Opening a restaurant and starting a catering business is not an easy task. Some have dreams of doing so but have problems with capital, sourcing the right catering equipment, the correct utensils and getting the perfect venue. Purchasing the right equipment is an investment to your business, whether they are new or leased it is also important to understand your kitchen first to know what to get. It is an investment to your business and the prices of some of the equipment can scare people but if you know what to do, it can be an easy-peasy process. Running such an establishment, a lot of emphasis is put on what happens in the kitchen as it will define your business.
So having the right tools is the first step to success. One of the first points you need to look at is whether to buy new equipment. The reason to do so is that they will have a longer life span and there will be no repair problems. Purchasing items such as cast-iron pots, gas stoves, chafer dishes and even a double gas deep fryer at stores like MHC World at affordable prices will help you save a boatload of money. You can always look at other options such as lease to own which allows you to buy the equipment at the end of your lease term at a lower price or visit stores that have scratch and dent policies where you can get equipment that works well but may have a few scratches.
Getting the rest of the equipment you will need at second-hand commercial stores will be a great way to save money but remember to look for the latest available in reliable brands that offer the most value for money. The next point to look at is about when you’re choosing the right equipment is freezer, fridge and dry storage.
This will depend on the volume of food you will need to be cooled but must also have space for left-overs and pre-prepared ingredients. For a smaller kitchen, there is an option of a counter fridge which saves space but for a larger kitchen, there is a cold room. Finding the right equipment does not have to be a chore, there are plenty of stores that can help you save money along the way to success.