Did you know that Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year for restaurants in the U.S.? Restaurants have a lot to manage already; commercial kitchen efficiency is worth maintaining. As Thanksgiving and other major holidays approach, take this time to reflect and prepare your restaurant for holiday cooking!
The Holidays: The Busiest Time of Year!
On the Internet, you may actually find mixed reviews about whether Thanksgiving and Christmas are the busiest or slowest times of the year for restaurants. Some sources say that they are very busy, while others say they have very few customers.
According to Scripps News, around half of Americans are planning to order food from or dine at restaurants on Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day. They also expect a significant percentage to order from restaurants for Christmas as well. Inflation, weariness from cooking at home, and the desire for professionally cooked cuisine were reasons for the outbound holiday meals.
Prepare Your Kitchen Equipment
How can you prepare your restaurant for holiday cooking if it is open during those times? Be sure that all parts of your commercial kitchen are installed correctly and in good working order. A misaligned, dirty, or broken part can cause havoc, even resulting in a fire. Have a certified professional inspect your commercial kitchen equipment as the manufacturer recommends, and call for repairs should anything be amiss immediately.
Clean Your Cooking Equipment Daily
One cannot overstate the importance of cleaning your cooking equipment on a routine. Clean equipment as needed after every meal preparation and at the end of every day. Deep-clean your commercial kitchen once a week and once a month. Follow the manufacturers’ cleaning instructions for commercial food equipment.
Practice Good Commercial Kitchen Habits
Communication is key when working in a commercial kitchen to ensure efficiency, timely orders, and worker safety. Kitchen staff should already have the training to know how to keep operations sanitary and avoid personal injuries.
Have Emergency Contacts on Hand
Be prepared for an emergency. It will give you peace of mind to have all your emergency contacts on hand, including a commercial kitchen equipment company that offers emergency repair services. If you are in the greater Baltimore, MD, area, put Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc., on your list!
Contact Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc.!
Since 1971, Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc., has been the leader in Commercial Kitchen Equipment Services in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. We specialize in Restaurant Equipment Repair Services, Commercial Refrigeration, Preventive Maintenance, in-shop repairs, and over-the-counter parts.
At Pine Heights, our motto is simple: “Quality Service for Less.” We provide the highest level of commercial maintenance for a competitive rate. We are veteran and family-owned and operated and located in Baltimore at 2900 West Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230.