Kitchen Equipment

The centralised kitchens of The Akshaya Patra Foundation cooks 50,000 to 1 lakh meals per day with the help of automatic or semi-automatic equipment to ensure hygiene and efficiency in the cooking process.

Why do we need?

Automatic and semi-automatic kitchen equipment assists in:

  • Ensuring on-time completion of cooking process 
  • Increasing production capacity of each kitchen
  • Saving time and increasing productivity
  • Ensuring food safety and maintaining hygiene 

Vessel used in The Akshaya Patra Foundation

Each morning, the staff at Akshaya Patra’s centralized kitchens pack fresh food into custom-built stainless steel insulated vessels; this is done to maintain freshness, hygiene, and temperature of the cooked meals.

WHY DO WE NEED IT?

  • Greater heat retention. Thanks to the vessels, only 2 degrees of heat is lost per hour
  • Exclusively designed to fit into Akshaya Patra food distribution vehicles
  • Custom-built vessels ensure effective distribution

There is a requirement of a delivery vessel in Guwahati.


Cost of the equipment: ₹5,417



Vegetable cutting machine

This is an all-in-one multi-functional vegetable cutter that is used to slice, chop and dice all kinds of vegetables and greens. Generally, in a kitchen with 50,000 feeding capacity, a minimum of 3 tons vegetables get used on a daily basis. Gorakhpur requires this machine to supply mid-day meals to 47 schools.

  • With the capacity to cut approximately 800 kilograms of vegetables per hour, this Vegetable Cutting Machine allows for bulk cutting and slicing of vegetables that is used in sambar and curries.
  • It saves time and manpower when compared to manual vegetable cutting.
  • It is compact, easy to operate, saves space, and also promotes hygienic method of cutting vegetables.
  • The programmable control panel helps to adjust the sizes of the cut vegetables used for different menu items.

Cost of the equipment: ₹3,20,000


Wet Grinder

The Wet Grinder is used to make pastes from grains, coconut and lentils and is used for preparation of sambar, idly batter, curry leaves and so on. There is requirement of it in Kakinada that feeds 11,182 children on a daily basis.

  • With a capacity of about 20-40 litres, this is a critical equipment in preparing sambar, chutney, and curries as part of the menu.
  • It saves time and manpower.
  • It is made of 304SS high quality stainless steel making it highly durable and corrosion resistant.
  • It is compact, easy to operate, and requires less maintenance.
  • The tilting system enables the drum to tilt and lock at 100 degree for easier and hygienic transfer of batter and pastes.

Cost of the equipment: ₹1,15,000


Potato peeler

The Potato Peeler is used for peeling root vegetables of large quantity in less time. There is a requirement for a Potato Peeler in Bhilai and Jhalawar Kitchens to ease the process to feed 27,251 children in these locations.

  • This is a critical equipment in preparing a variety of menu items on a daily basis.
  • It saves time and manpower.
  • It is made up of high quality stainless steel drum and frame, and strong and fine emery bonding is applied on the rotating disk. This makes the peeler highly durable and corrosion resistant.
  • It is compact, easy to operate, and requires less maintenance.
  • It ensures minimal wastage of vegetables and water consumption is very low too.


Cost of the equipment: ₹1,05,000


Vehicles used in The Akshaya Patra Foundation

On each school day, the centralised kitchens of The Akshaya Patra Foundation cooks and delivers mid-day meals to more than 1.8 million children studying in Government schools. To maintain freshness and hygiene of the cooked meals, the Foundation has a fleet of dedicated and customised delivery vehicles.

WHY DO WE NEED IT?

  • "ON TIME" delivery of meals to school children
  • Honeycomb structure of vessel racks in the vehicles avoid spillage
  • Use of insulated vessels in the vehicles, retains the temperature of meals
  • Provision of two doors in vehicles eases the process of loading and unloading while also reducing the time

Different vehicles used in Akshaya Patra are Mahindra - Bolero, Max Pickup, Swaraj Mazda, TATA-Ace rack, TATA-Xenon, TATA-407, etc. There is a requirement of a delivery vehicle in Surat.


Cost of the equipment: ₹8,79,717


Cost breakup:



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