Many homeowners feel that their commercial kitchens do not have efficient designs or layouts. As such, they find that the layouts of their kitchen reduce their efficiency levels. Similarly, commercial kitchens need to have effective layouts too. This could help enhance the efficiency levels of your staff. A well-designed kitchen would enable your staff to perform at optimum levels. This, in turn, would go a long way towards keeping your customers delighted.
When you design the layout of your kitchen, don’t merely look at fitting in your equipment into the space you have available. Instead, check whether the placement of the equipment will help improve the flow and the efficiency of your workers. For instance, your Goldstein GVCC1011 combi oven will require an appropriate amount of space. However, you’ll need to position it appropriately. This would ensure that it doesn’t hinder movement in the kitchen area. At the same time, it must not jut out or create a bottleneck in the kitchen too.
Other kitchen design tips that you must consider include:
Placing your commercial refrigeration towards the back of your kitchen, as most of the ingredients required for all your fare will come from the refrigerator in most cases
oAn exception to this concerns your fridges that contain chilled beverages and other drinks. Place these fridges (including your Austune Turbo Air Refrigeration units) near the serving areas to enable faster delivery of chilled drinks.
Placing your food warming equipment nearest to the customers and at the opposite end from your refrigeration units, as this would enable you to serve warm food to your customers
Providing ample space for moving about the kitchen so that your workers do not collide with each other while carrying heavy or hot dishes
Focusing on having excellent lighting to enable your chefs to chop, bake, sauté or arrange food items well
Providing enough ventilation near dishwashers to handle the steam
Including range hoods while designing the layout of the kitchen and,
Ensuring that the wall is strong enough for handling various additions such as power points, gas hook-ups, utensils etc.