Operations Consulting


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What is Foodservice Operations Optimization?

In a commercial kitchen, every aspect is interconnected. To excel in the art of efficient foodservice operation, one must prioritize efficiency to achieve successful outcomes. Not only do customers expect excellent food and service, but your profitability also depends on it.

Foodservice operations optimization involves strategically managing and enhancing processes within an establishment to improve efficiency, customer satisfaction, and overall business success. At Rapids Contract, we pay attention to small details and provide professional input based on our diverse project experience. Consult our foodservice experts today to make necessary changes to your business to increase efficiency, boost customer satisfaction, and drive revenue.

Pacific Catch Restaurant Interior

Staffing, Sales, and Strategy

As the foodservice industry rapidly evolves through shifts in consumer trends, delivery methods, and emerging technology, your operation is positioned to transform and thrive like never before.

The team at Rapids will objectively evaluate your day-to-day operations to identify potential efficiencies, cost savings opportunities, back-of-house and front-of-house improvements, and management procedures.

Shaping the Future of the Industry

With trends continuing to move at a faster pace, our team of food industry researchers enables you to identify and monitor cutting-edge foods, ingredients, and concepts before they become mainstream. Our foodservice consultants create custom initiatives and ideas designed to enhance labor and energy efficiency, safety, and cost-effectiveness of operations. Having worked as a partner in countless foodservice design projects, we address the importance of the third dimension in optimizing sight lines and operational efficiencies.

To-Go Order Management

With the rise of online orders, ensure your restaurant can keep up and fulfill orders timely. Our team guides the implementation of online ordering systems and the best practices for handling takeout orders in your foodservice operation. Our team can assist in the selection of items that retain their flavor and quality even after delivery.

Hot Indian Online Order Pick-Up

Full-Scope Foodservice Operations Support

Improve every aspect of your restaurant operations and financial performance with effective strategies developed by experts.

  • Operations Assessment
  • Restaurant Financial Advisory
  • Per Order Averages
  • Supply Chain
  • Growth Strategies
  • Contract Management Services
  • Restaurant Systems and Standards
  • Organizational Infrastructure
  • Restaurant Technology
  • Labor Optimization
  • Leadership Development

Who We Serve

food service consultants


office cafeteria design

Office Cafeteria

bar kitchen consultants


school kitchen design

School Cafeteria

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Sourcing Ingredients to Serving Customers

At Rapids Contract, we work with foodservice operations to foster a culture of continuous improvement by regularly evaluating processes, gathering feedback, and implementing changes as needed. By continuously seeking ways to enhance efficiency, quality, and customer satisfaction, foodservice businesses can adapt to evolving market trends and stay competitive in the industry.

Implement Food Service Excellence Throughout Your Operations

Learn more about all the ways we help restaurants and foodservice providers succeed.

Food Service Consultants

At Rapids, we emphasize how an optimized workflow can significantly impact productivity and profitability. From equipment recommendations to zoning regulations, we empower food service business owners and evolve commercial kitchens.

Energy Audits

Rapids is an Energy Star Partner as authorized and approved by Energy Star. Our foodservice professionals can assist with meeting LEED requirements on your project and specifying ENERGY STAR rated products (including refrigeration, cooking equipment, and more).

Project Management

Every new construction or remodel project presents a unique set of challenges. From local code requirements to complex kitchen construction timeline coordination, the need for reliable project management is paramount. Our knowledge and insight ensure an efficient transformation of your space into your vision.


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.