It’s time to break out of your shell and follow your dreams. It’s time to start that cafe or restaurant you’ve always wanted to open. There are many things that you need to cover. Where do you begin? The heart and soul of your establishment is the kitchen and you will need the best equipment to serve your customers. What appliance you choose will be determined by what sort of food you wish to serve. Here are some suggestions of vital items you might want to look into.
The first step to any dish is the ingredients and you will need a place to store the dry ones. A quality shelving unit can keep your non-perishable food products safe as well as bowls, pans and other utensils. You will want to get racks that can be hosed down to keep them clean. If you plan to move them, find ones that have lockable stainless steel casters.
Keep It On Ice
For your perishable food items, you will need to purchase a commercial grade refrigeration system. The size of the unit will depend on the size of the restaurant you plan to open. However, you will want to think bigger than smaller to allow room for expansion. The size of your operation will also determine whether you want a reach-in or a walk-in. Whichever version you choose, you will want to hire a professional to install it. Having your refrigerator or freezer break down will cost you quite a bit of money in downtime and lost product. You will also want an ice maker to keep your clientele’s drinks nice and cold.
It Is Getting Hot In Here
Other important pieces of your restaurant dream are the cooking units themselves. Like the refrigerator, what you purchase will determine on what you plan to serve. A range is essential just like it would be in your house and like those appliances you can purchase either electric or gas. If you will be doing any sort of baking, you will want to purchase and install industrial ovens. Some ranges will have these built in. Are you offering meats or anything involving a tortilla or stir-fry? You will want to get a grill to make those items the best they can be. Fries and onion rings are great sides with burgers and sandwiches. If you are planning on serving these with your entrees, you will want to purchase fryers to prepare them in.