How to Design Restaurant Kitchen

Kitchen Design Cooking Area, The Working Triangle, Kitchen Layout

A well designed kitchen can add significant value to your restaurant however there are always pitfalls and we highly recommend you that designing a restaurant kitchen is best left to the professionals like us.

If you are going to build or renovate a restaurant kitchen, your general kitchen contractor will need a set of construction documents, often referred to as “working drawings”. These documents are drawn on a CAD system and encompass space plans, layouts, elevations, schedules and details. Some drafted drawings can be provided upfront by restaurant owners, however if there is not one yet, we can always assist based on a mutual agreement.

Getting the layout right and accurate is imperative to restaurant kitchen design. No matter what your budget, area size and style, every kitchen layout should be designed around what experts call the ‘Golden Triangle’. This involves grouping together the equipments and work areas that are most important to you:

  1. Food preparation (e.g. fridge / freezer, microwave, other refrigeration)
  2. Cooking and serving (e.g. oven, cooktop / hob / kwali range, exhaust hood)
  3. Washing up (e.g. sink bowl, grease trap, dishwasher)

The three work areas mentioned above must be close to each other, positioned at three sides of the triangle, creating a friendly working environment. To be ideal, these activity zones should not be more than three metres apart, so you can move easily between them. Each activity zone needs to include working table(s) / worktop(s) and appliances required for that activity, the zone will also require storage space for the related equipments, utensils, etc.

Chefs In Commercial Kitchen Working Together

Gallery Kitchen Design Layout, Open Plan, Working TriangleOne of the most common design layouts used by restaurants is ‘Gallery’. Gallery style is featured in many commercial kitchens, as it provides two opposing working and storage areas, ideal for providing open plan area whereby there can be multiple chefs working close simultaneously.

A well-executed commercial kitchen design requires step-by-step planning and patience including equipments & facilities. Successful projects do not just happen by accident, they depend on an orderly planning process.

Our commitment to your success is most important to us. We work closely with you to create and implement the most optimal design for your restaurant kitchen. Client satisfaction is our top priority – Contact Our Ellane Kitchen Engineers today who are dedicated to satisfying you as our valuable client. That’s why our clients come back to us again and again for new restaurant ventures and re-modelling projects.

Designing Your Home Kitchen

Natural Kitchen Design

Designing your kitchen to suit your home and lifestyle that reflects your personality is challenging as you want it to be as perfect as possible. A kitchen is an area used for food preparation and cooking. Your kitchen is not just a place for cooking and washing up, it’s a social centre, a shared room for your family and friends to experiment different kinds of food and often, is the heart of your home.

The Whole Family, Father, Mother, Kids at Kitchen

These days, modern kitchen functions not only as a communal place for cooking or preparing food but it may also be used for dining and entertaining. A successful kitchen renovation will reinforce this and complement your individual needs and lifestyle.

When you are renovating a kitchen, there are various factors that come into play, including cost, area size, usage, style, finishes, positioning, and the list goes on and on. Because the cost of the renovation will depend on your choice of materials and finishes, it is sometimes best to have a rough idea first of how much money you wish to invest and which materials you are looking to include.

While it may be tempting to save money by using your existing kitchen appliances, you would not buy a new car with a second-hand engine. Your kitchen appliances are the engine of your kitchen, therefore you need to carefully think through when deciding whether or not you need new appliances, kitchen set, utensils, etc. in your newly renovated kitchen.

Warm Chocolate Kitchen Design with Contemporary Style and Finishes

If you are thinking about designing or renovating your kitchen, whether from scratch custom built or adding some finishing touches, manufactured and ready for you to install, then you have come to the right place. You can trust us in exploring the diverse range of cost saving, innovative ideas, functional products and stylish accessories, so you can get started building your own kitchen.

We can do the hard work for you by creating your perfect kitchen with the assistance of our impressive helpful planning guide, full of advice to help you plan, design, order and install from none to a complete and contemporary kitchen.

