Purchasing and learning to use commercial food service equipment might seem daunting at first, but luckily, there is plenty of information available to help you make the right education and training choices in your food industry equipment. If you're new to the food service arena, food service supplies may seem foreign, even frightening, so learning to operate them effectively is a safety issue, too.
While thinking about food service equipment prices in your food service business, look for:
1. Food service equipment sales companies that offer training, service, and purchasing information for their clients.
2. Safety and maintenance training for your food service equipment.
3. Training and education on energy efficient food services equipment for a cost-effective kitchen.
Find training and purchasing information from the food equipment industryMany food service equipment supply houses offer information on purchasing and operating their equipment to make it easier for you to decide on the right restaurants' supplies for your needs. Many also offer training information for new equipment models and innovations.
National Food Service Management Institute offers a Guide for Purchasing Foodservice Equipment that can help you choose the right equipment for your specific needs. The WEBstaurant Store offers several equipment education articles under their "Cooking" category.
Seek out food service supplies and equipment safety training and maintenance videosStaying safe in the kitchen is an important factor in your business' success, and training your staff is an important element of that safe environment. Operating some food serving equipment can be tricky, so look for operations and safety information and videos to help keep your staff on their toes.
Learn about specialty food service equipment in operational videosEvery kitchen is different, and that means you'll use specialty food service equipment in different and unique ways. Your staff can learn how to operate this equipment by viewing videos and training information offered on a wide variety of different kitchen equipment. You can learn about new and unique products and their options by viewing some of these videos, too.
- Check with local colleges and universities to see if they offer food service equipment education and training. Many offer trade or extension education in many different areas, where you and your staff can learn more about purchasing food service equipment on a budget and how to prolong the use of that equipment after you've signed on the bottom line.