What is involved in a Commercial Kitchen Fit-out?

Whether you have just leased a new building or store, or you have an existing hospitality business, at some time or another you are going to need a commercial kitchen fit out. So what is involved in the process of fitting out a new commercial kitchen or even renovating an existing kitchen in a restaurant or cafe?

What type of kitchen do you need?
A commercial kitchen fit out takes quite a slice out of your budget, so you need to make sure that you have the right type of kitchen for your business. There are in general, three different types of businesses that need kitchens:

• Cafes, restaurants and bistros.
• Takeaway outlets.
• Large resort and hotels.

The type of commercial kitchen fit out you need will depend on which of the above categories your business falls, because each kitchen requires a different style of kitchen and a different budget.

The flow of your kitchen will be dictated by the type of kitchen you need and also the available space, but in general your commercial kitchen fit out will need areas for storage (cold rooms, refrigerators, freezers and dry stores), preparation areas, clean up areas and cooking areas.

What type of equipment do you need?
Again, the type of equipment you need will be partly determined by your business, but there are a few factors to keep in mind. First of all, you need to choose between Australian brands and imported brands with imported equipment tending to take longer to be delivered than more local suppliers. Also you need to consider their customer support and whether the company provides ongoing support for their equipment.

What to look for in a commercial kitchen fit out contractor
You want a contractor who can project manage the entire fit out for you, otherwise things can fall apart very quickly. For example, there can either be too many or not enough tradies on site at any one time, time frames and budgets can blow out, instructions are forgotten, jobs left uncompleted and important matters neglected.

JEB Built have more than 10 years’ experience in commercial kitchen fit outs and come highly recommended by previous clients. Check out their website and give them a call today.