Inside view of our commercial test kitchen

Test Kitchen

Try Before You Buy & Certifications!
A customer with Gator Chef Equipment Specialist inside our commercial test kitchen

Try Before You Buy

Unlike most restaurant supply stores, Gator Chef allows customers to try cooking with our equipment and appliances before making a purchase. This unique shopping experience provides restaurant operators with the opportunity to ask questions and leave with peace of mind that their purchase fulfils their needs.

Food Safety courses taught in our commercial test kitchen

ServSafe CFPM Certification 

The Gator Chef Test Kitchen is home to ServSafe Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) Courses and Examination. Available in both English and Spanish. Learn more about our interactive training and test center here!

Grid of profile pictures of our industry expert restaurant consultants

Consult With Industry Experts

Gator Chef has a staff of dedicated food service industry consultants with 100+ years combined as restaurateurs and chefs. Their real-life culinary expertise can help you solve problems and increase profits for your operations.

5 Reasons to Schedule a Test Kitchen Demo

1) Save Money

Opportunity to try equipment and appliances before purchasing.

2) Gain Knowledge

Knowledgeable experts available to answer questions.

3) 1-on-1 Experience

Hands-on instruction from industry experts.

4) Tips & Tricks

Classes showcase cooking concepts, tools and tricks that benefit operators and employees.

5) Food Safety

Learn best kitchen safety practices from certified experts.

From our customers


The family that owns Kogii Kogii Express came in looking for a solution to handle their food prep more efficiently as their father was doing all the prep by hand. After going over a few options in the showroom we invited them to test out a Sammic Vegetable Prep in our Test Kitchen. They trusted us to show them an option that would best work for their restaurant and budget. Spending this time with Peter ensured our customer would make the most informed decision possible. Thank you, Peter and the Kogii Kogii Express Family, for trusting Gator Chef as your local Restaurant Equipment and Supply Store!

Kogii Kogii Express
Naperville, IL