Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

OCT 2017

Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazines is an industry resource connecting foodservice operators, equipment and supplies manufacturers and dealers, and facility design consultants.

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contents 20 How Dining Trends Impact Tabletop Specification Today's restaurateurs tell a story with food like never before. Food trends such as farm-to-table, street food and global cuisine each evoke a specific imagery of what those types of menu items will look like on the plate. The expectation has evolved to the point that diners now commonly preserve that meal image on social media, further elevat- ing the importance of tabletop. Here, we identify exactly how tabletop specification supports today's key meal trends. By Amelia Levin 28 Workstations That Work Effectively designed workstations keep kitchen workflow seamless by optimizing both equipment and labor. While ergonomic considerations factor into designing an effective workstation, experts agree that the menu — including thinking about how the menu will change in the future — trumps every workstation planning decision. By Tom O'Brien 36 What Happened to the BIM Boom? After an initially strong coming-out party into foodservice society, BIM (building information modeling) has yet to secure a stronghold in the industry. Here, we explore what's been happening since BIM first hit the scene, and what the future may hold for this foodservice design platform. By Joseph M. Carbonara 42 FE&S' 2017 Best in Class Awards Congrats to these top-notch foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers that our readers feel are doing excellent work. By The Editors 48 2017 Beverage Series The Nitro Immersion Nitro-infused beverages include everything from coffee to cocktails. The equipment and concoctions that are shaping the market. By Amelia Levin ON THE COVER The Hourly Oyster House, Cambridge, Mass. Photo courtesy of The Hourly Oyster House. Photo by Joel Benjamin OCTOBER 2017 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • 1 V O L U M E 7 0 • N O 1 0 • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 28 56

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