Talk to one of our Ellane Kitchen Sales Engineers today and we would be happy to assist you with your kitchen building and renovation. Happy renovating!

Organic Food, Is It Good for Me?

Organic Vegetables - Healthy, No Chemicals Residue

Organic food has become a hot topic among all of us these days especially for us who lives in a developing country like Indonesia. We heard more and more people talking about eating organic food and the health benefits that we can get out of it. The food we consume everyday is important to our daily life and as we are getting older, our body needs the right kinds of food to ensure our well being are properly maintained physically and mentally.

Many people purchase organic food because they believe it has more benefits and is healthier than conventionally grown food. The advantages of organic food have been a hot topic for more than a decade now but it wasn’t until relatively recently that these benefits were supported by more than just hearsay.

Organic Food - more vitamins, antioxidants, prevent diseases

Nutritional Benefits

According to research studies by scientists, it has been proven that organic foods, including fruit, vegetables and milk, may be more nutritious than non-organic produce. Organic foods have higher levels of many disease-fighting antioxidants and essential vitamins that are highly beneficial for our bodies, including Vitamin C. “On average, our research found higher vitamin C, higher mineral levels and higher phytonutrients – plant compounds which can be effective against cancer.”

Nicer & Better Taste

Yes, organic foods do taste better than conventionally produced foods. Many studies have found levels of specific vitamins, flavonoids or antioxidants in organic foods to be higher than the levels found in conventional foods. Many of the antioxidants are poly-phenols, flavonoids and other volatile compounds, which are responsible for a high proportion of the flavours in the foods we eat. The greater the amount of these protective compounds, the greater the flavours, hence tastier and more appetising.

Family eating organic foods - healthy choice

Healthier Environment

Last but not least, organic food and farming reach far beyond our own health and well-being. Organic food is safer for our entire planet – our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and generation after generation, will be able to live longer in a much healthier environment. Scientific studies are beginning to show that that eating organic food results in lower levels of pervasive chemicals in humans, hence preserving humankind civilisation even longer.

With antioxidants that prevent heart disease, cancers, anti-inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, should we start eating organic foods from now on?

Happy Valentine’s Day 2010 – Dinner Where?



Di bulan Februari yang penuh dengan cinta ini, apa yang akan Anda lakukan? Sibuk mengurus acara romantis Anda di hari Valentine yang jatuh di hari Minggu 14 Februari? Atau anda masih bingung memilih restaurant untuk tempat dinner anda dengan si dia? Apapun yang anda rencanakan, inilah saat yang tepat untuk anda mencurahkan isi hati anda dengan si dia.

Sebetulnya rumah anda-pun dapat digunakan untuk acara dinner romantis valentine day’s anda, asalkan didukung dengan dekorasi dan suasana yang tepat seperti lilin dan musik – terutama bagi anda yang dalam kondisi money tight, ini tidak berarti anda berdua tidak dapat menikmati fun. Oleh karena itu, kami ingin memberikan anda “back to basic” recipe untuk memasak “fine dining style” Indonesian Beef Rendang:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1kg diced beef
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 50g sachet Rendang spice paste
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp kecap manis
  • Tomato wedges, diced cucumber and sliced red chilli, to serves

METHOD

  • Serves: 6
  • Preparation: 15 mins
  • Cooking: 2 hrs

PREPARATION

  1. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying iPan. Cook beef in 4 batches over medium high heat until browned. Transfer to a plate. Reduce the heat to medium and add the onion to the pan. Cook for 5-7 mins until onion is soft and brown.
  2. Add Rendang paste and cook, stirring, for 1 min. Return all meat to pan. Reserve 2 tbsp of coconut milk and add rest to pan with stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to very low and simmer, uncovered, for 1 hr, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in coconut, sugar and kecap manis, and cook for 30 mins, stirring often so it doesn’t catch on bottom of pan, until liquid is almost all reduced. It should be quite a dry curry.
  4. Serve topped with tomato, cucumber and chilli, with reserved coconut milk drizzled over.

