Most of the tasks in commercial kitchens are accomplished with relatively simple tools: stoves provide a flame for cooking, refrigerators keep food cold, and knives chop.
But one of the key exceptions to this principle is with a commercial kitchen ventilation system. What looks to be a simple box that allows air to escape is, in fact, a complex system of interconnected parts that must operate together for efficient ventilation.
In the harsh environment of a commercial kitchen, it’s critical to rely on an effective hood system to keep the work environment safe and clean, as well as to protect expensive equipment from damaging grease build-up. Thankfully manufacturers now produce ventilation systems that are lighter, more durable, and more able to handle the rigorous demands placed upon them.
Removing the amount of smoke and debris necessary to keep a commercial kitchen ventilation system running is a complex process. There are numerous functioning parts of an exhaust system, beginning with the equipment directly above the cooking surface and running all the way to the roof of the building.
The kitchen is the heart of the restaurant. What comes out of it (and how quickly it comes out) makes or breaks the dining experience for customers.
A commercial kitchen’s layout can determine how smoothly the restaurant functions. When the kitchen is designed strategically, it enables the back-of-house (BOH) team to work efficiently and produce high-quality meals consistently. When the kitchen is put together haphazardly, it can become an obstacle for the BOH team. In a poorly designed kitchen, staff can’t be as efficient because they have to worry about bumping into each other.
A successful commercial kitchen layout is easy to use, meets the restaurant’s needs and enables your service staff to deliver an amazing restaurant experience. Whether you’re building a restaurant from scratch, or have (literally) hit a wall with your current design and need to renovate, you’ll become a commercial kitchen layout expert after reading this guide.
In this blog post you’ll learn: