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Episode 73

An Eye for Design

Chef Rich and Justin are joined by Laura Lentz who is a design principal at Culinary Advisors Design. Laura gives an inside look at foodservice design projects through her eyes. The group also discusses the importance of versatility and which pandemic-related trends have staying power.


Be sure to follow Chef Rich and Jewitter at @ChefRrupp and @jupehr.

Episode Notes

0:06 – Intro 

1:38 – Making sense of the chaos 

5:22 – Our experience working with designers 

10:50 – Laura Lentz joins the show 

11:24 – Laura’s career journey 

17:22 – Form vs. function

20:19 – Seeking out input 

22:15 – Laura’s signature 

23:22 – Versatility 

27:05 – Inspiration and creative process 

33:04 – Adjusting on-site foodservice 

35:48 – Pandemic trends with staying power 

50:30 – Advice for smaller operations

57:37 – Trusting your gut 

1:01:52 – Laura’s inspirational quote 

1:03:57 – Nate’s Notes 

1:06:32 – Outro

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