STARTING A QUAINT BISTRO ON A BUDGET? 5 RESTAURANT TOOLS YOU SHOULD PURCHASE
You’ve been passionate about cooking since you were a kid making memories with your parents in the kitchen. Now you’ve turned your passion into a reality by opening your dream bistro. There are many things that go into opening a restaurant, but we are going to discuss 5 kitchen tools you need to purchase from a restaurant supply store. These few items will make a huge difference between a “food joint” and delivering what you intended – a reflection of your passion turned into a unique and quaint culinary experience.
1. CHEF’S KNIVES
If you have a tight budget initially, there are many options to choose from that won’t set you back. Look for lightweight but sharp chef’s knives with plastic handles. Also invest in a knife sharpener to help prolong the life of the edges.
2. PLASTIC CUTTING BOARDS
Regardless if you already have a great butcher block, plastic boards in a variety of sizes are always good tools to have on hand for cutting, slicing and dicing.
3. MIXING BOWLS
You can find quality, sturdy metal or glass mixing bowls in the restaurant supply stores. You may want several sets on hand for mixing wet and dry ingredients. They are typically inexpensive, practically indestructible and can sometimes double as double boilers.
4. FRYING PANS
The ideal purchase would be All-Clad pans, however this isn’t always in the budget when first opening an eating establishment. Strong aluminum pans that can withstand high heat and high-stress cooking are a great second choice.
5. BAKING SHEETS
These pans aren’t just for baking cookies. Baking sheets or sheet pans are very versatile. Look for heavy-duty pans that won’t buckle or warp. Stock up on half-sheet pans and quarter-sheet pans for a variety of cooking applications such as toasting nuts and other prep projects.
All of these items can be found in your local restaurant supply store or online. Just take the time to do a little research and you can stock your bistro kitchen with these tools on a budget and still deliver great results to your customers.
Once you are ready to start your adventure, contact SIMS Superior Seating, a leading expert in the hospitality furniture industry since 1977. We can help you choose high quality furniture for your new establishment within your budget. Contact us today at 800-729-9178.