In previous posts, we’ve discussed how specific investments can have a significant impact within a hotel business. The hotel kitchen is the engine room of most hospitality businesses. Equipment specification and investment decisions are based on drivers such as compliance, reliability, flexibility, economy and environmental.
For example, investing in a wok burner to stage regular and authentic Chinese and eastern cuisine nights requires specialist funding.
Typical alternative investment solutions include
- Ovens – bringing equipment up to standard, improving power and energy efficiency or increasing output.
- Extracting and ducting and greasing equipment to ensure a busy modern professional kitchen works efficiently and whilst conforming to local environmental guidelines and not upsetting neighbours
- Refrigeration – again bringing up to standard, meeting power and energy efficiency standards or simply increasing output.
Utilities are typically the third or fourth biggest overhead in a hospitality business so investing in any efficient equipment can make quite a difference to your bill – and could be something to shout about from a green perspective too.
Don’t forget how you can put your hotel kitchen centre stage.
There is a trend towards open kitchens, where customers can see what is going on, with accessible serving areas. Investing in this area might help you to premium price or certainly to sell special positioned and therefore more desirable tables.
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