Designing a commercial kitchen is a complex yet rewarding process. Whether you are opening a restaurant, cafe, bar or designing a bulk food kitchen in Perth, the decision-making process can be a little daunting – so it’s important to arm yourself with as much information and research as possible.

Take a look at some of the key aspects of commercial kitchen design, as well as our tips on how to approach the task:

Design and layout

There are a number of different ways you can set out the design of your commercial kitchen. Your decisions will differ based on the type of venue or location. For many restaurants, an assembly line setup or a layout with a large island in the middle are preferable. Some venues prefer an ergonomic design, which leads to quicker and smoother processes. For venues with many different dishes or elements, a zoned layout with different tables and benches for prep may be best. Make sure you lay down your plans first, before you make any big decisions. Talk with your team, visit some kitchens, and do some research on modern commercial kitchen trends.

Work with the experts

It’s important that you get a team of experts on your side during the design process of your commercial kitchen, as they will know exactly how and where to place certain vital elements. Work with our refrigeration engineers and stainless steel specialists to establish what specific equipment and benching will work for your design both practically and aesthetically, and to ensure everything can be installed in the designated spots. We have in-house chefs with years of experience to assist in this process, making sure the layout of your commercial kitchen is 100% best practice and that you are including the equipment that best meets your needs. The aesthetics of your restaurant kitchen design are important, but functionality trumps the look of your kitchen. That’s why it’s important to make sure that everything will work, encouraging a smooth, well-run commercial kitchen.

Complete your master plan with Arcus

When you have settled on a basic layout for your commercial kitchen and spoken with our team of experts, it’s time to create your final master plan and take action. From our in house chefs and refrigeration and stainless experts, right through to our full in house drafting, manufacturing and installation teams, you can be sure that choosing Arcus puts you in the best position to get the most out of the space you have.

Arcus have over 70 years’ experience in designing, manufacturing and installing commercial refrigeration and kitchen equipment in kitchens of all shapes and sizes across Perth. We know what works, and can advise, supply, install and service any commercial kitchen that is presented to us, providing top-notch customer service and advice along the way.

Contact Arcus today to discuss the master plan for your ideal commercial kitchen – we’re with you every step of the way.