Types Of Catering Equipment
It can be a challenge to plan and host an event, whether for your coworkers, or something smaller for friends and family. One thing you will need to know is the different types of catering equipment and what you might need.
Keep it simple and manageable; your guests probably aren’t expecting a perfectly planned and executed event, especially if you are doing it all by yourself. One way to ensure a smooth process is to have everything you think you will need in place on the big day, and this checklist can help you determine what catering equipment you will need:
Pots and Pans
The number of guests and the menu you have planned will determine what you need in the way of pots and pans. Also, consider how practical it is to wash everything afterwards and the capacity of your stove, range or other cooking equipment.
You may need a heavy duty range which is welded together for extra strength and can handle heavier and larger pots. If you need to cook several dishes at the same time, look for a stovetop on top of an oven. Extra features such as a prep area and griddle can be found on larger ranges, although these extras can push up the price of hiring the equipment.
A commercial cool room or basic refrigerator will probably be needed, to ensure your cold food is as fresh and as safe as possible, and is stored at no more than 5 degrees Celsius.
You will need to wash all those dishes, and the size and capacity of dishwasher will depend on the size of your event and number of guests. Keep in mind the amount of space required for a dishwasher to ensure adequate ventilation; you will also need to know the amount of water pressure produced, the maximum temperature the water can reach, and the length of the wash time.
Grilled food just tastes better and most people appreciate the taste. Consider a salamander grill which allows your meats to retain their moisture, and won’t take up a lot of your valuable kitchen space.
Your regular kitchen microwave won’t have a large capacity, so a commercial grade microwave is the solution, allowing you to easily and quickly heat or reheat a large volume of food.
Other different types of catering equipment you may want to consider based on your needs include a beverage dispenser and ice machine. And of course, don’t overlook plates, cutlery and glasses, enough for all your guests.
The presentation of your food is almost as important as its preparation and taste. You can ensure an attractive and eye catching display with the use of creative lighting, serving dishes, food warmers and risers.
Food Preparation Tools
Your menu will determine what you will need, which may include the following – a food processor, several spatulas and whisks, and a cutting board or two. Make a list of what you will need once you have your menu planned.
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