If you are someone who is new to the hospitality business, then you are probably stressing about what kind of commercial hospitality equipment you might need. Well, there are a few things to consider and look for including durability and quality. Nothing is worse than eating and drinking from cheap cuts or plates or having your food cooked on cheap stoves. These little things can really make or break a place’s success so below we will be going over all the things you need to know when it comes to buying commercial hospitality equipment for your business.
Organization and planning are key to choosing exactly what you need. Before you start setting up everything you need at random your best to sit down and figure out exactly what you need. You should focus on the atmosphere you wish to create as well and choose things based on the style that will help you achieve this. Think about all the tables and guests that will be coming through when the doors open, also remember how many times the tables will turn over guests. This helps you make sure you have enough supplies and space to begin with. Consider everything you will be serving and build your kitchen and supplies around that. The best thing you can do to reduce stress is to be organized and have everything planned so you don’t forget anything.
Choose quality every time over anything that is cheaper and made from cheap materials. Not only do plates, glasses, and cutlery from cheap materials look bad but they will not last you as long. It can be difficult to tell sometimes which plates or glass is better quality but there are certain materials that have always been the number one choice for hospitality businesses. When it comes to cutlery you should try sticking to silver, if it is too expensive for you then go for something sturdy like stainless steel. Glasses are something that you will notice you go through quite quickly so don’t even bother overpaying as they all tend to break quite easily and will need replacing often. Last but not least when it comes to plates and serving dishes go for porcelain as they don’t scratch as easily and will always look great in no matter what setting.
Invest in a good kitchen to get the most back. When it comes to kitchen equipment and hardware you really do get more if you pay more. Not only does new equipment work a lot better but food seems to taste better as well. Having good quality stove tops, burners, ovens, pots, pans, and extra tools will all make the kitchen run a lot faster and a lot smoother. Just like any trade if your skills are only average having better cooking equipment will still make your food look, cook, and taste better than it would on an old stove. The same thing goes for chefs who have superb skills, cooking on an uneven stove will make even the best meal taste a little off. Having a good kitchen and the right people to fill it really can make or break a business. Invest in your kitchen and your staff and you really will reap the rewards and keep customers happy. When it comes to commercial hospitality equipment you should always invest more to get the most back.