commercial kitchen
Fore Street Restaurant in Portland, Maine

Is your commercial kitchen fully equipped? Let’s find out!

The commercial kitchen in the beating heart of any restaurant, which in turn are the beating heart of many main street economies. Some fun facts about restaurants:

  • The ‘restaurant’ is a french term. 
  • The concept of fine dining restaurants was developed after the french revolution. 
  • The largest restaurant in the world is located in Damascus, Syria and the world’s oldest restaurant is in Spain. 

In fact, according to the BLS (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), an average American spent 3,100 dollars every year on dining out. If you ask us, this amount is not a lot if we consider how much people love to eat. 

The best way to make someone happy is to cook food for them. The smile that you see on their face when they like your food is unbeatable. Perhaps that is the reason why you thought of opening a restaurant. Right? After all, there is nothing better than earning money from the thing you love to do. 

However, opening a business is easier said than done. You need to plan several things and have to make the investment in the commercial kitchen equipment. Yes, you read it correctly! Working in your home kitchen is entirely different from working in a Commercial kitchen. 

For the latter, you need various tools and supplies so that you can provide the tastiest food to your beloved customers. In fact, depending upon the type of restaurant you are opening, you may also require additional tools. 

But for now, we’ll tell you the essential equipment that is a ‘must-have’ for you. So get your pen and paper and start marking what you have and what you don’t. 

Cooking and refrigeration 

The most basic tools that you need are cooking and refrigeration. So that your customer never gets disappointed. Confused? Alright, let us clear this confusion! Suppose a customer visits your restaurant and asks for a particular dish. But you can’t provide it because you don’t have the right cooking equipment for it. That way you’ll lose a potential customer and of course profits. 

That’s why you need to ensure that you have all the following tools:

  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Spatulas
  • Deep-fryer
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Baking pans
  • Coffee Brewer
  • Mixer
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice machine
  • Storage containers 

Air ventilation system

Working in the kitchen all day long means that you need to breathe in the same air. And that is not healthy for neither you nor for the person you are going to hire. According to the experts at Reznor HVAC, you need proper ventilation in commercial kitchens. For that reason, you need makeup air and a dedicated outdoor air system. It will ensure that you breathe in the fresh air and stay healthy. In simple terms, all ready to serve your customers. 

Janitorial Equipment

A clean place is as important for a restaurant as delicious food. It will help you in earning the confidence of your customers. Especially after the pandemic, if you have a clean restaurant, chances are that you will get more customers. So ensure that you have:

  • Microfiber cloths and cleaning rags, 
  • Trash cans and recycling bins,
  • Scrubbers and sponges,
  • Foodservice chemicals and sanitizers. 

Wrapping up!

We hope that you were able to mark every one of these items in your checklist. But if not, then you need to hurry and get that equipment right away.