Starting a new business is always tough and it’s easy to feel lost and confused with all the equipment, labour and legislation you have to mull over. This burden seems to feel even more intense when planning how to start up a commercial kitchen.


At CK Direct, we want to put your mind at ease so we’ve put together a set of tips you should heed when creating a commercial kitchen.

Your staff are the heart of the business

Without the right staff, your commercial kitchen will be nothing more than a group of people in white uniforms aimlessly merging different food products together to make something that vaguely resembles a meal. If you make the effort to hire exceptional people for all the different job titles needed, you’re already on the road to success.

As with any business, communication is key between yourself and your employees. You need to ensure that everyone is aware of the following three things:

– The nitty-gritty details of the menu.
– Exactly what their job roles are.
– How everyone’s job role relates to one another and the menu

Don’t forget about the dishwasher! This person is arguably the most important member of staff in your establishment. Without immaculate plates you can’t serve your food and if you can’t serve your food, you won’t have a business. Besides, a great deal of head chefs started off as dishwashers and worked their way to the top.

Health and Safety is essential

This one may seem obvious but if you’ve never run a commercial kitchen before, you need to know the basics and more. There are so many health and safety regulations you have to abide by that you should make sure you do in-depth research into the latest legislations and educate your staff on what you’ve learned.

What we need to bring to your attention is that it isn’t just your dishes, cutlery and ovens that need cleaning. As a commercial kitchen you should have extractor fans and filters to comply with regulations.

Don’t let equipment limit your chefs

Every chef needs to know the basics of kitchen equipment in order to create mouth-watering dishes for starving consumers. Ovens, fryers, extractors, there is a plethora of equipment that you could potentially purchase for your dream kitchen; you just need to know what is best for your business.

At CK Direct we sell specialist products for commercial kitchens whether they’re experienced and are in need of an equipment upgrade, or are just starting out. We’ll assist you on which product will be best for you and answer any queries you might have.

We’re dedicated to providing an informative yet simple service that ultimately supports you with building a professional commercial kitchen that you can be proud of.