When the holidays come around, restaurants have their hands full with celebrations at home and festivities in the restaurant. Your restaurant might have specialty or seasonal dishes, beverages, and desserts, and you might expect large parties to come and celebrate the season. Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Valentine’s Day could be the busiest. Whatever you do, do not be stressed. Here’s a look at holiday prep for commercial kitchens and how you can take the holidays in stride.
Plan in Advance
The first step is to plan in advance. Plan for the uptick in customers during the busiest holidays by having sufficient inventory and staff. If there are ways to prepare ingredients or tableware in advance, it is best to do it soon. Make sure that you have enough staff on board and a backup plan during this time period. Also, prepare the restaurant and commercial kitchen layout and decorations early enough in advance so you will be ready to take orders and cook.
Prepare Your Commercial Kitchen
Prepare your commercial kitchen equipment for the busy season. Keep on track with equipment maintenance, such as inspections and routine servicing. If you notice anything amiss with your equipment, do not wait to do something about it. Call a commercial kitchen service company as soon as possible to look at your equipment before the restaurant gets hectic.
Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service is at your beck and call to maintain and repair your commercial kitchen equipment in Maryland. If you need to order parts or order and install new equipment, we can do that too. Make us your go-to restaurant equipment resource!
Lastly, do make your restaurant fit the holiday theme. It can help employees as well as diners celebrate the holiday better and enjoy their time at your restaurant. One does not have to overdo the decorations, but just the right touch will flavor the atmosphere.
A couple of ways to display your restaurant’s festivity is through tableware and table decorations. You could switch regular plates and cups with holiday-themed dishware, such as during Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or the Fourth of July. You could also keep it simple with holiday-themed decor on the tables, such as a simple bouquet in a small vase.
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