The Specifier: Pushing Our Cookline Paradigms

The Specifier from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

August 30, 2012

Pushing Our Cookline Paradigms

Developing the kitchen of the future will require foodservice designers and operators to challenge conventional thinking and explore new ways to balance the need for capacity with the need to become more efficient. The net result will be a more thorough and thoughtful design process.

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Facility Design Project of the Month: Danforth Dining Hall at the University of Rochester, Rochester, N.Y.

This dining hall’s transformation features a customized version of Aramark’s Fresh Food Company that allows notable variety, flexibility and dining transparency in its three self-contained pods, which serve as mini-kitchens.

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Extend the Lifespan of Refrigeration Equipment while Saving Energy

Berner International

Berner International’s Walk-In Cooler Efficiency Kit, featuring the NSF-approved K–Zone air curtain, makes installing air curtains over cooler doors quick and easy. Berner’s K–Zone air curtain keeps refrigerated air from escaping through Berner International open cooler doors, saving energy and allowing refrigeration equipment to run less.

FCSI’s Ask the Experts Comes to IHMRS

Through its Ask the Experts Service, FCSI-The Americas will offer free consultations to attendees of the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show (IHRMS), which takes place Nov. 10-13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. During the show FCSI members will provide attendees the opportunity to discuss solutions for front of the house, back of the house and management advisory issues in a 30-minute meeting.

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Maletz Joins WD Partners

Columbus, Ohio-based WD Partners named Andrew Maletz vice president of architecture and engineering, responsible for administration and execution of WD Partners’ strategic architecture and engineering initiatives. Maletz oversees organizational design and daily operations of the architecture and engineering teams and will play an integral role in business development efforts.

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Run a Profitable Kitchen with Alto-Shaam


Is there a thief in your kitchen? There is if you still cook meats with traditional equipment. Learn how the Alto-Shaam Cook & Hold avoids product shrinkage and puts 20% more Alto-Shaam profit back in your pocket.

The Drive toward Zero Energy Waste

Many foodservice operators continue to explore zero food waste initiatives. But why not take that line of thinking one step further to strive for zero energy waste? That was the challenge presented to more than 200 foodservice professionals from all industry segments — including many chain and non-commercial operators — by Don Fisher, co-founder of the Food Service Technology Center. Fisher made this challenge during FSTC’s 25th anniversary celebration earlier this month.

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Industrial Engineering in Foodservice Facility Design

When updating a chain’s prototype, it is important to factor in how the changes will impact both new and existing units.

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