Category Archives: Blog Post

Bakergroup Principal Promoted To Vice President!

Bakergroup is pleased to announce its newest Vice President: Stephanie Occhipinti. Stephanie joins President Jim Sukenik and Senior Vice President Mona Milius in leading this platinum award-winning firm, whose creative designs are trailblazing the top foodservice operations in Healthcare, College & University, Corporate, Senior Care and Club planning. Over the past 13 years, Stephanie has…

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OPEN for EATS: Illinois Street Residential (ISR) Dining Facility

ISR is open for Eats! Despite pandemic related delays and concerns, construction still safely progressed over the summer on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s (U of I) newest state-of-the-art dining facility “Illinois Street Residential Dining (ISR)”. Boasting nine standalone Micro-Restaurants™, a Tea Bar and Retail Market, ISR delivers a culinary experience unlike any other at…

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University of Colorado Boulder’s William’s Village Dining Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

Congratulations to the University of Colorado Boulder for achieving LEED Platinum status at their newest dining center, William’s Village. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a popular rating system for evaluating building projects on various aspects of sustainability. One unique earth-friendly feature of William’s Village Dining Center is a 3,000-square-foot greenhouse connected…

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Colorado State University’s Foundry Food Hall Achieves LEED Gold Certification

Colorado State University received notification that their newly renovated Corbett Parmelee Dining Center, now called the Foundry, achieved LEED Gold status. According to the Education Credit Industry Case Study, “The design revolved around providing a modern gathering space and bringing a healthy variety of food options to students while giving a nod to the university’s…

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Bakergroup NAFEM 2019: HIghlights & Standouts

The Bakergroup team ventured to Orlando Florida for one of the Foodservice industries most anticipated shows of the year, NAFEM 2019! Each of the Bakergroup attendees had their favorite stand-outs to report back, we asked them to share their highlights. 1. Vulcan®: Versatile Chef Station Options to braise, boil, sear, shallow fry, simmer, and steam…

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The University of Illinois Breaks Ground on the Illinois Street Residential Dining Facility

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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