2018 Foodservice Pioneering Concept Design

Each year professional foodservice design consultants and conceptualists are invited to dream up a foodservice design /concept that’s especially suited to a nontraditional, high-traffic space not specifically outfitted to foodservice. They’re challenged to use today’s most innovative equipment and technologies to produce exceptional menus and service experiences in a hotel lobby. This year, HX has decided to have bigger more speculator interactive concept. One extraordinary design concept is being featured at this year’s show. It’s about more possibilities and revenue opportunities for hotel owners, general managers and foodservice operators.

Through a collaboration between HX, the Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) and vendor partners, these concepts come to life, built as life-sized working models on the HX show floor.

Paladar Flexi-Servir developed by designers Lauren Kearns and Edward Arons of  Coburn Guyette (Rockland, MA).  Paladar Flexi-Servir is a small-plate kitchen that can easily transform into a community space with self-serve beverages and snack space available throughout the day. Counters start as a single exhibit cook line with seating for local guest chefs to be invited to cook directly in front of hotel guests and community diners; the space easily transforms after hours into three separate tables creating a community space with self-serve beer taps, specialty hot beverages and a selection of water dispensers. The ventless grill is enclosed, moved and transformed into one of the tables in the social space and the countertop equipment on the back line of cooking space is integrated into the back wall as well. The beer taps are operator served during cooking hours, but are self-serve with the use of a pre-payed key card or room cards during the off hours. Adaptable and flexible with staffing, footprint, food and beverage items to activate your common space, elevate the customer’s experience of your brand and anchor your hotel as a meeting place with the community.

Come join us to experience Paladar Flexi-Servir at this year's show. Booth #2773

Interactive demonstration of concept, equipment and samplings will be happening on:

Sunday: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM, 4PM
Monday: 10:30AM, 11:30AM, 1PM, 2PM


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