Choosing Restaurant Equipment
Posted by Zoe Geoffrion , on Nov, 2015
Starting a restaurant is a major task, especially if it’s your first time. You’ve probably heard it before — there are many things that influence the success of your restaurant, but one of the most influential is how well you stock your kitchen. Your restaurant’s commercial equipment is what affects the quality and efficiency of your staff’s work.
As a result, if you want to run a successful restaurant, you’ll need to make sure that you have a reliable restaurant kitchen equipment supplier. Once you’ve found the right supplier for your needs, here are a few tips on how to choose equipment that works for your staff and your restaurant.
The Size of Your Kitchen
Before choosing kitchen equipment from your supplier, you need to know what your kitchen can accommodate. In order to be sure, you or your staff should take measurements of the length and width of the kitchen, determine how many appliances and the size of appliances the kitchen can accommodate and draft a sketch of the final outcome.
Once you have a sketch of the kitchen with all of the appliances exactly drafted, you’ll be able to quickly find what you are looking for at your restaurant supplier. The supplier will also be able to more easily direct you to appliances that fit in with the measurements of your kitchen.
Another consideration that you need to take into account when looking for appliances at your restaurant supplier is what appliances you will and won’t need. Every restaurant is different, and most restaurant owners choose appliances based on the food they are serving.
For example, if your restaurant focuses heavily on fried foods, then you want to make sure that you’re purchasing enough fryers to satisfy the demands of your customers. On the other hand, if your restaurant is health-centric, then you may not need any appliances with an attached fryer.
The Best Brands
Lastly, while it may be easy to skimp on brand-name equipment in the interest of keeping costs down, brand really does matter in the kitchen industry. With a top-quality brand, you’re not only paying for the name, but you’re paying for a piece of equipment that is durable, longer-lasting, made of finer materials and also highly reliable. Therefore, while it’s important for you to stay within your budget, try not to skimp for the sake of skimping. The savings will come back to bite you down the line.