For new restaurants just starting out in the catering industry, or those commercial kitchens that wish to undergo renovation, there are many considerations to take into account. Frequently, necessary pieces of equipment can be overlooked (for example, insect killers are often forgotten until the last moment), and this is why it is important to engage the services of a professional commercial kitchen installation company. Ensuring that the correct commercial kitchen equipment has been purchased, will improve the chances that the restaurant will be a success.
When just starting out, it can be tempting to scrimp on quality for favour of price, but this is a false economy. In the end, high-quality equipment will allow the restaurant to created higher-quality dishes, for instance, a highly calibrated oven will cook food to a tighter setting, meaning it is easier to cook food to perfection – much easier to ensure that food is not undercooked, or worse still, burnt. Moreover, by investing in high quality commercial kitchen equipment, restaurants ensure that their equipment lasts a long time, is durable, highly efficient; and with higher-end products, ensures a long term warranty – so that if fridges, ovens, or stoves, breakdown at a critical point, they can normally be fixed quickly, and at no, or very little, expense to the business.
Most commercial restaurants will operate within different spheres, for example, Chinese, Indian, Italian, British, and French, foods, and as such, will require slightly different tools depending upon the style of food they cook. However, there are some items that all kitchens require, such as refrigerators and ovens. When you are designing your kitchen, you must make sure that you understand which specialist tools you will need in your particular line of business. Again, this is where a professional industrial kitchen-design specialist can help: with expert knowledge and experience in the industry, they are essential in the successful design of any commercial kitchen.
Kitchen design services, frequently sell key kitchen supplies, the smaller, yet essential, items that all kitchens need, including: frying pans, smokers, commercial knives, hotplates, display units, racking and shelving, water boilers, commercial refrigerators, commercial thermometers – to name but a few! However, remember, you will need to ensure that all these items are well maintained and looking good at all times, just in case your customers want to come and congratulate the chef!
Furthermore, to produce the highest quality dishes, commercial kitchen equipment must be kept at their optimal condition – after all, blunt knives have never created culinary masterpieces. Well looked after equipment will enable catering staff to create well-presented food, and as any master chef will tell you, we generally take the first bite with our eyes. Indeed, in some respects, presentation is more important than taste.