Services

The claim to be a "turn-key" shop is common. The ability to deliver on that promise is not.

We work with you through every step of the process, from conception to opening day and beyond. 

What our clients receive from us:

 
 
First crack at it!

First crack at it!

schematic design

After initial introduction to the project, we develop a layout that focuses on the flow of goods, program, and menu-driven equipment.

  1. Meet with Key Team Members

  2. Concept and Menu Review

  3. Scheduling, Programming and Critical Path Coordination

  4. Equipment Analysis

  5. Design Team Drawing Integration

  6. Develop Initial Layouts and Provide Block Drawings

  7. Schematic Design Presentations with Concept Images

  8. Order of Magnitude Budget

  9. Estimate MEP (Mechanical, Engineering, and Plumbing) Loads


Design Development

Layers of detail are added to the layout, including the coordination of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing information, which is geared toward budget and plan-lock approvals.

  1. Equipment Selection

  2. Further Develop Floor Plans

  3. Number and Schedule Equipment

  4. Deliver Itemized Equipment Budgets

  5. Achieve Plan-Lock and Budget Approval

  6. Provide Cost-Saving Options as Required

  7. Special Conditions Plans

  8. Exhaust System Criteria

  9. Refrigeration System Engineering

  10. Plumbing and Electrical Rough-In Plans

  11. Issue Cut-Sheet Volumes

  12. Issue Coordinated MEP Submittal

  13. Design Development Coordination with Team

Refining the vision

Refining the vision


Final product. Let's start building.

Final product. Let's start building.

Construction Documents

Equipment data is finalized and translated into a permit quality drawing package, which is ultimately used for construction in the field.

 

  1. Dimensioned Plumbing and Electrical Rough-In Drawings

  2. Guaranteed Health Department Approval

  3. Detail Custom Fabrication and Manufacturer’s Drawings

  4. Develop Final Equipment Specifications

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Joel Schultz

Using 20+ years of experience from all angles, working up through the ranks from being a bus boy, cook, manager, designer, project manager and now leading an award winning design team, Joel is always excited to help bring our customers visions to life.

 

Matt Barnes, LEED AP

With 25+ years in food service design and a degree in architecture with specializing in health care and hospitality, Matt’s focus is on function and the end user experience. He loves the details, and enjoy digging-in to help our clients get exactly what they need and want.

Marcus Calverley

10+ year of Bar/Restaurant Management background, Marcus loves the focus of work flow and staff efficiency. Using his experience of running a wide range of concepts provides unique understanding of the operational challenges poor design can present.

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Ryan Day

Being a former executive chef of Zero Zero as well as multiple other spots along with a degree in Arts & Textile Design, he is able to take experience from the quarry tile and the ability to think outside the box to create well-thought out food service designs.

 

Andrew Arata

All about being technical, Andrew’s former background of automotive wire harness design and build made him the perfect fit to bring his attention to detail aptitude to culinary designs to ensure all the nitty gritty is captured.

 
 

Real-world experience. Passion for out-of-the-box thinking. Emphasis on continued learning. Industry-leading technology. 

Combined, these experiences, strengths, and commitments form a recipe for success that shine through in our designs.

Great Lakes Culinary Designs has taken off since starting with two associates in 2015.  

Powered by Great Lakes Hotel Supply Co. and Great Lakes West, our design division was born on the cusp of the current Detroit resurgence.  Taking these opportunities, the philosophies of the proven Great Lakes standard, adding team members with real-world experience, and producing work that spoke for itself--we found our place in the market. 

Our ambition, passion and commitment to the customer above all else created a buzz. When word spread, potential clients reached out to put us to the test--and we haven't looked back.  Along with the full support of our parent divisions, Great Lakes Culinary Designs grew beyond expectations to become not only a premier source for culinary designs nationally, but also provided a single source for our clients from start to finish for all of their culinary needs.  We can provide a true turn-key experience.

The above can only be built from a strong foundation. The Great Lakes team works diligently to review where we have been, determine were we want to go and establish a plan of action of how get there.  We never skip an opportunity to learn, be critical of ourselves, or to better our processes. We use the core values below as guiding principles for our designs, our interactions with clients, and our lives. 

From conception to design to equipment procurement, Great Lakes Culinary Designs along with the Great Lakes Portfolio of Sales Teams throughout the country provide the expertise and service you are looking for from the beginning, during and beyond for your project.

Real-world experience. Passion for out-of-the-box thinking. Emphasis on continued learning. Industry-leading technology. 

Combined, these experiences, strengths, and commitments form a recipe for success that shine through in our designs.

 

Great Lakes Culinary Designs has taken off since starting with two associates in 2015.  

Powered by Great Lakes Hotel Supply Co. and Great Lakes West, our design division was born on the cusp of the current Detroit resurgence.  Taking these opportunities, the philosophies of the proven Great Lakes standard, adding team members with real-world experience, and producing work that spoke for itself--we found our place in the market. 

Our ambition, passion and commitment to the customer above all else created a buzz. When word spread, potential clients reached out to put us to the test--and we haven't looked back.  Along with the full support of our parent divisions, Great Lakes Culinary Designs grew beyond expectations to become not only a premier source for culinary designs nationally, but also provided a single source for our clients from start to finish for all of their culinary needs.  We can provide a true turn-key experience.

The above can only be built from a strong foundation. The Great Lakes team works diligently to review where we have been, determine were we want to go and establish a plan of action of how get there.  We never skip an opportunity to learn, be critical of ourselves, or to better our processes. We use the core values below as guiding principles for our designs, our interactions with clients, and our lives. 

From conception to design to equipment procurement, Great Lakes Culinary Designs along with the Great Lakes Portfolio of Sales Teams throughout the country provide the expertise and service you are looking for from the beginning, during and beyond for your project.

 
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