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cynfulsmokersbbq 09-20-2019 12:54 PM

Kitchen Ideas
Getting ready to build our Catering Kitchen. Plan to build a Metal building. I'm currently working on the size of the building I want. I am open to suggestions.
Also, Does anyone have any lay-out plans they can share.

Thanks in Advance.

HBMTN 09-22-2019 09:58 PM

Beef up electrical outlets and as many as you can have in various placed. Good hood system, be aware that these things are hi-tech complicated and heavy to install. I purchased one from on online source new for $3500 and thought I'd install it myself. Once it came in I said no way am I installing this (and I have 30 years experience as an auto mechanic) so I searched to find an installer, there is only one within 2 hours of me and they charged me $5000 to install it excluding any fire suppression which is another $3500. Get huge 3 bay sinks (the best move I made), Run a water line over your stove for a pot filler. Tons of lighting so it's bright. Make sure the floor drain is located where water will funnel to it. Buy the largest stainless table that will fit. I have a 9 footer and wouldn't get smaller. I have a Bakers Pride convection oven and love it. Just be aware of how quickly costs can rise. I started my kitchen sectioning off 500 sq feet of space in an existing building and thought I'd spend $32,000. Once the project was done it came in close to $75,000.

C Rocke 09-23-2019 12:50 PM

Install extra wide or roll up door - Easier for loading, unloading, etc. Also easier to get equipment through. If you're pouring a floor, put in a floor safe. Make sure you have adequate freezer/walk in space. A blast chiller is a great thing to have, too.

ynotfehc 09-23-2019 05:53 PM

Don't skimp on refrigeration. Whatever you think you need, you need at least 50% more.

charcoal4brains 09-23-2019 07:51 PM

Kitchen work triangle layout:

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