TIPS ON BUYING GOOD KITCHEN CUTLERY–PART ONE
Your restaurant can’t be successful if you don’t have the right equipment in your arsenal like underbar sinks. This also includes having the right kitchen cutlery. Now there are so many things to consider when buying supplies like this. In this 3-page content I will be exploring some simple tips on how to buy the right kitchen supplies.
1) Take a look at what you need right now. Consider what you already have. Consider what your plans are for possible expansion at some point. Can your kitchen hold everything you are looking to get. Consider the size of the refrigerators and stoves you need. Consider the spacing issues. Write down where you are currently on the space. Write down what you can afford to buy and what you can’t at the present time.
Take note that all your equipment is going to need upgrades at a certain point. Write down when these have to happen. Make sure you can afford to do these upgrades. Will these upgrades cut into other equipment and cutlery you have to buy. All of this needs to be thought of at the very beginning.
2) Sit down and figure out your overall finances. Factor in what needs to be bought and when. Factor in investing in warranties. Factor in the upgrades. Factor in all of this. Go over what your budget will actually afford you at the moment. There are going to be times when you have to hold off on certain things. Upgrading the building other coding takes precedence over new wine glasses.
If you are new to the business, this is going to test you. The first few months are what we call the “make it or break it” months. It’s during the first few months you will find out if you can make it.
3) You will have to find a balance between quality and price early on. Most of us can not afford the “sky’s the limit” mindset. If we could, then we would go out and buy everything under the sun, including things we don’t need.
There are going to be time when you want to buy the best of the best. The question is can you afford to do so. Sometimes being able to afford it is not a possibility. You will have to go with a lesser known brand. This what we call “quality over pricing.”
The quality stuff tends to last longer. Don’t get caught up in the marketing fuss. Buy based on what your needs specify.