September 30, 2022

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Commercial Kitchen and Bar Design and Layout –

Commercial Kitchen Layout

What defines the success of a restaurant? You’d think it’s all about how good their menu and food is[1]. But service efficiency can make or break a restaurant. So restaurant owners need to pay close attention to the design and layout of their kitchens and bars to maximize the efficiency of their service.

In this article, we’ll take a look at why commercial kitchen and bar design influence a restaurant’s growth and success. Let’s dive in.

Your Commercial Kitchen and Bar Design Matters

Here are 4 reasons that commercial kitchen and bar design and layout are integral to a restaurant’s success:

1. Time and Cost Savings

A well-designed, ergonomic restaurant helps the bartenders, chefs, and kitchen staff to work smoothly. This allows them to cook and serve orders in a fast and efficient manner,  increasing their productivity and output.

When the workspace is designed for better flow optimization, the staff will require fewer steps to finish a task and can serve customers faster, resulting in higher efficiency[2] and rapid order fulfillment. This translates into greater savings in time and money as well as better customer service.

Moreover, careful planning of the kitchen and bar design will also help restaurant owners save time and money during the construction stage. This can help them boost profitability over the life of the kitchen.

2. Order and Hygiene

A restaurant’s kitchen and bar are typically two of the messiest spaces in the establishment. However, it is very important to maintain order and cleanliness in these areas as the staff prepares food and drinks here. 

Any negligence in cleanliness can lead to violations of the laws on sanitation and food handling safety. It can also result in customers falling ill and the establishment being subject to scrutiny and/or eventual shutdown. 

A well-designed layout ensures hygiene and order. A neat kitchen prevents legal troubles and other hurdles to a restaurant’s business growth.

3. Increased Staff Safety

A poorly designed commercial kitchen and bar are a recipe for disaster, not to mention that it’s dangerous too. When these areas are unorganized and strewn with equipment and raw materials, the staff may find it difficult to work comfortably and easily. This can lead to burnt food, staff bumping into each other often, and other accidents and errors. 

A good restaurant kitchen design provides appropriate areas for storing raw materials, tools, and equipment. It also makes space for inventory and other items that the kitchen staff need so that they don’t have to move around too much and can do their work with ease. 

A well-designed kitchen also includes ventilation systems to let out unpleasant odors that get created while cooking. It also provides for fire safety for evacuating employees in the event of an emergency or major accident.

Good kitchen design and layout are therefore crucial for the safety and well-being of the employees in the kitchen.

4. Retention of Talent

When a commercial kitchen and bar are designed well, its staff enjoy working there more. Fewer accidents, and an ergonomic layout allow staff to do their work without any hurdles. 

This makes them feel satisfied, motivated, and happier, helping restaurant owners attract and retain talent in the long term.

Conclusion

Whether you’re redesigning your existing bar and kitchen or building them from scratch, remember that the devil lies in the details. If you are ready to elevate your restaurant kitchen and bar design, TRG is here for you. 

We have decades of experience and knowledge in designing and building kitchens and bars for all types of hospitality businesses. This makes us the perfect partner for all your design and layout needs.

Contact us today and get a quote to start designing your dream kitchen and bar.