The success of any restaurant, hotel or catering business lies in the success of its kitchen and processes. From the equipment, you choose through to the chefs own qualifications, a well-planned kitchen environment will ensure that every process runs smoothly. When designing a commercial kitchen, there are many factors to consider and many that depend on the unique proposition of your business. In this blog, we’ll look at 3 key things we believe that every business should take note of during the design process.

Energy Efficiency

How energy efficient your kitchen is benefits a business in a multitude of ways. The right design choices will help to minimise running costs, reduce maintenance times and minimise your carbon footprint. Commercial environments are hubs of activity with many machines running throughout the day. Taking note of factors such as the choice of lighting; technology to minimise wasted water and upgrading equipment all help to support a business in it’s endeavours to grow. Some ways to save energy in a commercial kitchen include:

  • Opting for LED lights, where possible.
  • Ensuring a consistent maintenance schedule is abided by.
  • Avoid overcooling.
  • Maintaining kitchen ventilation.
  • Selecting the right equipment.


Ample ventilation is vital for both the health and safety of your employees but also the longevity of the equipment and commercial kitchen in general. Opting for modern and up-to-date kitchen ventilation will improve air quality, support the removal of grease, control odours and help your business meet the health and safety regulations for ample ventilation. Depending on whether you use gas or electrical appliances will dictate which type of ventilation system you need and aspects such as the type of grease filter, fan, air vents and odour control filters.


Perhaps one of the most important things to consider during commercial kitchen design is the size available. Many premises find themselves with limited options, especially when you take into account the required equipment and appliances. With the support of an experienced kitchen installation team, you’ll be able to reconfigure any space into one that works well with the number of employees and specific requirements. Our tips for working with a small commercial kitchen include:

  • Maintain a strict organisation system.
  • Use vertical storage solutions.
  • Opt for sliding doors.
  • Consider Multifunctional Appliances.

Aspen Services offers a complete design, installation and supply service to commercial kitchen owners looking to get the most out of their available space. Operating nationwide, we are here to partner you with the highest-quality equipment and packages to suit every budget. If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please get in contact today.