Well-Designed Layout for Your Commercial Kitchen

The following steps give an idea on how you can design your commercial kitchen in the best possible manner.

Deciding the menu in detail

Firstly, it is necessary to plan the menu or type of foods that will be offered by your commercial kitchen. Choosing the space or location of your catering business, planning for approvals or buying of kitchen equipment for hotels will follow later. In this regard it is also necessary to consider the menu that could be added in the future as you expand your business.

Deciding the equipment needed

Next is deciding the type of equipment needed for the preparation of all the food items. A list of commercial kitchen equipment manufacturers should be drawn so that the necessary enquiries can be done with them. Each item brought from the kitchen equipment manufacturers should fulfil the commercial health code requirements. The type of equipment as well as the counter surface area needed for the working will determine the space that will be required by your commercial kitchen.

Choosing the site location

After having a fair idea on the type of food preparation and the equipment space required, you have to choose appropriate location for your new business. You have to decide whether it should be started in an existing building or in a newly constructed one. The site should target customers, obtain municipal clearances and should be worked upon after confirming the dimensions, internal wiring, plumbing etc.

Planning the kitchen layout

Ergonomics should be the basic consideration while planning your commercial kitchen layout. There should be ease of movement between the employees and should provide for maximum functionality. Adequate room should be available to facilitate the bringing in and out of big vessels or bags of supplies freely and without any obstruction. This will eliminate any wastage of time in completion of various tasks and reduce fatigue and incidences of workplace injuries.

Clearing regulatory requirements

The concerned local regulatory authorities should be contacted to get your preliminary plans reviewed. Fire and health codes have to be fulfilled and other regulations regarding the location have to be satisfied. It is necessary to have a printed list of the same with you so that no item is overlooked. The blueprints and drawings of the internal installations and the external dimensions have to be approved by the authorities. After the necessary clearances are obtained then you can go ahead to do the actual constructing of your well planned and well-designed commercial kitchen.

Employ the services of a professional architect

A building contractor or a professional architect can be employed for the purpose and he will bring your plans into reality based on all the necessary approvals which are obtained by you.

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Say Hello to the Superfood, Yuca

Welcome to Yuca

Currently there is a global health movement growing. People are more conscious about their health and are seeking alternatives to traditional eating habits. The realization that there are many different superfoods virtually untouched by the average population has created a desire to experiment with and try new exotic foods. Many of these superfoods have been brought over from South America, Asia, and Africa. Indigenous peoples have thrived off the land and sustained massive civilizations with the use of superfoods. One in particular is gaining momentum in North America.

To the right, is the Yuca (Quechua name spoken in Peru) root. This root has many different names depending on where you are geographically: cassava, manioc, manioca, yucca root, casaba, and tapioca. It is currently an essential root vegetable in the Caribbean diet.

Yuca is a perennial plant that is found in tropical climates. In Africa, Asia, and South America, it has been used as a major food source. Indigenous people use it along with other high-starch foods like yams, taro, plantains, and potatoes. While it is still not well known outside of the tropics, it accounts for about 30% of the world production of roots. Recently popular in the Americas is tapioca. Grinding the yuca root into small powder balls forms tapioca balls- enjoyed in boba teas and various drinks.

To clarify some dispute, YUCA and YUCCA are two very different plants. Yuca, is the root while Yucca is a scrub.

Why the sudden interest?

As the world continues to connect more and more, people are able to enjoy the benefits of fruits and vegetables that were once out of reach. Not long ago, if you were not born in the tropics, yuca would have been virtually intangible. But now, people all over the world can reap the benefits.

The general population also has access to endless amounts of new information. So with that comes new opportunities to incorporate in daily life. Previously you would have walked into a grocery store, unable to decipher what this long brown root was. Now with a quick Google search the information is there for you disposal. Recipes for this root are endless. The endless recipes allow you to experiment and diversify your diet.

The Energy it Provides is Incredible!

