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June 26, 2014

Working on Celebrity Chef Restaurants Poses Unique Challenges

Known for their wow factor and custom equipment, high profile projects such as celebrity chef-driven designs pose their own set of challenges. By taking a team-first approach and remaining true to the menu and desired brand experience, foodservice designers can overcome these challenges and produce jaw-dropping results. Designer Ken Schwartz of SSA shares his experiences in this article.


Miller Becomes Dunkin’ Brands’ Vice President of Product Innovation

Dunkin’ Brands Group, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, promoted Jeff Miller to executive chef and vice president of product innovation. In this role, Miller will head the 22-person culinary team assembled by Dunkin’ Brands to create new food and beverages for both of the company’s concepts.

Drafting Solutions from Keg to Glass

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Micro Matic USA, Inc., is an industry leader in the manufacture of draft beer dispensing systems, providing integrated solutions. We understand the importance of reliable dispensing and how it impacts draft beer quality, customer satisfaction, and the bottom line. Read more
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Global Foodservice Markets Experience Mixed First Quarter Results

Despite improving economic conditions in some regions, growth in the foodservice industry remains slow, NPD reports.


Outcomes for Year One of a New, Self-Op School Lunch Program

As the 2014-2015 school year draws to a close, consultant Greg Christian shares the final outcomes of Nardin Academy’s new self-operated foodservice program. As mentioned in previous posts, the key to success is communication, and the Nardin Academy leadership team made sure to carry conversation around the cafeteria through the year with each guest chef, classroom initiative, school event and, finally, its annual fundraiser.

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Facility Design Project of the Month: Employee Café and Main Kitchen at Reading Hospital in West Reading, Pa.

A creative approach to serving staff, this multiphase project transformed the main kitchen and employee café into an efficient, contemporary facility without interrupting patient services.

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