A commercial kitchen is a business’s most valuable asset. It can be used to make and cook food, develop new recipes, produce commercial products, or even package and distribute them. But what about when the commercial kitchen doesn’t exist?
Turning Your Home Into a Commercial Kitchen: Can You Do It?
There are many reasons why you might need to use your home as a temporary place of business – whether it’s because you’re starting up your own catering company or just want to throw some dinner parties for friends at home. In this blog post we’ll discuss how you can turn your home into a commercial kitchen!
To start with, make sure you’re following the health and safety standards of your local authority. There are many things to consider when it comes to commercial catering, including how food is stored, cooked or even served. You’ll need somewhere with a large sink for washing dishes and an area that has enough space for storing equipment like pots, pans and tables in case they’re needed later on during service.
Choosing The Right Location
The location of your home’s commercial kitchen will depend on the space that is available. A commercial kitchen can be limited to a single room, so long as there is sufficient space for the necessary equipment. Make sure that you have enough work surfaces and storage spaces within this area too!
If your home has an outdoor area, then consider converting it into your commercial kitchen – especially in summer time when it will have plenty of natural light.
In order to cook safely without worrying about causing a fire hazard or accidently poisoning guests because something isn’t being heated correctly – make sure there’s plenty of ventilation around any cooking surfaces such as hobs (stoves) so no steam builds up which can be dangerous if not monitored properly by someone nearby who understands what they’re doing!
It might also be wise to invest in a fire extinguisher too. The ventilation system needs to be capable of dealing with cooking smells from different foods as they’re cooked together. This means having an exhaust fan or vent hood above the stove area if possible.
Make sure your kitchen is well lit, and that you have enough space to work in. Keep appliances at a height where you can use them easily – for example, most people are shorter than commercial ovens so don’t put it on the floor unless there’s no other option!
Be aware that gas and electric stoves will heat up the room differently because of how efficient each one is compared to another type (gas heats quicker). If this becomes a problem, get creative by adding insulation around windows during cold months , opening doors to let it air out, or try cooking with a lid.
And lastly, remember that commercial kitchens are often noisy so think about insulation and soundproofing your basement studio if you’re located near other rooms in the house.