Before you start shopping for commercial cooking equipment, you must determine your budget. Purchasing commercial cooking equipment is neither easy or cheap. As such, you might not be able to afford all the equipment you require in one shot. This is why it’s best to make a list of equipment that you will need to purchase. Prioritise the items that are essential for you to commence operations and purchase these items initially. Thereafter, you could consider renting or purchasing the others when you have sufficient capital. However, ensure that you have sufficient space for placing these appliances. The layout of the kitchen must be such that it enables your chefs and cooks to work and move about the kitchen easily.
It is worth mentioning that the equipment you end up purchasing should help you prepare food in the right manner. At the same time, they should speed up the process of food preparation as well. This would help you to reduce the time it takes to serve each customer. Some of the items that you must consider purchasing include:
- Ovens such as the Goldstein GVCC1011 combi oven
- Commercial refrigeration units
- Utensils and cutler
- Dishwashers such as the Hobart Ecomax 602 (dishwasher)
- Commercial food preparation equipment such as cooktops, griddles etc.
- Ice machines such as the Ice-O- Matic Ice Maker Machine
- Commercial food processors such as mixers, blenders etc.
- Commercial fryers and, Exhaust equipment
Knowing which items you plan to serve will be useful in determining the cooking equipment you require. In addition, you will need to select equipment that has the right size and design. It might be worthwhile purchasing all the items you require directly from the manufacturer. Alternatively, if you purchase the equipment from a specialist provider, you could end up getting a hefty discount too. Some suppliers of commercial catering equipment even offer appliances on rent. And, their expert staff could help you ascertain all the items that you might need for making your restaurant a success.