Whether your commercial kitchen space was small to start with, or you’re slowly outgrowing it thanks to business growth, making the most of the room you have is vital when it comes to running a successful business.
In this blog, we’re going to discuss some of the ways you can really utilise your existing kitchen space.
Rethink Your Kitchen Layout
It’s difficult to meet the demands of your business if your kitchen space isn’t up to scratch.
From chilled storage space, right through to where pots and pans are kept – this all needs to be considered when designing kitchen space.
Are your kitchen staff getting in each other’s way? With the right layout this is preventable, even in the smallest of kitchens.
Consider wall space. Many appliances can be mounted on walls. Shelves can also be added to house equipment usually stored under your counter, freeing up this vital space and making key items more readily accessible.
A well thought out commercial kitchen space will really enhance productivity. And this doesn’t have to mean getting rid of your current equipment and fully refurbishing your kitchen.
Instead, think about moving things around slightly. Could your pans be kept nearer to the stove? Or could your dishes be moved closer to your service area?
Keep Your Kitchen Organised
No matter how busy your kitchen gets, or how large your menu is, keeping your kitchen space tidy and organised can really help your team become more efficient.
A tidy kitchen means less time will be spent searching for equipment or ingredients, and more time will be spent preparing dishes and serving customers.
Organising dedicated workspaces, where possible, will allow you and your team to work more effectively.
For example, if your desserts are popular, why not set up a station specifically for dessert prep? You could even invest in an undercounter fridge for this space to store your ingredients within easy reach. This dedicated space will allow your team to fulfil these orders in an efficient manner.
Invest In The Right Equipment
Investing in the right commercial kitchen equipment is an absolute must.
But this doesn’t mean you need to splash out on overpriced equipment you’ll never use.
What works well in one kitchen may not be suited to another. It’s important to do your own research. If you don’t work in the kitchen yourself, speak to your chef – they’ll know exactly what equipment they require.
It can be tempting to buy a cheaper option, however these tend to cost more over time thanks to costly repairs and replacements.
Investing in the right equipment, that works well within your kitchen layout, will make for a more cost-effective option in the long run.
From ovens and fryers, through to fridges and freezers. Think carefully about the equipment you need.
Now look at your options – there are plenty available to you. From free-standing units through to multipurpose units – countertop prep fridges for example.
Commercial undercounter fridges are an especially great option for your kitchen. Fitting seamlessly under counters in even the smallest of kitchens, commercial undercounter fridges allow you to utilise your otherwise wasted space more efficiently.
If you want to find out more about how an undercounter fridge could benefit your business, make sure to read our recent blog.
Time To Utilise Your Kitchen Space Efficiently?
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Then look no further.
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