Do you own a restaurant, a cafe, or a bakery? Or do you own a commercial kitchen that’s in dire need of an upgrade? If you’ve been running any kind of food business with the same kitchen you’ve started out with, chances are there’s a lot of areas that need to change to keep up with the latest food industry trends.
You can go as simple as putting anti-fatigue kitchen floor mats right below the counter to keep you comfortable during those long days. Or you can do a total makeover. Here are four ways you can upgrade your kitchen and turn it into a modern and productive workspace.
1. Improve your HVAC system’s efficiency
Some may think this has nothing to do with a kitchen, but your HVAC system plays a huge role as the heat turns up from your grills and stoves. Since cooking depends a lot on temperatures, keeping your HVAC running efficiently will ensure the comfort of your staff and the right quality of your food.
2. Switch to energy-saving appliances
Your old broilers, fryers, and ovens can be eating up too much energy in one workday. You’ll be surprised how much money you’ll save if you replace them with energy-saving appliances.
3. Replace your dishes and kitchenware
As long as you’re in the mindset of upgrading things in your kitchen, you might as well check if you have dishes, glassware, or utensils that are too 1980s, and replace them with something that’s more appropriate with the other upgrades you’re getting.
4. Renovate to an ergonomic design
This is now a thing in almost all industries only because it’s a strategy that works. Renovate your kitchen layout into something that’ll make work easier, faster, and more comfortable for everyone who’ll be working in it.
It’s never too late to upgrade to more modern designs and strategies in your food business. And modern doesn’t only mean stylish; it also means that you’re switching over to kitchen operations that are more helpful to your staff and the environment.