The holidays are here – is your restaurant prepared?

For restaurants and bars, the holiday season rush has officially begun. It’s a time during which your customers want to have fun, get together with loved ones, and of course eat a ton of food. It’s your restaurant’s job to create the right experience depending on the occasion. This can be great for your business, but if your commercial kitchen is not prepared for the high volume that comes with the crowd, then it could spell disaster for your restaurant’s reputation.


Here are three tips to set you and your business up for seasonal success this year:


Keep it clean!

Cleaning and maintaining a commercial kitchen is half the work in a restaurant. To make cleaning your kitchen a little easier, create a list of cleaning tasks to keep on hand during your cleaning process to make sure you don’t miss a spot. Extra attention to cleanliness is extremely important because it prevents cross-contamination with food, fire hazards, and helps your equipment last longer.


Perform daily inspections.

You can extend the life of your equipment, reduce service calls and unexpected equipment breakdowns by performing your own inspections to ensure that every part of your kitchen is working properly. Make sure your staff reports any signs of equipment malfunction right away. Finding an issue early on can save time and money in the long run.


Have a repair company on call.

Having a local and reliable service company in mind can be your saving grace, just in case things go south. The sooner you report an issue and set up a service call, the sooner your kitchen will be back to optimal performance. The EMR team is here for your business through this busy holiday season. We can look over your appliances, check for damages, and make sure that everything is working properly to get you back up and running!


Whether you’re operating with a full house, limited staff, or have brought on a few seasonal staff members, the trick to getting through the holiday rush as you know is to stay organized, positive and work together as a team, and pay close attention to your equipment.