Research reveals biggest productivity challenges in professional kitchens

02/10/2018 - 08:47
In its new report, water company BRITA Professional has unveiled the biggest productivity challenges in the professional kitchen, offering businesses advice on ‘filtering out’ inefficient practices.

With 38% of hospitality professionals wasting three-five hours each month on equipment issues (60 hours a year), unreliable equipment was found to be one of the ‘biggest factors’ impacting workloads and contributing to a pressured working environment. 61% said better machinery would make their kitchen more efficient.

Other key issues outlined in the ‘Life is Better Filtered: The Collaborative Kitchen’ report, include:

  • 70% of hospitality workers feel stressed in the kitchen - 41% on a daily basis
  • Equipment costs a quarter of businesses ‘up to’ a 10% loss of sales monthly
  • 82% feel have additional costs due to unexpected equipment repairs
  • Half consider themselves time poor when completing everyday tasks in the kitchen
  • 68% worry about the consistency of their food offering

BRITA UK managing director, Sarah Taylor, said: “While the hospitality sector is booming, it’s still one of the most challenging times for businesses with an on-going skills shortage; turbulent economic and environmental climate; and growing pressure from discerning consumers.

“The kitchen is the backbone of any hospitality establishment and for a business to succeed, it needs to be operating as efficiently as possible.

“It’s a challenging but exciting time in the sector, and BRITA can’t wait to see what innovations hospitality businesses continue to implement to create the ultimate collaborative kitchen.”

Download the report here: https://issuu.com/britaprofessional/docs/brita_collaborative_kitchen_single_.

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