Restaurant Kitchen Equipment Checklist

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Are you opening a new restaurant? There are many things to budget for, however one of the biggest initial investment is purchasing all the kitchen equipment that helps ensure that your kitchen staff can bring your menu to life by preparing, cooking, and plating food.

This restaurant kitchen equipment checklist contains a list of essential restaurant equipment broken down by different aspects of the kitchen. Your restaurant may not need all the kitchen equipment listed in this checklist, and you can easily adjust this checklist to fit your specific needs

Restaurant Kitchen Equipment Checklist

Ovens (commercial, convection, combination)
Range (gas, electric)
Ventilation system
Deep fryer
Pots and pans with lids (of all sizes)
Kitchen spoons
Chef's knives
Mixing bowls
Baking pans
Sheet pans
Sharpening stone
Prep tables
Cutting boards
Food processors (batch bowl, continuous feed food, buffalo, combination)
Mixers (floor, hand, countertop)
Slicers (automatic, manual)
Refrigerator (walk-in or reach-in)
Freezer (walk-in, reach-in, or chest)
Ice machine
Beverage dispenser
Storage containers (vegetable crispers, large ingredient bins, kitchen canisters, food storage)
Bussing carts
Brushes for griddles
Commercial-grade cleaning products
Sink (three compartment)
Trash cans
Cleaning buckets
Fire extinguishers
First aid kits
Rubber floor mats
Wet floor signs
Oven mitts
Hair nets
Face masks
Disposable gloves
Hand sanitizer

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