Commercial Kitchen Design

At Caterline, we believe the secret to a successful commercial kitchen layout is all about the commercial kitchen design.

We have many years of experience in commercial kitchen design, including designing commercial kitchens for public houses, restaurants, hotels, cafes, wine bars, leisure centres, and many more. Over time we have worked with many satisfied clients and have built a strong reputation for the quality of our kitchen design.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how state of the art your catering equipment might be, if your kitchen hasn’t been designed appropriately then it won’t give you what you need.

At Caterline we place special attention on the practicality, functionality, efficiency, and accessibility of your commercial kitchen space. We will work closely with you to understand how you operate and what the expectations of your customers are so that you get a design that fits in with your requirements. We offer a professional commercial kitchen installation service to suit your requirements.

How We Work

We initiate a comprehensive and detailed planning and design consultation on every project that we work on to ensure that you are getting the most out of the space you have available and to make sure that you are getting the best out of your equipment.

We can supply our clients with a wide range of commercial kitchen designs including open plan kitchens, the re-design of existing kitchens and even temporary kitchens for major events.

We are happy to work with architects or other stakeholders involved in your commercial kitchen project to ensure that all your needs are met.

For more information about our extensive commercial kitchen design service please contact us now on 01384 459111 and speak to one of our specialist team.

Working with us will give you access to:



Expert knowledge of commercial kitchen design

CAD Design

for your commercial kitchen space

Peace of Mind

Adherence to all planning regulations and health & safety requirements


Specialist project management

For more information about our extensive commercial kitchen design service please contact us now on 01384 459111 and speak to one of our specialist team.

Ember Inns, Harvesters, Miller & Carters
Install complete kitchens to cope with high volume M&B outlets to include all equipment
Wolverhampton Rugby Club
Utilise existing function room area to build a fully functional kitchen to serve match day meals and snacks
Design, supply and install café area with seating to provide breakfasts, lunches and snacks

Frequently Asked Questions

Our expert commercial kitchen design team will look at your original kitchen layout, the catering equipment you have – or plan to have – and the space there is to utilise within the commercial kitchen. The design our team will come up with will be a totally bespoke commercial kitchen design for your business, tailored to your budget and your individual requirements.

Heavy commercial kitchen cooking, constant food preparation, heavy-duty cooking equipment, constant spills, and high temperatures mean that commercial kitchen flooring goes through a lot. It must be durable and safe to meet the high demands of a commercial kitchen. In addition this, commercial kitchen flooring should also be crafted from a material that can tick the following boxes:

  • Safety – a commercial kitchen or restaurant kitchen, with professional catering equipment, numerous food preparation stations need a floor that is safe. In this instance, safety means slip-resistant with improved traction to reduce slips and falls during food service.
  • Sanitary – commercial kitchen layouts should have sanitation at the forefront of the commercial kitchen design. Food spillages, dropped food, a busy space, ongoing cooking and food preparation all leave their mark. A commercial kitchen floor needs to be easy to clean; sweep and wash as often as is required.
  • Control infection – a commercial kitchen floor could be a breeding ground for bacteria. Consider a material that limits microbial growth and infection such as lino, natural stone, ceramic tile, or vinyl.
  • Comfortable – within a commercial kitchen, catering assistants, chefs, pot-washers and cleaners could be spending many hours on foot. A floor with a comfortable, padded underlay could optimise staff comfort and in turn, increase productivity.
  • Appearance – when you’re in the design process of a restaurant or commercial kitchen the aesthetics matter, a commercial kitchen floor that complements the interior commercial kitchen design is going to look the best.

The bigger the kitchen layout the better but designing a commercial kitchen is usually working with the space available and the kitchen is usually much smaller than the front-of-house facilities. Things like a kitchen island can help to optimise the food prep space within the commercial kitchen, as can shelving and storage facilities.

The short answer to this is, yes. A commercial kitchen design would have to include an extractor fan for adequate ventilation in order to get local authority planning permission for the commercial kitchen design and installation. Ventilation must be clear, sufficient, safe, and ventilation must also be well-maintained in order to keep staff safe and to be adhering to the law.

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