This recipe is specially brought to you from MasterChef Australia.

Simple Recipe to Make Indonesian Risoles

The rainy weather these days makes us hungry during the day as we are unwilling to go out to find some snacks or food. Today we provide you with a delicious and simple recipe to make Indonesian Risoles.

INGREDIENTS FOR CONTENTS:

  • 1 piece of chicken thigh (cut into small pieces) and boiled in 600 ml of water
  • 25 g of carrots (cut into small cubes) and boiled
  • 25 g of peas
  • ½ piece of onion (chopped finely)
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 3 tablespoons of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of milk powder (dissolved in 300 ml chicken stock)
  • ½ tablespoon of ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

INGREDIENTS FOR SKIN:

  • 150 g of flour
  • 275 ml of liquid milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

INGREDIENTS FOR COATING:

  • 100 g bread crumb
  • 2 eggs

HOW TO MAKE RISOLES:

  1. First, make the contents by stir-frying onions onto iPan until fragrant, followed by pouring the flour and stirring until lumps are formed. Pour in the liquid milk gradually and sauté until it becomes smooth.
  2. Add chicken, carrots, peas, salt, pepper and ground nutmeg. Then stir until it boils. Take out and let it chill on a bowl.
  3. To make risoles skin, mix the ingredients for the skin altogether and form risoles skin similar to pancakes one by one. Take one piece of risoles skin and place 1 full tablespoon of risoles contents from the bowl. Fold the skin to wrap the contents and form triangle-shaped or rectangle-shaped risoles.
  4. Roll the risoles on egg then roll it on bread crumb, roll it again on egg then on bread crumb until it is fully coated.
  5. Deep fry the risoles until they become yellowish brown over medium heat.

New Year Starts with New Inspiration

Happy New Year 2010

Hai apa kabar semua? Selamat datang di tahun yang baru 2010! Bagaimana liburan panjang Natal dan Tahun Baru anda beberapa minggu yang lalu? Tentu saja kami berharap anda menikmati liburan panjang anda sehingga bagi yang akan atau telah melanjutkan kembali rutinitas pekerjaan sehari-hari dapat merasa ‘refresh’ dan siap dengan inspirasi dan resolusi yang lebih baik di tahun baru ini.

Mini Chocolate Fountain Ellane

Agar suasana anda semakin ceria di tahun yang baru ini, tim Ellane mempersembahkan seputar informasi mengenai salah satu produk kami yang terkenal yaitu mini chocolate fountain (coklat pancur mini). Produk yang satu ini sangat sempurna untuk digunakan di saat acara kecil-kecilan di rumah anda seperti pada pesta ulang tahun anak anda, acara kawinan, acara selamatan anda ataupun pada acara arisan. Coklat yang mengalir di chocolate fountain ini akan membuat acara anda semakin meriah karena tamu-tamu anda dapat turut merasakan sebuah peristiwa penting yang sedang berjalan.

Acara Rumahan dgn Coklat Mancur

Selain daripada itu, masih banyak keuntungan lainnya daripada chocolate fountain mini ini termasuk:

  1. Baik orang tua, muda dan anak kecil akan senang berdiri di sekitar chocolate fountain yang mini ini, karena dapat mencelupkan snack dan buah ke dalam saos coklat sambil bercerita ria dan tertawa.
  2. Sangat cocok dan mudah untuk disajikan bersama makanan pencuci mulut seperti buah-buahan (strawberry, cherry, pisang), snack dan kue-kue kecil (poffertjes, waffle, dorayaki).
  3. Strawberry Dipping in Chocolate Fountain

  4. Membersihkan alat coklat mancur ini sangatlah mudah dan tidak membutuhkan waktu yang lama

Mesin mini coklat mancur ini dapat menampung hingga 1 kg coklat dan akan bekerja dengan baik jika coklat sudah dicairkan terlebih dahulu. Untuk perawatan mesin coklat fountain ini, anda dianjurkan untuk mematikan mesin setelah 3 – 4 jam berjalan. Lalu anda harus membiarkan mesin ber-istirahat selama 15 menit sebelum dinyalakan kembali, dengan demikan mesin akan tetap awet dan berfungsi dengan baik.

