For restaurants, coffee shops, and café’s that have commercial kitchens which are the main source of their business, it means that all the stock is stored in that kitchen. Obviously, the commercial kitchen has a lot of cabinets which is used to store anything from catering equipment to food supplies. If the kitchen has cabinets, is it necessary to add shelves too?
Shelves can be an alternative storage solution for the commercial kitchen. The beauty of shelving is that you can make the shelves as long or as short as you want. You can add one level of shelves or multiple levels. It all depends on you and the space you have on the walls above the cabinets. They are also ideal because they don’t particularly take much overhead space above the work surfaces that the cabinets provide. In addition, because they don’t have doors, you won’t accidentally bump your head on the doors if you forget to close it while you’re caught up with the preparation of a dish.
Overhead cabinets can be cumbersome and more costly to install whereas shelves can be installed relatively quickly and cost efficiently. Therefore, you can add many of them on all the walls you have available in the commercial kitchen. If you have budget constraints then this is a great storage solution. It will also create a neat kitchen and all the kitchen staff will know exactly where all the catering equipment is stored. If you want to be more organised, add labels on the shelves where each catering equipment or food supply needs to be stored. This will prevent kitchen staff from placing the items wherever there is an empty space.