In the restaurant business and the catering industry, there is a wide variety of catering equipment, appliances, and foods that move in and out of the commercial kitchen on a daily basis. It’s not surprising that space can become an issue. Here are the top 10 space-saving catering equipment.
- Crockery Racks. A crockery rack, especially one that is mobile, is a very handy item to have in the kitchen. You can place it at the kitchen door to receive all the crockery that comes back from the customers and once it is full, it can be moved to the dishwasher to be cleaned. It keeps the crockery off the kitchen surfaces and tucked away in a corner.
- Dish Dolly. Dish dollies have a divider that is adjustable sometimes. It allows you to place stacks of plates and platters in this nifty unit while being able to move it easily from one area to another with its wheels.
- Freezer Crate. This is a handy unit that enables you to separate the foods in the freezer. For example, you could have one crate filled with vegetables which you can easily remove from the freezer or fridge. At the same time, you can quickly wash the vegetables in the crate.
- Glass Crate. Glass crates are fully stackable and are able to hold 30 glasses. Each glass is separated from the next which makes it ideal for transporting from one venue to another.
- Portable Ice Caddy. This is ideal for functions where you require ice storage as well as easy distribution of the ice from one table to the next. Look for an insulated ice caddy that maintains the cold temperature.
- Ingredient Bins. This is the ideal way to store bulk ingredients. Instead of having many small tubs or boxes of ingredients, pour all the packs of the same ingredient into one ingredient bin. This will save space and be easier to control.
- Storage Containers. Storage containers usually come in different sizes and are stackable. It is a great way to store food items. You could color code the containers by means of the lids or label them for better management of the food items.
- Shelving Systems. If you don’t have any more storage space in the cupboards, then you could install shelves on the walls. Corner shelving units are quite popular while single shelves are also used often. You can store pots, pans, and other catering equipment on these shelves.
- Insulated Food Servers. This is ideal for transporting or moving prepared foods. Place the foods in containers and put them in an insulated food server. It will remain warm (or cool) inside this unit. This storage solution allows you to travel conveniently to the venue.
- Work Tables. Work tables with two or more shelves below the working surface make for a convenient workstation. While preparing the food, you can have all the catering equipment smalls and food items on the shelves below.
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