Access to a commercial range can be expensive. For many struggling entrepreneurs, installing a commercial kitchen may feel like a risk that exceeds the limits of available funds. Yet you cannot afford to overlook the benefits of having quality products in the kitchen.
For example: A commercial gas restaurant range is:
* Constructed from top-grade materials
* Crafted with quality workmanship
* Built to last
* Provides higher output burners
* Contains very few breakable electronic components
Installing heavy duty cooking equipment can act as a business catalyst, allowing you to bring in many new customers that may purchase some of your most profitable products. Here are some tips to help you better prepare for the startup costs.
Knowledge – The key to reduced commercial kitchen startups
The successful operation of a commercial range requires that you learn value-adding strategies such as how to establish reliable vendor resources and how to craft a realistic business and marketing plan. You need to understand local safety regulations. Your cooks may require live practice on a commercial range. And you need to keep firm control over the entire startup process.
It begins by taking control of your learning curve, reducing the installation costs and eliminating unnecessary complications.
Insurance and warranty issues: Read all of the fine print. Make certain that your plans for modifying or installing a commercial kitchen do not violate your existing insurance regulations. You should also fine comb the warranty. Look out for small items such as location restrictions.
Installation Issues: Commercial cooking equipment often requires access to a heavy duty gas supply line. Each gas unit model comes with a specific expectation of clearance from combustible surfaces. Lost storage space can increase costs.
Commercial gas ranges are:
* Constructed with a deeper body which results in the need for additional floor space
* Require custom hoods
* Usually contain multiple pilot lights which consume fuel
How to get a low-cost education on commercial kitchen startups
Perhaps some of the listed complications make the aspect of installing a commercial kitchen seem too costly and too complex. Keep in mind that every successful business requires careful planning. The cost of installing commercial cooking equipment can be easily offset by the gain in customers and profits.
Consider contacting your local college. Many universities offer courses on how to successfully operate a commercial kitchen. In short order, pun intended, you can fine-tune your production techniques, develop better food-product concepts, better analyze your startup costs and learn how to accurately project your prices.
Cranking up a commercial kitchen may be easier than you think.