The Olive Grows production

We offer food production premises and a business support network in industrial, professional kitchens for anyone involved in producing great food and drink.

The Olive Grows establishment

An equipped commercial kitchen premises for flexible hire in London.

The Olive Grows facility

The facility and equipment can be rented for as little as two hours, as often as needed or for just a one-off occasion.

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PRICING

Our pricing structure enables you to hire the kitchen space and other facilities flexibly according to your needs, with no long term commitment necessary.

Use of the facilities cost £25 per hour. The minimum hire price is £50 (2 hours at £25 per hour), excluding VAT.

Learn more about our pricing & booking terms here.

What’s including in the price?

  • There is free parking available for multiple dates bookings.
  • This price is inclusive of utilities, equipment (except minor), waste management, pest control, storage 24 hrs before/after cooking, reception of deliveries and storage (24 hrs before the hired period).
  • The hirer is responsible for cleaning the kitchen.

ABOUT US

We are passionate about great food, made with imagination and honesty.

We nurture entrepreneurial creativity and imagination, encouraging new entrepreneurs and rising chefs to think outside the box.

A welcoming and trusting place where food businesses can learn from each other, share their successes and contacts and be inspired to reach further than they thought possible.

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Safety training

Food safety training, HACCP standards, sustainable sourcing and production, testing and analysis.

How to book!

Booking is easy, simply email us with the following essential information.

Networking

- using our contacts, networks and our own experience of selling food products.

Pricing

Our pricing structure enables you to hire the kitchen space and other facilities, with no long term commitment necessary.

Financial

product costing and pricing, raising finance and templates for cash flow forecasting.

Customer satisfaction

We are always here to support your needs.

our clients

Meet Our Clients, Taste the Food

Wild peacock catering and events

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Wild peacock catering and events

Wild Peacock is the recent creation of Andrea Bauer-Khadim, who has been in the event management business for over 20 years, aving worked in some of the world's finest venues. Her overwhelming focus is in delivering classy, elegant and unforgettable dining to event, whether it is a private intimate dinner or a media-focussed product launch. The team operates from The Olive Grows kitchens and so has avoided the need to invest in their own premises and equipment from the outset.


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Designer Art Cakes

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Designer Art Cakes

With Marcia Brown's help you can do just that! Marcia knows how to make good cakes.  After being made redundant lin 2009  she decided it was time to put her creative talents to more fruitful use.   Hours and hours of lessons in sugarcraft and cake designing ensued and in 2010 Designer Art Cakes was born.


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Berwyn Catering and events

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Berwyn Catering and events

Having their own kitchens, Berwyns does not require The Olive Grows' kitchens, but is making use of the refrigerated van share scheme, which is helping the company reduce its carbon footprint. As a result of this, Berwyns has recently been shortlisted for an Ecovate Green Business Innovators 2010award. As well as hiring the van, Berwyns makes use of The Olive Grows' driver, meaning that Hugo can spend his time developing, selling and managing instead of being stuck in London's trafffic.


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Jil Fresh Cuisine

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Jil Fresh Cuisine

JiL Fresh Cuisine provides you with many different options for catering your special event. Whether you want elegant full service catering or a backyard pool party buffet, JiL Fresh Cuisine can provide you with your perfect meal. We cater for a wide range of events and occasions including weddings, private parties, corporate functions and meals, dinners, buffets, barbecues, banquets and much more. We also provide catering equipment rental service, equipments such as chafing dishes, crockery, cutleries, stainless steel and silverware, crystalline glasses, general glassware, tablecloths and many more.


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Joe & Seph’s gourmet popcorn

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Joe & Seph’s gourmet popcorn

In  the Summer of 2010, Joseph Sopher walked in to The Olive Grows' kitchens and explained his ambitions to bring to the UK a new snack obsession that would be a million miles away from the cheap and cheerful popcorn we mostly associate with the cinemas. One thing was clear to the team at The Olive Grows. Here was a businessman with not only a great food idea, but the business acument and determination to realise his dream.  Three months later "out popped" Joe & Sephs, with a launch of six fabulous gourmet popcorn flavours at Masterchef Live that exceeded everyone's expectations...


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Lalani & Co

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Lalani & Co

Lalani & Co joined The Olive Grows expanding community of food and drink artisans in May 2010 and within weeks secured its first order from HR Higgins of Duke Street, long-established specialist tea retailer. Now certified by the Soil Association, Lalani & Co are utilising the kitchen space for storage and packing of their organic and Fairtrade teas, which will be gracing the most discerning tea cups in the UK before long.


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The Street Food Company

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The Street Food Company

The Street Food Company is on a mission to bring regional dishes from around the world into the heart of contract catering and the foodservice sector. Clients can take customers and staff on a culinary adventure to experience real Street Food, from slow cooked North African tagines served in the souks of Marrakech to steaming coconut milk curries from the tropical night markets of Central Malaysia.


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What our clients say!

Thanks so much for all the help you have been giving me. I really don’t know how I would have got to this point without your help and advice. I feel really excited about the business but also know that the hard work is only just beginning!

Julia Boddy, Mrs Tinks September 2010.

I want to thank you for your very helpful consultation and for pointing me in the right direction. You’ve saved me a lot of time, trouble and money. I will be in touch soon once I have applied the advice you have already given me.

Vera, on the road to success, April 2012

I’m a new start up company, and new to the field of food manufacturing as well. The ability to hire a well equipped kitchen on a flexible basis is just fantastic, without causing too much strain on the pocket.

Ripi Singh, Founder

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Get in touch!

Email or call us to discuss your food production needs, to start a catering business, expand your current food manufacturing or just talk through your business ideas.  All in confidence.

Alpha Centre, Unit A56 7-11 Minerva Road, London NW10 6HJ

073 7933 9955

enquiries@theolivegrows.co.uk

We’d also love to hear from you about:

  • Mutual business opportunities
  • Press opportunities
  • Supplying our clients
  • Buying from our clients
  • Sponsorship
  • Joint promotions
  • Anything relating to great food and drink!