FDP Recently Featured in the FCSI-The Americas Magazine!

FDP was recently featured in the FCSI-The Americas magazine for our work in Spring Branch ISD for the new Memorial High School in Houston! Our Principal, Melissa Moore, designed the space for maximum flexibility including adequate storage space, prep and production equipment, holding equipment and serving counter components all which are driven by the menu as well as the population and participation.


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WATCH: BALANCING FUNCTIONALITY AND AESTHETICS IN EDUCATIONAL FOODSERVICE

Posted on April 20, 2022


The changing demands of student populations, sustainability and future trends were among the topics included in this roundtable discussion about foodservice design in educational institutions.


Leading FCSI The Americas consultants joined this talk, supported by Atlas Metal, to discuss how to hit the sweet spot between functionality and aesthetics in educational foodservice design.


Chaired by Tina Nielsen, editor of FCSI’s Foodservice Consultant magazine, the discussion saw foodservice consultants Amy Hegarty FCSI, principal of Foodservice Consultants Studio, and Melissa Moore FCSI, principal of Foodservice Design Professionals, join Dale Winham, program coordinator at Rochester Public Schools, and Jessica Meade, Vice President of sales and marketing, Atlas Metal for an expansive conversation about the changing world of foodservice design in educational institutions.


The roundtable discussion covered topics, including:

  • The vital need for flexibility

  • Designing for functionality while retaining visual appeal

  • The changing face of student dining halls in a post-pandemic world

  • How sustainability will continue to be a priority in the foodservice sector

  • Short and medium-term challenges and opportunities for operators, consultants and manufacturers