Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

APR 2017

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90 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • APRIL 2017 Café15fifteen Introduces Regional Cuisine and Action Stations F ollowing an employee contest to name the new dining facility at Community Hospital Anderson (CHA) in Anderson, Ind., Café15fifteen emerged as the winner. The choice is sensible given the hospital's address: 1515 North Madison Avenue. Featuring action stations and other concepts that promote wellness and increase interaction between team members and customers, the renovated space represents a radical departure from its 20-year-old predecessor. "The cafe is part of a project that changed the serving and dining experience for patients, staff and guests at CHA," says Doris Biddle, CDM, CFPP, CHA's foodservice director. In addition to a cafe renovation, the project also features a transformation of the dining space, the kitchen and team members' appearance with new uniforms. Located on the lower level of the hospital, the kitchen and servery were disconnected from one another by a hallway prior to the renovation. Team members crossed this hallway to bring food to the servery, while the foodservice operation's customers used the same hallway to drop off their soiled trays at the dishroom. "You had to look both ways to be sure you wouldn't bump into anyone," Biddle says. "We wanted them attached in order to be more efficient." The renovated space at Community Hospital Anderson sparks interest and draws employee and customer engagement. By Donna Boss ON-SITE PROFILE Photo courtesy of krM Architecture

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