Back-of-house areas are challenging to keep organized. At Metro, we strive to create organizational systems that save you headaches, time, and money in back-of-house areas. We manage to achieve this by utilizing space that would generally be ignored in kitchen and storage environments. Our storage experts are specially trained to watch your processes and tap into unused space. Here are some ways our experts help customers maximize their productivity by making use of unutilized space.
1.Use Vertical Space
One of the best ways to de-clutter a kitchen workspace is to use the areas on the walls above workstations. By utilizing vertical space in areas where the foot space is already taken, you are left with a storage solution that improves your space. By choosing a solution that doesn't take up any additional room on the floor, you eliminate the possibility of employees having to move around it as they perform tasks.
2.Keep Tools Close
One common issue staff faces when working in commercial kitchen areas is the need to go hunting for utensils and supplies. An easy way to alleviate this issue is by adding storage solutions to your staff's work stations. Adding grid-type storage allows your team to keep their materials within an arm's length for immediate access without the need to go through a general utensil pile to find what they need.
3.Create a more Efficient Workflow
There are few things as frustrating as trying to navigate a chaotic kitchen. Eliminate the chaos by putting everything your team needs in their workstations. By limiting the amount of movement your team needs to finish their task, you create a simple, organized system that saves time and money. With Metro, our experts can help map our kitchen's flow and ensure that you are doing everything you can to improve efficiency.
4.Create Better Storage Processes
By taking control of your space, you create an opportunity to make inventory and storage easier. Creating additional storage in workstations can help de-clutter the dry storage area by spreading out the necessary ingredients and tools throughout the kitchen where they will be used. The increased space and easier visual access makes inventory more efficient.