Food Preparation Center
The food preparation center should be well lit and comfortable. At least 36” of continuous countertop should be provided for the food preparation center. It should be immediately adjacent to a water source. The preparation center logically can be placed between the primary sink and the cooking surface, between the refrigerator and the primary sink, or adjacent to a secondary sink on an island or other cabinet section. If more than one person works in the kitchen, each will require a 36” preparation center of his or her own. If two people will stand adjacent to each other, 72” of counter space should be allowed. Two people should never have to work at right angles to one another with their backs to each other.
Courtesy of NARI CKBR education material