Well, the answer to this question is that if you don’t have a commercial retail outlet, then you don’t need a commercial kitchen fit out. However, if you run a commercial kitchen or are opening a new start-up restaurant or cafe, then you must have a good quality kitchen fit out for your business.
3 benefits of a commercial kitchen fit out
There are 3 clear reasons why you need a commercial kitchen – safety, hygiene and workflow.
1. Fire suppression systems: When you completely gut a kitchen space, this is the ideal time to make sure that the fire suppression systems are all up to code and working well. The last thing you want is for a kitchen fire to get out of control and endanger everyone in the building.
If your restaurant or cafe is located within a mall or a larger multi-use building, then this might be overseen by the building or mall’s management team, but it always pays to be doubly sure that the fire suppression system is up to date and working.
2. Stainless steel is hygienic: The majority of food preparation areas, stoves and ovens in kitchen fit outs tend to be manufactured from stainless steel and there is a good reason for this – hygiene. Stainless steel is easy to keep clean, it is resistant to the growth of micro-organisms, it is low maintenance and easy to keep clean.
So if your current commercial kitchen has lots of timber or old outdated work surfaces, it is about time that you updated with a high quality, commercial kitchen fit out.
3. Workflow planning: A well designed kitchen is more efficient and an efficient kitchen keeps customers and staff happy, as well as making you more money. Any company that specialises in commercial kitchen fit outs will know all about workflows in kitchens and how to maximise this in your space.
If your commercial kitchen is outdated, difficult to work in, inefficient and is losing you money, it is time for a serious renovation that will bring your kitchen bang up to date. So ask around your network and locate a reputable company for your kitchen makeover and look forward to increased profits and happy customers.