The Ultimate Restaurant Equipment Guide for Foodservice Venues

Are you preparing to open a restaurant, café, or other foodservice venue?

You might be surprised to learn that it takes more than just a coffee machine to set up a foodservice venue. And the last thing you need when opening your brand-new venue is to realise that you’re missing an essential piece of equipment or that you urgently need hard-to-find commercial cooking utensils.

We’ve pulled together the ultimate list of equipment you’ll need to open the doors to your brand-new foodservice venue, from advanced refrigeration systems to top-of-the-line coffee grinders!


Restaurant and Cafe Equipment List

These general items are essential for almost any foodservice venue. Narrow down the things you need and add any other speciality items that you might need.

  • Point-of-sale equipment such as a till, electronic payment system, calculators, paper, and pens
  • Ovens
  • Hood ranges and ventilators
  • Mixers and slicers
  • Freezers and refrigeration systems
  • Cooking equipment
  • Counters for food prep
  • Cutting boards
  • Storage racks and shelving for dry goods
  • High-quality knives, cutlery, knife sharpening stones and other implements
  • Storage containers
  • Safety equipment
  • Kitchen display system
  • Washing equipment
  • Dishwashers
  • Microwave
  • Cleaning products
  • Ice maker
  • Sinks
  • Grill and grease trap
  • Kitchen scales
  • Serving ware including plates, bowls, serving platters, and cutlery
  • Furniture and tableware like tablecloths, vases, napkins and table settings
  • Individual menus
  • Take away bags, containers and paper goods

Customise Your Equipment List

Every foodservice venue is unique in its own special way. Review your menu and check it against your equipment list, ensuring you have the equipment to make every dish.

It pays to invest in high-quality equipment that will last a long time, so be sure to invest where needed. If you’re just starting, you may not necessarily need a top-of-the-range coffee machine or the most expensive brand for your sandwich press when a more affordable one will do the job just as well.


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Did you know that FoodBomb offers high-quality equipment for the foodservice industry? If you’ve forgotten to add a piece of equipment in your venue, you can order it with the click of a button.

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