The kitchen is one of the most important parts of a restaurant. It is the hub of your restaurant, where most of the important food related processes happen. This is where food is prepared, cooked, and plated before serving the customer.
Another important thing in a restaurant is the utensils that are used. The type of utensils used say a lot about the restaurant. As unfair as it is, a customer will judge the service and the ratings of a restaurant based on the type of utensils used.
For this reason, today we are going to look at the various factors you should consider when purchasing utensils for your restaurant.
As a restaurant owner, it is good to first view or sample utensils before purchasing them for use in the restaurant. This helps you to inspect the quality of the utensils to see if they are durable.
For instance, when buying coffee mugs, you could go for Grey Fox Pottery. They sell their mugs in wholesale and also gives you an option of having them personalized to your preference and that of your customers.
Pricing is also an important factor when purchasing utensils for your restaurant. Before purchasing them, you should have a second and third look at your budget to see whether or not you can afford them.
Opening up a coffee shop can be a costly affair so, it is wise to look for ways to save in order to make some other necessary investments somewhere. For starters, you can look for utensils that are dual or multi-purpose. This way, you will be able to buy many things without necessarily overstepping your budget.
Another option would be looking for restaurants that are closing down and buying several utensils from them. This is one of the cheapest ways to get good utensils for your business as the owner is most likely to give you at a ‘throw-away' price.
There is no way you will buy 50 pieces of plates when your restaurant is 50 people at full capacity. Breakages do happen. Other times, utensils go missing with no explanations from the staff. Still looking at the above example, you will need at least 100 plates just in case a customer needs an extra plate and to cater to the above issues.
- Ease of use and cleaning
Restaurant owners should choose utensils they can use and clean with ease. There is no point in investing in the latest piece of utensil or equipment and not being to use it, regardless of how cheap it may seem.
Utensils should be comfortable to use for both the kitchen staff and the customer. They should also be easy to clean and maintain. This helps in keeping the restaurant clean and bacteria free.
- Something for the kids
Last but not least, every restaurant should have children utensils. Most of the utensils we use in restaurants are heavy for toddlers. To make it fun for them, buy colorful and light utensils. This is a great way to show your customers that you also care about their young ones.