|Kirkwood kitchen equipped by Rapids Wholesale|
Ever have this happen? It’s the middle of the afternoon, and the second largest party you've ever booked is due to arrive in just a few hours. You’ve been up all night prepping and organizing. You’ve gone over every little detail, down to the stupidest little thing, dozens of times in your head. Tonight’s performance has played over and over in your mind -- at the expense of sleep. But it’s your kitchen, your name on the menu, and you live for this.
Sweat on the brow and a tickle in the stomach is par for the course on a day like today. And then, a sudden calm comes over you. Confidence builds as you realize you are ready now! You got this, it’s a lock! You’ve given the line staff the pep talk. Morale and energy is high! All the training and preparation has brought you to this exact moment. Your well oiled machine is on autopilot! It’s go time, and then . . . “hey boss! range won’t light?!?”
Reliability and Consistency. Think about those two words, and how, in this moment, they will determine your overall Quality. As you scramble to become operational, you are cutting into the precious little time you need to make tonight Perfection.
When you get a spare second, before the next big thing, look at your kitchen. Take a good long look at YOUR kitchen. Do it when you are all alone. Look at the fryers, the range, the ovens. Look at the slicers, the processors and mixers. Look at the sinks and the warmers and even the darn hoods. Is everything working right? Is everything ready? I offer you this: your staff will say everything is A-OK to avoid the degreaser bottle. The tape (don’t deny it) may hold another week if it has to. Just remember whose name is printed in the menu. Is it worth it?
You need to make sure your kitchen is geared up properly for the rush, and we can help. Equipping you and keeping you running is what WE do. We’ve been doing it since 1936, and we do it well! We have everything you need and an experienced support staff on stand-by. Stories like this one are told daily around here. Many of us have found ourselves standing, alone in our own kitchen, preparing.
Check out this video from our YouTube page that shows you what we carry for your kitchen and how to order it. And as you watch it, think about your kitchen. Think about your current model and condition of the gear you see on the screen. Then ask yourself, "is it ready for the rush?"
We’ve heard just about every kitchen horror story there is here. Don't get yourself stuck in a pinch. These things are often preventable with a little foresight. For bigger operations with multiple locations, we can even offer you a “one call” resolution to any potential kitchen catastrophes or facility failures with our in-house affiliates Chain Restaurant Solutions. These folks are lifesavers. Here are just a few of the companies that agree and take advantage of our expertise!
Do you have any kitchen catastrophes or front-house fumbles to share? We'd love to here them! Leave them in the comments below!