This question has kept everyone who has ever started or managed a catering business awake and the answer is very simple: the best cuisine for your restaurant is the one that best suits your needs.
The kitchen is undoubtedly the most important element of a restaurant, it is the heart and soul of each gastronomic business and most of our resources, efforts and attention are concentrated there. Regardless of its menu, style or dimensions, the success of a restaurant rests, not only on the talent of the cooks, but also on the efficiency of its kitchens.
But … how to know what kind of cuisine is appropriate for my restaurant?
To answer this question you must consider the following elements:
The most important thing is that your kitchens adapt to the type of restaurant you want. Keep in mind the style of food you will serve, and especially the menu; Consider the needs of the dishes in terms of cooking time, required heat intensity and control of the preparations. A pasta-based menu for example, has different needs to a restaurant where dishes such as stews, broths or roasts predominate; since these require long cooking and resting times. Defining the requirements of your menu will help you decide the quantity and type of equipment, also if you will use electric or gas cookers.
Another important element when choosing your kitchens will be the space available to your restaurant. The kitchen area must be spacious enough to guarantee an efficient service for your guests; and at the same time it must be comfortable for the chef and his team. You must ensure that the kitchen staff has areas to store, prepare, prepare and serve food and do it without interference, which will contribute to a more comfortable and agile service.
The choice of the manufacturing material of your kitchens is vital if we take into account the quality, resistance, durability and hygiene of these. The current trend for industrial kitchen materials is galvanized or stainless steel, which has proven to be durable and resistant in different operating conditions, as well as being easy to clean and maintain. Although it is not a cheap investment, this material will guarantee optimal conditions in your kitchen for several years.
Together with the manufacturing material, maintenance is another element to consider when choosing a professional kitchen. Valuate in advance that the maintenance needs of the selected equipment do not add additional charges to your staff, nor involve excessive expenses.
Obviously, none of the above elements would be valid if you do not take into account the budget you have. Sure your restaurant deserves the best kitchens that the market has to offer, but if you want your business to be profitable, you should choose the one that has a better value for money and that best suits your possibilities and needs. Do you already know all these elements? Then evaluate your options, and if you need help, do not hesitate to contact a specialist. In GEM Industrial Solutions we offer you from the advice to the development and execution of projects tailored to your needs. For inquiries and more information, click here.