Invest in Smart Storage Solutions
The key to making the most of your kitchen’s space is to invest in food service equipment that’s compact, versatile, and efficient. The more function you can get out of one piece of equipment, the better.
Organize Your Supplies
Sort and properly label supplies for quick and easy access. Color coded label holders, dividers and enclosures, along with sliding bin systems are all efficient ways to help organize your wares.
Utilize Vertical Space
While your kitchen may be limited on functional floor space, there are likely ways to better utilize your kitchen’s vertical space to maximize storage. If you haven’t done so already, consider adding commercial hooks and wall shelving for additional storage of small kitchen items, appliances and accessories.
Streamline Your Equipment
While it may be tempting to stockpile all the latest kitchen gadgets and cookware, unused equipment can become a waste of space. Consider meeting with your kitchen team and going through your equipment to determine what’s essential and what your kitchen could do without. Often, a single appliance can do the work of several separate appliances.
Make the Most of Every Inch
There is only so much room in kitchen storage areas, and it can be a struggle to make the most of the space. Here are some products that will help you to better utilize your space:
- Easily Adjustable Shelving – This will allow you you to create the perfect dimensions to hold supplies and free up space, and the flexibility to adjust the units as your storage needs change over time.
- High Density Shelving — This type of shelving can boost your storage space up to 50 percent. It is also designed for easy access to supplies within the active aisle making it possible to hold more and boost efficiency at the same time.
Optimize Roll-Under Space
Under-counter space can be optimized using specially designed storage solutions and moveable prep stations. Mobile prep stations or carts fit conveniently under prep areas and using modular cantilever storage systems makes it easy to create overhead storage to better utilize the space under the system.
Some of these innovative products contain accessories that allow you to work more efficiently by staging all the tools, supplies and food you’ll need to prep in a smaller footprint.
These simple changes can help organize kitchens, reduce hazards and free up space. Check out the 2018 Kitchen Storage Makeover by Metro in the videos below to see professionals in action.
To find the right storage solutions for your property and to learn more about Metro’s kitchen equipment offerings for Avendra customers, contact Avendra’s FF&E Services.