Facility Design Project of the Month

Foodservice Equipment and Supplies’ editors examine the workflow, efficiencies, concept expression, design, décor, and equipment and supplies packages that comprise some of the foodservice industry’s latest and greatest projects in this award-winning monthly feature.

The Restaurants at Woodland, Indiana University–Bloomington

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.

NYY Steak in New York City

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.

Restaurant Beatrix in Chicago

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.

Cask & Larder, Winter Park, Fla.

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.

George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University, Dallas

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.

Gordon Avenue Market at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

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.