Tips for Equipping Your Hotel Kitchen
Hotel food service makes a whole distinct sector in the hospitality industry. It requires meeting the needs of customers who will most probably be checked in as well. Clientele generally includes the vacationing family, the tired road tripper, and of course, the traveling businessman. The bar is fairly raised when they expect you to provide topnotch customer and room service, entertainment, and sumptuous hotel food.
Below are pointers to help ensure that you are well-equipped and prepared for the challenge of equipping your hotel kitchen:
Want to bring the social life to your hotel? Absolutely! With all the necessary bar equipment, you can surely compete with the best. Basics include a bar cooler and keg coolers (for your beer), a glass washer (gotta keep those glasses sparklin’), ice bins, and sinks.
What meals would you like to offer in your hotel? Thinking of a continental breakfast or a breakfast buffet service? You might need a commercial toaster to manage heavy morning use by your guests. How about a steam table at the heart of your buffet-style cafeteria. Irrespective of your needs are, your kitchen must be well-prepared with all the high-quality cooking equipment you need!
With your food prep lines all set up properly, operations can run more smoothly and your guests can have their meals faster too. Your sandwich prep table, scales, food processors and all other key food prep equipment are central to having efficient hotel kitchen operations that meet the needs of your guests.
Having the right refrigeration equipment is basic to food safety and to extended food shelf life. Commercial kitchen refrigeration equipment includes, among others, coolers, freezers, display cases, and refrigerated prep tables.
Guests could be attracted to a hotel because of its breakfast, especially if the meal is covered by the accommodation package. Be sure that when your guests rise up for a brand new day, they are welcomed by the mouth-watering aroma and comforts of a well-prepared breakfast bar. High quality equipment and supplies – coffee and tea brewers, syrups and accessories, utility carts – will help you do exactly that.
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 certainly, before you can feel the benefits that event catering can offer, you need to prepare with the proper catering and buffet equipment. This includes, but is not limited to, chafers, buffet steam tables, portable beverage coolers, and more. Lastly, you will also have to have a trained staff composed of servers and bartenders, a supervisor, an event manager and so on.