Untuk cara men-operasikan mesin coklat mini ini, anda dianjurkan untuk melihat posting artikel kami yang sebelumnya How I Operate Chocolate Fountain. Jika anda masih punya pertanyaan silakan langsung saja hubungi customer servis kami dan dengan senang hati kami akan membantu anda dengan pertanyaan seputar Chocolate Fountain. Mari kita mulai awal tahun yang baru ini dengan senyum dan tawa 🙂

How I Operate Chocolate Fountain

How I Operate Chocolate Fountain

Melting Chocolate

If you already have one or more chocolate fountains, this article will help you learn how to operate it correctly. Before you operate or switch on your chocolate fountain, it is recommended that you pre-melt the chocolate. Please be extremely wary not to allow any water or steam into the melted chocolate as this will cause it to turn hard and grainy (seized). Unfortunately, seized chocolate cannot be used as a candy coating as it will not regain its former shine and texture.

Normally, all types of chocolate fountains have the same operation and activation. Chocolate fountain is formed by several tiers that are put on a pole containing a tube. When the machine is activated, a pumping mechanism on the base will force melted chocolate to go up through the tube. Here are some tips and tricks to operate a chocolate fountain:
Chocolate Fountain with Fruits & Snacks

  1. Use only recommended chocolate and use heat to it melt completely. Chocolate “Lindt” Couverture Milk or Dark is one highly recommended option if you are looking for fine and superior quality taste chocolate which has a silkier appearance. However if you on budget, you could choose local made type of chocolate.
  2. Pour the melted chocolate onto the fountain’s base element until it fully covers the base
  3. Switch on the machine in order to pump the melted chocolate up. The melted chocolate will get sucked up into the tube until it reaches the top of the pole. Once on top, it starts spilling over to the sides and flow down from tier to tier until it returns to the base and pump over again repetitively
  4. Ensure the amount of chocolate on the fountain base is adequate to make a nice flowing chocolate fountain.
  5. The base of fountain has heating elements that keep the chocolate from solidifying and clogging the fountain
  6. More melted chocolate may need to be added as per consumption throughout the event

Chocolate Fountain Enquiry

If you have any questions or doubts on how to operate a Chocolate Fountain or want to find out more about Chocolate Fountain, please feel free to contact us at anytime. We are here to happily assist you with any enquiries you have. We are an expert in stainless steel catering supplies and hotel equipments, bringing you only quality products including the best quality Chocolate Fountain in the market with excellent service warranty. Something to keep in your mind because you can always trust our brand “Ellane“.

What’s Sooo Good About Chocolate

Antioxidant Food Comparison Chart

We all love chocolate as much as kids do. Chocolate lovers will love this blog because the chart above depicts the fact that dark chocolate and cocoa contain more antioxidant capacity than any other fruits or nuts that we normally regard as healthy food, such as strawberries, apples, green tea and red wine. Antioxidants are natural compounds that scientists have discovered can protect your body, promote good health and alleviate signs of aging. Surprised that chocolate is good for health? Many people are. That’s because they forget that chocolate is actually a plant-based food.

Pretty Lady Eating ChocolateWhat’s more good news is that research has found antioxidants like those found in dark chocolate and cocoa have also been linked to some of the hallmarks of good cardiovascular health such as enhanced blood flow, healthy cholesterol levels and, in some cases, reduced blood pressure. So what does this mean? This means not only eating chocolate makes us feel good, but it will also keep us healthy and reduce the risk of various diseases.

Let’s start eating dark chocolate for the sake of our health. For those who seldom eat chocolate, perhaps you should try from light to dark. Start with light milk chocolate (with the lowest percentage of cacao and usually less bitter), and end with the darkest one. This sets up your taste buds correctly to experience the more intense, more complex and more healthy chocolates. Happy chocolate-ing!