ordered from Crab Tales, and their delivery happens through a dedicated tuk. The Burning Bird by Bavarian German Restaurant lets you arrange a PickMe Flash to deliver the food. There are many such convenient options. 

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Latest.

KAMU.

Spanish & French fusion restaurant – Hola Bonjour review

Our cloud kitchen revolves around our chef Lucas Francois, who has years of experience in

Kamu Slider

Your go-to restaurant in Chilaw – Clement’s Chilaw review

By Warsha Dissanayake We visited Clements brand new outlet based in Chilaw towards the evening

Kamu

Holy crepes at Crepe Runner – Bambalapitiya

By Maryam Rizwan No one does crepes as good as Crepe Runner does. Starting from

Kamu

Don’t chai this at home – Karak review

By Warsha Dissanayake Looking for some downtime?Is it time to take a break off of

Kamu

Nutella-filled goodness at Crepeholics

Crepeholics located in the middle of Mount Lavinia is packed with a variety of crepes

Kamu

Kailasa Street Food Cafe

This place is long overdue and something Colombo needed so bad. Kailasa street food, serving

Kamu

Trending.

70th anniversary Diplomatic Relations between Sri Lanka and Japan

In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka

Trending

Suriya’s Jai Bhim wins five awards at Studioflicks Film Awards 2021

By MR The Tamil film industry has turned the global spotlights in 2021 for releasing

Trending

5 BlackBerry models we will miss

By Ruchika Seneviratne It truly is an end of an era as BlackBerry has announced

Slider Trending

Elephant House – Feel Good Range

We all grew up eating Elephant House ice cream, whether it was to wrap up

Trending

CINNAMON BENTOTA BEACH HOSTS CLASSIC CAR RUN

Cinnamon Bentota Beach added a vintage touch to its award-winning art and architecture during the ‘Classic Car Run’ recently.

Trending

Yamu Guide.

5 home appliances you should upgrade to in 2022 

It is the new year and the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be still lurking around,

Slider Yamu Guide

Style 2022 with these 5 items from Mimosa

By MI Welcoming 2022 with style and elegance Mimosa recently located to 20 Bagatalle Road,

Slider Yamu Guide

5 ways SLASH will help you make more out of 2022!

By Warsha Dissanayake Ever wanted to get the maximum use for the products you are

Yamu Guide

Ten of the Richest Men in the World

By Rahma Rifkhan Custom-designed suits, extravagant cars, luxurious mansions, global fame and a net-worth of

Slider Yamu Guide

9 NGOs and Youth Movements to join in 2022

By Hiruni Herath NGOs have somewhat of a bad reputation in Sri Lanka and Youth

Slider Yamu Guide

New shopping experience at the Keells on Lauries Road

Keells is reinventing your shopping experience in the best way possible. Because of the pandemic,

Yamu Guide

සිංහල.

ලොව බිහිසුනුම දාම ඝාතිකාවන් (Woman serial killers) 10 දෙනෙක්

By Yesha Fernando කාන්තාවන් කිව්වම හැමවෙලාවෙම වගේ අපේ ඔලුවේ මැවෙන්නේ හරි සංවේදී, ආදරණීය පිරිසක්. ලෝකයේ

Sinhala

2022 සැමරුම හොඳටම කරපු රටවල් 10 ක්  

By Yesha Fernando මරණය, කුසගින්න, විරැකියාව, ආර්ථික අවපාතය, දේශපාලන අර්බුද යනාදී ගෝලීය දුෂ්කරතා රැසක් මැදින්

Sinhala

හොරු අතරට අලුතින් එක් වූ “ජංගි හොරා”

By Yesha Fernando මෙරට සියලු ආකාර හොරු අතරට එක්වූ අලුත්ම හොරා "ජංගි හොරා" යි. මෙකී

Featured Sinhala

Squid Game අපට කියා දෙන ජීවිත පාඩම් 6 ක්

ත්‍රාසය, ශෝකය, කුතුහලය වගේම මෙයට වඩා තවත් බොහෝ ජීවිත පාඩමුත් Squid Game කථාංග නවයට ඇතුළත්.

Sinhala

පිස්සුම නව අවුරුදු සිරිත් විරිත් 6 ක්

එහෙනම් කට්ටියම තමන්ගේම ක්‍රමේකට 2022 පිළිගන්න ලේස්ති වෙමු.

Sinhala Trending