Advice for Consulting for a catering business

Joined May 26, 2014
I searched on the forum and couldnt find any thread relating to this:

I have been consulting for a small catering business and they/I are/am faced with a big problem: They dont have a Hood, and they cannot get a permission to build one (as the building is old etc). I wanted to take your advice on how to find an alternative solution for this problem, as there will be a grill,an industrial stove and pizza oven (that produces smoke).

Thank you!
Joined Jul 28, 2001

You local municipality will be able to provide the codes. I personally don't think you can have a grill anywhere without a hood. There are some tabletop commercial size convection oven that don't require a hood. Again, your local insp. will have that info.

Hate to say it but @chefbuba is probably right.


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Joined Jun 11, 2001
Yeah, I know.  But this is a non starter.  No hood with a lot of smoke means no kitchen.  They just need to find another place.  It's catering so the location is not that important.
Joined May 26, 2014
Thanks for your feedback guys! I will consider moving. Also suggested to dump the oven idea all together, so there wont be smoke from the oven. Only from the stove top. (dumped the griddle as well)
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