A new kitchen is one of the biggest and most complicated tasks in the hospitality industry. It’s only logical that the kitchen is the heart of your business, where the delicious food you serve to customers is crafted and prepared. Getting the best commercial kitchen equipment and ensuring that the fit-out meets all feasible requirements will create an effective and long-lasting kitchen. Hiring professional commercial kitchen designers such as Channon is one of the best ways to ensure a successful and on-budget project.
With so many pieces of commercial kitchen equipment to include, careful planning is vital to fit all needed equipment in a safe manner. Some of the main pieces of equipment include refrigerators or cool rooms, cooktops, pots and pans, grills, ovens, food processors, and exhaust systems. This doesn’t even include all of the utensils and specialty equipment required, not to mention the need for ample storage and counter space for preparation work. The best commercial kitchen designers will account for all of this equipment to save you from much more expensive additions later.
It is also important to comply with safety standards and WH&S requirements for commercial kitchen equipment. These aren’t only legal requirements but can improve the productivity of staff greatly by making them more comfortable. In terms of health, things like keeping cleaning equipment away from food and segregating preparation areas for raw and cooked meat are a must. It’s not just about health, keeping workflows within natural movement ranges, and providing ample room for people to perform cooking tasks without bumping others reduces the risk of accidents greatly. Good workflows also boost preparation speed to get great meals to your customers faster, giving a more satisfying experience.
Do all of these commercial kitchen equipment considerations seem daunting? Channon’s expert commercial kitchen designers have created kitchens for some of the biggest restaurants in the industry. Their professional approach and attention to detail allow them to build safe and efficient designs, contact Channon today to learn more.