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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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 new location for an old restaurant allowed this Houston operation to substantially expand its back- and front-of-house kitchens and place greater emphasis on its carryout business.

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.

Six culinary labs, a restaurant/bar, a bakery café and a full catering operation or the conference center give culinary students an opportunity to learn their trade on state-of-the-art equipment situated on two lower floors and in a penthouse suite. 

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.

A 9,000-square-foot kitchen provides separate zones for banquets, the atrium restaurant, and breakfast and room service in order to maintain labor efficiency and set high standards for food quality and sanitation.

This newly built $34.1 million dining hall features 12 diverse à la carte dining venues, a convenience store and a central kitchen that includes cook-chill and bakery operations.

A new central kitchen, which incorporates contemporary cooking and rapid chilling elements to streamline production output, supports product consistency and an enhanced menu at this national park’s historic hotel.

A thorough overhaul of a 40-year-old cafeteria brings a welcome change to a marketplace-style dining environment serving 3,000 customers a day and putting equipment on display in an open, fresh setting.

Multiple micro-restaurant platforms and neighborhood dining offer customers menu variety, entertaining display cooking and a uniquely designed, energetic interior that promotes interactions within the college community.

Filling the space of the former iconic Esquire Theater, this new restaurant occupies 24,000 square feet; features 2 dining areas, 2 bars, a second-floor terrace, a third-floor display kitchen and back-of-house kitchen; and requires staff to work with precision and clarity.

A 30,000-square-foot central kitchen with cook-chill technology and pods supports staff who prepare 13,000 meals daily for patients on 125 specialized diets and food for employees and guests.

A creative renovation transformed an outdated American-themed restaurant into a contemporary establishment featuring Asian-fusion cuisine.

A complete renovation creating main and exposition kitchens and seven dining rooms in the Royal Sonesta New Orleans brings together the inspiration and talent of two renowned chefs who are reinterpreting classic Cajun and Creole cuisine.