Developed by the experts at our Culinary Research Education Academy (CREA), CS DAK is a solution for entrepreneurs interested in opening a maximum-efficiency dark kitchen but who lack a seasoned catering professional’s background.
A RAPIDLY GROWING MARKET
Dark kitchens, ghost kitchens, cloud kitchens, virtual restaurants—while a standard term for restaurants that only serve delivery customers isn’t clear, the business opportunity is: the global dark kitchen market was $650M in 2018, and is estimated to reach $2.63B by 2026, according to Statista.Contact Us
WHAT IS CS DAK?
DAK is an all-inclusive consultancy service for standing up a Dark Assembly Kitchen (DAK): a dark kitchen that incorporates sous vide food products to maximize food safety, quality, and profits. Picture a ventless kitchen operation that allows you to be operational in a matter of weeks. Our cross-functional experts develop your turnkey setup with a number of key benefits, including:
- Minimized labor, food, and capital costs
- Complete food cost control
- Simple, HACCP-compliant process
Sous vide cooking was developed and popularized by our Chief Scientist, Dr. Bruno Goussault. Alongside our CREA team, Dr. Goussault has worked with legendary chefs and companies, including Chef Thomas Keller, Google, The Ritz-Carlton, and Wegmans.
YOU PROVIDE THE SPACE, OUR TEAM DOES THE REST
Opening a Dark Assembly Kitchen requires smart planning across key expertise areas. Let us outline the steps to take you from idea to opening. Our teams support and guide the entire process, from design, construction, and permits to hiring and menu development to the grand opening of your DAK.Let's Discuss