Prioritizing Safety in Prison Kitchen and Cafeteria Designs

While each kitchen and cafeteria design project comes with its own unique set of challenges and requirements, working in a prison comes with an additional collection of considerations.

Not only do you have to make sure the kitchen is efficient and can handle the demands of feeding an entire inmate population daily, you also have to reduce and, if possible, eliminate the potential for dangerous situations to develop. This process involves things like using equipment specifically designed for prisons in your project, as well as making sure the line of sight in a kitchen is unimpeded for optimal security.

Kitchen equipment that has been designed for prisons is usually harder to damage and has fewer parts that can be removed and used as weapons. When you come to Rapids, we will work with a number of different manufacturers to find the equipment that will best fit the needs of your facility, as not all manufacturers take the same precautions.

Reach out to Rapids today to learn more about how we can help you design or redo your correctional institution kitchen or cafeteria!

Comprehensive Penitentiary Kitchen/Dining Area Design Services

Concept development – Rapids Contract & Design will work with you to put together a setup that will meet all of the necessary requirements for a correctional facility and will make food prep and serving as smooth as possible.

Equipment and smallwares fulfillment – We work with many different vendors and can offer you a number of options for your equipment and smallwares.

CADD and schematic design – The Rapids team uses advances in technology and design presentation to provide you with drawings or a 3-D walkthrough of your completed project before construction has even begun.

Project management and coordination – Whether your project is just in the beginning stages of construction or you want a redesign of a current cafeteria and kitchen, Rapids understands the importance of keeping a project on track. When you choose Rapids, you will be working with a team leader that will work with all equipment vendors, permitting officials, and construction contractors to ensure a smooth experience from start to finish.

Explore some photos of our work at the Anamosa State Penitentiary!