Restaurant Start Up - Kitchen Design and Equipment

An efficiently designed kitchen with labor saving equipment is by far the most effective way to reduce labor costs. After several months of operation, examine the kitchen in action. Look at each employee, what are his/her motions and movements? How many steps must be taken to reach food items and more stock? Look at the position and layout of the equipment, is it set up in the most efficient way possible? Ask the employee's how they would like their work areas set up, and how it could be more efficient. They are the real experts as they work the same job every day. Look at the wait staff work areas, could they be made more efficient? This exercise will result in faster and better service