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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An adaptive reuse of a classic building, this restaurant blends historic and contemporary decor, placing the guests' focus on a compact yet efficient open kitchen.

The freshly made menu and locally sourced ingredients that define the display kitchen and European cooking suite shared between a full-service restaurant and room service, along with a gourmet-style market with a coffee shop, distinguish this hospital's foodservices from its competitors.

Conversion of a 73-year-old building into a contemporary housing, dining and learning establishment brings a fresh approach to a support kitchen and servery with micro-restaurants emphasizing local, fresh and colorful cuisine.

Eight years ago, when James and Julie Petrakis opened their first restaurant, The Ravenous Pig, in Winter Park, Fla., they were determined to become leaders in showcasing local farmers, fishermen and artisanal purveyors. They achieved notable success: revenues have reached $3.5 million, and the restaurant attracts some 94,000 customers annually.

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.

Customization brings new flavors and menu variety to the food-concept platforms at this all-you-care-to-eat marketplace.

This new urban dining hall leverages a flexible foodservice equipment package and utility distribution system to implement a cook-to-flow system that helps provide students with a varied menu of restaurant-quality food.

Contributing to this center’s LEED Platinum rating, the foodservice areas — its bistro café and its kitchen, Courtyard Café, catering kitchen and presidential kitchen — support preparation of fresh and local food within minimal footprints.

By working with Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs to develop menus, the IU culinary staff give customers a new dining experience at nine microrestaurants in a unique campus environment.

A creative footprint and equipment layout promote efficient production systems that allow this new hotel's restaurant, bar, room service and catering menus to showcase local and fresh ingredients.

A high-rise bank building repurposed into a premier steakhouse positions foodservice on multiple levels and pays homage to this renowned baseball team's history and culture.

Ambitiously preparing students to enter the hospitality industry, this new culinary institute exposes participants to exhibition cooking in a variety of restaurant environments, including haute cuisine, casual dining, French bakery and much more.

A small yet highly efficient and partially open kitchen allows culinary staff to show off their creativity with delicious, healthful ingredients that appeal to hotel guests and neighborhood residents.

This new 446-bed medical center features a café with multiple stations, 24-hour room service and a production kitchen supporting the entire foodservice operation.

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