There are several aspects that go into making a restaurant a successful venture and one area you can’t afford to go wrong in your restaurant’s kitchen. Your kitchen is the nucleus of your business and so you need to make sure you invest in the best quality restaurant equipment that can survive the pressures of daily use and keep up with the variety of orders coming through during peak hours of your service.
Therefore, careful planning and research is extremely important to maximize the productivity, efficiency and functionality of your kitchen. You must ensure that the space in the kitchen is optimally utilized so that basic areas such as the kitchen cooking area, prep area, storage area, washing area, food service and staff quarters are properly accommodated along with installing the requisite kitchen equipment.
So, let’s explore some handy tips for planning your new kitchen and buying equipment for it.
- Your Budget
Undoubtedly, setting up a new kitchen or even renovating it is a costly affair, which is why it is very important that you weigh your options carefully when you head out to buy equipment.
Even if you purchase new kitchen equipment, like every other piece that leaves the showroom, these items too deflate in price value. So, it could be a wise decision to purchase used equipment initially and then graduate to buying newer ones once your business starts to pick up. You also need to play smart and not yield to temptation and buy every fancy appliance out in the market. Being frugal might just help you stay afloat longer. However, having said that a few things that are a must in your restaurant kitchen are:
- Work table
- Sauté pans
- Stock/soup pots
- Baking pans
- Chef’s knives
- Fire extinguisher
- Invest for Quality
However, once you’ve decided on what to buy, don’t stress too much on the price tag and compromise on quality. You must invest in high-quality items that can withstand years of heavy use. It’s best to go for reputable brands, which will be easy to service regularly and maintain.
- Plan your Equipments to Match your Space
Before you head to buy the equipment on your list, you must also consider how much space it will take up. Otherwise, your kitchen might get too crowded and restrict staff movement, thus impacting kitchen productivity and efficiency. Normally 60% of your restaurant space is utilized for the dining area, so you’re left with about 40% to accommodate your kitchen. The best option is to opt for multi-purpose equipment, which will help you save on space and money.
- Hire a Professional to Get You Started
If you’re purchasing restaurant kitchen equipment for the first time, you could benefit by considering professional advice that could save you from splurging or buying unnecessary equipment, which could end up only in your store room. A professional kitchen designer with business acumen will help you make the right choices.
- Make Smart Furniture
Your kitchen layout and the way you accessorize the walls will go a long way in making your kitchen optimized and efficient. Installing appropriate shelving can make your kitchen look organized and help you conveniently store various appliances as well as perishable and nonperishable foods. Shelves and racks come in numerous shapes and sizes and can be customized to suit individual needs. A professional kitchen interior designer can help you make the best use of your space.
- Safety Equipment
Lastly, you have to ensure that your kitchen is fire compliant and has all the necessary equipments handy if an emergency situation arises. This is one area you mustn’t hoodwink to avoid potential complications in a crisis situation.
Setting up a kitchen is a big deal and it is vital you think through all aspects of your kitchen set up before plunging in. Whether you intend to purchase an individual appliance, or an entire layout design, Sprinteriors is your one stop solution as we provide expert and unbiased advice to match your needs. We’ve been operating since 1995 and we’ve over the years gained a highly respected position within the hospitality industry in India. Our goodwill and customer loyalty are testaments to the quality of service we provide. So, when you’re ready to purchase equipments or design a commercial restaurant kitchen visit us at www.sprinterirors.com to set up your consultation and seek expert advice.