Tips for Equipping Your Hotel Kitchen
Hotel food service makes a whole distinct sector in the hospitality industry. It demands satisfying the needs of customers who are in most cases also checked in for at least a few hours. Clientele typically includes the family holidaymakers, the exhausted road trippers, and of course, the business professionals. 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:
Thinking of taking society to your hotel? Absolutely! With all the necessary bar equipment, you can surely compete with the best. 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 do you have in mind? Thinking of a continental breakfast or a breakfast buffet service? Maybe you should get a commercial toaster for heavy use. 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!
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.
People may be attracted to a hotel because of its breakfast, especially if this is included in the accommodation offer. When your guests are up from their good nights’ rest, make sure they are welcomed by the aroma and luxury of a punctiliously prepared breakfast bar. High quality equipment and supplies – coffee and tea brewers, syrups and accessories, utility carts – will help you do exactly that.
If your hotel has a reception hall or area for special gatherings, event catering can be a great way to increase your sales and bring in 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.