Optimize your Pizza Operation

Running an operation that centers on providing fresh pizza is an art. From the freshly prepared dough to the delicious final product, a lot of love is put into making the final product that ends up in the customer's hands. At Metro, we believe in helping shop owners make the best product possible while improving their processes to make operations quicker and more efficient.

Here the experts at Metro will lay out what you can do to improve your kitchen processes.

Invest in a Heated Cabinet

First, when preparing the dough, use a combination holding and proofing cabinet. The proofing setting is excellent for properly proofing dough before it goes into the cooler. This unit can then be switched to hot holding for finished pizzas during business hours.

Heated cabinets are an overall great investment due to their flexibility when paired with a combination module heated cabinet.

Use Adaptable Vertical Storage

Rolling pan racks are an excellent solution for cooling dough after it is finished proofing. They can, however, limit the amount of usable storage space in your walk-in cooler.

To alleviate this issue, invest in vertical storage solutions with an open area on the bottom to place pan racks. This will give you additional storage while also incorporating a distinct place for pan racks to be stored.

To incorporate additional vertical storage in your kitchen, wall shelving units are a great solution to increase storage capacity without taking up floor space. With Metro Smartwall, you can create a more efficient environment. We even carry complete kits for pizza boxing and pizza prep

Efficiency in the Cooking Process

Once the dough is prepped and ready to be baked, ensure that you have a workstation prepared to efficiently complete the prep process. Workstations with additional storage can be extremely helpful. Wall storage and ingredient stations can also help speed up the process.

Placing the prep table near the oven can also benefit the overall baking process. Adding all these elements to an assembly-line-style operation is a great way to improve your operation speed.

Pizza Box Organization

For the efficient storage of pizza boxes, invest in a divider system to keep them organized and easy to build. Metro provides box-sized dividers that are specially designed to hold pizza boxes in place before they are built.

After they are prepped for use, overhead storage can keep them in reach for immediate access after pizzas come out of the oven. Another efficient way to store pizza boxes would be a specific unit that organizes and moves them to where they are needed, such as a wire or plastic shelving unit. 

Clean Up

After the pizza has been cooked, it's time to do the dishes. Over time, we have discovered that the best way to keep dish rooms organized and efficient is to invest in dividers and pan holders capable of holding individual pizza trays and pans upright for efficient and safe drying after washing. This also helps to keep them organized when they are needed the next day.

Maintaining Quality After Baking

Use a heated cabinet or heated shelf to keep pizzas safe and temperate after baking. These solutions are specially designed to maintain quality after baking. Delight your customers with warm pizzas every time! Metro's heated shelves can be paired with normal Super Erecta units and provide one of the most customizable heated solutions on the market.

Learn more about Metro pizza warmers.  

Optimize Your Pizza Processes With the Help of Metro

Are you ready to take your pizza operation to the next level? We can help! At Metro, we offer state-of-the-art foodservice solutions that will help you make the best pizza possible while increasing your organization and efficiency. 

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