DESIGNING & PLANNING A COMMERCIAL KITCHEN

KITCHEN LAYOUT AND DESIGN

The layout process may be described as two separate stages that occur at the same time:-The first stage of layout process involves arranging the functional area into a total facility - e.g the Receiving , Storing, Preparation , Production, Pot/ dish washing area , and non- production area such a Rest room , Storage, Disposal, Office - are bought together to form the basic floor for the facility.



KITCHEN LAYOUT AND DESIGN CONTINUED...

The second stage deal with arrangement of individual pieces of equipment , work table , sinks with a unit which comprise a functional area or a functional department i.e one particular area may be developed for the function of Indian and Tandoor preparation or Salad and sandwich preparation as a single unit .



Strategic Importance of Layout Decisions

The second stage deal with arrangement of individual pieces of equipment , work table , sinks with a unit which comprise a functional area or a functional department i.e one particular area may be developed for the function of Indian and Tandoor preparation or Salad and sandwich preparation as a single unit .

Layout Design Considerations

  • Higher utilization of space, equipment, and people

  • Improved flow of information, materials, or people

  • Improved employee morale and safer working conditions

  • Improved customer/client interaction

  • Flexibility



LAYOUT CONFIURATION CONCEPTS-straight line

The arrangement of equipment and work places for functional areas is usually is the form of a straight line or in combination and modification of straight line configurations .The basic patterns that may be used include; single straight line arrangement:this is the simplest of design ,but it is limited in the number of pieces of equipment or work place that can be arranged .The straight line arrangement may be placed along a wall or take the form of an island.



LAYOUT CONFIURATION CONCEPTS-(L)SHAPE ARRANGEMENT

This is a modification of the straight line arrangement to accommodate more equipment and work places, it is sometimes used where linear space is limited . The L shaped configuration is suitable for separating two major groups of equipment .One group of equipment would be placed on one leg of the L the other group forming the second leg.



LAYOUT CONFIURATION CONCEPTS-PARLELL ARRANGEMENT

This configuration is an arrangement of two parallel line where back of the equipment and /or work places on each line are adjacent to each other. This arrangement centralize the utility lines required for the equipment. Some time a short wall is constructed between the two row of equipment, in which case provision for cleaning and maintenance should be provided.

Finally-combination of all

The final arrangement for the most facilities is usually composed of a combination of configuration of equipment and work places . only the smallest of operation would use a single configuration of the layout facilities.

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