Essential Catering Equipment

Thursday 2nd October 2014

Once you have found the perfect location to set up your business, you will need to start planning the furnishings, staff and catering equipment.

Taking on a restaurant, or cafe can be an extremely huge project and one of the biggest tasks is kitting out your kitchen with essential catering equipment suitable for a commercial kitchen.

Essential Catering Equipment

A business like this means that you have to plan which items you will need from the large items such as fridges and freezers, down to the smaller items such as the pots, pans and cutlery.

Catering equipment essential for your business

There are many items that you will need which can vary depending on the size of your business and what you will be offering on the menu. Here’s a guide of kitchen essentials you will need to start off with:

Commercial dishwasher

Advantage Catering Equipment stock a variety of upright dishwashers which are taller than the conventional under counter dishwashers and work well in larger kitchens. These dishwashers have the same refinements and parameters of an under-counter Dishwasher as well as making loading and unloading a dishwasher easier due to the extra height. This means that your kitchen staff won’t have to worry about bending and lifting those heavy baskets. Without investing in one of these your staff will spend too much time washing and drying up dishes.

Electric or gas oven

If your establishment is a cafe or a restaurant, it’s an essential to invest in an oven. There are many types of commercial ovens available, however, before you start looking at purchasing a commercial oven you will need to consider menus and what type of cooking will be done.

For a variety of uses, you will have a choice of general commercial ovens which are designed to handle high temperatures for fast cooking. These come in either electric or gas, in a variety of sizes and your choice will depend on your previous experience as there are very few differences between the use of gas and electric.

When it comes to purchasing your commercial oven, ask around at other restaurants and get advice or read reviews on ovens and brands available.

Commercial fridges and freezers

Refrigeration is one of the most important items to purchase in any catering business, allowing you to keep food fresh and store it for longer. There are a variety of fridges, freezers, display units and ice machines to choose from ton suit all needs and requirements, including chest freezers, upright freezers, blast chillers and counter fridge ranges. Foods need to be kept at the correct temperatures so making sure you invest in the correct fridge or freezer is essential if you want to avoid regular visits from environment health.

You can purchase essential catering equipment from online catering specialists, Advantage Catering Equipment. For more information or to order items for our business call 01304 827272, Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm or Saturday between 9am and 1pm. 

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