Restaurant Kitchen Design
When thinking of starting a restaurant, kitchen design is often not a top consideration for most. After all, isn’t the kitchen just a space that will facilitate the cooking?
The answer is a resounding “No.” Your kitchen design determines efficiency, speed, and safety – three key things that could make or break the reputation of your restaurant.
Consider this; if food is consistently late in coming out because of a kitchen that does not facilitate speed and efficiency, customers will either leave or rate you poorly. Similarly, if kitchen accidents are the norm, no one will want to visit your restaurant no matter how good the food is.
With this in mind, it’s time to think about what you should do to ensure the right kitchen design.
Consult with an Expert
As an aspiring restaurant owner, it’s more probable that architecture and design are not your forte. The solution? Find a reputable expert who can look at your space and help you come up with the best possible design. Preferably, it should be a consultant who has worked with restaurants before and understands how the kitchen should work.
As your chosen consultant works, here are three things you should ensure they take into account.
I. Adequate Allocation of Space
Sufficient space should be allocated to each basic area; storage, preparation, cooking, serving, dining, and dishwashing. The consultant should work with your space, and depending on how many people you expect to work at different times of the day, allocate each area the right footage.
II. Good Flow
The kitchen shouldn’t feel too small or too big. There should be enough space between the different working areas to ensure movement is easy and that employees can efficiently work together without inconveniencing one another.
III. Meets All the Required Codes
If your restaurant doesn’t pass inspection, then you can’t work. During the design and construction, ensure your consultant takes the state, local and health codes into account.
Contact TRG Restaurant Consultants for a free consultation.