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Frequently asked questions
Thinking about licencing a kitchen? Take a look at our FAQ's for more information.
What’s a Licence to Occupy?
A Licence to Occupy is the agreement between you (the Food Vendor) and the kitchen. It is a legal contract that outlines the terms of engagement and what is expected from both parties.
Can I bring in my own equipment to the Kitchen?
Please request extra equipment when you request to book and the Host will let you know what’s possible.
Who is responsible for utilities?
Utilities usage of Gas, Electricity, Water, WIFI, Waste Removal and Pest control is set by the Host. There may be instances whereby these are charged separately to the Food Vendor.
How much money could I make at a residency?
Dine in residency revenue will vary from venue to venue. Oya kitchens will provide you with a dine in sales report from previous sales so you have a full understanding of what to expect. It’s important you also budget to market and promote the residency once you have signed for a site. We will also make sure that the host venue is there to support you as well.
How much money could I make in a commercial delivery kitchen?
We’ve seen sales range typically from £500-£10,000 per week. This is dependent on a huge number of factors and we’ll give you an estimate depending on the kitchen based on their previous sales.
What do I need to provide before licensing a kitchen?
Our kitchens have certain requirements when it comes to finding a Food Vendor for their kitchen. The Food Vendor should be established to some degree. You will need to be registered as a company, have a tried and tested menu, and trading history for most locations. Once you’ve found a kitchen and signed your Licence to Occupy, you’ll need to provide employers and public & products liability insurance as well as food safety certificates for your chefs.