After years of planning for the renovation, the University of Illinois Dining Services team anxiously awaits the fall 2020 opening of the Illinois Street Residential Dining Center. This 1,385-seat, two-level dining facility, one of the largest in the nation, features nine micro-restaurants, a tea bar and mini-market. To learn more about this leading-edge dining renovation,
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Congratulations to Western Michigan University for achieving LEED Gold certification for Valley Dining Center! Click here to read more about the environmental-friendly dining facility.
1. LIGHTING Muuto “Unfold Pendant”. Although made from a pliable silicone rubber, the Muuto Unfold Pendant is a vision of industrial strength. When suspended, the folded pendant takes a sturdy shape, culminating in an opal acrylic diffuser that shields and emits an even down light below. The gentle light is suited well for comfortable environments,
Link Here to the food MANAGEMENT Article. Tower Gardens Photo: Jesse Petersen/University of Colorado
Congratulations to the University of Colorado Dining Services for being named the 2018 Foodservice Operation of the Year, by FoodService Director magazine.
Link Here to the FoodService Director Article.
The Bakergroup team worked collaboratively with Northern Arizona University (NAU), Sodexo and the design team to bring campus dining services to the next level. This past fall, NAU opened its doors to DuB Dining District, an all-you-care-to-eat facility, designed to resemble the popular food hall concept found in major cities across the nation. The existing
One of Bakergroup’s restoration projects, Swan Street Diner, recently opened its doors to the Larkinville community in Buffalo, New York. This quaint 1937 Sterling Company diner car was restored to its original look featuring mahogany trim, maroon upholstered counter stools and booths, and porcelain enamel ceilings. This barrel-vaulted shaped, small diner is quickly becoming a
The next exciting phase in Ball State’s 2015 Master Plan launched this summer with the demolition of the LaFollette Complex. After the 1967 buildings are demolished, two, new 500-bed residence halls and a new stand-alone dining center will be constructed in the vacant space. The state-of-the-art dining facility, along with one of the new residence
One of Bakergroup’s latest projects, Sparty’s Market, opened in time to welcome thousands of Michigan State Spartans back to campus for the new academic year. This popular and trendy new ‘hot spot’ on campus features a grocery store, Starbucks®, apparel store, and administrative offices. One of the Market’s primary goals is to provide fresh and
Foodservice hospitality operators understand there are several important factors that play a key role in brand development and the creation of a devoted customer base. The more obvious factors include consistent quality food, dependable service, and a perceived value for the dollar. One influencer that is not as obvious is the restaurant ambiance. According to
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