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Open Kitchens: The Right Choice for Your Restaurant?

Open Kitchens: The Right Choice for Your Restaurant?

Global Chefs | Divine Caroline

Other visual touches include the kitchen’s yellow-tiled walls as opposed to a plastic wall covering. The greater expense for the walls was made possible as a less expensive one was used on the floor and wall base. Silcal, a floor covering that is simply painted onto the floor, was used. Non-slip grit is incorporated in the paint, and therefore, this flooring option proves to be a very slip-resistant one.

In addition to the restaurant’s portholes, one larger window is available for diners to stop and view the action (or from the kitchen’s perspective, to be “on TV,” the code word used to inform co-workers that there is an onlooker). As a final supplementary touch for the gastronomic action lover, the pastry kitchen was designed free of any form of glass separation. With interaction in mind, Cascadia’s pastry team and sweet-toothed customers can chat and even ask for a tip or two.

“The beauty of the rain wall,” Kerry explains, “is that you gain the effect of an open kitchen without guests having to battle against the noise, smell, and smoke that it generates. It is certainly an aspect of Cascadia that drives business. People come to the restaurant because they have heard about the wall, and it is a point of discussion when they leave.”