Must-Have Kitchen Equipment When Cooking for a Crowd


When you have a family of 15, cooking a meal to feed all those hungry mouths can be a real challenge! Whether you’re cooking for the whole family or thinking about opening your own catering business, you’ll need the right tools for the job. Here are a few pieces of kitchen equipment that can help you feed a small army.


  1. Stock Pot

Soups and sauces are a major part of big-meal planning. If your kitchen’s covered in splashes from a smaller soup pot, it’s time to upgrade to an industrial-sized stock pot. You can spend the weekend making a huge batch of chicken, beef, or vegetable stock and freeze it in ice cube trays or sandwich bags for use throughout the week. And for caterers, homemade stock makes all the difference in flavour and will put you a cut above the competition!


  1. Crock Pot

Every family needs a crock pot or slow cooker in my opinion, whether you’re cooking for 2 or 20. It’s such a handy piece of equipment to have, and lets you batch cook to save time on meal prepping. There are some great crock pot recipes out there, from slow cooker chilli to pot roast.



  1. Food Processor

Slicing, grating, and chopping, oh my! You’ll build up some impressive upper body strength cooking for a large crew every night, but save yourself a bit of work with a food processor. As an added bonus, you can make your own peanut butter.



  1. Working Tables

Does it seem like there’s never enough chopping and prep space? If you find yourself taking over not just the kitchen counter but the dining room table to prep your meal, you might want to invest in a separate work table. Euroceppi has a very high quality range of metal working tables, which you can disassemble when they’re not in use. They even come on wheels so you can move them around when you need them and they’re easy to clean! At the very least, purchase extra chopping boards so you don’t ruin your dining room table.



  1. Wok

It’s great for stir-fries, but you can also use a wok as a large frying pan when the regular sizes just won’t cut it. Woks are great because you can carefully control the cooking temperature and get creative with one-pot recipes.





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2 thoughts on “Must-Have Kitchen Equipment When Cooking for a Crowd

  1. What’ A Tremendous Post……!

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  2. Wow, it didn’t even cross my mind that I should get a stock pot for cooking; it would be nice to have something that can make a lot in one sitting. My husband and I are thinking about starting a catering business, but buying the materials can be so expensive. Maybe it might be a good idea to look into renting or purchasing used equipment. Hopefully we can find the supplies that we need to fulfill our business idea.

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