Facility Design Project of the Month

Each month, FE&S spotlights a project worth talking about, with in-depth coverage from concept through completion including a kitchen equipment floor plan.


Menno Haven Retirement Communities, Chambersburg, Pa. 

Café 655 at Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, Iowa.

Mercyhealth’s Javon Bea Hospital and Physician Clinic – Riverside

Students and foodservice staff at Edna Rowe Elementary School in Dallas started the new 2018–19 school year with a renovated kitchen, servery and dining room. “The entire foodservice operation is more efficient for the staff, who prepare and serve food to more students through the new serving lines with greater ease and in less time than they did before the renovation,” says Michael Rosenberger, executive director of Food and Child Nutrition services at the Dallas Independent School District (ISD).

Foodservice production for room service and retail dining at Sanford Health System’s North Broadway campus in Fargo, N.D., was long overdue for an overhaul after nearly 18 years since the prior renovation. The renovated healthcare facility opened in April 2018.

Located in a cluster of restaurants and businesses that share a courtyard, The Refuge Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar offers a casual-elegant dining experience and features wood-fired steaks, seafood and pastas. “We also feature the largest bourbon selection in North Houston and the friendliest service that you just can’t find anywhere else in town,” owner Mark Zientek says. In addition to the on-site restaurant operations, off-site catering constitutes nearly 30 percent of the restaurant’s business.