The Gastronorm system: universal standard dimensions in professional kitchens
Born around the mid-sixties, the Gastronorm is a "standardization system" for professional kitchens, made in standardized sizes.
The goal of the Gastronorm system is to identify universal dimensions for containers, trays and equipment such as ovens, refrigerators, cabinets, bain-marie trolleys, buffet exhibitors, etc. We talk about tools for professional use in catering, built in materials suitable not only for cooking, but also for storage, exposure and transport.
How does the Gastronorm system work? What benefits leads to catering?
According to the Gastronorm each element is drawn according to a standard measure or on a fraction or multiplication thereof. In this the catering equipment work with containers of the same size. The big advantage is that it allows you to use the individual elements provided by different manufacturers without the need to make adjustments or modifications.
The abbreviation GN is the abbreviation of Gastronorm. The Gastronorm measures are expressed in millimeters. The Gastronorm GN 1/1 measurement is conventionally recognized as the standard basic measurement.
Gastronorm measures: some clarifications to understand