Commercial Kitchen Design


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Food Service and Commercial Kitchen Design Solutions

Whether you’re designing a restaurant, bar, café, or school cafeteria, Rapids’ certified food service consultants are here to help. Our design ideas have helped many businesses see their dreams become reality.

We have years of experience with Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), and we make sure to utilize all of the industry’s latest technologies to aid in the design process.

With hundreds of active clients, our scope spans across the United States. Our clients are remarkably diverse: large and small, private and public, for-profit and nonprofit. We help them grow, sustain and transform: whatever it takes to realize their full potential.

We’re organized around each client relationship. Client needs, expectations and strategy provide the context for every project we carry out together. Whatever their size, wherever our clients need us, we’re set up to deliver.

Clients come first in everything we do.

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Rapids CFSP Food Service Consultants

Great commercial kitchen design is dependent on a complete and thorough understanding of client needs and challenges. Rapids food service consultants would never start the design process without first having a FIT meeting with our client where they walk us through their project and get a chance to assess if Rapids is the partner they need..

Rapids Contract & Design understands that you have a unique concept in mind and need our CFSP-certified food service consultants to bring your vision and business goals to fruition while simultaneously optimizing functionality and efficiency in a commercial kitchen design that fits within your budget.

Rapids food service consultants take into consideration your location, floor plan size and space, equipment needs, menu, budget, and vision. We identify challenges and provide solutions. The Rapids team includes your project manager, LEED-certified interior designers, CFSP-certified consultants, architects, and general contractors. To ensure that time schedules and budgets are maintained, the Rapids team will manage and coordinate all aspects of the installation.

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Office Cafeteria

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School Cafeteria

3D Design Rendering

Rapids Contract & Design foodservice consultants have the talent and technology to provide our customers with 3D renderings of our designs to help our customers visualize the space before work begins. By teaming up with Rapids for your next construction project, restaurant redesign, or commercial kitchen and cafeteria remodel, you can rest assured that Rapids Contract & Design’s foodservice consulting firm will turn your vision into reality.

This video illustrates how we were able to take the original concept from a customer and create a 3D tour of the space to bring life to our line drawings. A presentation including this technology was a tremendous benefit for the client, who in turn became comfortable enough to begin the construction ahead of schedule. Consider the benefit of confidence in every stage of your next project.

Professional Kitchen Design and Planning

Our talented team of designers has extensive experience working with end users, contractors, and architects, and we consider all aspects of a project. If you are a restaurant owner wanting to upgrade your kitchen or an architect requiring the assistance of a commercial kitchen design firm for your project, the Rapids team will strive to provide you with comprehensive food service solutions.

Kitchen Layout and Design

Our food service facility design experts create efficient and functional kitchen layouts that are tailored to the specific needs and requirements of each business. By taking into account the space available, our team creates a layout that optimizes the use of that space through the placement of equipment, storage, and prep areas.

Equipment Selection

Your equipment should handle the volume of food you’re serving during peak hours without causing bottlenecks or delays. We ensure that food service equipment fits within the layout and doesn’t overcrowd the workspace. Our designers prioritize equipment versatility by considering your current needs and adaptations that come with the evolution of your operation.

Engineer Drawings

Engineer drawings are indispensable tools that guide the planning, construction, and operation of the kitchen. Contractors and builders use engineer drawings as a reference for the construction and installation of equipment, fixtures, and infrastructure. Engineer drawings help ensure that the kitchen is built according to the intended design.

Workflow Optimization

After determining the layout that works best with the available space, we arrange workstations logically and strategically place kitchen equipment to minimize movement and optimize workflow. This ensures that equipment is accessible to staff and is in the order that correlates with the cooking process.

Storage Solutions

No matter the size of your facility, effective storage solutions are key to an optimized food service operation. We design storage areas, including walk-in refrigerators, freezers, and dry storage, to make the most of the space. Adequate storage is not just for convenience; it is essential for efficiency, safety, cleanliness, and overall kitchen performance.

Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

Our team at Rapids is fully committed and highly motivated to reducing energy consumption. Our food service professionals are authorized Energy Star Partners who can help meet LEED requirements for commercial kitchen design projects. We help to minimize energy consumption, which can lower operating costs and improve your food service facility’s bottom line.

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Luke Green
Contract & Design Specialist

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I have worked in the foodservice industry for twenty plus years. I have worked with many types of people during my foodservice journey. Luke Green is just as his title states, a specialist. With Walk-ins being the largest part of a kitchen in most kitchens, it takes a special talent to make it all work. Luke and I have worked closely together over the years to create some of the best kitchens in the industry. Luke has the knowledge and understanding of the customer’s needs to make the transition from paper to product a seamless process.

Marsha Lee
Manager Sales Engineer – Kolpak/Welbilt


Rapids Contract serves the United States with locations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Missouri!

Get in touch with one of our experts and let us know how we can help with any of your foodservice needs.

Talk to one of our experts right away and get immediate assistance. We are open Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm CST.

Get in touch with one of our experts and let us know how we can help with any of your foodservice needs.

Talk to one of our experts right away and get immediate assistance. We are open Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm CST.