Everyone here is correct. I don't know your concept, but design the menu first. Then you will see what pieces of equipment you need. If you are going to get a convection style oven, I would reccommend looking into a RATIONAL oven. They are worth the extra investment and I haven't had one break down in 6 years as long as you have a water treatment hooked up to it. I have built 7 kitchens from scratch. The biggest expense is between the hood system, installation of the equipment and utility area. Dish machines are very costly. I would venture to say you will be looking at close to $50-$60K total spend, if you can get a deal on GOOD used equipment it will take that down by about $12K to fill in about 500 sq ft of your 1700 ft. Make sure whomever lays out your equipment designs it for proper thru-put. You want it to flow so no-one gets jammed up.
The reason my estimate is higher than what you see from the other guys is that you said brand new space. You are going to need everything. You will need countertops, storage racks, smallwares, plumbing for water, gas line plumbing. grease traps and electrical work etc.. There are a bunch of needs when starting from scratch. That stuff is what's expensive. If you need help, I can point you to several people that can help.
Last edited: May 29, 2011 5:34 PM by michael112931