This hard-edged, industrial-looking style of kitchen may appear intimidating if you do not cook regularly for vast numbers of people, but a meticulous consideration of efficient ergonomics achieves an unexpected degree of comfort which can be very attractive. An uninterrupted run of work surfaces allows the cook to move around the kitchen at speed; in stainless steel, the preferred surface of professional cooks, it will be extremely hard-wearing and resistant to excessive heat and both acid and alkaline stains.
Contact the local authorities before building your kitchen - Your local food hygiene authority will be able to give you the correct advice about what is needed for your kitchen to meet their high health and safety standards. This will typically involve you designing separate food preparation and washing areas and similar practices to make sure that your new kitchen is up to scratch.
The worktop may also include a large built-in hardwood chopping board, with a pull-out waste-disposal drawer beneath into which to scoop vegetable peelings, and perhaps a slab of cool, smooth marble as well, traditionally the best surface for rolling pastry. Otherwise a freestanding central work station with all-round access may include both cooking rings and a sink for washing fruit and vegetables. The height of all these worktops needs to be carefully calculated because at the wrong height they will make preparing and cooking food unnecessarily tiring.
You may even want to run the fan a bit after your staff has finished for the day in order to clear up any residual pollutants that may remain in the air. If you are currently looking at the different options of industrial extractor fans you have available, you will have to decide whether you would like a model that uses ducts or one that uses filters. The former choice is the most efficient as it can take the polluted air directly out of your building and replace it with clean air.