How to design a kitchen any chef will love

December 15, 2016

So you need to overhaul your restaurant kitchen. Here’s an ideal scenario: the restaurant operator works on the design project hand-in-hand with the chef who will ultimately be using the kitchen. Together, the chef and operator develop a versatile kitchen that can accommodate where the menu is — and where it will be going.

But conditions are never ideal, are they? Sometimes chefs leave before the project is completed. Sometimes the restaurant owner doesn’t want the chef’s input. Sometimes new chefs come in mid-project and criticize equipment choices.

When tackling a large kitchen project, it’s important to build defensively to