“Specialists in long term rental/leasing of commercial kitchen spaces”
“Specialists in long term rental/leasing of commercial kitchen spaces”
“Move in and start producing today”
“Finally with the help of Mr Enda Hughes of Forte The Hospitality Builders, especially thanks to director Mr Enda Hughes, we have our 9B Certified training kitchen construction project completed at Surry Hills.
The team at Forte The Hospitality Builders impressed me hugely with it’s professionalism and efficiency. At my first glance of their training kitchen design I had a “wow” moment!. It is not only perfectly designed, it also covered everything including the stereovision effect.
During the construction process, Director Enda always answered our question with clear detail in the very first minute. We could call Enda at any time and be assured he was there to answer the phone to us.
He was also so willing to help us out, covering many jobs that were not listed in our scope of work only to make a better outcome for us.
Even when we had to delay completion from our end for over a week, Enda said nothing but “you are the client, whatever you need from us”. This is a team who does the 9B certified training build job super fast & in a very professional way.
When the whole project was completed, the Forte team is still willing to come back for minor adjustments to help us out.
We are very satisfied with the outcome. Their work looks fabulous. We would like to express our great appreciation for the Forte team, and for the director Mr Enda Hughes.
Wish this team all the best in the future business.”
"During my time as a tenant of rentakitchen Enda time and time again offered me help where he felt he could. With a big network and knowledge of all aspects of the hospitality & food industry, he is always more than willing to share what and who he knows. As a landlord, Enda is always quick to respond to any questions or concerns any tenant may have and address them speedily! I appreciated this upfront, head on approach that got everything solved then and there. Thanks Enda- hopefully we cross paths in the future! "
Enda Hughes from Forte The Hospitality Builders was a big help to us right from finding the space for our new 9B approved Chef training kitchen through to the completion of the project. His advice in choosing the location, planning, and execution of the project was of great help.He personally did the kitchen design & everything right through from A – Z. He even provided guided instructions for choosing best quality equipment for our kitchen. He has tremendous knowledge in the hospitality & Chef training industry and he came up with great idea’s to make our commercial kitchen a great & encouraging space for our future students to do their practical training. The design and build was done on time and as per project timeline, he helped us in preparing the CDC through to getting our 9B approved Occupation Certificate. I highly recommend Enda Hughes for any type of kitchen design and build whether it is a Chef training college or any commercial kitchen/hospitality business. His professionalism, honesty and clear communication is very unique and impossible to find in the industry.
Director of Marketing
Skyline International College (SIC)"
"My journey to attaining extraordinary profits in the food industry was made possible with the close engagement of food & hospitality industry expert, Enda Hughes. Similar to the Olympic Swimming Coaches I trained under when I was younger, Enda’s approach to planning, execution with discipline and positive reinforcement assisted me greatly in optimising my product mix and operations, mitigating an unreliable supply chain and ensuring I retain the best talent and lose the rest. I wouldn’t recommend anyone to venture into the food/hospitality industry without the support and guidance of a coach and mentor, and I haven’t found better than Enda Hughes."
Black Velvet Cupcakes & Speciality Cakes
"Enda Hughes went above and beyond the duties of a landlord and was committed to helping our business flourish. He consulted to our business on numerous occasions and provided valuable feedback and advice. He always endeavoured to negotiate outcomes that met both of our needs. His support and input was incredibly valuable."
Liana Raine Pty Ltd
"Enda has acted as my landlord since September 2014 when I started leasing a commercial kitchen at his Balgowlah Heights premises. From the outset of our negotiations and business dealings Enda has been upfront, easy to deal with and quick to respond to any queries. He keeps a close eye on the premises and any issues that arise are resolved promptly. Being new to the food industry it has been reassuring to deal with someone in such a straightforward manner! The space was handed over to me in great condition, and has been maintained to a high standard – it has saved me a lot of time, effort and money being able to move straight into a space that was ready-to-go. Dealing with Enda and leasing one of his kitchens has been a great leap forward for me in my business."
Owner of Frozen Dough Co.
"I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Enda for providing a great service. Moving into a brand new kitchen that was functional and well equipped made it far easier for our business to get up and running. Enda was quick to reply throughout the negotiation period and was always fair and measured making the contractual process easy. Enda’s a straight shooter and from the outset I found him to be completely trust worthy. It’s clear that he has vast experience working in and designing kitchens which is demonstrated by his ongoing building management. General tasks on his end are always completed on time, to exacting standards and with minimal fuss. Furthermore he is genuinely a nice guy and is always on hand to offer help and support as needed. I have no hesitation in recommending Enda and am sure that we’ll continue doing business well into the future."
