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.

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This renovated bistro-style dining environment focuses attention on the culinary staff and their creations while inviting employees to relax in spaces that encourage community building.

With walls of windows opening onto Lake Minnetonka, this restaurant features an open kitchen with a wood-fired grill and smoker, a marble oyster bar and a 28-foot liquor bar.

Four venues and a central kitchen supporting casual and fine dining marry efficiency with design detail to bring a memorable experience to guests visiting this Minneapolis–St. Paul destination brewery.

Self-sustaining, mini-restaurant platforms, a community market and a support kitchen transform this college’s dining landscape with stunning designs and a creative approach to culinary experiences. 

A compact kitchen space requires staff to be exceptionally agile and organized as they serve guests gathering in this establishment under the FDR Drive overpass, where they enjoy expansive views of the East River, the Brooklyn and Williamsburg Bridges and the Brooklyn skyline.

A renovated campus center eatery with a focus on sustainability and fresh, healthful food features 10 self-contained, European-inspired bistro-style concepts that offer a casual, urban dining experience, as well as the gourmet Harvest Market.

A renovation and addition to the South Quad residence hall allowed the university to consolidate West Quad dining into one dining hall and café that serves residential and retail customers. The kitchen expansion includes more storage and a commissary.

A complete makeover following Hurricane Sandy gave this waterfront restaurant and tiki bar a fresh look and a new start.

Kitchen and café renovations and a room service–style program take this stellar foodservice program to new heights to the delight of patients, visitors, staff and students.

Eastern European cuisine welcomes customers at a brasserie featuring a display cooking suite, an eclectic wine and cheese bar, and a grab-and-go skyway café that utilizes ventless cooking equipment.

An extensive restaurant renovation brings authentic Italian cuisine to this five-star, five-diamond resort.

An overhaul of an old police headquarters building transforms an industrial space into a restaurant with three cooklines and the sounds and textures of Mexico and Southern California.

An airy, open kitchen and easy-to-navigate servery with several culinary concepts provide enormous menu variety and an innovative, educational and sustainable dining experience.

A three-phase renovation revives a café, storage rooms, dining rooms and a central kitchen at this continuing care retirement community.

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