Commercial Kitchen Design and Planning

The key to success for any commercial kitchen (whether a brand new one or a refurbished one) is the correct selection of kitchen appliances. Each commercial kitchen is unique and requires a different set of appliances.  

Let’s breakdown the typical types of appliances required while planning a commercial kitchen: 

1) Cooking appliances

Oven, Range, Deep fryer, Grill, Griddles, Holding Equipment, Salamander or Broiler, Toaster, Coffee Brewer 

Interesting facts: 

The cooking appliance segment is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 7.6% over the forecast period on account of increased demand for combination oven and induction cooktop and cooking range. The induction cooking range comprises an induction cooktop and convection oven that uses convection technology to distribute the heat evenly for faster cooking. Demand for the induction cooking range is expected to increase over the forecast period owing to growing fuel and electricity prices and awareness about the conservation of energy.

In the oven segment, a combination oven, which is a built-in oven with a microwave function, is expected to expand at the highest CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period. 

2) Refrigeration and storage appliances 

Refrigerator, Freezer, Ice Machine, Beverage Dispenser 

Interesting Facts:  

In 2016, refrigerators accounted for almost 45% of the commercial kitchen equipment market revenue share. 

In 2019, the refrigerator segment accounted for the largest revenue share of over 40.0% and is expected to witness substantial growth over the forecast period. The growing need for food preservation owing to changing climatic conditions is contemplating the end customers to deploy refrigerator with state-of-the-art technologies. Thus, the growing emphasis on advancements in refrigeration technologies is expected to boost the demand for refrigerators during the forecast period.

3) Storage equipment 

Shelving, Bussing, and utility cart, Sheet Pan Racks, Food Storage, Containers, Drying Racks, Dunning Racks 

4) Food prep appliances

Food processors, Prep Tables, Mixers, Grinders, Blenders. 

5) Small ware

Knives, Cutting Board, Mixing Bowls, Pans, Pots, Whisks, Food pans, etc. 

6) Janitorial Equipment 

Microfiber cloths and cleaning rags, 3 compartment sink, Foodservice chemicals, and sanitizers, Trash cans and recycling bins, Mops and mop buckets, Wet floor signs, Scrubbers and sponges, Restroom supplies, Brooms and dustpans, and Cleaning chemical buckets. 

According to a report by, The global commercial kitchen appliances/ equipment market is expected to reach USD 112.47 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. 

Increasing demand for a well-designed commercial kitchen in the foodservice industry has led to the rise of technology-driven upgrades. 

Here are some latest technological upgrades while planning a commercial kitchen: 

1) Remote Controlled Kitchen

A remotely controlled kitchen is a kitchen where a network of physical appliances and devices that use a digital connection interact with each other. It is called the Internet of Things. 

The Internet of Things (IoT)  technology can be used to create a smart, remotely controlled kitchen. 

The benefits of IoT are as follows: 

i) Lower labor costs 

ii) Improved customer experience 

iii) Mental peace 

2) Kitchen Display System 

A Kitchen Display System (KDS) is a must-have technology while planning a commercial kitchen. KDS basically replaces the technology of old receipt printers by improving the communication of the front staffers with the back ends staffers. 

The benefits of a KDS: 

i) Efficient communication of food orders placed

ii) Food preparation is faster

3) Smart Oven 

The trend of smart appliances in the industry has led to the invention of smart ovens. This helps in cutting labor costs by automating routine tasks. 

There are two kinds of smart ovens: 

i) Cook and Hold oven 

ii) Smart Combi oven

Smart ovens are designed to be energy efficient, reduce labor costs, optimize kitchen space, save money, and increase food safety. 

Commercial kitchen planning has had an all-around change in their demand for kitchen appliances because of the changing lifestyle of people of different age groups in the population. Especially the youth who are more drawn towards low-calories, organic and healthy diets. This impacts purchasing of kitchen appliances that are required to prepare these dishes. 

The growing use of smart kitchen equipment by the foodservice industry has led to a boost in the demand for commercial kitchen appliances. These smart commercial kitchen equipment are designed with advanced connectivity features and equipped with sensors, which can connect to handheld devices, such as smartphones and tablets or other household devices. 

Furthermore, rising awareness amongst the end-use industries regarding the utilization of energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment is likely to lead to a notable increase in demand for kitchen appliances in the commercial sector. In addition, supportive government regulations promoting energy-efficient commercial kitchen equipment are expected to escalate the sales of commercial kitchen appliances, thus curbing energy consumption. 

While planning a commercial kitchen, it is always beneficial to hire experts. The team of kitchen consultants at HPG Consulting combines their wide industry experience with technical knowledge to bring forth effortless solutions to their client’s problems. 

The kitchen consultants understand that each commercial kitchen, whether it is present in a bakery, a restaurant, or a hotel kitchen, all require a different set of kitchen layout, kitchen appliances, etc. 

That is why the kitchen consultants at HPG Consulting have a collaborative approach to deliver end-to-end kitchen plans for hotels, restaurants, and other businesses involving food services, by conceptualizing the kitchen layout planning and consulting to setting up a remotely-managed kitchen setup. The kitchen consultants take charge of the project completely and deliver as per the client’s expectations. 

In short the consultants, 

– Assess the client’s needs

– Conceptualize the kitchen layout

– Consider Plumbing and Heating Requirements

– Consider Lightning Options

– Choose kitchen materials

– Procure the right kitchen equipment

HPG Consulting has heralded over many commercial kitchen planning projects in prestigious restaurants and hotels both in India and abroad. That is why they are the most recommended consulting group when it comes to the foodservice industry as they simply the best. 

For further information on the latest trends in kitchen appliances for a commercial kitchen, get in touch with a commercial kitchen design and planning at HPG Consulting today. 

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