Foodservice Equipment Reports

Articles by Janice Cha, Fe3

New Trier HS

The Trevian Way

At New Trier High School, Winnetka, Ill., achieving the university dining look, feel and food quality in a high-volume high school setting required some layout and design finesse. Mission accomplished.

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French Laundry

Clean Slate

Sleek. Calm. Efficient. Stunning. The unseen details of The French Laundry’s new kitchen in Yountville, Calif., are as much a work of art as its famous dishes.

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Magic Lounge HIGHER RES

Making Magic

Exquisite attention to detail helped Chicago Magic Lounge’s bars and kitchen get off to a racing start, despite some unexpected challenges. Plus, what’s a magic theater without secret doors, trompe l’oeil floors and disappearing ice?

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Robotic Java

Briggo Coffee Haus, Austin, Texas, combines responsibly sourced, locally roasted coffee coffee shop powered by cloud technology so customers can beans with an unattended robotic app-order their own perfect cups, 24/7.

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Madison College

The Connected Kitchen

At Madison Area Technical College, the new Culinary Arts program’s use of technology in its teaching kitchens is earning the facility high marks both within and outside the school.

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Uncle Maddio's

Call To Order

Uncle Maddio’s jumps its prototype to the next level in Acworth, Ga., with upgrades including an unexpected make-line layout tweak that speeds up service and streamlines labor.

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Project Italy

A chef at Fi’lia, renowned Chef Michael Schwartz’s upscale Italian eatery in Miami, slices a pizza fresh out of the restaurant’s wood-burning pizza oven. The restaurant also touts a wood-fired grill, and both are on display. Fi’lia is located inside the luxury hotel SLS Brickell.

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Bear's Den

Bear Necessities

When it came to updating the Bear’s Den, the main retail dining spot for the University of Maine in Orono, Maine, an extra-close partnership between all parties was needed to meet tight deadlines. The result: a stunning makeover delivering delicious flow, improved function, Maine-centric design and seamless security.

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FER 2017 Tabletop winners

Smallwares & Tabletop Leading The Way

Some 18 noteworthy products made the final cut in FER's 2017 Smallwares & Tabletop Competition. We feature seven smallwares and 11 tabletop champions in the following pages. Watch the December 2017 issue of FER for full coverage on the 62 finalists.

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Churchill Downs

Right On Track

At Churchill Downs, Louisville, Ky., revamped kitchens use all the right equipment and step-saving layouts to deliver blue ribbon results for America’s premier horse racing venue.

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Mad About Modular

Modular restaurants plus a new 4.0 proto are powering Checkers and Rally’s expansion thanks to faster development times, lower costs and the plug-and-play advantage.

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