When you’re starting a restaurant, you’ll need to set up your kitchen with tools and equipment so your team can be fast, efficient, and effective at creating delicious meals. Sometimes, hundreds of items are needed to make this happen. So where should you start when you’re ready to equip your restaurant kitchen? We’re glad you asked.
In this guide, you’ll find some of the most common items restaurant owners need when equipping their kitchens. This list won’t be all-inclusive. You may find that you need some specialized tools that we don’t list here. With that in mind, use this list as a solid foundation, and add in the items you know you’ll need to be ready for your opening day.
Food prep equipment
What other equipment and supplies do I need for my restaurant kitchen?
Take some time to build your supply list. A great way to do this is to work through your recipes and keep a running list of the tools that would help your team work more effectively. Simple tools can simplify the work, and they can be a great add to your kitchen.
Where can I find the tools and equipment I need?
There are lots of great retailers that sell restaurant equipment and supplies. You can run a quick Google search to find some located near you, or you can check out these popular online stores:
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