Perhaps you were inspired by the restaurants you’ve visited, and you’ve decided to build a restaurant under your management. What equipment should you have then? This article will give you the most basic tools you need to start off. Ready? Let’s begin!
Of course, you need a place to prep your meals! This is not debatable at all. Wherever your restaurant is located, whether it’s in your lot or in rented space, you will need a private area for your kitchen. Depending on how your personal preference and the needs of your customers, you can modify the kitchen. You should have a budget between $30,000 to $70,000 for your kitchen. Remember, purchase the most affordable yet quality equipment only. For your kitchen, you’ll need sinks, a portion scale, a food cutter, a fryer, stoves, an oven, a wire whisk, a blender, a meat grinder, bins and tables, a broiler, a steamer, a refrigerator, and a freezer. Tongs, spoons, pans, spatulas, ladles, can openers, etc. should also be bought. You might even need ice crushers and a drink-dispensing system.
Invest in unique yet sophisticated-looking furniture for your restaurant. In fact, it’s best if you DIY everything with your crew! Everything is now possible and easy especially if you have the most fantastic saws, the best cordless framing nailer, and the right welding machine! Not only will your furniture be distinct, making the furniture with your crew will allow you to bond more and begin a family-like relationship. Besides, sometimes hiring handymen leads to regrettable events.
Your restaurant will need dishes, glasses, spoons, forks, knives, soup spoons, and even iced tea spoons. Salt, pepper, and sugar containers are necessary for every table as well. Napkins should also be present. I recommend you order in bulk to save money and time. Don’t forget to purchase table cloths as well.
To keep your restaurant tidy, you’ll need garbage cans, a mop with a bucket, a broom paired with a dustpan, and a vacuum cleaner.
When you and your staff wear uniforms, the restaurant will appear more professional. You also need to supply your workers with chef hats, aprons, hairnets, etc., especially if they work in the kitchen. The color and the style will depend on you but be sure to include the logo in the design.