When designing a kitchen ventilation system, there are a number of factors that should be considered, such as project budget, building layout, surrounding buildings, system maintenance, operational cost, fire risk from grease buildup, and more.

It’s important to take these into account as well as consider the specific needs of the K-12 school. As more schools move to healthier meals, the kitchen layout and functionality must be taken into account as well as the quantity of the food being prepared. Keeping the cooking equipment properly cleaned and well maintained is essential to maintaining a safe and sanitary cooking environment. This same level of care should be taken for the kitchen ventilation system as it will extend the life of the system while also minimizing unanticipated downtime.