When designing a new restaurant, it is important to recommend high-quality storage and transport equipment. Proper equipment helps keep food safe, prevents it from being damaged, and makes the things much easier and more efficient for the end user. Let’s discuss some back of the house storage and transport equipment needed for new restaurants.
Shelving and Storage Racks are essential for storing food, dishes, and other supplies. There are many different types of storage racks available, so you can choose the ones that best fit your needs. Popular storage solutions include Cantilever Shelving, Adjustable Shelving, Queen Marys, All Welded Shelving, Wall Shelves, Keg Shelving and more.
When recommending aluminum shelving for a commercial foodservice operation, it is important to consider the following factors:
Size and weight capacity: The shelving should be large enough to accommodate and strong enough to support the weight of items that need to be stored.
Durability: Shelving should be made of durable materials that can withstand the wear and tear of a busy commercial kitchen.
Ease of cleaning: Shelving should be easy to clean and sanitize.
Corrosion-resistance: Shelving should be resistant to corrosion.
Dunnage racks are used to store dry goods, such as flour, sugar, and rice as well as refrigerated or frozen goods including meat and produce. They come in a variety of heights and sizes. It’s important to understand local health codes to ensure you recommend one in the proper height above the floor that meets all safety requirements.
A Pan Rack is a piece of equipment used in commercial kitchens to store pots, pans, trays and other cookware. Pan Racks are typically under-counter, half-size, and full-size freestanding or wall-mounted units. They come in a variety of sizes and styles to accommodate different needs.
Pan Racks are an essential piece of equipment in any commercial kitchen. They help keep cookware and food organized and easy to access, which can save time and improve efficiency. Pan Racks also help prevent cookware from being damaged, which can save money.
Common Pan Racks found in commercial kitchens:
These racks are used to store clean dishes and flatware. They can be made of metal or plastic, and they come in a variety of sizes. Not only are these racks important, but finding a simple, efficient way to store and transport them is equally as important. Consider a dolly or rack made from a durable material like aluminum that is resistant to rust and corrosion. Some units hold empty racks while others hold them fully loaded and make it easy to maneuver them from one place to another.
Bus tubs are used to transport dirty dishes and flatware from the dining room to the kitchen. They are usually made of plastic and come in a variety of sizes. Utilizing a dolly, rack, or wall-mounted shelf to house bus tubs is a breeze. Often, utility carts are used to tote bus tubs around.
Can racks are an important tool for any commercial kitchen. They provide a convenient and organized way to store canned goods, which are often used in large quantities in restaurants and other foodservice establishments. Some Can Racks have optional worktops for additional mobile workspace.
Benefits of using Can Racks in commercial kitchens:
Organization: Can racks keep canned goods organized and easy to find. This can save time and frustration when looking for a specific item. Aluminum Can Racks make inventory ordering much easier because you can quickly see what each canned item is and how many you have on hand.
Space-saving: Can racks can be loaded in these racks instead of stacked on top of each other on flat shelving, which saves space for other items in your kitchen. Can racks utilize vertical space with a small footprint, which takes up less space than other methods of can storage. Mobile can racks are easy to move around as storage needs change!
Durable: Can racks are designed to withstand the rigors of a commercial kitchen. They should be made from strong materials that can withstand heavy use and abuse.
This equipment is used to move heavy objects, such as kegs of beer or cases of food. It includes items such as bulk delivery trucks (BDTs), dollies, heavy duty utility carts, and hand trucks. BDTs are ideal for transporting inventory from delivery trucks directly into coolers. Dollies are often used to transport heavy items, such as heavy cases of food. Hand trucks are a smaller, more portable version of a dolly. They are usually used to transport smaller items, such as boxes of food or supplies. Utility Carts have endless use capabilities including general use, hauling bus tubs to clear tables, delivering food, providing additional workspace when prepping food, and so much more.
In addition to these items, you will also need to purchase other large equipment, such as ovens, fryers, refrigerators, walk-ins, and stoves. The specific equipment you need will depend on the type of restaurant you are designing.
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