Catering equipment for Village Halls

Village Hall Catering Equipment

For everything from salsa classes to young farmers meetings, community discos to dog training schools, even right up to big village fetes and weddings; a village hall is an essential community resource and deserves a good kitchen and some neat seating and dining options to live up to its full potential.

A village hall is a multifunctional space perhaps more than any other venue, so fold away furniture, which stacks easily into a small space, is a great benefit. In the kitchen itself, you'll need the facilities to serve anything from just a few teas and coffees for a small group, up to catering for large numbers of seated diners. The equipment doesn't want to be too specialised or too complex - remember, many different people will be using the village hall kitchen and will need to be able to get to grips with the appliances; they'll want to be able to cook a wide range of foods with it too, so it might be worth sacrificing high performance in one specific area, and any extra features, for a good all round suite of equipment with simple operation. You might even opt for manual controls over digital if you really want to keep it straightforward.

A good commercial oven, one or two microwaves or combination microwave ovens, a hot water boiler and a filter coffee machine are a great start for any village hall. Other flexible, multipurpose equipment you might want to look at are salamander grills, If you do a lot of larger functions, a heated cabinet and/or a bain marie is a good idea. Soup kettles are also popular with village halls and community centres.

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