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The design process


The team at IFSE understands that sometimes it’s hard to fully communicate catering design ideas with 2D plans alone, that’s why our team go the extra mile to provide you with a unique and realistic 3D presentation of your scheme to your exact specification.

Client brief

The design process starts with the client’s brief and a detailed look at the style of food served on the menu.

At this stage, our designers will analyse the space available and work closely with you and our project managers to create the perfect solution to your catering facility.

2D design plan

Using the latest CAD technologies, our design team will find creative and innovative ways to utilize the space available, while taking a practical and workable view of your catering equipment. At this point you will be presented with a 2D layout plan of your scheme, with a visualization (if required) to help turn your vision into reality.

Our interior designers are expert in all of the latest finishes and textures. Our counter designs always achieve the environment you would to create.

Equipment Specification

Unlike other catering design companies, we are not tied to a specific brand of commercial catering equipment, therefore we can always put forward the best equipment solution to meet your needs and your budget. As a result, our estimators know all of the commercial catering equipment brands, inside and out.

From high end, state of the art technology to basic cooking suites, we will discuss the options with you and find the best equipment at the best price to meet your needs.

3D Visualisation

Our designers will present our solution for your catering facility in a 3D visualization built in photoreal 3D colour. For larger and more complex schemes, let IFSE go the extra mile to provide you with an animated walk-through to bring the complete customer experience from every angle of the design.

See below for some of our most recent visualisations:

Take a look at our recent work

“From design to drawing, all of the way through to delivery, you and your team were extremely professional and really turned around some of the changes made last minute. The client was extremely happy with the end result and we are very happy with the journey we went down with IFSE.”


Senior Project Director – Mace


Talk to our dedicated catering design consultants for help with your next project.