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Simple Guide to Food Truck Equipment

Running a food truck means dealing with limited space. Instead of cramming all your kitchen gear into the truck, consider using a commissary or restaurant kitchen for prep work.

What Food Truck Equipment Do You Need?

For a food truck, it's crucial to have the right gear to serve customers on the go. The equipment you require depends on the type of food you make and the preparation steps done in the truck.

Here's a list:

  • Ovens

  • Ranges, Grills, Ventilation

  • Microwaves

  • Freezers, Refrigerators

  • Food prep surfaces, Equipment

  • Knives, Cutting boards

  • Pots, Pans, Mixing bowls

  • Food processors, Blenders, Mixers

  • Storage containers, Shelving

  • Safety gear: Gloves, Aprons, First Aid Kit, etc.

  • Sinks: Compartment, Disposal, Handwashing

  • Point of sale system, Kitchen Display System (KDS)

  • Serviceware: Table service items, Utensils, Napkins

How Much Does It Cost?

Equipping a food truck can cost between RM10,000 to RM20,000. Buying used equipment and focusing on maintenance can cut down on expenses. Explore rental options to keep your budget flexible.

Things to Think About Before Buying Equipment

Quality: Choose high-quality, durable equipment. Research big-ticket items like mixers and ovens, considering both new and used options.

Space: Keep your limited space in mind when choosing equipment. Select only what's necessary for your menu, ensuring it fits into your plan.

Planning Your Kitchen: Seek advice from a kitchen planning consultant to optimize your space for smooth operations.

Use and Cleaning: Prioritize equipment that is easy to use and maintain. Train staff on regular cleaning to ensure maximum efficiency and food safety.

Suppliers: Build a good relationship with your equipment supplier. Local restaurant supply stores or reputable online retailers can offer quality equipment.

New vs. Used Food Truck Equipment

While new equipment may seem ideal, some crucial pieces can be bought used, saving upfront costs. Ensure used items are well-maintained.

Leasing Food Truck Equipment

If this article is making you anxious about affording all the nice food truck equipment, renting equipment can be a good option to get your business started and take on less risk until you’re sure the model will succeed.

Do talk to our Food Truck Rental specialist to explore more.

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