A Guide to Commercial Kitchens for Rent
An unplanned situation such as a major restaurant or building renovation can cause many headaches for restaurant owners and their kitchen crews. However, it does not have to be painful, according to Kitchen Rebel .
Special circumstances call for perfect solutions. So give a big welcome to interim kitchens, more commonly known as temporary commercial kitchens or commissary kitchens.
Recipe for the unexpected
Moving kitchen staff to an unfamiliar setting during a restaurant renovation can cause many issues. During the busiest hours of the day, chefs and their crews work under tremendous pressure. Any delays caused by working with new equipment in an unfamiliar setting can lead to poorer food quality and longer delivery times. The result: frustrated – and sometimes lost customers and business.
Customized for every need, interim kitchens ensure business continuity with no lapse of service, no layoffs, and no costly outside catering.
And it’s not just restaurant renovations that might require an interim kitchen. Events are also generating a huge demand for temporary commercial kitchens.
Norbert Friedl, who runs Telia Kitchen Rentals GmbH in Lengau, Austria, provides some insights into the business of temporary commercial kitchens. “We plan each kitchen individually with each customer”, he says. “We don’t design makeshift kitchens. Our interim kitchens are planned using state-of-the-art commercial food service technology”, explains Norbert Friedl, “setting perfection as a standard, because only the best equipment is used, made by companies who also offer a reliable customer service network”.
He tells Kitchen Rebel, that for sporting events, it usually takes four weeks to build a kitchen once the order is placed. For larger projects aimed at providing food for over 1,000 people, it can take up to five months as it involves much more organization and perhaps getting a government permit.
Chefs with no borders
Temporary commercial kitchens can be found anywhere. From snowy mountains serving the Skiing World Championship crowds, to other sports events such as Formula 1, to private companies open house, or cheery Oktoberfest tents.