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The provision of hot, healthy and nutritious meals in the Care Sector is extremely important and Falcon equipment makes it easy to do this, safely and reliably.
Over the years Falcon has built on great partnerships with operators within the Care Sectors, recognising the demands placed on these vital operations.
In the article below our Chef offers some suggestions as to the equipment that Care Homes should have in order to cater efficiently and meet the demand placed on them.
Essential Equipment – The Must Have’s:
Most care home kitchens will typically need a combination of the following products in order to produce the variety of menu items demanded in this type of environment:
The combination of products, the quantity and type of appliance will vary significantly when such factors as number of residents, size of kitchen, size and type of menu, food products, service times, etc. are being considered.
Traditionally, care home kitchen equipment featured mostly gas appliances, but new builds have seen a distinctive turn towards electrical equipment, with energy efficient products such as induction hobs and combi ovens becoming integral parts of many new kitchens.
Other Equipment – The Nice to Have’s
These products are generally not an absolute necessity for care home kitchens but can be worth considering depending on the factors mentioned previously:
Which is best for my specific set up?
Care Home kitchens can vary significantly from one to the other, even within a group format. The grade of Care Home, total number of residents, catering staff and food offering will usually determine equipment budgets and requirements.
Although the emphasis is now firmly on producing healthy foods and steering away from anything deep fried, all 3 scenarios have essentially different style food offerings.
Therefore, the equipment required will also vary, not just in type, but also in the amount installed per kitchen.
Care Home kitchens will often also cater for events, parties and themed dinners. This will require the kitchen to operate differently than with normal set menu or trolley service.
Typical Kitchen Equipment Set-up
Whether you need to replace existing equipment, add extra capacity or completely redesign your kitchen, our comprehensive product portfolio, experienced and knowledgeable support team and our understanding of the unique requirements of the Care Home kitchen makes us the ideal partner for all your catering equipment needs.
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