Interest in the ghost kitchen model has ignited during the pandemic and in this episode of The Main Course host Barbara Castiglia learns about Nimbus, a hybrid between a traditional commissary kitchen and a ghost kitchen in a conversation with founders Camilla Opperman and Samantha Slager.
Opperman explained the business. “We offer premium commercial kitchens for lease. We have ghost kitchens dedicated to delivery options. We also have shared spaces that are rentable by the hour or day.”
Their space, located in NYC’s lower east side, also has a front of house perfect for dinner parties and studio kitchens to create content.
The idea for the concept came to Opperman when she searched for a kitchen to start a concept. “None of the solutions were appropriate, so I pivoted to solve the problem.”
They opened the kitchen during the pandemic, which turned out rather well. Slager said, “People came to us who had lost their spaces as well as operators that were figuring out delivery and needed to expand to new markets.”
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