School cafeteria kitchens are starting to build and extend to support the increasing numbers of students. With numerous students depending on the school cafeteria for their daily lunch or snacks, it is necessary that schools should be well-equipped to provide a variety of nutritious foods to their students. However, because school kitchens are different from restaurants, they’re not necessarily profit-oriented, school kitchen equipment needs can often be somewhat different from a typical commercial kitchen.
Equipping school cafeterias can be challenging. There are several guidelines to consider and bigger budgets to meet those guidelines, and yet you still need to feed hundreds or even thousands of students every day and that requires heavy-duty equipment which will be in regular use. Determining what your school needs is only the start of facing this challenge.
Even though most commercial kitchen equipment can certainly be used in a school kitchen, the large number of students being provided each day may use conventional ranges and ovens, but will be an impractical decision. Combination ovens are a great way to save space in a small kitchen without sacrificing cooking power. Combination ovens can be a convection oven or a steamer, making them excellent for quickly cooking everything from meats to vegetables, all from a single equipment.
Traditional Commercial Ranges can also be useful in the school setting, particularly for preparing soups or sauces, or for cooking quicker meals such as egg biscuits and sausages for the portion of students that make it in early enough for school breakfast.
Refrigeration in a school kitchen is almost the same as any other restaurant kitchen. A large and reliable commercial refrigerators and freezers are a must in any food service establishments, especially in a large school kitchen that are likely to carry large quantities of frozen or reusable multi-purpose products. There are several types of refrigeration units that are available to match your refrigeration and storage needs. Smaller school kitchens that have limited space may be able to save room by fitting smaller but equally effective undercounter refrigeration equipment beneath their countertops.
To consider cleanliness and hygiene in schools, it is advantageous to invest in sturdy stainless steel work tables which will make a large space for preparing food. These equipments are also very quick and easy to clean to make sure your school kitchen is kept spotless to abide by the health and safety standards of the school.
Once the food has been cooked and prepared, of course, it has to be served. Most schools turn to cafeteria steam tables to keep the food warm for serving. Basically, not all of the food that is prepared will make it immediately to their tabled. Warming and holding equipment are both great units to keep the food warm while it waits to be moved to the serve the children.
In any school cafeteria, it’s very important to maintain a constant supply of clean trays utensils and dishes. One of the fastest and easiest way to do this is with a commercial dishwasher. Commercial dishwashers are exceptionally easy to use, you can simply load your dishes into one end and come back later to get it from the other end and it will speed up the dish washing time by a significant edge, making them ideal for quickly cleaning your kitchenware for the next batch of students.
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