The restaurant kitchen is oftentimes referred to as the heart-of-the-house and a well designed restaurant kitchen with the proper cooking platforms can make you money and save you money. If the restaurant kitchen design does not take into consideration throughput requirements, menu and cooking platforms, carry out areas, adequate line refrigeration, location of ware-washing and food preparation areas, it could create a very inefficient restaurant kitchen that requires more labor and unnecessary steps. When the Synergy restaurant design team designs a restaurant kitchen, the operator can be assured that it is the most cost efficient design that will stand the test of time.
A poorly conceived and rushed restaurant kitchen design can be a nightmare to operate. If the restaurant kitchen design is not well thought out it can easily drive unnecessary labor costs and negatively impact productivity. If the overall facility is poorly designed it can also become very expensive to make changes during and after construction. The four most important steps in kitchen design are:
1. Understand your concept and vision. Document your concept in detail. If you do not know what you are trying to achieve, your restaurant kitchen design team will not know.
2. Begin by interviewing several restaurant architectural firms. The architectural firm you hire must have restaurant and kitchen design experience. There are so many food service code issues to deal with that an inexperienced architect will create a nightmarish scenario for your restaurant kitchen design team and all the tradesmen. Always be active in every part of the process. It is not unusual to review several drawings. Continue the drawing process until your vision has been realized.
3. Interview and hire a food service consulting firm that has experience in restaurant design. The restaurant kitchen design team will take the architectural space and make it functional with a great layout. The restaurant kitchen design team should b