HORECA's kitchens

Commercial kitchens in the HORECA sector rely on a wide range of specialized equipment to prepare, cook, and serve meals to their customers. The equipment used is often designed to handle a high volume of food quickly and efficiently, as the HORECA sector is known for its fast-paced environment.

Ovens, stovetops, and grills are some of the most essential pieces of equipment in any HORECA kitchen, allowing chefs to cook a variety of dishes at different temperatures and with different cooking methods. Fryers are also common in kitchens that serve fried foods, such as French fries and chicken tenders.

Refrigeration is also a critical component in HORECA kitchens. Walk-in coolers and freezers are used to store large quantities of perishable ingredients and pre-prepared meals, while smaller refrigerators and freezers are used to store ingredients that are needed on a more frequent basis.

Other types of equipment commonly found in HORECA kitchens include food processors, mixers, slicers, blenders, juicers, and steamers, which allow chefs to prepare ingredients and create sauces and other components quickly and easily. Coffee machines and grinders, espresso machines, toasters, and microwaves are also necessary for preparing breakfast and beverages.

Overall, the equipment used in HORECA kitchens is specifically designed to help chefs and kitchen staff prepare and serve high-quality meals quickly and efficiently, meeting the demands of the fast-paced hospitality industry.

Here is a list of the most common equipment used at the kitchens of the hotels, restaurants and catering  companies.

1. Ovens

2. Stovetops

3. Grills

4. Fryers – tabletop, for donuts, for meat and fish etc

5. Refrigerators and Freezers

6. Ice machines

7. Food processors

8. Mixers

9. Slicers

10. Blenders

11. Juicers

12. Steamers

13. Bain-maries (a type of water bath used for keeping food warm)

14. Food warmers

15. Coffee machines and grinders

Of course, the specific equipment needed will vary depending on the type of establishment and its menu offerings.

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