Beyond Chopping: Popular Uses for Restaurant Prep Tables

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In the hustle and bustle of a restaurant kitchen, prep tables are the unsung heroes that keep everything running smoothly. While their primary function is often associated with chopping and prepping ingredients, these versatile workstations offer much more. At The Foodservice Equipment Depot (FED), we provide a range of prep tables designed to enhance efficiency and organization in your kitchen. Here are some popular and creative uses for restaurant prep tables that go beyond the basics.

Multifunctional Marvels: Uses for Prep Tables

1. Assembly Lines for Efficiency

Prep tables are ideal for setting up assembly lines, especially during peak hours. Whether you’re building sandwiches, pizzas, or salads, having all ingredients within arm’s reach speeds up the process and ensures consistency. This setup is particularly useful in fast-casual and quick-service restaurants.

2. Baking Stations

Transform your prep table into a baking station by adding a marble or granite top for pastry work. The spacious surface is perfect for rolling out dough, decorating cakes, and organizing baking tools. Dedicated prep tables for baking help keep your kitchen organized and streamline your baking processes.

3. Expediting Orders

Prep tables serve as excellent expediting stations. The chef or kitchen manager can use them to organize and check completed dishes before they head out to the dining room. This ensures that orders are accurate, garnished, and presented beautifully before reaching the customer.

4. Ingredient Storage and Organization

Many prep tables come with built-in storage, including drawers, shelves, and undercounter refrigeration. These features allow you to keep essential ingredients and tools close at hand, reducing the time spent searching for items and improving overall kitchen efficiency.

5. Specialty Stations

Prep tables can be customized to serve specific purposes, such as a sushi station, salad bar, or charcuterie board assembly area. Tailoring a prep table to a particular function helps streamline tasks and improves workflow in specialized areas of the kitchen.

6. Sanitation and Safety

Use prep tables as designated stations for sanitizing equipment and utensils. Having a dedicated area for cleaning ensures that hygiene standards are maintained and reduces the risk of cross-contamination.

Top Prep Tables Available at The FED

Here’s a look at some of the top prep tables available at The Foodservice Equipment Depot (The FED), designed to meet various needs and enhance your kitchen operations.





Atosa MSF8307

60″ Sandwich/Salad Prep Table

Stainless steel construction, refrigerated base, cutting board included

Omcan 43240

30″ x 72″ Table with Right Sink and 6″ Backsplash

Stainless steel construction, 3.5″ drain basket included

Atosa SSTW3084

30″ x 84″ Prep Table

Stainless steel table including the undershelf and legs, top is sound deadened

Kelvinator KCHMT48.18

48″ Mega Top Prep Table

Electronic temperature control, refrigerated storage, intelligent design


Restaurant prep tables are indispensable assets that go beyond the basic task of chopping ingredients. From creating efficient assembly lines to serving as specialized stations, these versatile workstations enhance productivity and organization in any kitchen. By investing in high-quality prep tables from The Foodservice Equipment Depot (FED), you can optimize your kitchen space and streamline your operations. Explore our range of prep tables to find the perfect fit for your restaurant’s needs and take your kitchen efficiency to the next level.

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