What foodservice equipment do you need when you have a bakery and bagel restaurant?
If you’re thinking about launching your own bagel shop or bakery, then the foodservice equipment setup you choose has to utilize the best equipment for the best price and allow you to create a kitchen design that will allow an efficient production.
Below we outline the type and brand of equipment we recommend for a new bakery or bagel restaurant.
To create a top quality bakery products, you have to start at the beginning – the dough. A good dough needs the right ingredients, the right temperature must be mixed at the right speed consistently. To achieve this, we recommend a professional grade mixer, such as the Doyon 20 Quart General Purpose Planetary Mixer EM20, which has the size to support a busy restaurant or cafe, but also has the quality to provide the best results, without problems, for many months and years to come.
One of the key ingredients in many baked products is just the right amount of moisture – and especially with bagels. By using a Gas Boiler, which combines a convection oven with a steam producer, to add more elements to your cooking. As well as helping to create a perfect crust on bread, adding the right amount of steam can also help cakes, bagels and even joints of meat. We recommend the Convotherm 4 easyTouch Gas Boiler 20.20 GB, which combines clever automatic systems which are a cinch to use, with a large capacity, which allows you to create hundreds of pastries, breads and more a day.
Another name for a boiler like this, is combination oven, because you can combine steam and heat in different proportions. With bagels you can actually avoid the poaching element of cooking and simply program your boiler to steam the bagels before baking, which can boost your efficiency.
If you would rather cook and bake in a more traditional manner, or if you have plans to provide more menu items, such as soups or pasta, then a good oven range can be the perfect answer. Using a Garland Gas 6 Burner Oven X Series Restaurant Range X36-6R is a great solution for kitchens of any size. It’s tough construction and easy to use controls make it an excellent, great value choice.
For reheating and quickly responding to customer needs is a vital element of any small to medium-sized foodservice business’ success, and a rapid cook oven, which combines different heating methods to speed up cooking times. The Merrychef Eikon e2s Classic is produced by the market leader and can cook foods 22 times faster than conventional methods, perfect for serving customers piping hot dishes in a flash when they are in a hurry – perfect for building a good reputation.