THE RESTAURANT DESIGN OR RENOVATION PROCESS: Making sure your restaurant's kitchen is as efficent and well thought out as possible.
Coast has offered design services for restaurants and foodservice establishments for over 25 years. Our vast experience and dedication in all areas of foodservice restaurant design has established our company as a knowledgeable expert in the restaurant and greater hospitialiy industry. All aspects of the restaurant design process follow a logical flow from initial concept to finished design. Designing accurately on plans, before construction begins, is important to void potential costly oversights, change orders, and errors.
INITIAL RESTAURANT CONCEPT or IMPROVEMENT:
The initial concept for any restaurant foodservice establishment should include two basic elements:
1. Type of Facility - Full service restaurant, fast food or bar/lounge. This distinction will determine the types of equipment and supplies that will be suggested in the kitchen and throughout the restaurant, new or used availability, and help the overall evaluation of the space needed for the restaurant as a whole.
2. Interior Dimensions of the restaurant space to be utilized. Actual dimensions may vary from previously drawn plans, or may be different after a previous remodel. Exact interior dimensions guarantee a good fit when restaurant equipment and supplies arrives for the kitchen installation.
PRE DRAWING CONSULTATION:
An initial meeting is necessary to determine the restaurant facility's parameters. Will the concept work within the space provided for the kitchen or restaurant? How large is the space? How much seating is planned in the restaurant? What is the proposed restaurant menu? New construction or remodel restaurant? After the initial concept has been outlined, consultation with the owner, along with an architect and contractor is a very good idea so the restaurant design goes smoothly. Design parameters such as existing electrical and plumbing, as well as any structural issues, can be discussed and incorporated into the initial preliminary restaurant floor plan.
PRELIMINARY RESTAURANT DESIGN DRAWING:
The first drawing of the restaurant facility usually incorporates all aspects of the concept and pre- drawing consultation. The result is a preliminary floor plan drawn to scale of the restaurant and the kitchen line in detail. This scaled drawing becomes the "scratch pad" for future revisions to the planned restaurant. All parties involved now have the same relative base from which the finalized version of the restaurant will be created. The preliminary restaurant design process usually proceeds through two or three revisions before final drawings are started.
FINALIZED RESTAURANT DRAWINGS:
The finalized functional restaurant floor plan for a restaurant/foodservice establishment is the result of all changes in the preliminary drawing, input from all parties involved, and requirements of local health and building codes. Final drawings include detailed restaurant equipment floor plans, electrical and plumbing requirements for all restaurant equipment, and a detailed restaurant equipment schedule. Also included in the finalized set are any required elevation drawings, engineered hood system drawings, and detailed walk-in cooler and freezer drawings. Specification sheets on each piece of restaurant equipment are cataloged with the design set to insure all available information is presented to the parties involved.
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