ATK differs from many foodservice designers in our ability to look above the ceiling, below the floors, in the walls and all around.
A To Z CONCEPT To COMPLETION
ATK Design Studios is at the forefront of thought leaders in commercial kitchen design. Whether it’s an A to Z Concept to Completion Project or Design Build, we are your single source solution in bringing your kitchen to life. We are a food service design company that accounts for all the intricate details from concept to completion.
We will provide you the ultimate customer experience utilizing the various tools we’ve created putting you IN your space throughout the entire process. Technology has changed and your kitchen should too.
In addition to providing you the documentation needed to build your space, we create a road map of the design and construction. We join you on your food facility journey.
A great food facility design(er) comes from knowing you need to know more. Things like:
Path of Travels – customer, food deliveries, trash
Right Sizing and Adjacencies
Health Department Codes and Requirements
Owner Requirements, Requests
Our proprietary process is a multi-step system that incorporates the best in kitchen design, function, and usability.
Visuals Created – assists in addressing the finer points needed for design progression
Operator Input – the earlier in the design process the better
Collaboration and Coordination with all project team members critical
Final document set depicting the finest details is compiled. Many are able to provide a CD set but we are the only ones that give you a visual of your final product.
Our team is complimented by contractors and engineers nationwide for the precision in our work and drawings.
We are of the very few able to detail counter construction.
Operator Processes Applied
Customer Experience Applied
We stay the course. Along with shop drawings submittals we ensure the food facility is being built as intended per specifications & details.
Site Visits and Punchlist Walk-Throughs
Tour with the operator
PEER REVIEW / HEALTH DEPARTMENT EXPEDITER
The ATK team brings over 40 years of combined commercial kitchen design experience. Designing for all areas of the foodservice industry nationally and internationally such as: Corporate Dining, Higher Education, Culinary Schools, Restaurants, Senior Living and Shared Kitchens to name a few. The experience, expertise and knowledge serves as a solid base and understanding of what is needed to pass health inspections. Why chance a delay in construction, added costs, and ultimately a delayed opening for business?
THERE IS A BETTER WAY…
Serving as your Health Department Expediter, the ATK team acts as a liaison between you and the local health department.
- Already have a kitchen layout? We can assist by evaluating and summarizing your kitchen layout before submitting for health department review.
- Need a kitchen layout? Let ATK create your kitchen layout incorporating the health department’s requirements. If we don’t know the answer, we know what to ask and to whom.
- Why do I need to send to the health department? Often times with the excitement of opening your new food facility, the health department checklist is missed. We can provide consultation in regards to the need(s) for appropriate food grade finishes, correct amount of hand sinks, sneeze guards, etc.
- What do I need to send to the health department? We can easily walk you through the compilation of your health review packet.
Missteps in these areas can mean the difference between open for business and/or redoing your kitchen layout. This service helps to minimize change orders and expedites the inspection process saving owners time and money.
We know there are entrepreneurs out there that want to manage their own construction projects. ATK Design Studios can assist by producing a clear-cut plan for the contractor to execute. Created to show you’d like your foodservice space to look.
As your cooking equipment needs change, your space is modified or your kitchen requires updating, our team can compile documentation for your contractor. Administering you with a road map to hand over for build and execution.
WHERE TO START?
Often business owners know what they want and need but don’t know where to start. Our consulting services can provide photo documentation of current conditions and strategies towards improvements. Documentation Compilation can include but not limited to:
- Cooking equipment replacement(s)
- Layout adjustments to accommodate new order/pay process
- Upgrades like janitor closet replacement, floor sinks and/or floor troughs
- Additional equipment – a layout to show desired placement as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing requirements
- Branding – work with you in developing a kitchen layout you will take and implement in other locations