Updated: Jan 6, 2020

Your Complete Commercial Restaurant Kitchen Equipment Checklist

Behind every great chef is a kitchen fully equipped with the perfect combination of intentional, efficient hospitality kitchen equipment. The successful operation of every restaurant rests in its heart, the kitchen.

The commercial kitchen fit-out is a daunting task to both the new business entrepreneur and the established kitchen guru. The efficiency of the space and the choice of the correct equipment can make or break the entire operation.

Each kitchen team will need to assess the fine balance between items they need and items they want. The carefully considered layout of the kitchen in terms of activity areas (preparation, large cooking equipment, storage areas, washing areas and serving areas) needs to be established before deciding on the appliances.

Function, brand, size, material, power and waste are all essential considerations. It is nearly impossible to plan, source and install a hospitality kitchen in one place. Open Projects Group is proud to offer this complete commercial hospitality kitchen equipment service from our showrooms both in Mackay and on the Gold Coast in Ashmore.

We’ve also put together a comprehensive checklist of kitchen equipment, appliances, utilities, utensils and essentials for you to consider during your planning phase. We hope it makes your fit-out process that little bit easier.

Commercial Kitchen Layout at Ramen Danbo, Gold Coast
Commercial Kitchen Layout at Ramen Danbo, Gold Coast

Have a look at the categories this document checklist covers:

  1. Cooking Equipment

  2. Refrigeration

  3. Benchtop Equipment

  4. Hot Beverage Equipment

  5. Cold Drink Machines

  6. Freestanding Commercial Dishwashers

  7. Kitchen Benches, Washing Up & Food Storage

  8. Cutlery - Knives

  9. Cutlery - OTHER

  10. Crockery

  11. Glassware

  12. Turners & Tongs

  13. Cutting Boards

  14. Pots & Pans

  15. Mixing Bowls

  16. Exhaust Canopies, Hoods & Fans

  17. Regulatory Compliance

  18. POS Systems

We’ve made this one easy. Download our commercial kitchen equipment checklist to make sure you’ve covered all your bases!


With access to all major brands and more, we will always be able to find you the right equipment for your commercial fit-out needs. Our team has years of combined experience and is on-hand to work with you from individual kitchen items to complete kitchen packages, offering energy efficient equipment alternatives to lower running costs and maximise serviceability and functionality.

Small Commercial Kitchen Layout at Don't Gnocc it, Broadbeach
Small Commercial Kitchen Layout at Don't Gnocc it, Broadbeach

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