Buying kitchen equipment for the restaurant

One of the largest investments required to open a new restaurant is kitchen. A  commercial kitchen you need industrial grade equipment that can withstand the use of restaurants busy. He  design from kitchen a restaurant Commercial should be planned to allow food to flow smoothly from the prep area to the line.

Sometimes a new restaurant It has a fabulous location but a space of kitchen small, which dictates the type of team kitchen necessary. You may really want the six-burner gas range with a convection oven, but in reality, your kitchen will only fit a four-burner range. It is important to think strategically about your kitchen before signing a lease.

Role of a restaurant kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of your restaurant, the place where your menu comes alive. It is where food is prepared, cooked and plated. It is at the center of the action in many other ways: the kitchen often houses the dishwasher, your food ingredients, and all the kitchen utensils, dishes, and equipment.

Unlike a home kitchen, where only you and your family are, the kitchen of un restaurant You can have dozens of people coming and going during any shift, so it is important that you are well organized. Not only does this save time during busy times, it also helps staff avoid accidents and reduces excess waste.

Commercial kitchen costs

A major spending for most of the restaurants new is the kitchen. A $ 250,000 loan may seem like a lot of money when you're getting ready to open, but it can run out quickly after you've invested in new or even used stoves, grills, ovens, and refrigerators.

Auctions of restaurants They are a great place to find commercial kitchen equipment for pennies on the dollar. They can be especially useful for collecting small items such as dinnerware, silverware, bread baskets, condiment containers, and serving utensils. You can also find good deals on carefully used kitchen equipment such as ovens and refrigerator units. Just keep in mind that used equipment is usually not warranted. In most cases this is not a deal breaker, but it should be factored into what you are willing to pay.
When buying kitchen equipment, remember that sellers will try to sell you more than you need. While it's tempting to consider every shiny and popular item, you just need a few basics to get started.
You can always add things later. So, just stay away from the commercial smoker or industrial-grade ice cream maker until you're sure smoked ribs and smooth service are an integral part of your menu and concept. restaurant

Commercial Kitchen Equipment List

Here is a general checklist of everything you need to equip your restaurant kitchen:

  • Distance
  • Oven
  • Grill
  • Deep fryer
  • Reach-in refrigerator
  • Walk in refrigerator
  • Freezer (either a chest, upright or walk-in)
  • Pans to saute
  • Soup stock / pots
  • Saucepans
  • Baking trays
  • Pizza screens
  • Bakeware
  • Tongs
  • spatulas
  • Buckets
  • Chef knives
  • Pizza popsicle
  • Smoothies
  • Mixing bowls
  • Plastic inserts for refrigerators
  • Steam table
  • Entrees
  • Bowls of pasta
  • Appetizer dishes
  • Salad plates
  • Dessert plates
  • Walk-in metal or plastic shelves for the fridge
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Cleaning buckets (specifically labeled for cleaning products) 
  • Rubber mats
  • Hand soap and disinfectant dispensers
  • Fire extinguisher
Depending on kitchen size of your restaurant and from the restaurant concept, you may not need all the items. Or you may need other types of equipment more specific to your restaurant concept, such as an ice cream maker if your restaurant will make artisan ice cream, or bread pans if you plan to make your bread at home. Be sure to consider every aspect of your menu plan and kitchen layout when making your equipment list.
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