Tips for Buying Hotel Kitchen Equipment
Hotel food service is a unique sector in the industry. It requires meeting the needs of customers who will most probably be checked in as well. Clientele often includes the family on a holiday, the weary patron of a lengthy road trip, and of course, the business traveler. The bar is fairly raised when they expect you to provide topnotch customer and room service, entertainment, and sumptuous hotel food.
Be sure you are properly equipped and ready for the challenge with the following tips for equipping your hotel kitchen:
Do you plan to take society to your hotel? Why not! Getting all the important bar equipment will help you compete with the others. First on your list must be a bar cooler and keg coolers (this is for your beer), ice bins, sinks and a bar glass washer to keep your glasses clean and sparkly.
What meals would you like to offer in your hotel? Thinking of a continental breakfast or a breakfast buffet service? Maybe you need a heavy-duty commercial toaster. Perhaps a steam table to serve your cafeteria ala buffet. No matter what your needs are, prep your kitchen with the right cooking equipment that will surely deliver!
Having well-set up food lines allows your operations to flow perfectly and your guests to begin enjoying their meals in no time. Your food processors, work tables, scales, and all other important food prep equipment are the secret to an efficient hotel kitchen that is responsive to your guests’ needs.
Having the right refrigeration equipment is basic to food safety and to extended food shelf life. Equipment for commercial kitchen refrigeration includes, among other items, freezers and coolers, refrigerated prep tables and display cases.
People could be attracted to a hotel because of its breakfast offers, particularly if breakfast is part of the accommodation package. As your guests rise from a wonderfully restful night, they should be met by appetizing aromas and the convenience of a fastidiously prepared breakfast bar. To help you do that, you should invest in high-quality toasters, coffee and tea makers and dispensers, syrups and accessories and utility carts.
If there is a reception hall or area in your hotel where special gatherings are held, event catering can pump up your sales and deliver new business. But of course, before you can enjoy the benefits of event catering, you have need to be ready by having the right catering and buffet equipment. Such equipment will include, among other items, utility transport carts, chafers, portable beverage coolers, buffet steam tables, and insulated food carriers and more. Finally, you will also need to train servers, bartenders, and other event staff.