Healthcare and Hospital Cafeteria Design Consultants


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Hospital kitchens and cafeterias represent some of the most demanding commercial cooking and dining spaces. Not only do they need to meet the needs of patients with restricted diets, but they must also be capable of efficiently providing a variety of menu items for staff and visitors. Hospital kitchens must also be capable of complying with strict hygienic standards. 

Rapids Contract has addressed these demands and more in designing and installing hospital kitchens and cafeterias. While designing spaces, we balance regulations, labor and costs with the need for smooth workflow and service patterns. And, with our decades of experience and dedication to communication, we have forged relationships with contractors and fabricators to provide efficient installation and to elevate any kitchen or cafeteria into an attractive custom design. 

Flexible, Labor-Saving Healthcare Kitchen Designs

Commercial healthcare dining has evolved to place an emphasis on labor-saving flexibility in the kitchen, ordering, and service areas. Rapids Contract’s designers know how to incorporate practical, functional time- and energy-savers into versatile spaces suited for room service orders, grab and go service, and dine-in visitors and staff.  

Our CADD technology enables you to view your kitchen design in three dimensions well before the build begins. Our LEED-certified designer selects the best available on-demand technology that meets code and saves on costs. This includes eco scrappers, a green replacement for the commercial disposal and other state-of-the-art appliances and lighting.

Streamlined Dine-In, Room Service, and Pick Up

For today’s hospital patients and cafeteria visitors, flexibility and flow are key to fast, convenient service. Let us show you how to streamline remote ordering for hospital room service and make it easy for visitors to find and purchase a variety of hot and cold foods. In addition, we can help you select energy-efficient equipment for display and contactless pickup save money over the long run and reduce the pressure on kitchen staff. 

Project Management and Communication

One of the most important considerations in selecting a hospital kitchen design firm is how they will manage your project. At Rapids Contract, our project manager will be with you throughout the entire process. He or she will be on site during construction to coordinate with the trades, from fabricators to installers, architects to general contractors. We take relationships with you and these key partners seriously, guiding the buildout for your hospital kitchen and cafeteria to align with your specifications, timeline, and budget. 

Take a look at our work at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital!

Previous Work – University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital

When University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital envisioned their cafe, they saw a welcoming environment that was not only easily able to handle the flow of patients and their families, but could also offer a number of meal options.

Rapids helped bring the plan to fruition using our cafeteria and kitchen design services, as well as our equipment and smallwares fulfillment program. Our dedicated team worked on both the cafeteria and the Level 12 kitchenette, ensuring both had the same high-end look and quality materials – including equipment that is all run on electric power.


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

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.