F & B Services - Pantry Equipment

Pantry is the adjoining area or room to the kitchen from where the finished food or a drink is ready to be served. This area serves as an ancillary capacity of the kitchen. The food is given final touch-up for presentation, and then handed over to the serving staff. The pantry is often equipped with a sink attached with normal water and hot water taps. The pantry mainly keeps the following necessary items −

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Brewing Machine
  • Blender
  • Electric food whisk
  • Knives and chopping boards
  • Hollowware like casserole, bowls, and dishes of various sizes
  • Crockery
  • Drinkware
  • Cutlery

Sideboards in Pantry

Sideboards are mainly shelves with drawers. These can be used to store hollowware and glassware. The following are the different varieties of sideboards −

  • Buffet − It has high legs than the sideboard.

  • Credenza − They are the storage cabinets without legs. They mostly have sliding glass doors.

  • Server − A server is smaller, shorter, and more formal than a buffet or sideboard.

  • Sideboard − It has short legs.


It is a serving cart used for serving as well as storing. It has wheels which enable it to move easily around the kitchen. It is also used in elite food and beverage outlets for serving the guests. It is available in various designs, sizes, and shapes. You can choose on number of shelves and sections, and burners. When not in use, it is preferably parked at the wall.