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.

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“.