If you manage a restaurant, hotel food service or other business where there is an area dedicated to food preparation, it’s important to consider the quality of your food preparation area soundproofing.
Although it isn’t necessarily the first improvement people think of when it comes to a food prep area, soundproofing in commercial kitchens can be vital to the quality of your product. Why is it so important to soundproof your food prep areas?
One thing many people do not consider is that all our senses are interconnected. You may realize your senses of taste and smell are intertwined, but you may not have considered that your sense of hearing affects your ability to taste and smell, as well.
Studies have shown that certain noise can interfere with the ability to taste sweetness, change the way you smell food aromas and may even make food seem drier than it actually is. When you’re trying to prepare great-tasting food, this is a big problem.
Poor sound quality can also interfere with your cooks’ ability to communicate with each other. Anyone who has ever been in a commercial kitchen knows effective communication is key. Without it, the entire system can break down very quickly.
In general, soundproofing in food prep areas is useful because it:
- Absorbs noises that could interfere with your cooks’ abilities to assess the quality of the food they’re preparing
- Allows for clearer communication between cooks and other staff
- Creates a more tranquil, appealing work environment for food preparation
You know you need proper soundproofing in your food prep areas, but what kind should you get? Soundproof Cow has several ideas.
One solution to consider is our Hanging Baffles, which is ideal for the kind of large, open-air room you often find among food preparation areas. They hang from the ceiling — out of the way — and absorb just the kind of unwanted echoes that often occur in large rooms with hard surfaces.
You’ll also want to take a look at our Quiet Board™ Water Resistant Panels. Liquids like water, oil and grease tend to fly in a food preparation area, and you want a soundproofing solution that can both block unwanted sounds and stand up to the kind of conditions food preparation areas often experience.
Our Fabric Wrapped Foam panels also look great, are easy to install and are fantastic at absorbing unwanted sound.
These are just a few of the great soundproofing solutions Soundproof Cow can offer to help you create a better, more productive food prep area.
After looking at your facility, we can come up with a plan that’s even more tailored to your specific needs. The best part? We’re happy to do this at no cost to you. Contact us today for a free acoustic analysis.
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