Manufacturing kitchens are also known as commercial kitchens and require specialised expertise when being designed and installed. This is because they require durable equipment and efficient workspace designed specifically for mass food production. These kitchens need to be easy to clean and incorporate safety features as dangerous equipment is usually used.
Designing A Manufacturing Kitchen
Manufacturing kitchens need to be designed carefully in order to make preparing a large amount of food easy and efficient. The assembly line layout is one of the primary focuses of a manufacturing kitchen as it dictates how quickly food can be prepared. The assembly line needs to be easily accessible from all parts of the kitchen and consists of a worktop that begins with food prep and ends with the plated and finished product, ready to serve to the customer. A large pantry and refrigerator space will also be required to store food items and ingredients.
Lastly, the hygiene of manufacturing kitchens is of utmost importance as food contamination and neglect is more likely when working with such a large scale. The kitchen must be designed so that it can be easily cleaned without having too many hard-to-reach spaces. It is also recommended that multiple sanitising and handwashing stations be incorporated into the design.
Installations Needed In A Manufacturing Kitchen
A manufacturing kitchen will contain all the appliances and installations found in a regular household kitchen with a few additions that are unique to the space. Large stovetops with many burners, usually gas, and enormous industrial-grade ovens will likely be needed. These will need to be procured from specialist manufacturers. A commercial hood needs to be set above the stovetop to provide proper ventilation and adequate air quality.
A walk-in cooler or refrigerator will be needed to store a large quantity of food and provide easy access to this food. Lastly, a fire extinguisher must be installed to ensure safety precautions are met. This is because manufacturing kitchens use a large amount of electricity as well as gas burners, and fires can start fairly easily.
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