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|Wednesday, March 04, 2009||14:19|
National Restaurant Association and Foodservice Consultants Society International team up to help restaurant operators maximize style, operational efficiency
Restaurant design is key to efficient operations, ambiance and, ultimately, the entire customer dining experience, and attendees at the 2009 National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show® will be provided exclusive opportunities to receive one-on-one design and management advisory consultation services from leading experts all four days of the event, May 16-19 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The Ask the Design Experts service provides Show attendees free consultations with 30+ Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) members to discuss personalized solutions for front-of-the-house, back-of-the-house and management issues.
“The National Restaurant Association is pleased to offer this exclusive, value-added service to attendees of our 2009 Show,” said Lorna Donotone, Convention Chair for NRA Show 2009 and President School Services, Sodexo Inc. “The restaurant industry is a competitive business, so every aspect of the operations matter to entice guests and increase profits, and design and décor are important features in both kitchens and dining rooms. The NRA Show offers many business-building solutions, and these customized consultations offered through the Ask the Design Experts service will range from design to kitchen operations improvements, to brand strategy, to training manual development, to visioning and strategic business planning.”
Created in cooperation with FCSI, the Ask the Design Experts area will feature 128 free, 30-minute design and management consultation sessions with leading front- and back-of-house designers, as well as management advisory consultants (32 sessions per day). The sessions are available exclusively to the Show’s restaurant and foodservice operator attendees. The Ask the Design Experts area will be located on level 3 in the South Hall. Appointments for consultations may be booked on a first come, first served basis through the 2009 Show Web site, www.restaurant.org/show/atde by May 2.
Leading design and management advisory consultant experts from the following companies will be featured:
Saturday, May 16:
Robert Rippe and Associates, Inc. Specialty: operational planning, equipment selection and functional design. Back-of-the-house.
JPS Design. Specialty: interior design for both remodel and new construction. Front-of-the-house.
A’ La Carte Consulting Alliance. Specialty: stage by stage concept development. Management Advisory Services.
Partners & Sirny Architects. Specialty: conceptualization, architecture and interior design services. Front-of-the-house.
Sunday, May 17
Ricca Newmark Design. Specialty: equipment surveys, interior architecture and design, operations transition, and laundry design/consulting. Back-of-the-house.
Vision 360 Design. Specialty: design and development while preserving profit. Front-of-the-house.
Michael Brady, Inc. Architects. Specialty: architecture and engineering, interior design and construction management. Front-of-the-house.
Cini Little International, Inc. Specialty: management and operations issues in both remodeling and new facility development. Back-of-the-house.
Monday, May 18
Landmark Design, Inc. Specialty: planning, interior design and contract management. Back-of-the-house.
MVP Services Group. Specialty: layout and design working with architects, builders and operators. Back-of-the-house.
Dynamic Designs, Inc. Specialty: specializing in family entertainment center design. Front-of-the-house.
Design Collective Incorporated. Specialty: offers a wide range of design solutions. Front-of-the-house.
Tuesday, May 19
Culinary Options. Specialty: developing concept clarity and intelligent menu content. Management Advisory Services.
Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A. Specialty: kitchen and bar functionality and aesthetics combined with sustainability and profitability. Front-of-the-house.
Lashcober + Sovich, Inc. Specialty: new projects and renovations emphasizing food safety and sanitation. Back-of-the-house.
National Restaurant Designers. Specialty: restaurant design, including multi-site renovation and new construction. Back-of-the-house/Front-of-the-house.
Celebrating its 90th year, the annual National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show is the largest single gathering of restaurant, foodservice and lodging professionals in the world. NRA Show 2009 will be held May 16-19, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The event attracts attendees and visitors from all 50 states and 100+ countries, and showcases more products, services, innovative ideas and other growth opportunities than any other industry event. For more information, visit the Show Web site at www.restaurant.org/show.
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