Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

SEP 2017

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62 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • SEPTEMBER 2017 Stacy Fish, nutrition services manager for the Linn-Mar Community School District, has also learned that fact about Green. She, along with her recently retired predecessor Susan Knight, worked with him from the earliest planning stages through the last gasps of a dramatic, home-run renovation of the Linn-Mar High School cafeteria in Marion. Featured as FE&S' April 2017 Facility Design Project of the Month, the renova- tion was a project that came through at the same time Green was immersed in the Elizabeth Catlett Residence Hall contract development, and the time frame was similarly tight. He started the design in December 2015 and had the bidding process underway less than a month later. The contract ultimately was signed March 15, 2016, and the project required start-to-finish execution between May 30 and August 12. "The school had far outgrown the capacity of the kitchen to serve the students. I'd been working with Susan and Stacy, trying to figure out ways to increase their serving capacity," Green says. "With the old design, which was a traditional 1960s-style cafeteria, it took about 25 minutes to get the first group of students through, leaving them just a few minutes to eat. With the new design, they can get that same group of 400 to 500 students through in 5 minutes." Working with architect Eric Berron, who had led other aspects of a broader remodel at the high school the prior year, Green came up with a plan to transform the space into a contempo- rary, inviting, scatter-style servery that not only looks great but is also super- efficient. Heavy-use stations such as the pizza corner are equipped and stocked with everything staff needs to prepare and serve students freshly cooked foods quickly. The facility features an overall increase in storage, more efficient Whether at work, where design-build projects now take the bulk of his attention, or at play, pursuing his favorite hobby of restoring old MasterCraft ski boats, he's naturally process-oriented and detail-driven. FE&S' DSR OF THE YEAR LUKE GREEN

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