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Providing quality, profitable meals within strict budgets, for customers are of vital importance to the events caterer. However, the production kitchens must be able to produce large amounts of food efficiently and safely across varied menu styles and catering requirements.
Outside or events catering operations use essentially the same equipment as what contract caterers would use, as similar demands are placed on the operators.
Falcon has had a longstanding reputation of supplying the perfect equipment to the events catering sectors and our products can be found in most kitchens across this sector.
In the article below our chef offers some suggestions as to those equipment that events catering kitchens should have to help them easily cater for the demand placed on them.
Essential Equipment – The Must Have’s:
Most kitchens will typically need a combination of the following products in order to produce the variety of menu items demanded in a production environment:
The combination of products the quantity and type of appliance will vary significantly with factors such as numbers catered for, size of kitchen, menu requirements, service times etc. all being important considerations when selecting equipment.
Traditionally, events catering kitchen equipment featured mostly gas appliances, but a distinctive turn towards electrical equipment is seen across this sector, with energy efficient products such as induction hobs and combi ovens becoming integral parts of many new kitchens.
Other Equipment – The Nice to Have’s
These products are generally not an absolute necessity for events catering kitchens, but should be worth considering, depending on the factors mentioned previously:
Which is best for my specific set up?
Essentially every bulk / production kitchen will operate using the same type of catering equipment. Subtle differences may be models, energy source, size and manufacturer.
Although the emphasis is now firmly on producing profitable, high quality meals / foods, it is important to recognise health and safety, reliability, efficiencies, performance and reputation as driving factors behind the considerations and decisions operators make with regards to acquiring new equipment.
Therefore, the equipment required may well vary, not just in type, but also in the amount installed per kitchen.
The demand placed on bulk preparation kitchens not only refers to numbers caterered for, but also the amount of functions or events being catered for at the same time. Without high performance and reliable equipment, this will not be possible.
Typical Kitchen Equipment Set-up
Whether you need to replace existing equipment, add extra capacity or completely redesign your kitchen, our comprehensive product portfolio, experienced and knowledgeable support team and understanding of the unique requirements of the events caterer makes us the ideal partner for all your catering equipment needs.
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