There are so many things to consider when it comes to running a commercial kitchen. From the flooring to the freezers, your kitchen needs to run efficiently: check out our top tips to ensure that it runs smoothly.
A commercial kitchen needs to be a well-oiled conveyor belt when it comes to preparing and cooking food. It’s just as important to have a clear path from your delivery area to the storage facilities in your kitchen.
Storage and space
Storage space is the next thing to consider when it comes to a commercial kitchen: how much food do you go through daily? Record the volume and work out how much storage you’ll need; equally, work out how much space you have too, so that your staff all have enough room to use the kitchen.
Refrigeration space is vital to keep products fresher for longer. Take an inventory of the food and drink that you get through and buy a fridge and freezer as appropriate: be sure to service your fridge and freezer to make sure the seals are adequate, as broken fridge seals can lead to mould and a loss of energy.
Lighting and flooring
Preparing food in the right lighting is imperative for health and safety. Make sure that you get the right lights for your kitchen but remember that the floor is just as important: installing a durable, slip-resistant and easy to clean surface will make your kitchen safer and healthier in the long-term.
Every kitchen needs cleaning facilities, from dishwashers to bins. Locate these sensibly to save time and avoid hold-ups when you’re working, and remember to install enough sinks for your staff to use whilst they work. Drainage is extremely important too, so make sure that you have suitable drainage systems and a grease trap installed in your kitchen.
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