Foodservice companies in the process of purchasing catering equipment and supplies sometimes underestimate the issues they can experience if they don’t plan carefully and take some common problems into consideration from the start. For example, does your catering business plan to provide top-of-the-line service but want to stick to a tight budget when purchasing equipment? You don’t want to unintentionally cut any corners and show up to your client’s event only to find your commercial ranges aren’t working. Do you want to offer your clients a menu with a wide variety of specialty items? You might have trouble finding and transporting all the equipment and supplies you’ll need in order to make them all.
When purchasing equipment and supplies for your catering business, the most important thing to keep in mind is how the items you invest will affect the overall ability of your staff to complete a stellar service. You want to make it easy for your staff to prep, store, serve, and clean no matter what the venue might be.
Navigating the endless abyss of bar supplies can be more than overwhelming. With so many items to choose from, how do you know which supplies your restaurant will need? If you decide to not stock an item or tool in your restaurant’s bar, can it affect your bartenders’ ability to satisfactorily serve your guests?
For anyone looking to open a new restaurant or bar, there are several things to consider when sourcing equipment and supplies. Which do you need? How much will they cost? What glasses, bottle openers, blenders, and organization supplies will help your bartenders crush their drink service?
Any good bartender can tell you that having the right tools handy can make or break your service. Whether it’s the right kind of shaker, strainer, zester, opener, or peeler, these tools help the restaurant’s drink-making staff concentrate on keeping guests happy with a continuous flow of tasty cocktails. But what tools does every bartender need—and, even more importantly, how are they used?
If you’re opening a new restaurant or making sure an existing one is properly stocked, you’ll want to make sure you have what you need behind the bar to make an assortment of drinks. Your drink menu will drive what you need, so be sure to consider what your offerings will be before you make your purchases, but below is information about what some of the most common bar supplies are and what they’re used for.
As a restaurant owner or manager, one of the most important items you can invest in and ensure the proper use of are the commercial-grade utensils used by your kitchen staff to cook, prep, clean, store, and serve food. When you take the time to source and store your commercial kitchen utensils properly, it can go a long way in improving the efficiency of your restaurant’s kitchen, enhancing food quality and consistency, keep your staff and guests safe, and even saving your restaurant money.
Running an efficient commercial kitchen is an essential element of helping your foodservice business thrive. When your kitchen staff has a smooth and steady process, food reaches tables quicker, remains hotter, and just tastes better—your guests, in turn, are happier about their experience and more apt to return and recommend your restaurant to their family and friends.
As your cooks and chefs are racing about the kitchen to get delicious food out fast, the last thing you want for your staff is to be confused and delayed when cooking utensils that should be at their fingertips are difficult to find.
While making sure your restaurant has all it needs to complete an efficient service, you might have noticed your to-purchase list growing by the minute. This can be especially true when sourcing commercial-grade cooking utensils because, although they’re not necessarily the priciest items in your commercial kitchen, these small tools can add up to what seems like an endless inventory of gadgets.