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The kitchen is considered the heart of every restaurant because it can either make it or break it. While hiring the best chefs in town is one thing, another way to ramp up your cooking game is to plan your restaurant kitchen well. Whether your food place is going through a makeover or you’re just starting out, here are a few tips that might help you design a good restaurant kitchen.

Have Enough Space

A good restaurant kitchen should be proportionate to the size of the restaurant itself. Make your kitchen too small and you’ll have problems dealing with orders during peak hours. Having a kitchen that is too big will be an inefficient use of space that could have been enough for another table. To give you a better idea on how to determine the appropriate kitchen size, the general rule is that for every seat in your restaurant, you should have at least 5 square feet of space allotted for your kitchen.

Consult Your Chef

Now that you have enough space for your kitchen, the next step is to consult your chef on particular matters such as lighting, wiring, plumbing, tools, equipment and the like. It may be weird, but seasoned chefs will know what will be appropriate for the situation based on their previous experience with different kitchens. After all, it’s going to be their workspace from now on, so it’s good to give them a say on how it’s going to be designed.

Get Appropriate Tools And Equipment

Do you know why breakfast prices of fast food restaurants are kept at reasonable levels? It is because they have the right tools and equipment. In plotting out the perfect kitchen for your restaurant, you need to have the appropriate tools and equipment for your chefs to work through customer orders efficiently and effectively. Confused about which ones to get? Use your restaurant’s menu as a guide. If some of the equipment needed are a little out of your budget for now, be on the lookout for second-hand items or similar ones out for lease.

Create A Seamless Workflow

To lessen the hassle during peak hours, restaurant kitchens should be laid out in a way that will promote a smooth workflow with minimal movement. Now, this will depend entirely on the menu your place is serving, but here are a few tried and tested arrangements that you might want to go with:

Zones

This type of arrangement divides the kitchen space into areas for cutting, mixing, cooking, plating, and other kitchen tasks with the necessary equipment nearby.

Assembly Line

In an assembly type arrangement, food is prepared by traveling through a line, perfect for restaurants that serve pizza or smaller menus.

Island

This arrangement is more or less similar with the first one, except that the cooking zone is placed in the middle and all the other zones are surrounding it.

Promote Health And Safety

Being in the food industry, there are several health and safety standards that must be taken into account when designing your restaurant’s kitchen. Installing non-slip floors and adequate ventilation are just a few of the ways you can keep your restaurant’s kitchen safe and ready against possible contingencies. Additionally, making your restaurant easy to clean and maintain will also help you save in the long run because your tools, fixtures, and equipment will remain functional for a longer period of time.

Planning your restaurant kitchen well is indeed important because it will promote better relations with everyone, from your customers down to your esteemed staff. With a good kitchen, customers will definitely be happier because the food is served fast and your staff will find joy working in such excellent conditions.

 
     
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