What to Consider When Choosing a Chinese Wholesale Restaurant Supplier

When starting a Chinese restaurant there is plenty to consider. It is not as easy as getting a group of cooks into a back kitchen and automatically assume magic is going to happen. You need careful planning and a detailed guideline to direct you onto a successful path. If you’re thinking restaurants happen overnight, you’re far from right buddy.

Before the hiring process of cooks and waiters, you need to find a reliable Chinese restaurant supplier. A supplier who can provide all the necessary equipment and supplies you need. If you rely on a variety of vendors, you could have some major headaches coming your way. Keeping up with a vendor’s inventory updates and changes can be time consuming, imagine dealing with 5 or more. As a business owner, trust me, you want this part of the business to be a smooth as possible because there will be plenty of other issues coming your way.

Of course, in almost all scenarios, pricing is the most dominant factor when choosing a supplier. I concur with that, who wouldn’t? However, when purchasing equipment and supplies for your Chinese restaurant, not only be price conscious but also keep an open eye for quality. Usually, when seeking out the cheapest price available on the market, you’ll tend to wind up with what you pay for and that is cheap quality. You have to treat each purchase like a long term investment because if planned well, you will see grand returns.

Be sure to have a list of your needs when shopping. Scout for products that will help you capture and present the Chinese culture to your customers with every meal. Not only through the meals offered, but also present the little things like the wired paperboard to-go boxes, bamboo chopsticks, and Chinese condiments. These little add-ons are minute details, but will recreate the Chinese experience for your customers. Oh yea, don’t forget the fortune cookies!