Three Tips for Setting Up A Commercial Kitchen

Posted October 29, 2014 by CPS

Those that have never setup a commercial kitchen before may be surprised by the work that goes into creating the perfect arrangement. Contrary to popular belief, a commercial kitchen is setup much differently than a regular kitchen. And without the right setup in your kitchen, you could lose productivity, food quality, and ultimately customers.

Setting up your commercial kitchen right from the start can set you up for long-term success as a restaurateur. Here are three tips to get you started in setting up your commercial kitchen.


Setup your kitchen based on your menu

Before you start your kitchen, take a close look at your potential menu. Which items are going to be ordered the most? What do you plan on specializing in? Your menu plan will ultimately dictate how your kitchen will be utilized. Therefore, setup your kitchen based on what items you’ll be using the most in order to deliver good, quality food in a timely manner.


Keep food out of the “Danger Zone”

Perishable food needs to be kept at the right temperature prior to cooking. Once your food gets over 40 degrees, it starts creeping into the “Danger Zone,” where bacteria grows fastest and potentially spoils your food. Once you know your menu setup, and have your equipment planned, make sure your commercial refrigerator is setup central to everything. By keeping it the centerpiece of your commercial kitchen, you’ll be able to keep perishable items fresh until you’re ready to cook, and out of the “Danger Zone.”


Regular service calls can keep you in budget

Between ordering food and serving your customers, do you have a plan to keep your kitchen working in top shape? You may not be an expert in kitchen repair, but with regular service calls from CPS, you won’t have to be. Simply setup a regular schedule with our expert technicians, and we’ll help you make sure that your kitchen keeps running in top shape. Plus, with regular service, you won’t have to worry about costly emergency breakdowns and lost income from malfunctioning equipment.


Setting up your commercial kitchen is the most vital part of opening your new business. But with the right preparation, you’ll be able to find balance, and set yourself up for years of success! How can CPS be a partner in your success? Contact us today and let us help you get started!