Wet Waste Interceptor Helps Church Kitchens Serve Efficiently
Church commercial kitchens are a great ministry tool. In addition to feeding your congregation, they can be used to help feed the homeless and to make food for worthy local organizations like schools.
Your church kitchen can also increase fellowship and create lasting bonds between your church members by organizing lunches and dinners.
It is much easier to plan events when you already have facilities inside the church to prepare the food. You don’t have to leave your function’s food-related requirements in the hands of an external party.
Any church that operates a commercial kitchen is subject to the same local regulations as schools or hospital cafeterias. There are a multitude of equipment requirements, liabilities, staffing and inspection considerations to navigate.
To help offset the cost of running your church’s commercial kitchen, the kitchen can also be used as a source of additional revenue. Because commercial kitchens are so expensive, not everyone that needs one can afford to build one.
Your church can rent out their commercial kitchen to other organizations on the days when you don’t need it. Some companies would happily pay a fee to use your kitchen on a regular basis.
A commercial kitchen inside a church is much more than just a few ovens, sinks and countertops. You also have to consider your ventilation, drainage, and plumbing.
Every commercial kitchen requires specific features to pass inspections with the local health and fire departments. Their jobs are to protect the health and safety of the people you will be serving and they have quite a few regulations to follow.
These include requirements for doors, windows, a drainage system for the sinks and washers, and fire detection and suppression systems as well as lighting that meets the relevant safety standards.
You also need to consider the impact that a fully functional commercial kitchen will have on the operations of your church, especially if the kitchen is expected to remain in operation during church services.
You don’t want a busy kitchen that disrupts your congregation during a sermon. You have to keep in mind the noise and the smells that commercial kitchens generate.
A church kitchen is a multi-purpose foodservice operation staffed with volunteers whose primary skill is fellowship, not food prep and serving. So you need to make sure your church commercial kitchen is designed to run as efficiently as possible.
The last thing your church commercial kitchen needs are grease trap clogs that require a plumber to come out on the weekend to service. Luckily there is a solution to help your church kitchen run more efficiently.
The Drain Strainer™ is a wet waste interceptor that minimizes the amount of food solids that get inside your plumbing pipes and cause grease trap clogs.
Invented by a former restaurant owner, The Drain Strainer™ helps cut down on plumbing issues. It is simple to install. It doesn’t require water or electricity and there are no motors, ball bearings or moving parts that will wear out over time.
The removable catch-all tray captures food waste. This tray slides out and can be emptied into the trash for quick removal, and prevents food debris from clogging the grease trap.
Thanks to the catch tray, all food waste is captured and only greasy water filters into your grease trap. This prevents grease trap clogs from unwanted material inside the grease trap and saves on repair bills.
The Drain Strainer™ also eliminates issues with mangled silverware or dangers from employees putting their hands down the commercial garbage disposal trying to clear out a clog.
Click here to find out more about how our wet waste interceptor can keep your church kitchen running smoothly.