Over the past decade, catering business has grown exponentially. It is a big machinery altogether which cook tons of food and millions of dollars is at stake. Wedding is arguably the biggest segment among the catering business pie. Although wedding is a seasonal approach, it is also the most voluminous in nature. Nonetheless there are myriad scope for outdoor catering with the scope of celebrations among the ‘rich and famous’ class indulging in gala lunches and dinners to celebrate their special days/occasions. Therefore, kitchen equipment companies vie to get contracts from catering business companies these days, as they require a lot of equipment.
So, as equipment buyers many companies need to be extremely cautious about the kind of equipment they need to go for, especially if they plan to mobilize the efforts into outdoor catering. In such a scenario, restaurant owners need to make a smart strategy.
Let’s get it straight. Commercial kitchen equipment are capital-intensive proposition. There are no two ways about creating any short cut with cheap equipment—be it for kitchen or for tableware and service ware. For any good restaurant or food establishment (restaurants are always seen as places with a high degree of quality and precision due to food service), kitchen equipment complement the food part of the business. Therefore, it is pertinent that due diligence is carried out seriously while evaluating the need for the kind of equipment that need to be purchased at its planning stage.
To get the optimal benefit of capital-intensive Hotels kitchen equipment, restaurants need to evaluate the common parameters that are vital for restaurant and outdoor services. It is important to note that, technically, service ware and service appliances, and cooking equipment vary in some ways or other for various applications in these two types of services. Hence, the idea should be building a pool of equipment and appliances that could fit both types of services. It is futile to buy all sorts of things for indoor and outdoor services. For this reason, try to chalk out a plan about three basic segments of equipment that you may require—heavy kitchen equipment, service equipment/appliances and presentation equipment.
Post dividing this list out the items that are movable (M) or immovable (IM).
Now figure out which are extremely vital in the IM category that you cannot do without. These options are crossed as they would be placed at your restaurant kitchen itself without the scope to use them for on-site outdoor requirements.
Now, start outlining the scope of M category and which equipment/appliances are also used for outdoor services. In such a case, hunt for equipment/appliances that fit the décor of your restaurant as well as can work out with the theme of the outdoor catering.
The last category (presentation equipment) usually varies on a case-to-case basis and most outdoor companies hire them as per their needs. Hence, you can take your own call by keeping in mind you overall budget.
Many restaurants might not have space to keep/store a certain quantity of equipment/appliances or even have warehouses, etc. In such a situation, they can turn this into an opportunity stated above, creating a new business avenue to let out the equipment. This will allow them a new avenue of regular income. This is particularly important at a time businesses try various ways to hedge risks and increase scope to keep the engine of the company running all the time. More than that extra money coming the way can fuel the maintenance of all equipment that the establishment owns. In this way, having a precise set of equipment can prove to be a big boon for food service establishments in the long run. Hotels Kitchen Equipment Manufacturers
So treat equipment purchase of equipment diligently with a proper thought process. If required get a consultant onboard just to assist you in doing your kitchen or, at least, the kitchen equipment procurement part.