The importance of adaptability reaches beyond assembling a smart program or menu and goes to the core of every foodservice operation – its kitchen. After all, the kitchen is the foodservice operation’s heartbeat, and equipment with proven performance and reliability is what keeps a foodservice up and running – even with peak demand.
Whether it’s streamlining your menu, offering curbside pickup or expanding takeaway or delivery, equipment multi-functionality and flexibility is crucial. Combitherm® ovens are revolutionizing food production with an array of functions, boosting food production by 40-60% and cutting preparation times in half.
With so many benefits, it’s no wonder that culinary professionals like Peter Sandroni of La Merenda are pivoting their foodservice operation to incorporate Combitherm® ovens.
“Our Combitherm oven allows us to keep up with the volume on our menu, “ Sandroni said. “The precision allows us to do everything as best as we can, consistently.”
In this guide, we share how the combi oven can set your business up for success.
Important Factors for a Successful Foodservice Operation
Foresight can make all the difference for a thriving foodservice operation. For the best results, plan out the following:
The food items you include impact your kitchen’s efficiency and production, so consider:
- Selecting versatile ingredients you can use in multiple dishes
- Prepping items in advance to save time
- Picking foods that require minimal preparation
Time and Labor Costs
Two of the most significant contributors to an operations’s costs are time and labor. To help lower costs while still employing a strong workforce, operators are looking for smarter solutions that boost efficiency in all areas of their business. Luckily, there is commercial kitchen equipment on the market designed to help mitigate these labor challenges. Here are a few equipment features that help cut labor costs and improve kitchen workflows:
- Recipe programmability
- One-touch cooking
- Self-cleaning functionality
- Automatic grease collection
The kitchen’s design can also impact the workflow and efficiency of your kitchen. To enhance your space, lay out your kitchen so the staff can logically move from one station to the next without needing to backtrack. Stackable and ventless equipment are excellent space savers to streamline your kitchen’s design.
What is a Combi Oven?
Combining multiple cooking functions into a single appliance, Combitherm® ovens allow you to execute every dish, no matter how simple or complex, faster than ever with flawless precision and consistency. With advanced features and accessories inside and out, combi ovens are built tough to keep up with the most demanding kitchens. A centerpiece in the kitchen, combi ovens allow you to steam, roast, bake, grill, smoke, dehydrate, and much more at the highest quality--all while reducing labor and operating costs.
Expect precision cooking and flawless results thanks to our boilerless design, Absolute Humidity Control™ and the oven’s removable probe. To enhance the cooking process, the probe thermometer enables you to check internal food temperature and adjust the heat as necessary. Cooking by probe takes the guesswork out of cooking so you can rest assured that your food is executed at the highest quality every time, no matter who is cooking.
To learn more about the Combitherm oven and how Alto-Shaam can help you enhance your foodservice operation, check out our latest webinar.