Commercial kitchens’ equipment comes in all shapes and sizes. In a previous article, we mentioned some of this equipment, and we will continue to mention the rest of this comprehensive list of restaurant’s kitchen equipment in this article.
Storage equipment is important for every restaurant to store ingredients and small-ware. Here are some standard pieces of storage equipment you may need in your restaurant:
1. Shelving and racks.
2. Bussing and Utility Carts:
You should have bussing and utility carts in the kitchen of your restaurant. They can be used in the front-of-house area to buss tables or in the back-of-house area to move heavy equipment or ingredients.
3. Sheet Pan Racks:
You can use them to store, transport foods, and hold and proof bread.
4. Food Storage Containers:
They are the ideal multi-purpose tools. You can use them for storing prepped ingredients, mixing up sauces and stocks, or holding dry items such as pasta or rice. They can help you to keep your kitchen organized since they come with colored lids or markings.
5. Drying Racks:
Drying racks help you to store and air dry your equipment like glassware, cutting boards, dinnerware, cookware, utensils, and much more.
6. Dunnage Racks:
They can be used for storing and drying heavy items, like bags of rice, canned goods, or large pieces of equipment.
Equipment for food preparation:
There are four types of food processors, each with different strengths and uses.
These versatile appliances come in four types to help you in cutting down on valuable prep time. You can use food processors when making sauces, mixing ingredients, chopping vegetables, slicing cheese, and much more.
They may be made of plastic or stainless steel which should be your choice if you are looking for more strength and durability.
These are useful pieces of equipment that every restaurant should have, not only pizza shops and bakeries.
The mixer you choose depends on the volume of food you’ll need and how frequently it will be in use.
This is your tool to have freshly ground spices and herbs to produce a unique flavor that enhances your recipes.
It is common to find blenders in bars and cafes, as they have a multitude of uses. You can use them for making drinks, combining sauces, or creating marinades.
POS System with a Printer
A POS (point of sale) system gives you the opportunity to keep track of all orders and transactions that happen in your restaurant.
It helps your waiting staff in entering every order they receive and communicating them to the kitchen staff, quickly and efficiently.
You can also use the POS system to track employee hours and calculate labor costs.
Whereas, a printer will produce tickets from your POS system to your kitchen so that your kitchen staff can prepare the food for your guests. It will also print bills and receipts for customers.
One printer might be enough for some restaurants, while others may require multiple printers.