A Basic Guide To Commissaries

The commissary is a well-established commercial kitchen where food trucks and other foodservice providers can prepare and store food. 

Many food trucks and movable retailers store their equipment overnight at commissaries. You can also look for the best shared commissary kitchen for your food business.

Some food truck owners use commissary kitchens because it's helpful. Leasing space in a commissary kitchen to cook and prepare your meals is more affordable in the short term than building a functional, state-of-the-art coded business park. 

And remember, many FoodTrucks choose mobile restaurants over casual establishments simply because they are looking for an inexpensive way to get into the food industry.

However, other food truck owners use commissaries as requested by local municipal or county health services. 

Most cities don't allow you to prepare or store food to sell at home – and some cities don't even allow you to make food on a truck. If so, store your groceries, and often your truck, in commissary kitchens that are approved for commercial use.

Before looking for a commissary kitchen in your area, it is important to investigate local laws. Find out whether or not you’re obligated to work from a commissary and if there are supplementary permits or health code specifications you need to follow to use them. 

There are different types of commissaries and you should choose the one that best fits your food business needs.