It’s exciting to open a new restaurant. However, for a first-time owner, creating a new restaurant kitchen design can be intimidating. Your restaurant should have a theme that is consistent with its design. You must take into account the setting, the seating, and the position of your kitchen. There are additional factors to take into account, including building requirements for ventilation and fire safety. Here are some fundamentals to get you going.
Room for Dining
Any restaurant’s eating area, which should be hospitable and relaxing, is its focal point. Customers congregate there to enjoy a satisfying lunch and each other’s company. The number of people who can fit in your dining room should be confirmed with the local fire marshal or other relevant authority. You may arrange where to put tables, chairs, and a wait station once you know how many people you can safely serve at once. Take a moment to sit in each seat before the big day to evaluate the view and determine whether the table needs to be moved for a better experience.
A restaurant kitchen is its beating center. Despite the fact that the majority of commercial kitchens are not visible to the general public, the design is just as crucial as the dining room. The layout of the kitchen as well as the kind of commercial equipment that must be purchased will depend on the size of the kitchen and the food that will be served.
It should be equally as pleasant as your dining room if you intend to have a full-service bar where clients can sit and enjoy beverages and a meal. Since servers make and pick up drink orders for their tables at the bar, it is important that it suit the needs of the restaurant as well.
Make sure the entire restaurant design plan includes bathrooms. Since restrooms are typically compact in restaurants, they may be easily decorated and given personality without costing too much money. The cleanliness of a restaurant’s restrooms is crucial. Regularly cleaning the restrooms will show that your restaurant is clean, which is important to customers.
Make sure your restaurant design has a motif that encompasses the outdoor dining area if you are fortunate enough to have one, such as a deck or patio. There should be sturdy outside tables and chairs available. The additional atmosphere can be created using planters and tiny fairy lights. Consider constructing a lattice wall with some climbing plants or another attractive partition if, for instance, the view from your outdoor eating area is a parking lot. Include awnings or umbrellas as well, as these are essential for consumer comfort during the hot summer months.
The Observation Area
If you have the room, provide seats or chairs for customers in the waiting area. Keep some menus close by as well so they may browse them while they wait. A bulletin board listing additional activities at your restaurants, such as wine tastings, daily specials, and happy hours, is also a fantastic idea here.
KILOWA was conceptualized by the think tank at HPG Consulting, a global commercial Kitchen Design Consultant, Restaurant Kitchen, Commercial Bar Design, Facility Design planner, and Strategy and Management consultant. KILOWA borrows from the rich experience and expertise of HPG Consulting, making it affordable and quicker for smaller projects.