If you have started a restaurant, some of the most important aspects that you need to focus on are your kitchen design and the quality of cooking equipment. After all, it is this kitchen that is going to determine how good or how bad you are going to do in the future. This is just one of the reasons why you should leave no stone unturned to plan the design of your commercial kitchen in a way that will promote functionality, without compromising on the amount of space for workers to move around. Space is undoubtedly one of the most important considerations in order to enable workers easily access the restaurant catering equipment and commercial cool rooms.
Here are some steps you can take to ensure that your commercial kitchen is as functional as it can possibly get.
1. First and foremost, you have to make sure that you have a clear-cut list of all the food items and drinks you are going to offer in your restaurant. This is the first step when it comes to planning a kitchen as it will help you figure out just what you actually need in order to efficiently serve your customers. You need to carefully plan the menu, so you can find out what cooking equipment you need to cook the same. Needless to say, this simple step can help you some serious money in the long run.
2. Make a list of all the utensils and equipment, such as combination ovens and commercial blenders you will need. Since you are already thinking of starting a restaurant, chances are that you are aware of the number of people the restaurant can serve. Make sure there are enough utensils and cooking ovens to feed at least twice the number of people you intend to serve in the beginning. Make sure to invest in quality cooking equipments from some the best brands in the business, such as, Barron combination ovens and Menu Master commercial microwaves, to name a few.
3. Pay attention to the size of your commercial kitchen, and find out if you need to renovate it or make it more spacious to accommodate cooking equipment. Check with the local planning commission and find out if you will be allowed to make renovations to the place. You should also take measurements of the kitchen space, the location of the electrical outlets, and plumbing lines so that you can plan exactly where the utensils, the gadgets and the commercial cooling rooms will go.
4. Plan your kitchen with ‘efficiency’ in mind. You have to make sure there is enough space for movement. ‘Functionality’ should be given topmost priority when it comes to organizing your cooking equipment. Make sure that restaurants ovens and other kitchen equipment are placed in such a way that the employees don’t have to waste time moving around.
5. Get in contact with your local health inspector and building inspector, and make sure that all health and fire codes are properly met. The health department might have to approve the building, the kitchen and the plan before you are allowed to set up the kitchen. You should get through with these legal procedures before investing in Eswood dishwashers and other high-end equipment.
6. Learn more about the different types of commercial ovens and other equipment. Make sure you buy commercial cooking equipment that has all the necessary features you want, and will last a long time. A trustworthy cooking equipment wholesaler can help you to accomplish this goal. Make this a long term investment and do not buy anything purely for the price tag.
7. Determine whether or not you want to rent the commercial kitchen equipment till you have found more about how much business your commercial kitchen is going to generate. Restaurant catering equipment is not cheap, and you can always buy it after the kitchen has already been open to public.
8. Lastly, keep the kitchen, the cooking equipment and the utensils cleaned, at all points of time. You should make sure that even the walls of the kitchen and the insides of the storage cabinets are cleaned regularly.