Cali Press Director
"I have known Enda Hughes of rentakitchen.com for quite a number of years when a business I was involved with was talking to him regarding some contract manufacturing we were going to commence. My new business venture (along with two partners) Kitchen Green, leases a kitchen from rentakitchen.com, in a factory unit in Alexandria that Enda Hughes has converted and designed to comply with HACCP specifications. Enda realised the need for commercial kitchens of this nature, allowing start up businesses to operate without the renovation costs usually associated with HACCP setup. Enda truly believes that start up businesses need a bit of help – having been there himself in the industry. Because of his experience, he is more than happy to help out with introductions and contacts he has made over his many years; this is a very admirable quality. His generosity with his time is also very much appreciated. Enda manages the factory unit and is always available by phone or email when issues arise and deals with all matters in a quick and timely manner. "
"We first met with rentakitchen.com back in 2011 when looking for a commercial kitchen on the Northern Beaches. It is rare to find a company that are so easy to deal with while offering the highest levels of professionalism, industry knowledge and down to earth advice. Our commercial kitchen is fitted out to the highest possible standard and meets all current industry standards. A great space, well thought through and extremely enjoyable to work in! We have also contracted rentakitchen.com for their expertise in several consultancy sessions which have contributed to further success and expansion of our catering company. Thank you indeed."
"I contacted rentakitchen.com in search for kitchen space to launch Maggie McKeever’s, our home meal replacement business. I would like to thank Enda Hughes in particular, as what I received was far more. I had never worked in the food industry before this venture. I was very happy with what was Enda’s approach ensuring I knew what I was doing before allowing me to sign the lease. As he said, “I want you to succeed and if I can help I will”. From my experience, this attribute is rare amongst landlord’s particularly commercial landlords and I believe this is what sets Enda Hughes apart from others. The way in which Enda conducts business is extremely professional, efficient and fair. This standard, as a tenant, I felt helped us raise our services and better our business. Thank you again."
Owner of Maggie McKeever’s
"I rented a commercial kitchen from Enda Hughes of rentakitchen.com for 18 months. Enda was a professional, fair and reasonable landlord whom I enjoyed dealing with. Enda was keen to make sure all things were running smoothly for his tenants and whenever any issues arose either between tenants or in relation to the building and I emailed Enda, I received responses from him often within minutes, and definitely within the day. Enda then quickly worked to resolve any problems. I felt like Enda was working with me to make sure my commercial kitchen experience with him was a good one. Enda assisted me by reminding me when various services were due on my cool room and exhaust hood and worked to negotiate the best service rates through service providers by organising for all tenants in the building to obtain services through one provider. I was new to the world of food/catering and appreciated his support. Enda was willing to give advice, was keen to assist me to succeed in my business and it was so nice to see him excited for me when he heard that things for my business were going well. It was a pleasure to have him as a landlord."
Poppy Street Pantry
M: 0424 296 686
"Being new to the food industry, Enda has provided a brilliant service here that has eliminated the need for us to jump through many hoops. Having a fully setup kitchen meant we could devote our efforts into marketing and sales from the onset. I thoroughly recommend Enda’s Kitchens to any new startups in the food industry. Enda’s professionalism and Good Character is truly remarkable, making any dealings smooth and up front and worry free."
Deputy Managing Director - Big Mouth Foods Pty Ltd
M: 0408 730 071
"After a connection online with rentakitchen.com.au we knew we had found a contact that would be fruitful for the growth of our business. Initially we leased a kitchen from Enda, he listened to our brief, was sharp in his communications, and delivered a timely result. In the background we had a larger, more detailed project for which we engaged Enda as a consultant. Enda worked his contacts and once again, came to us with results that fit the brief, and on time (which we didn’t have on our side!) I would highly recommend Enda for his honesty, integrity and knowledge of the hospitality industry to find you exactly what you are looking for. And he comes with a powerful network, and good humour to boot! I have no doubt we will see Enda again in our future, and welcome anyone to contact me for a reference."
"In the years since first meeting Enda Hughes in 2005, I have always been impressed by his dynamic approach to the business of the food industry and his commitment to food safety. I audited Enda’s own HACCP accredited kitchen and have also audited many of his tenant’s HACCP programs. Enda is well aware of HACCP requirements and works to ensure that the fit-out of kitchens will meet HACCP requirements. It is unusual to find someone with Enda’s solid practical knowledge of HACCP operations, commercial kitchen operations and fit-outs."
BSc MBA FAIFST MASM MEHA
Director & RABQSA Auditor
Australian Food Microbiology