Your kitchen equipment is what gives chefs the ability to create a multitude of menu items quickly, safely, and efficiently. Different pieces of commercial equipment can add layers of versatility to your menu! From hot dog equipment and warming drawers to soup kettles to fryers and grills, Adcraft has virtually any piece of kitchen equipment you could need for your commercial kitchen setup.
The key to catering to large crowds during catering events, rush times, and peak seasons is to prepare batches of food ahead of time to be used on an as needed basis. Storing these prepared foods means that you’ll need to invest in food holding cabinets and warmers to ensure a food safe temperature is maintained. Dish out fresh-tasting items from your holding cabinets, and ensure that you’re able to cater to the masses quickly.Shop all Food Holding & Warmers
Bar supplies such as spoons, mixers, and even coffee supplies and high chairs can all be found here in the ‘bar equipment’ section. Your bar is a hot spot for activity in your restaurant, so you’ll want to make sure that it’s stocked appropriately to handle the job! Give your bartenders and hosts a running start to their day by ensuring that they have all the equipment and supplies they need to handle any task.
Many items that need baked or cooked will need to be placed in some sort of pan or container for safe cooking purposes. Cheesecakes, breads, vegetables, soups, and even pastas all require a container during the cooking process! Check out Adcraft’s lineup of pans, pots, and covers, and stock your kitchen with all of the necessary pieces to handle even the busiest of cooking days.
While larger kitchen units are essential to a commercial food service setup, it’s the small pieces of kitchen equipment that can have a huge impact on efficiency, safety, and workflow. The addition of items like timers and scales can reduce food waste due to over-cooked food while ensuring that portions are divvied out accurately. Thermometers, heat lamps, and even call bells can all add to the accuracy and speed of your kitchen workspace.
A decoration that serves a pragmatic purpose that is many times overlooked or taken for granted is tableware. Tableware is what sits with your guests and is an integral part of meals, and redecorating with new tableware can give your restaurant a whole new look. Furnishing your tableware is only good if you’re willing to put in the time, effort, and training to ensure that it is set up properly each and every time.
Supply your wait staff with all the appropriate server supplies and serving accessories to make their daily tasks more efficient while adding a layer of aesthetic appeal. From serving trays and menu holders to wine buckets and sauce boats, you’ll find everything you need in Adcraft’s serveware section.
Slicing and dicing veggies and meats is made easy with the addition of a commercial-grade cutter and/or slicer. No matter how you slice it, food slicers are not all created equal. As a pivotal piece of equipment for many restaurateurs, choosing the appropriate slicer for your kitchen can make or break your efficiency and final product.
Like decorating a house, table settings enhance the aesthetics of the location while serving a pragmatic purpose. Even if your menu boasts unique and delicious selections, the organization of tableware and the choice of the tableware itself can impact a customer’s perception of the meal and their overall experience. Shop Adcraft’s line of tableware to ensure that their perceptions are only the best.
Uniforms in the kitchen should be both attractive and functional with an emphasis on practicality. Chef uniforms exude professionalism while serving the purpose of protecting the wearer as well as your customers, and they’re an essential piece of protective wear for food safety purposes as well.
Part of running a restaurant is tending to its cleanliness, and many restaurant managers opt to hire ‘bus boys’ (and girls!) to do the job of quick cleanup between seatings. In this manner, the waitstaff can focus more on attending to the needs of their tables and customers without having to also worry about the cleanup once a table is free. In order to ensure that your bussers have all that they need to do their job, you’ll want to beef up your bussing stations and prepare your bussers for busy
Do you consider your restaurant ‘clean as a whistle’? While that sounds snazzy, it may not be good enough to pass with an A+ health inspection! We’ve emphasized on many occasions the importance of cleanliness in your restaurant and how it can impact the perception of your establishment as a whole.
Stocking your bar involves more than simply choosing which liquors and alcohols to serve. In fact, it’s also more than choosing the equipment you’ll need. There are many supplies specifically designed for the bar area that can improve your customer service, help to vary your menu offerings, and increase workflow and efficiency in the bar area. Here are a few essentials that you should include in your bar area.
Any restaurant with a dedicated bar will need to invest in additional equipment specifically designed for the bar area. Many of these units tend to take up less space and are specialized for bartending purposes.Read More
The key to a successful buffet setup is having the equipment to keep bulk amounts of foods both looking, tasting, and - in essence - being fresh. Small catering companies to large banquet restaurants and even cafeterias will all need to look into investing in specialty buffet equipment in addition to many of the standard pieces of kitchen equipment you’ll already have in back-of-the-house.
Many restaurant owners find themselves trying to rub two pennies together to make a nickel when it comes to equipment needs, so many of the extras tend to get left out. What many don’t realize is that these technologies and extra investments have been made to cut down on total costs over time.
Stainless steel equipment in your kitchen may only need a simple wipe-down at the end of the night to keep up appearances, but pots and pans tend to see more action during the course of any given day and can accumulate grime and buildup that can burn out your supply of ‘elbow grease’ when you’re only using cleaners designed for easier-to-clean appliances. Foods like milk can become scorched in a pot or pan and are notoriously difficult to remove, but with a few of these simple tips, you can get your pots and pans back to looking brand new in no time.
Catering involves the purchase of equipment that is specialized for the transportation of foods in a safe and sanitary manner from your restaurant to a venue. For those offering buffet-style catering, hot and cold food bars are one of the most important pieces of equipment. To stock your bar, you’ll need to invest in food pan carriers to get the prepared items to the venue.
Pina Coladas, Daiquiris, Margaritas...these blended cocktails
are all essential to a liquor lineup for any commercial bar. Even frozen
coffees with a touch of alcohol can make a splash at your bar! But the
common link that ties these together in terms of your equipment is your
bar blender. Choosing a bar blender may seem easy at first, but any
veteran bartender will tell you that there are certain features to a
blender that make it better - or worse - for a commercial operation.
Here are some tips to help you wade through the mix.