Busy chefs and bakers need alarm clocks. So, when they put food in the oven, they set a timer for a specific duration and continue with other tasks without worries. A ringing sound notifies the cook when the allocated time has passed.
Depending on the layout of your restaurant’s cooking area and the interior design, you can pick a wall-mount or countertop clock. Putting a digital timer in a commercial kitchen reduces the risks of overcooking, drying out, or burning food. Moreover, your cooks will be more efficient because they can prepare sauces, salads, and side dishes without worrying about the main dish on the cooktop.
Browse the many versions of RoyalDesign’s alarm clock collection to find one that suits best the recipes that your restaurant serves. Mini-cube alarm clocks, both analog and digital versions, are designed for employees who prefer handheld options. Depending on where the chef waits while food is cooking, they can attach a Minimal Alarm Clock on a lanyard so they can hear when the clock goes off even after they dash out of the kitchen. An analog mechanical timer with multiple event settings is the most convenient option when cooking different meals that take different times to get ready.
Avoid clock models that blend in with the background colors. Take time to consider the following two factors before purchasing a clock for restaurant décor.
- The main colors in the dining area
To find a standout restaurant clock:
1. Pick a style that creates dark or light contrast against the designated tables and walls.
2. If you prefer an analog model, choose Arabic lines or numerals. Or you can install clocks with hands and numbers altogether on the wall.
3.Consider how many colors are in the room to see whether there’s a brighter accent you might want to add rather than a new shade.
A clock with lines is more minimalistic, while a monochrome face is classic. Perhaps you are looking for a Scandinavian feel, in which case natural colors like cream, wood, grey, forest green, and dark blue would be ideal. For an industrial restaurant décor, get roman numerals or black iron with no face; then go as big as you wish. As another option, combine contemporary elements with vintage to attain a mid-century modern appeal. If your restaurant is full of modern elements, look for a traditional clock and vice versa. It is also wise to combine the two styles, e.g., starburst shape and roman numerals. For a vibrant bohemian feel, experiment with bright hues, wood, and patterns resembling certain textures in your hotel.
Restaurant clocks come in different sizes and shapes. On average, a wall clock should have a 12-inch diameter, but you may go over 20 inches. Always consider other elements on the wall before choosing the size. If there are big pictures, paintings, and focal elements on the wall, it is best to put a small-sized wall clock.