You may have all of the important heavy duty commercial kitchen equipment that you need for your restaurant, but what about all of the small essentials? You need to make sure your kitchen is good and stocked with the best and most practical gadgets and accessories if you want it to run smoothly and keep your chefs happy.
What restaurant smallware elements does your kitchen need? While your restaurant may require a few specialty items, almost every kitchen requires the following basic necessities:
- Knives – not all knives are made the same, so don’t expect a single knife to be able to handle all the food cutting, slicing, and chopping jobs in your restaurant. The types of knives you’ll want to make sure are part of your kitchen include chef’s knives, utility knives, and paring knives. In addition, boning knives, cleavers, butcher knives, and seafood knives may also be important, depending on the food you serve. You’ll also want to ensure the knives you select are highly durable and are made of good quality steel, such as high carbon stainless steel.
- Cutting boards – once you have the knives to prepare your food, you need a surface to do the chopping. To save your countertops and your knives, and to keep food preparation as sanitary as possible, you’ll want to invest in several cutting boards of various sizes. Choose quality boards that are hygienic and can be used for multiple purposes, such as those made of polyethylene plastic. This is a thick plastic resistant to warping, stains, chipping, cracking, and bending.
- Cookware – diverse pots and pans, colanders, stock pots, and Dutch ovens are some of the many cookware products you’ll want to have available in order to create the different delectable dishes you intend to serve your customers. Aluminum, stainless steel, and cast iron are all quality materials to consider when looking for the best cookware.
- Baking Supplies – baking sheets, baking dishes, spatulas, rolling pins, measuring spoons and cups, mixing bowls, and whisks are just the bare minimum in terms of the types of baking devices you will need to make quality deserts and other tasty delights.
Other important kitchen items you’ll want to make sure you have on hand include, but are not limited to:
- Can & bottle openers
- Food storage containers
- Food pans
- Cheese graters
- Vegetable peeler
Create the ideal kitchen for your restaurant by obtaining all of the essential smallwares items you could ever need. You’ll discover the hardest part won’t be finding what you want, but choosing from the diverse range of products available. Take your time and have fun with it!