Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

SEP 2018

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60 • FOODSERVICE EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES • SEPTEMBER 2018 The main kitchen supports the casual dining room and a fine-dining restaurant, as well as private dining rooms, a bistro, a bar and memory care dining rooms. In the exhibition kitchens, undercounter refrigerated drawers hold ingredients for each mealtime's preparation. Cold pans showcase fresh ingredients used as pizza toppings or for exhibition events. Plate warmers keep casseroles and other hot menu items at proper temperatures. The Palm Beach Gardens facility features a vertical wall garden showcasing living herbs, lettuces and other vegetables. Each exhibition kitchen contains a hearth oven, which guests can see flickering from the restaurant. Culinary staff use the oven to bake pizzas, flatbreads, fresh breads, casseroles, French onion soup, rolls, roast vegetables and desserts. Countertop induc- tion cooktops support the preparation of other menu items, such as omelets. The kitchen also contains portable induction warmers. Exhibition kitchen staff also finish off room service trays and box up pizza and flatbreads for delivery to residents' rooms. "Our biggest design challenge centered on creat- ing an engaging culinary destination with as many great views from seats in two restaurant dining rooms to the action in the exhibition kitchen," says Jan Crain, allied ASID, senior foodservice design consultant and interior designer, Direct Supply Aptura in Milwaukee. "To achieve this, we positioned the stone hearth oven in a corner to maximize views of the fire box, lowered counters from 48 inches to 36 inches and expanded the size of the window openings. The commercial (877) 631-1728 n Seamless Weatherproof Fiberglass Interior and Exterior n Short and Long-Term Rentals n 220V Electrical Connection n Nationwide Delivery n Temperature Validated COOLER&FREEZER Outdoor Storage Rentals A stone hearth oven, drop-in cold pans and induction cooktops support food preparation at the Shorewood exhibition kitchen, which opens to dining rooms. ON-SITE PROFILE

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