Is Your Restaurant Properly Equipped?
Consult a Foodservice Equipment Buying Group
Whether you serve one hundred or one hundred thousand customers each day, you need a lot of equipment to serve your guests. When you’re just getting started, figuring out what’s necessary and what isn’t can feel overwhelming. You’ll want a full list to bring to your foodservice equipment buying group. You can start with the one below.
The specific equipment you need will vary depending on the type and size of your restaurant, but these are some common foodservice equipment examples.
Ranges, ovens, and cooktops
Grills, griddles, and charbroilers
Sous vide machines
Combi-ovens (combination ovens)
Tandoor ovens (used in Indian cuisine)
Refrigeration and Freezing Equipment
Walk-in coolers and freezers
Reach-in refrigerators and freezers
Display refrigerators and freezers
Refrigerated prep tables
Food Preparation Equipment
Cutting boards and knives
Storage and Shelving Equipment
Food storage containers (e.g., plastic containers, food pans)
Coffee makers and espresso machines
Bar equipment (e.g. beer taps, cocktail shakers)
Dishwashing and Sanitation Equipment
Pot and pan washers
Serving and Display Equipment
Food warming and holding equipment
Countertop food warmers
Salad bars and sneeze guards
Serving utensils and trays
Smallwares and Utensils
Pots, pans, and baking sheets
Chef knives and utensils
Mixing bowls and measuring cups
Tongs, spatulas, and ladles
Cutting boards and chef’s knives
Baking and pastry tools
Your Kitchen Setup Depends on Your Needs
Your first conversation with your foodservice equipment buying group may help you narrow down your needs or add to your initial list. It all depends on the type of cuisine you serve, your restaurant size, and the specific needs of your diners.
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