A commercial kitchen design is quite different from the design of a normal kitchen of a home as it involves preparing different food items by a large number of people working together in a small space. As such, its design should be meticulously planned so that the best quality of the food is prepared and in the required time so that the commercial establishment flourishes. Given below are a few tips for a good and effective commercial kitchen design.
The basic purpose of setting up the commercial kitchen should be understood before attempting to design the same. You need to establish whether the kitchen will be serving top quality and expensive food or whether it will be used to run a simple cafeteria. You would then need to make a list of the equipment that you would need to make the kitchen functional and then decide whether the kitchen space is enough to accommodate all the equipment.
You would also need to consider the financial aspects before deciding the type of equipment that you want to buy for the kitchen since most high tech gadgets cost a lot of money and they may not be required. It is advisable to start off with simple but efficient kitchen equipment of standard quality. However, you need to avoid buying cheap equipment since the quality of food will suffer and this will prove to be detrimental to your interests in the long run. As such, you need to take a judicious decision regarding the appliances that you wish to buy.
The most important aspect of a commercial kitchen design is the positioning of the various equipments, the sizes of the counters and washing sinks and the space between different counters. The service space also needs to be designed effectively. Care needs to be taken to ensure that the counters are big enough for the kitchen staff to be able to work together on a dish and without getting into each other’s way. The space between counters should also be sufficient so that the staff can move around them easily. The washing up areas should be designed properly so that there is plenty of ventilation as the dishwashers can create plenty of steam.
An important aspect of commercial kitchen design is that all the relevant paper work should be complete, particularly regarding the health and safety issues that you must conform with.