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KMC’s Ultimate Restaurant Kitchen Checklist

5 June 2018 - 17:25, by , in Blog, No comments

Whether you’re thinking about opening a restaurant or are simply looking to upgrade your old equipment in your current restaurant, it always a good idea to keep a checklist. There are so many items that you will need to have in your kitchen to prepare, cook and serve food. To help you keep track of your shopping list, we at Kohn-Megibow Company have put together this helpful checklist to get you started. And just remember, you can find all these pieces of equipment (new and used) for great prices at KMC!

It might help to break the list down into three major categories:

1. Large Equipment (Appliances, Shelving and Storage)

To run a successful restaurant kitchen, you will need commercial-grade appliances that can stand up to the rigors of a daily business. It’s also beneficial to have ample workspace for your staff and storage (cold and hot) for your food. Here are some of the large equipment pieces you will need:

  • Range
  • Grill
  • Oven
  • Deep fryer
  • Refrigerator/freezer (walk-in and or reach-in)
  • Mixers
  • Shelving/drawers
  • Commercial countertops
  • Dishwasher
  • Dish sinks
  • Hand sink
  • Dirty table

2. Small Equipment (Cookware, Utensils and Miscellaneous Supplies)

Now that you have your large appliances and equipment covered, you will need a lot of small items to prepare and serve your dishes on. If you’ve never run a restaurant before, you might be surprised at just how much stuff is required in the kitchen. Here are many of the pieces you will need:

  • Chef’s knifes
  • Cooking utensils (spoons, tongs, spatulas, ladles, etc.)
  • Stockpots
  • Sauce pans
  • Broiler pan
  • Casserole dish
  • Salad spinner
  • Baking sheets
  • Oven mitts
  • Meat thermometer
  • Blender
  • Dish rack
  • Knife sharpener
  • Slicer
  • Cutting board
  • Pasta bowls
  • Dinner plates
  • Salad plates
  • Bowls
  • Dessert plates

3. Safety/Sanitation Equipment

Obviously, your restaurant will need to meet health codes and you’ll want to keep your workers and your customers safe and sanitary. Keep your restaurant safe and sanitized with the following items:

  • Hand soap/dispenser
  • Hand sanitizer/dispenser
  • Dish soap
  • Towels/rags/sponges
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Rubber floor mats
  • Mop and bucket
  • First-aid kit

It can be a daunting task to properly stock a restaurant kitchen with all the equipment and supplies needed. The good news is KMC is here to help. We can help you find everything you require and save you the most money. Whether you buy new or buy high-quality used equipment from our warehouse or at one of our bi-weekly auctions, Kohn-Megibow Company is your one-stop-shop for all your restaurant supplies. Give us a call or stop by our warehouse for more information on our equipment and services! 

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