In Peru, South America we visited a local family. They were simply the most welcoming, humble, and hardworking family I’d ever encountered. In many cultures around the world it is very common for large families to live together. In one home you may have your mother, father, grandparents, great-grandparents, children and grandchildren. It is very common to take in family members and live as one large family unit. What we saw in this family was that everyone was extraordinarily hard working. Even the great-grandparents would pitch in to help around the house. While the activity they partook in was more limited than those of the younger generations, it was incredible to see the how agile and energized these men and women were.

I remember asking one day how they found the energy to work so hard at their age.

With a smile the older lady said, “comer bien.”

That was it, a simple explanation. “Comer bien” translates to “eat well.” These families eat fresh and powerful superfoods everyday. The yuca root is only a supplement to the other superfoods Peruvians have been enjoying for centuries.

How is it that this simple answer: comer bien, could lead to a long-lasting and healthy life.

I thought back to the United States where much of our older generation are forced to reside in Nursing Homes, or never make it to be a great-grandparent. These older generations thrive in Peru and are well respected. Their persistent activity and nutritious diets help them excel in life.

Processed vs Natural

Now comes the inevitable truth that many populations that suffer with obesity hate to admit. You are what you eat. Now what we see with the people in Peru is that most families eat a diet consisting of fresh grains, fruits, and vegetables acquired at the local open-air markets. These families are fueling their bodies with unprocessed, natural ingredients. A meal is made from scratch and all meals are viewed as family events. Everyone eats meals together and eats equally. There is little overindulgence because the quality of food creates a sensation of satisfaction and wholeness. There is no need for a cookie after dinner because there is no dependency on sugar like we find in the U.S. Since the foods are unprocessed, meals lack added sugars and preservatives. Their bodies run like a well-oiled machine- not like one that is driven by cravings. Imagine how powerful your body would feel if you energized it with whole foods- superfoods! Could you imagine how strong you would feel. Not lacking energy, not craving chips or cream puffs. Incorporating superfoods such as yuca into your diet slowly can show you how strong you can feel. It takes one small step that will lead to endless amounts of healthy decisions.

Anvil’s 4 Tray Combi Steam Oven Is Designed for Medium Sized Venues

All venues do not necessarily have a large kitchen space and may sometimes cater for less than 100 guests. Consequently there may not be much space in the commercial kitchen because it may have a range of other catering equipment as well. Space saving and convenience is key to an efficiently run commercial kitchen. The Anvil’s 4 Tray Combi Steam Oven is designed for venues that have limited space yet require an advanced steamer that offers flexibility for roasting and steaming applications.

This catering equipment is ideal for venues or restaurants that have limited counter space because it measures only 502 x 643 x 620 millimetres is size. It is a small unit that packs a powerful punch. It has a total power output of 4600 watts and a rapid heat up time. The thermostat control ranges from 50 degrees Celsius to 250 degrees Celsius depending on the mode selected. The warming function can hold the contents warm at 70 degrees Celsius. It has a pre-heating function along with a warming alarm. The core temperature probe is integrated with the unit plus it has a dehumidifying function. Anvil’s 4 Tray Combi Steam Oven has 3 cooking modes: combi mode for combining steam and convection, convection mode for hot air only, and steam mode for steam only. In addition, it has a manual steam button that can be used in the convection mode.

Anvil’s 4 Tray Combi Steam Oven is supplied with four gastronorm trays and four wire shelves. It is constructed of heavy duty stainless steel, a powerful circulating fan and a removable interior fan panel for easy cleaning. All the interior parts are made of 304 stainless steel as well. It is manufactured to accommodate four 2/3 sized gastronorm pans that are 65 millimetres deep. This unit has a large viewing glass door which has a cool touch locking handle. The two stage locking handle is manufactured to safely release heat before the door is opened. This catering equipment has a water input plus drainage connections which are conveniently positioned at the back of the unit.