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Kitchen Hire for Consumer Research and Product Development

Developing new products takes time and space. You'll find plenty of room to experiment in our superbly equipped testing kitchen where friendly, experienced staff provide all the support you need to complete on your project. 



Bring your own chef, or we can provide a product development specialist, to trial recipes and test your ideas.

Make yourself at home in our dining room to discuss your findings and brainstorm. We'll keep you fed and watered throughout the day to help you stay focused and keep the creative ideas coming.


CASE STUDY - British Pepper and Spice

Anticipating - and being ready for - the next big food trend is vital for any food manufacturer.

British Pepper and Spice have an unrivalled knowledge of herbs and spices going back 300 years. Understanding the past helps them to shape the future so they invited the Marks & Spencer R&D team to Cactus Kitchens for an innovation day brainstorming flavours and anticipating food trends in 2017.

The 18-strong group, keen as mustard, were tasked with creating new condiments using ingredients already in production; and Turkish chef, Ozlem led a workshop to deepen the group’s understanding of middle-eastern food through discussion and collaborative cooking to develop ideas for new products.

  • British Pepper & Spice's review of hiring Cactus Kitchens " A big thank you to you too - and your team for looking after us all so well. We had a great day and the feedback has all been excellent so the client was very happy too. Everyone loved the venue. It was great to have such happy helpers and Gemma was a superb support up stairs and just seemed to pop up everywhere to help and nothing was too much trouble at all. Big thanks to Rosie for the endless supplies of teas and coffees and photos and tech support also! "



CSPACE brought six Tesco customers into our teaching kitchen to study how they cooked Christmas Dinner. Over a six hour period, the Tesco shoppers turned out amazingly varied festive fare, from a sublime roast goose with all trimmings and Jamaican salt cod with rice and peas, to easy-peasy Xmas ready meals.

Tesco used this feast of data to create a streamlined Christmas dinner offering in stores the following year.

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