The world’s best professional kitchens

The world’s best professional kitchens

The world’s best professional kitchens

Many of us who like to dabble in the kitchen at home may dream of getting to one day step inside a fully equipped professional kitchen. But there are a few noticeable differences between even the most high-tech domestic kitchens and a commercial kitchen.

Mostly it’s the space that makes the biggest impression when you venture inside a professional kitchen. With more mouths to feed at a pace everything, from fridges and freezers to hobs and ovens, becomes a lot bigger!

But any professional chef will know that it’s not just about the size of a freezer or the power of an oven. It’s also about the quality and durability of the equipment and the layout of the space. A successful kitchen depends on a smooth workflow and equipment that will never let you down.

So, for professional chefs and home chefs alike, we’re going to look at some of the kitchens in the best restaurants in the world and investigate exactly what it takes to make a kitchen great!

Osteria Francescana – Modena, Italy

Recently voted the World’s Best Restaurant 2016, Osteria Francescana is an unassuming side street in the beautiful Italian city of Modena. But don’t be fooled by its humble location – inside you’ll find one of the most innovative restaurant experiences on the planet, courtesy of head chef Massimo Bottura.

The kitchen is reliably decked out in 18 gauge steel, as is standard in most commercial kitchens. This is perfect for durability, cleanliness and strength. Notice how the kitchen, despite being in use and full of chefs is kept spotlessly clean and organised. This is the key to Bottura’s revolutionary creations.

El Celler de Can Roca - Girona, Spain

Voted the second best restaurant in the world in 2012, El Celler de Can Roca in Girona, Spain is nestled in a purpose built building and boasts three Michelin stars. Run by the three Roca brother – Joan, Josep and Jordi – the restaurant serves traditional Catalan cuisine with a twist.

Once again we can see that the kitchen is immaculately clean and supremely organised. Set in steel with large ovens and hobs, it’s the perfect setting for some of the most inventive Catalan cuisine in the world.

Noma – Copenhagen, Denmark

Based in a renovated warehouse and opened in 2003, Noma now sits at the heart of Denmark’s burgeoning gastronomic scene. Run by head chef René Redzep, the restaurant has been responsible for the increase in foraging for ingredients and puts the spotlight firmly on a revival in Nordic cuisine. 


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1. Chef Massimo Bottura celebrates in the kitchen with his team. Photo credit:

2. The kitchen at El Celler de Can Roca. Photo credit:

3. The team of chefs busy creating in the kitchen at Noma. Photo credit:

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