Food Service Ergonomics

Many people would agree that the chef is one of the most important employees in the Food Service industry. While the industry encompasses a variety of establishments from four-star restaurants to fast food chains, a chef or chefs are always at the core of every restaurant, always on-site, always preparing food.  With the average shift ranging from 6 to 12 hours, chefs are almost always on their feet for extended periods of time.

Standing and maneuvering through a kitchen for 12 hours can lead to exhaustion and poor job performance.  Exhaustion and poor performance leads to lower quality food preparation and in turn leads to unhappy customers.

Luckily, there are ways to reduce chef exhaustion in almost any restaurant environment. Anti-fatigue kitchen mats can reduce bodily stress and boost employees’ energy levels. Rather than standing on a hard tile floor all the day long, chefs will stand on a thick commercial-grade kitchen mat.


Commercial grade anti-fatigue mats for restaurants are specially designed with textured rubber surfaces to provide ultimate comfort as well as reduce slippage. Beveled edges and curved corners create a safer transition from mat to floor.  All of these qualities make Consolidated Plastics anti-fatigue mats an effective solution for your restaurant kitchen.

Anti-fatigue kitchen mats also reduce slips and falls, which can occur all too frequently in busy and potentially slippers working environments. This too will ultimately benefit the customer and the business. Commercial kitchen floor mats greatly benefits chefs, which can only benefit customers.

For more information about anti-fatigue kitchen mats or if you are interested in purchasing, please feel free to contact Consolidated Plastics.