The world of business is interesting but it can also be very difficult to understand, particularly if you are just starting out. When I was just starting out, I was super confused by what I saw and heard. Thankfully, I had some friends who were experienced business managers. They gave me lots of fantastic advice and guidance as I prepared to start my new business. I have yet to start my new business venture but I now feel confident enough to share what I have learnt about business development. I hope you like this blog and that it helps you navigate the world of business.
If you own a restaurant and are planning to fit a new kitchen in it soon, you might find the following tips to be helpful.
Don't try to install the dishwasher without professional help
Installing a new commercial kitchen can be very expensive. Because of this, you may be contemplating doing some of the simpler elements of the fitting work yourself in order to reduce the cost of this process.
Whilst there is nothing wrong with taking this approach, it is important not to overestimate your abilities and try to carry some of the more difficult tasks that you don't have the skills to do correctly.
If for example, your restaurant's new kitchen will feature a dishwasher, you should make sure that the dishwasher installation process is carried out by a professional tradesperson who has experience with this particular task.
If you attempt to install this equipment yourself, you may end up making a very expensive mistake. For instance, if you do not hook up the drain hose correctly, the dirty water that emerges from the dishwasher could end up leaking out and flooding your new kitchen.
If this happens in the middle of the workday, you may end up having to shut down your restaurant whilst you address the damage caused by the dishwasher leak.
In this situation, you would not only be forced to pay to repair any flooring and equipment that was damaged by the leaking water, but you'd also experience a loss of profit as a result of having to close your business.
Make sure the hand sanitisation stations are positioned close to the food prep areas
At the start of the fitting process, it is important to ensure that you instruct your contractor to fit the hand sanitisation stations as close to the food prep areas as possible.
The reason for this is as follows; if for example, your staff members need to walk all the way across the kitchen every time their hands get dirty and need to clean them, there is a risk that they may occasionally decide not to bother washing their hands during busy periods of the workday when they are pressed for time and need to quickly prepare food dishes for customers.
This could then lead to them contaminating these dishes with pathogens that could make your customers very ill. This, in turn, could not only result in your reputation being damaged but could also lead to the affected customers suing you.