Starting or running a food business is demanding in both time and money and trying to find kitchen space can be a challenge when faced with long-leases, expensive equipment and endless searching. This is what spurred founder Charlie Jones to set up Kitchup in 2015, a new kitchen economy that helps match food businesses with more flexible and affordable kitchen space.
From his love of cooking at home to various roles within the catering industry, the kitchen has always played a central role in Charlie’s life. This knowledge combined with his experience advising food start-ups helped Charlie build a trusted marketplace connecting kitchen owners with food businesses.
Through opening up doors to underused kitchens, be it a coffee shop, church or the more conventional production kitchen; Kitchup brings more choice and simplicity to the search of kitchen space and kitchen owners benefit from an additional source of income.
In the beginning of 2017, Charlie was joined by his twin sister, Emma Jones, who shares the foodie gene and brings her digital marketing expertise to help grow a thriving and supportive community.
Together, we want to encourage a more collaborative and resourceful food community that has social, environmental and economic benefits for all involved.
Join our kitchen economy. Share your food journey with Kitchup.