Commercial Kitchen Equipment: Top Tips to Plan and Set up Your Commercial Kitchen

Congratulations! You’ve put in the hours, and lived up to your dreams: you now have your own restaurant. Now, it’s time for you to make the smaller decisions like setting up the kitchen and picking suitable commercial kitchen equipment. These small yet crucial decisions can have a huge impact on how happy your staff and customers are. Make sure that you also consider things like – what should the décor be like? What items do you want to serve on your menu? What commercial catering equipment does your kitchen need to have?

The last question is of particular importance: after all, your kitchen equipment would determine the quality of the food you’re serving and the speed at which you’re able to serve.

What Kind Of Commercial Kitchen Equipment Will I Need?

To make your kitchen more efficient, there are specific types of kitchen equipment you’ll need to invest in. This includes:

  • Kitchen equipment that needs to be carried around: like utensils, plates, pots, etc.
  • Commercial kitchen equipment you need to cook: like knives, cutting boards, choppers, etc.
  • Food Preparation Equipment like blenders, slicers, industrial mixers.
  • Mechanical equipment like ovens and grills.
  • Powered equipment like Turbofan Convection Ovens (which are power operated)
  • Refrigeration equipment like freezers, refrigerator, blast chillers and ice makers.
  • Serving equipment, including food trolleys, warmers, etc.

Commercial Kitchen Equipment: How Do You Choose What You Need?

In order to fully set up your kitchen, you’ll definitely need the right equipment. Otherwise, you will not be able to provide the full range of services that your customers will be expecting. When picking out the necessary kitchen items for your commercial kitchen, here are a few things you should definitely consider.

  • What kind of food are you serving? If you’re serving specialized cuisines, you’ll need the equipment required to cook that.
  • What is the crowd you’re expecting? You’ll have to choose your kitchen equipment based on the speed at which you would be required to serve food, especially if you’re expecting large number of customers.
  • Consider the entire cooking and cleaning process, and make sure that you have equipment set for each process (including warmers, cleaners, etc.)

This is a long-term investment, as your commercial kitchen equipment will stay with you for a long time- you’ll have to put in the effort now, but believe us; your benefits will last a long time.

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