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Commercial Kitchen Refurbishment
In a sense a commercial kitchen is always a work in progress; the kitchen changes and evolves in every day of its working life. Small new pieces of equipment are added, routines are altered to match circumstances and the installation of a major new item of catering equipment in the commercial environment will often result in changes of all kinds; w...More...

Efficiency in the commercial kitchen
It is perhaps because cuisine is, at least in the minds of many, associated with the artistry of great chefs that the more practical matter of ensuring financial success in the business of commercial catering receives such comparatively little attention, at least outside professional circles. The general public are, naturally enough, attracted to e...More...

All change? The importance of commercial kitchen design
The importance of a design of a restaurant kitchen should be obvious to all those who are involved in commercial catering. Surprisingly, perhaps, this is often not the case. Restaurant proprietors are, naturally, concerned mostly with the quality of the food which they produce. Their interest in the methods and arrangements which make the productio...More...

The tools of the trade
The human element When the field of commercial catering is considered it is often tempting to concentrate on what might be termed as the “human element”. The consumer tends to associate the food that he or she is purchasing with the person or the people who have prepared it. Confirmation of this tendency can be found by simply studying...More...

The advantages of commercial design for restaurant and care home kitchens
A superficial examination might suggest that restaurants and care homes have little in common, beyond the obvious fact that both are types of commercial concerns that cater for customers or residents. A more detailed study shows that these businesses have much in common, especially when it comes to the important matter of food preparation. Each is ...More...

Commercial Kitchens - Seeing the whole picture
The enjoyable day to day particulars of operating commercial or restaurant kitchens can sometimes blind the proprietor to the long term implications of such processes as purchasing new pieces of commercial catering equipment. Often the chef or owner is concerned simply with the never ending and immensely satisfying task of producing good food at an...More...

A properly designed kitchen sits at the heart of any successful restaurant. Efficiency in design not only facilitates the rapid production of food, thus going part of the way towards achieving customer satisfaction, but also frees up the staff from purely practical problems thus making it possible for them to focus their efforts on the quality of t...More...

Designing a commercial kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of any establishment that offers food as part of its standard operating process. This is most obviously the case in businesses that have catering as their sole function, concerns such as restaurants and cafés are the best examples of these sorts of businesses but hotels also often stand or fall by the quality of the ...More...

It is a standard requirement for any Care Home in the UK that it provides a nutritious and varied diet for its residents. Thee meals will naturally be produced in the care home kitchen. This kitchen, one of the most important rooms in the establishment, will function at its best if it has been properly planned. A well designed kitchen is an ...More...

Not everyone who enters the field of commercial catering is blessed by nature with an orderly mind when it comes to the matter of planning the layout of their kitchen. This is unfortunate since the kitchen is the heart and also the powerhouse of any establishment that is s to offer hospitality to paying guests or to any type of concern that offers ...More...

The Heart of the business The commercial kitchen stands at the heart of any business concerned with the preparation of food and as such is a vital element in the success or failure of the enterprise. A well designed restaurant kitchen is not just a place where food can be safely and efficiently prepared; it is also sets the tempo of the work which...More...

Now that more and more people are eating out the demand for offering the best restaurant services is at its utmost. Whether you are catering for people after fast food or full restaurant facilities you need to ensure your whole business is running efficiently. This whole process starts and is no more important that in the design of your commercial ...More...

Efficiency in commercial kitchen design
Part Two – Ergonomic Efficiency Introduction The ideal for any commercial kitchen is that it should be designed ergonomically. Just as a kitchen owner will want to achieve the maximum possible efficiency in the use of energy so he or she will want to maximise the efficiency of his or her staff. As a by product of this efficiency the kitchen...More...

Efficiency in commercial kitchen design
Efficiency in commercial kitchen design Part One – Energy Efficiency Introduction There is an increasing demand for commercial kitchens to be energy efficient and sustainable workplaces. Careful training of personnel and a thorough programme of continuing maintenance are parts of the solution to this problem, but they must be combined with...More...

Commercial Kitchen Ventilation
About Kitchen Ventilation Ventilation is one feature which the owner of a commercial kitchen absolutely has to get correct first time. Without an effective and well installed ventilation system a commercial kitchen cannot operate. It is one of the many instances in which it is well worth the owners’ while to retain the services of a speciali...More...

Commercial Kitchen Refurbishment – The Health and Safety Aspect
Commercial Kitchen Refurbishment – The Health and Safety Aspect In the commercial catering sector, refurbishment is often a continuous and on-going process; as a business develops so does its needs and capacities. The establishment might simply expand its customer through-flow or it might develop new areas to appeal to a different customer d...More...

Commercial Kitchen Refurbishment
Commercial Kitchens If you are considering refurbishing a commercial kitchen then you will already have realised that it is a very different proposition from renovating a kitchen in a house or a flat. Such residential kitchens are designed for the use of a small number of people (perhaps only one person) and have a comparatively limited capacity f...More...

Using software to design and plan commercial kitchens
Design Commercial Kitchens with Software Designing and planning a commercial kitchen is an important task. If you get it wrong then the kitchen that is built is not a pleasant place to work or cook in. Badly planned kitchens are full of bottle necks that prevent the process from working smoothly. People get in each other’s way, voices are ra...More...

Commercial Kitchen Flooring
Commercial Kitchen Flooring It is important to ensure that your commercial kitchen floor is constructed so that it is strong enough and impervious so it is resistant to wet substances penetrating the surface in any way. It also needs to have correct resin material so it does not harbour dirt or mould making it a health safety risk. It is also ess...More...

Caterplan Commercial Kitchen Projects
Caterplan Commercial Kitchens If you are looking for a new commercial kitchen or a complete commercial kitchen refurbishment then take a look on our site at some of the kitchen projects throughout the south and London that we have implemented.  We specialise and have provided commercial kitchen design for restaurants, hotels, care homes and s...More...

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