The task of managing a kitchen looks easy. But it is not. Anyone who has attempted to manage a kitchen – even a domestic one – know just how easy it is to get overwhelmed. To put it simply, the task is not as easy as it looks. It is no wonder, then, that people tend to search for information on how to manage a kitchen effectively. And in a bid to address that need, I decided to come up with this article, on how to manage a kitchen effectively. In my view, there are three steps you need to follow, if you wish to manage your kitchen effectively.
Firstly, you have to figure out what effective kitchen management means to you. What would an effectively managed kitchen look like to you? Here, you may come to the conclusion that an effectively managed kitchen is one that is always clean. One that always has all the items you need to prepare the various dishes. And one that is not cluttered.
Secondly, you need to come up with routines to help you achieve what ‘effective kitchen management’ means to you. Here, you need to figure out what you need to do, on a day to day basis, to manage your kitchen effectively. That is, to manage your kitchen effectively as per the criteria you will have identified in the first step.
Thirdly, you need to consistently implement the routines you will have identified in the second step. This would be effective kitchen management in practice. Here, you may need to come up with checklists of things you need to do, so as to have an effectively managed kitchen. Yours then would just be to ensure that all items on the checklist are ticked, on a day to day basis. The end result would be an effectively managed kitchen, as per the criteria you would have identified in the first step.
I know that the steps outlined above look too simple. Yet in life, it is the simple things that make a difference. When you come to think of it, effective kitchen management revolves around those three steps. There is no other way you can go about it.