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Exhaust-Ed in the Kitchen
Kevin Banas
November 19, 2020
Exhaust-Ed in the Kitchen

The exhaust hood is a humble, yet vital workhorse in the commercial kitchen. Seemingly simple on its surface, at their most basic they are a metal box overhanging your cookline, capturing vapor and heat to be exhausted to the building’s exterior. But nothing stays simple in these modern times, and a dizzying new array of […]

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Be WELL, Stay WELL, Live WELL | The WELL Building Standard and Your Café
Kip Serfozo
October 20, 2020
Be WELL, Stay WELL, Live WELL | The WELL Building Standard and Your Café

Today, public health is on everyone’s mind.  Recent surveys suggest that the public is very concerned with the quality of their indoor environment.  And they should be.  We spend 90% of our day indoors; the safety of our environment is critical.  Workers and the general public only want to go to buildings that are clean, […]

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What Does the Future of Hand Washing Look Like?
Marleen St. Marie
September 24, 2020
What Does the Future of Hand Washing Look Like?

Washing your hands is boring and not very glamorous, but it is necessary.  Especially today!  Hand washing is part of our everyday lives, whether we are at home or at work.  It is incredibly important, in fact mandatory, in the foodservice industry where handling food is a must! Hand Sinks in Food Service Design Hand […]

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Think Outside the Box with Kitchen Real Estate
Keith Short
August 7, 2020
Think Outside the Box with Kitchen Real Estate

Any way you slice it, real estate is expensive.  The commercial kitchen is no exception.  It feeds on lots of space and subsequently lots of real estate dollars out of any developer’s pocket.  A new wrinkle has emerged today…the devotion of even more or re-allocated space to satisfy social distancing requirements throughout the back and […]

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Theme Park Foodservice 2020…The Twists and Turns of a Necessary Reality
Blog
June 16, 2020
Theme Park Foodservice 2020…The Twists and Turns of a Necessary Reality

We all need a little magic these days.  Or maybe some wizardry.  Summer is here and we long for the sheer abandon and super-sized thrills that theme and amusement parks create for us.  And, in turn, the parks are counting on us to gather our families and head through their gates for a dream-come-true fantastical […]

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Remembering Ronald P. Kooser
News
June 4, 2020
Remembering Ronald P. Kooser

It is with great sadness that Cini-Little International, Inc. announces that Ronald P. Kooser, FFCSI, one of the principals of the firm, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 29, 2020.  He is survived by his wife, two children and their families. Ron started his career with Stouffer’s Foods in the design department planning Stouffer restaurants, […]

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Takeout and Delivery… Before, Now, and Later
Barry Skown, Khaled Halabi
May 14, 2020
Takeout and Delivery… Before, Now, and Later

Takeout and delivery.  Seems simple enough, right?  And in light of the past few months, a godsend for shuttered restaurants and their patrons alike.  But even before this became the only way to eat “out”, takeout and delivery were having serious growing pains.   Mobile ordering has been the buzzword, the golden egg for increasing profits […]

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Foodservice and the Hospitality Industry Post COVID-19…How Will They Thrive Tomorrow?
Barry Skown, Kevin Banas, Richard Eisenbarth, Tracy Diaz
April 13, 2020
Foodservice and the Hospitality Industry Post COVID-19…How Will They Thrive Tomorrow?

Although it may seem hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel now, we will eventually move past this current pandemic.  We will emerge from our homes and quarantines ready and eager to revisit our favorite bars, restaurants, and cafes, who with open arms, will serve us our daily dose of delicious […]

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HACCP…Now More Than Ever!
Barry Skown
March 24, 2020
HACCP…Now More Than Ever!

The world is going through an unprecedented time right now…much different than the Great Recession of 2008, and different, but possibly equally as impactful, as WWII.  For certain, a situation that no one born after WWII has ever faced.  We, as a nation, and the world, are just starting to see the possible economic impact […]

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Airline Club Lounges – A Slice of Zen
Keith Short, Khaled Halabi
February 20, 2020
Airline Club Lounges – A Slice of Zen

People travel by plane all the time.  And with travel comes waiting—and lots of it.  Waiting to get through security, even if you are TSA pre-approved.  Waiting at the gate…waiting to take off.  Sometimes it seems the amount of waiting is longer than the flight itself. Where experience is everything, airlines find there is stiff […]

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