Food Service Design Group [FSDG] was established as a division within San Diego Restaurant Supply to provide quality food service consulting and design. Our services are directed to anyone who is planning any type of food service establishment. Food Service Design Group consists of a team of commercial food service design professionals who have a passion for innovative design, production enhancements and operational efficiencies. With over 70 years of combined experience in the food service design industry, our designers have developed a successful design process, translating our client’s ideas into reality.
It is our goal at FSDG to provide the client with a positive and integrative experience while presenting them with an exceptional design that exceeds their expectations. With the given budget in mind, we strive for creativity in our design solutions in order to maximize efficiency and to best suit the client’s operational needs. Our expertise allows us to ease the mind of the client as they watch their project come to life.
All food service establishments begin with an idea, a dream, or a need. To act on that idea is to develop a design concept. Our philosophy on design is to take that dream to the next level, to develop a design concept that is functional, economical, and meets the needs of our clients.
FSDG designers and project managers meet with clients to discuss their ideas and envisions of a food service design. This is the time when the designer gets an understanding of the client’s needs and proposes design solutions.
At the Design Development stage, designers begin to develop a preliminary food service layout based on client and FSDG preferred equipment manufacturers. An itemized budget based on equipment selection is formed. Clients review the designer’s proposed food service design layout and sign off for approval before FSDG proceeds to the next design phase.
After client’s approval of the designer’s layout, the project manager begins to develop the full set of construction documents including a tagged kitchen equipment plan and schedule, electrical and plumbing rough-ins, elevations, details, and more. The project manager coordinates with the project’s architect, MEP engineers, and other disciplines to finalize the job.
After construction documents have been completed, it is time to obtain DEH (Department of Environmental Health) Approval. During this review process, SDRS’s contract department will be reviewing the project’s equipment quote and send out to the client for bidding.
FSDG reviews any DEH comments if needed to obtain the provisionally approved set of construction documents. The client then takes this approval to proceed on to the build process!