Restaurant Essentials: The Most Important Equipment You’ll Need
Opening a restaurant can be a fulfilling and rewarding endeavor for any aspiring chef or entrepreneur. But many people only consider the surface level supplies they undertake at the beginning, like ingredients, pots and pans, or plates.
The truth is, without thorough preparation, owning a restaurant will inevitably incur several costs that you didn’t expect. This can severely throw off your budget and put you at a disadvantage before you’ve even taken your first order.
Nobody’s perfect, and things slip our minds all the time. That’s why we make lists to keep things in order. Luckily, when it comes to essential restaurant supplies, we’ve covered that for you. Here’s a handy list of things your restaurant will no doubt need.
If there’s one thing that can utterly destroy a restaurant’s reputation in the blink of an eye, it’s a lack of sanitization. Keeping a clean restaurant is essential to not only staying presentable, but for ensuring that both customers and employees are protected from bacteria and other harmful contaminants. From the kitchen, to the dining area, to the bathrooms, keeping cleaning supplies is a basic necessity.
While a no brainer to some, keeping effective cleaning supplies constantly stocked and available for the staff to use isn’t something that is obvious across the board. It’s easy for some restaurant owners to let this facet of the business slip away from them as time goes on. Staying responsible when it comes to the cleanliness of your restaurant is the mark of a great owner, and the first step in that process is to keep cleaning supplies on hand.
Elevate Marketplace keeps a variety of janitorial products on hand for any number of situations. Beyond all purpose items, Elevate Marketplace also keeps cleaning products specifically designed for food service sanitation in stock, just to ensure that you’re getting exactly what you want out of your purchase.
It’s more than a little likely that anyone looking to open a restaurant knows to have a refrigerator and freezer in the kitchen. But restaurant food storage is more than just what is in the kitchen. Customers will inevitably want to take some of their dinner home, on occasion, and the last thing you want to be known as is the place that “doesn’t do” take home trays.
Elevate Marketplace has many different kinds of bulk food containers for sale, with multiple different sizes and designs, depending on your restaurant's needs. From plastic to styrofoam, we make sure that you and your customers’ food is safe and secure.
Keeping your restaurant clean is only one part of the whole when it comes to sanitation. Making sure the people within the restaurant are keeping clean is just as important, if not more so. This is true for both customers, who will most likely want to wash their hands before enjoying their meals, and for the staff, who are the ones actually handling all of the food, utensils, plates, etc.
With one of Elevate Marketplace’s personal hygiene products, especially one designed to be safe in an environment with food, you can make sure that everyone who enters your restaurant is at the lowest possible risk of becoming sick due to contamination.
Paper Towels and Napkins
Some things just don’t register as something we need until they are gone. Paper towels are definitely something that most people don’t give much thought to using until they reach for one and see that they are out of them. Paper towels, along with napkins, are essential to most businesses, restaurants especially. Between cleaning up messes and spills, drying plates, or wiping one’s hands or mouth, paper towels and napkins are an essential part of any restaurant.
Elevate Marketplace keeps paper towels and napkins in stock and available for purchase in bulk so that you won’t have to think about restocking for a while. Not only that, but paper towel dispensers are readily available in case you find yourself in need of a replacement, or if you’re just starting out.
Don’t Wait To Stock Your Restaurant
You can’t control every aspect of your business, no matter how much you wish you could. But that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared with the essentials from the get go. By staying on top of what you definitely need, when the unexpected comes, you’ll be ready and able to deal with it without the rest of your business being disrupted.