Choosing a Restaurant Catering Equipment
If you are planning to set up a café, bar or restaurant, it is important to select the right equipment for catering especially in this difficult economy that we have. In order to succeed in this line of business you have to provide a catering equipment that delivers in both economy and quality. Items such as fridges, freezers, commercial dishwashers, glass washers, grills, griddles and specialist combination ovens are just some of your mush-have equipment. It is expected that you will be having an expenditure especially if you’re going to start a café, bar or restaurant from scratch that’s why you have to select the abovementioned equipment wisely. An old saying that says, "You get what you pay for" is suitable for these kind of circumstances; if you can afford your needed equipment then buy the best quality as long as you can afford it.
Basically, you have to consider the principal items in restaurant catering. You can split the kitchen in three functions- preparation/cooking (counter tops, stoves, ovens etc), storage (for example, fridges, freezers, cupboards) and cleaning/washing up (commercial dishwashers and glass washers).
There is a wide variety of choices when it comes to commercial griddles, ovens, fryers and other cooking appliances. Commercial dishwashers are available in different models with its corresponding price range as well. Before purchasing anything, you have to consider the type of establishment that you are going to have and your envisioned customer production. A traditional fish and chip shop requires a high heat and super-efficient output deep fat fryers or counter top fryers, as well as hot plates to maintain the quality of the food that you are serving. Disposable containers with plastic cutlery should also be always available for establishments that are operated as a takeaway, ergo, commercial dishwasher or glass washer may be used less. A fast operating glass washer will be of more benefit in clubs, pubs and bars since a lot amount of glassware will be used in a short time (more drinks are served and less on food).Glass washers are more solid than industrial dishwashers and they also have fast washing and drying cycles that ensures a speedy turnaround. Gas or electric boiling tops and space saving warming and ambient cupboards are also useful for smaller kitchens.
A high heat barbecue system and combination of ovens and steamers known as “combi” ovens are rising to popularity in restaurants. The versatility of these equipment are not for banquets alone but also used in small and medium restaurants worldwide, however, the microwave is the most popular item of all. Pasta boilers, wok cookers, potato ovens, soup kettles, rotisseries, rice steamers and pizza ovens are specialist items that are also popular.