Commercial Kitchen Storage Makeover


Nominations Open for the third annual Kitchen Storage Makeover Contest

The Extreme Makeover of commercial kitchens is back for a third year.

Foodservice operators and their supply chain partners are invited to submit their back-of-house storage areas for a makeover. This can include dry storage, refrigerated storage, sink and prep areas and other related storage areas. The winner will receive a storage and productivity assessment followed by a makeover of their storage and efficiency needs. The assessment may include shelving, workstations, wall-shelving, worktables, custom configurations, track systems and more – courtesy of Metro. The winner will also appear in a story in an upcoming issue of FE&S.

Who's Eligible?

Independent restaurants, chain restaurants and non-commercial operators such as schools, colleges and universities, healthcare foodservice operators, correctional foodservice, hotels and conference centers and others.

Need Inspiration?

The past two years brought about some incredible transformations. Metro assessed each location and developed a custom solution to enhance the efficiency of the operations. Read and view the makeovers of the 2019 winnner, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus, and the inaugural winner, Fort William Henry Hotel and Conference Center.

Let's Nominate Your Kitchen for a Makeover

Fill out the below form to enter your client or your operation. Entries due by March 31, 2020. Questions? Contact Kevin Poch at

Terms and Coniditions

View the complete contest rules.

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Please include the following in a PDF file or a ZIP file with all images and write-ups that’s no larger than 20MB.

Overview of Operation: Description of the operation including size, menu, service type, target audience and anything else you deem relevant (limit 400 words).

Description of Storage & Efficiency Needs: Describe why your facility needs a storage and productivity makeover and how you feel it would benefit. Please include descriptions of any unique processes that can be improved through better space management. Remember… dry storage, sink areas, coolers/freezers, cook line areas, and prep areas all have storage needs.

Ex: What makes you deserving? What is overall impact a makeover will have on customers, employees, students etc? What makes your problem areas clumsy, inefficient, yucky and messy? Be creative, show your personality… and YOU can be next!

Photos: Include a minimum of 10 pictures of dry storage, sink areas, coolers/freezers, cook line areas, and prep areas in need of overhaul (15 maximum).

File size too large. Re-save the initial file as a reduced sized PDF and resubmit. Contact Kevin Poch if you need assistance at
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